No forcing your kids to smile at the camera.
No grumpy dads.
No stiff posing.
No pasted on smiles.

Adventure Session

A photo experience like no other

Only capturing joy, love and genuine connection!

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So how do I do it?

After many years of photographing families, I've found my sweet spot. My thing. My secret sauce. And it's capturing joy!

I've also found that how everyone feels during the photo session is just as important as how the pictures look afterwards. 

So I've taken that knowledge and turned it into an experience. One that is low stress, joy filled, and memorable. From outfit selection, choosing a location, what to do at the photo session, and ordering printed photos, I'm here with you every step of the way! 

...we play!

what's the secret sauce?

To be clear, at a Family Adventure Session, I take zero posed photos because we don't have to! Instead, I guide you to play with your kids. I give you prompts to encourage joy and genuine laughter. All you need to do is show up ready to have fun with your kids, and I'll work my magic! 

If you're wanting a photo session with posed pictures of everyone looking at the camera, that's not the experience I offer. But if you want a photo experience filled with adventure, love, low stress and capturing joy-filled family relationships, then I'm your girl!  

Let's do this!

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Booking process — 

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Drop me a note to let me know you're interested. I'll send over my Welcome Guide and we can discuss potential dates to book. 

yOU LOVE WHAT YOU SEE AND YOU'RE READY FOR WHAT'S NEXT!

Step 1: Get in Touch

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When you're ready to book, we'll solidify a date and location. Once the retainer is paid and contract is signed, I'll send over a booking confirmation and we'll be officially official. YAY!!!

let's get you on my caendar

Step 2: Book it

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After you're booked, I'll send you my client-exclusive guide, packed full of helpful tips. Plus I'll send over a questionnaire to get to know your family better and customize the session to you. 

I'm with you every step
along the way!

Step 3: Planning

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It's time to give you the photo session of your dreams! You only have 4 jobs to do: play, love, smile and laugh. Show up ready to have fun and love on your family, and I'll take care of the rest!

My favorite part!

Step 4: Photo Session

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I know how excited you are to see your gallery, so I make it a priority to share a social media sneak peek 48 hours after your photo session. 

I know it's hard to wait!

Step 5: Sneak Peek!

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Within 3 weeks you'll receive 65_ beautifully edited, high resolution digital images in an online gallery and mobile app. From here you can easily share, download, and print your photos through my professional printing lab. 

The final touches

Step 6: Gallery Delivery

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what people are saying 

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–Emily

Kyla is an amazing photographer! She is so genuine and patient with every family she works with. She has been our photographer for the past two years and we wouldn't want anyone else! 

she is so genuine and patient” 

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–liz

Kyla is AMAZING!! She has obviously put a LOT of time and effort into learning about the little details that take her photos to the next level! She has so many fun tricks up her sleeve to snag that one perfect picture of my kids. I'll never go to anyone else!!

I'll never go to anyone else!” 

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–kirsten

Kyla was so amazing to work with! She was in my city and state in unfamiliar territory AND we ended up having to switch locations due to unforeseen circumstances and it was an effortless session anyway!! She's great with the kids and has good techniques for getting fun and candid action photos too!

it was an effortless session” 

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–Brittni

Kyla is incredible. Our whole family thought we were just playing and we ended up with the most gorgeous photos! Family photos can be stressful but she took so much of the stress away. She is amazing with kids. Her work is beautiful. Highly recommend!"

she is amazing with kids” 

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Family Adventure Session: $1250
-60-90 minutes
-65+ hand edited digital images
-1 location, 1 outfit, immediate family only
-Client-exclusive Session Guide
-Access to Client  Closet & personalized wardrobe styling
-Images delivered via an online gallery & app
-Photos available for 1 year after session
-Full printing rights with professional printing options built into your gallery


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Investment Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you book a photo session with me, not only will you be sent a Style Guide, you'll also have access to my Client Closet and personal wardrobe styling. I'm always available for outfit suggestions, and tips on what outfits look best together! 

In the questionnaire I send you, I'll ask you what type of location you are looking for (urban, rural, grassy field, etc.) and I'll suggest some places based off of your feed back. 

Your session fee includes 65+ digital images delivered to you in an online gallery & app. From there you can easily view, download, share & purchase print through my professional printing options. The best of both worlds!

I sure do! I've done photo sessions in over 15 states across the U.S. and am always up for an adventure! Message me for my travel rates.  

I offer limited sessions per year. Booking a date with me requires a non refundable deposit because it is taking that date away from other potential clients. Cancelling ends up costing me money. If you need to cancel or reschedule, it will require another deposit. 

Lucky for you, I take all the stress of weather watching off of you! Believe it or not, cloudy and windy days can be part of the recipe for amazing photos. But if the forecast is looking poor for the day of your photo session (rain, too much wind, etc.), I'll reach out a few days before and we'll reschedule for no extra charge. 

You can expect to receive your digital gallery 3 weeks after your photo session date. 

I edit light, bright and true to color, and focus my edits on color correction, cropping, and straightening. I fully believe you are beautiful the way you are, so I do not smoothen skin or liquify in photoshop, but instead I focus on capturing you in the most flattering poses at our photo session. If requested, I do minimal editing for temporary things like acne, scrapes, bruises etc. Reach out if you have specific questions on editing.