“There is one thing the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment.” — Robert Frank

“THERE IS ONE THING THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST CONTAIN: THE HUMANITY OF THE MOMENT.” — ROBERT FRANK

hi, i'm kailyn. let's be friends.

hi, i'm kailyn. let's be friends.

I photograph people who are yearning for real moments and honest stories, who are unafraid to get their shoes a little muddy for the sake of adventure, who value marriage over weddings, and who desire to cherish meaningful, genuine images of themselves and the people they love. I enjoy serving the world by radiating encouragement and hope, sharing stories of wonder, and making people feel beautiful down to the core of their souls. 

I photograph people who are yearning for real moments and honest stories, who are unafraid to get their shoes a little muddy for the sake of adventure, who value marriage over weddings, and who desire to cherish meaningful, genuine images of themselves and the people they love. I enjoy serving the world by radiating encouragement and hope, sharing stories of wonder, and making people feel beautiful down to the core of their souls. 

I'm a world-TRAVELING wedding and people photographer with a heart for THE HUMANITY OF EVERY MOMENT.

I'm a world-TRAVELING wedding and people photographer with a heart for THE HUMANITY OF EVERY MOMENT.

psst... i'm on a podcast! check it out!

most days you can find me...

• listening to podcasts

• enjoying a morning run

• trying a new recipe

• binge-watching the office

• HAMMOCKING IN MY BACKYARD

• exploring the world

• WATERCOLORING

• listening to podcasts
• enjoying a morning run
• binge-watching the office
• HAMMOCKING IN MY BACKYARD
• exploring the world
• WATERCOLORING

i am mostly known for...

• my nerdiness about coffee


• being the last person to let go of a moment


• my tendency to walk up to random strangers and instantly become best friends with them

• my nerdiness about coffee


• being the last person to let go of a moment


• my tendency to walk up to random strangers and instantly become best friends with them

(and i mean the entire process of creation up until the sweet nectar hits the bottom of my favorite mug -- it really is an art form)

(if there’s an epic sunset happening, you bet i’ll stand in the pouring rain to watch until every drop of light has faded below the horizon)

(this one doesn't even need an explanation.)

people often refer to me as...

a joyful, nerdy, adventurous, down-to-earth granola girl with a lot of hope and big dreams.

the things i'm most passionate about are...

• my relationship with Jesus Christ

• connecting with others

• learning how to love better

• making the world a brighter place

• my relationship with Jesus Christ
• connecting with others
• learning how to love better
• making the world a brighter place

when i’m not working you can catch me...

• watching netflix with roomies

• hanging out with family

• learning something new

• going on road trips

• watching netflix with my roomies
• hanging out with my sweet family
• learning something new
• going on road trips

curious? here are five random facts about me...

• i'm obsessed with plants

• I NAME EVERYTHING

• ice cream is my greatest food weakness

• healthy living is deeply important to me

• i'm a harry potter nerrrd

• i'm obsessed with plants


• I NAME EVERYTHING


• ice cream is my greatest food weakness

• healthy living is deeply important to me


• i'm a harry potter nerrrd.

(like really though -- i have an emotional attachment to my plants, and give them all names. weird? yes? oh well.)

(continuing down this rabbit trail -- i feel as though inanimate objects have personalities and i love giving them names.)

(seriously. i can eat a whole pint of ben & jerry's in one sitting.)

(what? yes. people are walking paradoxes. i actually love exercising -- running especially -- and am passionate about good nutrition and pursuing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.)

(HUFFLEPUFFS UNITE!)

still here? let’s connect!

I'd love to continue the conversation with you! connect more with me via social media, or contact me on the website! thanks pal... you're the bee's knees!

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I always knew I wanted to do something creative. It wasn't until I discovered photography that I realized I'd found something I wanted to pursue full-time. I started my business in 2012, and I've had incredible opportunities to meet new people and shoot all over the world. It's been a wild ride, full of joy and discovery, and I'm thankful for every story I get to tell.

passion

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I fell in love with my best friend (and now first boyfriend ever), who is not only the most wonderful human I know, but who also happens to be an incredibly talented filmmaker. Check out his awesomeness here. (Seriously, you'll thank me.)

el oh vee ee

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Because I get into the nitty gritty of people, and I'm guessing if you're anything like me, you enjoy learning these things too.

I'm an ENFP, type 2 enneagram, and I'm super into discovering what makes people tick. Knowing the details about people helps me to understand them better, and I love that! People are so fascinating.

nerdy facts

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I was born in Oregon, and experienced the nomad lifestyle from a young age. I've lived all across the continent before making my way to California, which I now call home. I grew up traveling, and I think that's one reason why it's so special to me today. The world feels like home to me, and I want to experience every little corner of its vast expanse.

travel

My story

creative

PORTRAITure

la vie en rose

portfolio // SELECT ONE:

If you allow me the honor of telling your story, you'll be getting so much more than a photographer. You'll be getting a friend, a teammate, a cheerleader. I promise to invest in you fully and do everything I can to make you feel every bit as special as you truly are. You're not just another client to me. I care about the little things, the details of who you are. You are so important to me. And I'm beyond stoked that I get to know you!

let's do this!

psst... i can't wait to be friends!

If you allow me the honor of telling your story, you'll be getting so much more than a photographer. You'll be getting a friend, a teammate, a cheerleader. I promise to invest in you fully and do everything I can to make you feel every bit as special as you truly are. You're not just another client to me. I care about the little things, the details of who you are. You are so important to me. And I'm beyond stoked that I get to know you!

let's do this!

psst... i can't wait to be friends!

If you allow me the honor of telling your story, you'll be getting so much more than a photographer. You'll be getting a friend, a teammate, a cheerleader. I promise to invest in you fully and do everything I can to make you feel every bit as special as you truly are. You're not just another client to me. I care about the little things, the details of who you are. You are so important to me. And I'm beyond stoked that I get to know you!

let's do this!

psst... i can't wait to work together!

YAY! Your message has been sent. I'll BE IN TOUCH within 24-48 hours!

YOU ARE AMAZING.

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