photography

Kayla Braaten

capturing moments. preserving memories.

i'm kayla

i there! I'm a lifestyle photographer currently serving the surrounding areas of Fayetteville and Pinehurst, North Carolina.

I started taking an interest in photography when I became pregnant with my daughter, Olivia. I wanted to make sure I could capture every special moment and preserve every special memory she created for us.

I'm passionate about translating your authentic emotions, individual personalities, and character into a photograph. Having the ability to provide you with something to look back on when your children get older, your families move forward, or to simply look upon as a means of joy, gives me complete fulfillment.

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I PHOTOGRAPH
the natural + authentic

I love being a photographer but my favorite titles are wife and mother. I recently completed my degree in business so I have a few more rare moments of ME-Time! 

I enjoy crafting, cooking, weightlifting, and event planning. If you consider Target a hobby then I suppose you can add that to my list as well!

I live for laughs and new adventures. Being married to my wonderful husband of four years, has brought out a different side of me-one that has allowed me to appreciate more of the natural beauties that life has to offer.

I'm thankful for my past and most importantly, the present.

I so look forward to working with you and learning more about you!

PORTFOLIO

capture love

couples

preserve memories

newborns

capture moments

FAMILIES

“PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ME IS NOT LOOKING, IT’S FEELING. IF YOU CAN’T FEEL WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT, THEN YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO GET OTHERS TO FEEL ANYTHING WHEN THEY LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES.” - DON MCCULLIN

SHARE A LIFESTYLE

HEADSHOTS

PRESERVE THE BUMP

MATERNITY

services

SOME THINGS
ARE IMPORTANT

You'll laugh, play, 'smize' and create intimate moments to hold onto forever.

Let me help you always remember your babies rosy cheeks and tiny hands; to freeze the moments of love and intimacy with your loved one; and to capture your emotions in the very minute you are living them. 

ou can probably already tell my style of photography: unique, natural, warm and welcoming.

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FAMILIES

STARTING AT $250

You want photos that spotlight your middle-child's stubbornness, your husband's crooked grin or your family's playfulness. That's why I LOVE photographing families! You can expect this to feel like a play day in the park or exploring in nature...and I just happen to be the friend capturing every moment. 

As a momma myself, TRUST ME, snacks and turning anything into an adventure is something I'm ready and willing to do.  I will make sure to capture authentic interactions, sweet smiles and lots of belly laughs. 

Let's talk about how many family members or special accommodations you have! 

NEWBORNS

STARTING AT $250

The apple of your eye, the lights of your life, the child you carried for nine months just to come out looking identical to your husband...

Those little details and fearfully made features of your tiny babes are fleeting. (Remember, it's why I started this!) I have a minimalist approach to perfectly capture those fresh, tiny features. It's nice to remember those initial cuddles with the new addition to your family! I love lifestyle sessions in the client’s home and fresh 48 sessions in the birthing place 24-48 hours after birth. 


couples

STARTING AT $250

What an amazing time in your life! This is the very moment in time that you need someone to capture. Allow me to tell your story - whether it be the beginnning or a continued chapter. Pre-deployment, engagement, maternity or just for fun, I'll  be your third wheel!

I love capturing these special moments between you and your partner to look back on and cherish forever. 

Combine your Maternity + Newborn session and receive a discount! 

You're tired of cropping yourself out of family photos or only taking phone selfies...time to upgrade, girl!

If you need new business headshots, website or blog content, lifestyle shots or even to gift someone a fun photoshoot, THIS is for YOU. 

We can grab a cup of coffee, find a cool alleyway, cozy up in PJs at home or be uber official in your place of work. Let me know what works best for you. 

headshots + lifestyle

STARTING AT $150

maternity+Newborn package

STARTING AT $400

From bump to baby! Combine your maternity shoot with the arrival of your newborn! Maternity shoots are booked around 30-35 weeks and take place in an agreed upon location. I will focus on capturing that sweet baby bump of yours and show you just how beautiful you are, mama! After baby is earthside  safe and sound, I will be there to freeze time for you in those first few weeks of their life. Please reach out or see the Q&A section for more info. I am so excited to take this journey with you!

You've got q's
i've got a's

locations

I travel anywhere within a 45 minute radius of Sanford, NC. I would love to shoot in your home, a location of your choosing or an awesome place I've scouted out!

How many images do you deliver?

This depends on the session but most sessions are 20+. You’ll receive ALL the images that I edit. I throw out the ones that are repetitive, have your eyes closed, are out of focus etc. I promise you’ll receive plenty! 

turnaround time

Your online gallery will be available approximately 2 weeks after your session date. You'll receive an email with the link to your online gallery. From there you will be able to download your images directly and print them at any lab of your choice.

props + clothing

I do not provide props but I encourage you to bring something to keep the kids entertained with (bribery works wonders) or that's special for your photos. We can discuss the best clothing and prop options before the shoot; just fill out a contact form!

when should i book my maternity session?

I suggest booking your maternity session between 30-35 weeks! The last few weeks of pregnancy are very unpredictable, so it best do get the maternity session booked before you reach your last weeks of pregnancy!

bad weather + rescheduling

Retainer fees are not refundable if the client fails to appear or if the client cancels the session. I understand weather, illness, or other reasons may cause the client to reschedule a session. In this case, you will not be charged a penalty fee and we can reschedule a session provided at least a 24 hour notice. You may reschedule the session, at the convenience of both of our schedules. For further questions or clarifications, please ask! 

WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?

I suggest booking your newborn session and fresh 48 session a few months or weeks early to insure availability. I know things can be unpredictable and try to be as flexible as reasonably possible. I suggest that your lifestyle newborn session be within two weeks of life.


KIND WORDS

Kailyn R.

Kayla was so great to work with on our Mommy and Me session! I am obsessed with the images she was able to capture with my less-than-super willing toddler. She was patient and sweet and made us both feel at ease and comfortable! 100% recommend her to anyone!

Brooke P.

Kayla did a phenomenal job on our mommy & me session! She was so sweet and patient with my two little ones and captured beautiful moments between us. I will cherish these photos forever!

Arianna J

Kayla was AMAZING! We had such a great session even though our 16 month old didn’t want to cooperate. She was so patience and we worked around him. It was such a great experience!

Natalie Z.

Kayla was very patient with my highly energetic 4 year old! She took the time to get amazing photos, and she was very flexible with coordinating a day and time due to weather for our session. The photos turned out perfect!

marin d.

I worked with Kayla on taking new headshots and lifestyle photos for my business. I was SO pleased with her work style and efficiency. Kayla has a way of pairing very natural settings and lighting with minimal posing and then enhances with editing that brings out the best in you. Never once did I feel uncomfortable.

chrissy r.b.

Y’all. Kayla is incredible! She captured us being us... which is exactly what I asked for! She easily earned the trust of my skeptical daughter, and with the help of a few tricks she had up her sleeve, even managed to get a few great shots of my hangry-at-the-time almost 2yo son. You won’t be disappointed.

ashley j.

Kayla did an amazing job taking newborn/lifestyle photos for my family! She took all my ideas and brought them to life and each idea was photographed even better than I imagined! My two young boys were a bit crazy and my baby wouldn’t sleep, but Kayla didn’t miss a beat! She was so good with all of my kiddos and I can’t quit looking at my images! Definitely 5+ star work!

COURTNEY g.

Kayla was absolutely amazing!! I was so worried that we weren’t going to be able to get good photos due to my daughter being fussy..
But Kayla comforted me and worked through her fussiness with a smile on her face and just let my daughter and I walk around and continued to take photos.
Later that evening she messaged me and said “Look only 3 photos in and we already have a good one!” And let me tell you, the photos she took were my favorite photos I have ever had taken. She was able to capture the little moments in between my daughters fussiness where she was smiling and having fun. She caught moments of genuine and pure happiness!

CONTACT me

I want to give you photos you will always cherish, but most importantly, I'd like to give you new memories to look back on.

If you're interested in what I have to offer, please leave your contact information so we can chat about me capturing those special moments for you.

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