Hi, I'm Kayla!

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Raised as an only child for 10 years of my life, I've always connected deeply with animals and created strong bonds with them that no one really seemed to understand. Before becoming a mom of two human babies, I had dogs, horses, cats, rats, birds ... well you get the idea! I was a fur mom first and understand the deep impact they have on our lives. Connecting with people that have the same love for their animals makes my job so fulfilling! I want to know the story you share with your pet. I want to capture the raw beauty of your dog looking up at you with those big soulful eyes as you kiss their cute wet nose or how it felt to sit grazing your horse while you stare off at the disappearing sun over the horizon. 

Ok.... enough sappy talk! Why choose me as your photographer?

I have been training horses for 15 years specializing in starting colts and problem horses which makes it easy for me to photograph them safely and effectively. My previous job was working with dogs where I was trained to recognize dog behavior. I have always taken pride in training my own dogs and helping others with their dogs as well. Having a deep understanding of the animals I work with creates a great experience for you and your four legged bestie with endless possibilities!

Training Background

I am a work in progress when it comes to having patience with my kids... Yet, my patience with animals is a different story! I am a go with the flow kinda girl. Some things may not go as planned but I love a good challenge! I don't mind taking the extra time for a break in the middle of your session to just talk and take some pressure off you and your pet. It can make a big difference and sometimes those candid shots end up being a favorite!

Patience

Knowledge

I actually have no photography or art schooling! Bet you didn't expect that and now you're wondering, well why would that make me want to hire her? I never dreamed of being a photographer when I was choosing a career path. My main focus was horse training and business management which I did go to college for at Lamar Community College in Colorado in 2010. The day I picked up a camera, I fell in love and spent endless hours a day learning everything I could through videos, other photographers and online membership courses. Knowledge is endless and I don't shy away from hard work when I truly love what I do!

Attention to Detail

Even I know not everyone or everything is perfect but I do spend a great deal of time inspecting your images to make sure they are perfect. Removing things such as leashes, bugs, eye boogers, distracting objects or even some more time consuming edits like compositing or head swaps! My attention to detail begins in camera by finding the best possible lighting and scenery to create amazing images you will be obsessed with!

In Loving Memory of Bonnie Blue

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My first true love was my heart dog Bonnie. When I was 14, my parents surprised me with her and I am pretty sure I cried for a whole day because I just couldn't believe she was mine. She became my best friend and she never left my side. Every weekend we would be at the barn, rain or shine. She came on every single adventure with me no matter what. I would literally beg my mom to not leave her behind if we went somewhere. Most times when you grow up with a dog, they are the family dog. Well not Bonnie... she was my dog. She came with me when I moved out of my parents house. She was with me through all the struggles I faced as I figured out life. This dog was my life. 
A few years later I met my husband and few short years after that she started having some very strange issues. She started falling down the stairs and not able to jump on the couch so I became very concerned. The multiple vets we brought her to were stumped and we had no answers and no treatment for her decreasing mobility. A month later, at the young age of only 8, she lost complete use of her back end. She could not walk or use the bathroom on her own. She stopped eating and became very thin and lethargic.

Her spunky spirit was gone and I was completely heartbroken and helpless. Nothing we tried helped her. I would take her to work with me and push her around in a cart because I could not leave her alone. In December of 2013 I made the painful choice to free her of her pain and suffering. Making the decision to let her go haunted me for a long time. I miss her every single day and my deepest regret is not having some great pictures of her and I together that really showed our deep love and bond. Our pets deserve a legacy and you deserve to remember them in their glory. I have worked hard and have a real passion to help pet lovers feel at peace and to relieve the pain of losing a best friend.