I am an optimist and peacemaker at heart. I am full of love for wildflowers, sunsets, and seeing as much of this world as I possibly can. When I'm not behind a camera you can usually find me drinking coffee, captivated by a novel (probably Harry Potter for the 800th time), or camping under the stars with my little fam. I am married to my best friend, Nick, who often travels with me and has the best taste in music (we actually met at a record store) and cracks the best dad jokes. We have a sweet little wolf dog named Scout who we love so much.
I'm so honored to be able to capture people's love stories and provide them with a lasting, tangible memory that they can hold onto forever. My job isn’t just to take pretty photos. It’s to capture the in-between moments that could easily go unnoticed. To capture the way the moment actually FELT.
"We are in absolute shock. The most beautiful thing about the photos you take is that you can feel the emotion in each one… every single photo brings warmth to my heart and butterflies to my stomach. I’m so incredibly thankful to have found you and have you with us on our wedding day. You brought a beautiful energy to our day and even before and after the day you continued to provide an unforgettable experience. You are so beyond talented in your art and we cannot even put into words how much we adore your good vibes. I will be screaming your name from the mountain tops to any bride I know, I can only hope everyone gets to have a Kayla in their lives and a part of their day.
- Amanda & Collin
There are no words. You’ve left us speechless. You captured every. single. moment. Do you have a Time Turner? Because you were everywhere at once, and got all the special shots. We will cherish these for a lifetime. I cant thank you enough for being such a dedicated, warm, professional part of our day. You gave us the most wonderful gift. I’m so lucky to call you my photographer and my friend. You have a fantastic talent, this is what you’re meant to do. Remember that when days get hard. Thank you so much for your art.
- Victoria & Stephen
We are so in love with your absolutely stunning work. Your photos made us feel like we were back in that moment which is such a magical gift. We can’t thank you enough for being the best photographer (and friend) on that day. You made us relax and just enjoy everything around us and that is not an easy feat. Everyone else that books you is SO LUCKY and better get ready to chug wine and laugh, cry and smile like crazy while scrolling through their gallery. So worth the wait. Thank you thank you!
- Chelsea & Kyle
She is truly creative, has an eye for detail, and deeply cares for her clients. Our wedding was delayed due to covid and she was so willing to be flexible and was understanding of the challenges of the situation. We felt truly heard and taken care of. I had the best time talking with her about all the fun, creative details and vision of our wedding. Kayla did an amazing job capturing our most special moments in such a natural and beautiful way. Our photos are an absolute dream and we know we will cherish them forever!
- Rachel & Cole
Since I was little I would pour over my parents and grandparents wedding photos, carefully studying every detail. Photos are more than just a memento, they are the best kind of heirloom and it fills me with so much happiness that we will get to share these memories with our children and our grandchildren someday through Kayla’s meticulous work. Kayla is truly an artist, and she cares so much about every detail because she understands how important every moment of the day is. We cannot imagine our day without her guiding us through everything from the chaotic family photos to the quiet intimate ones with just the two of us as the sun went down.
- Kathryn & Erik
Because she deserves it! Not only is Kayla an incredible photographer, but she as a person is so wonderful to work with. My husband and I had been planning an Alaska wedding for over a year and a half. I knew as soon as I got engaged that I wanted Devoted & Wild to be a part of our special day in Alaska. Unfortunately covid altered our plans and Kayla was so great and willing to work with us as our day looked a lot different than before. She was flexible, helpful, and brought a sense of calm to re-planning a wedding. We ended up eloping at sunrise here in Colorado (thanks to the wonderful sunrise suggestion by Kayla!) and it couldn’t have been more perfect. She captured our day in a way that makes you feel the photos. The warmth of the sun beaming through the trees, the emotion of our vows, everything. I truly couldn’t thank Kayla enough for helping make our day so special.
- Carlee & Will
We love this girl and her love for photography! Kayla shot our elopement in the Rocky Mountain National Park and did an exceptional job. Not only did she wake up to do a sunrise elopement with us in a location that was an hour and a half away, but she was so accommodating, generous, uplifting, and talented. We felt so comfortable the entire time. We could not have chosen a better photographer and now friend! Definitely will continue to recommend her to all our loved ones! We are so thankful!
- Savanna & Marshall
What do you get when you mix a very busy photographer with a terrible mountain fire, park closures and cancelled plans? MAGIC! And that's exactly what Kayla is. She took an unfortunate situation when our entire CO anniversary trip got turned upside down by the recent fires and made it the most memorable experience we've had to date. We now have incredible captured memories as a celebration of 1 year of marriage and all this crazy year has brought because she was extremely communicative, thought fast on her feet and became willing to explore the unknown. Not only was she sweet, kind and comforting, she made us feel like we've known each other for years, really capturing the essence of our relationship in every photo. There's no one I'd walk on the edge of a towering mountainside for and feel in such good hands with, than Kayla. I can't wait for our next trip or an excuse to bring her out to Texas so we can hang out with this talented gem once again.
- Erica & Tim
Kayla captured some of my favorite photos of my husband and I. We are passionate about the earth and going to some of the raddest places, and she was so willing and eager to come alongside us and photograph us exactly how we would be, even if she wasn't there. The messy, laughter and little nose kisses. It all got captured, and I'm so thankful to have that moment forever now. I would hire Kayla 100 times again, and love the friendship that her and Nick gave to us.
- Madi & Tristan
Our wedding photos are absolutely stunning, I don’t know how you did it! You captured our day perfectly, the way you captured the light is absolutely unbelievable. We are so grateful and I can’t wait to share this day with our families. These photos transport me back and I’m flooded with emotion. I look through these over and over and fall in love with our day all over again each time. I’m so glad we chose to elope in Colorado, and so glad we chose you to capture the best day ever.
- Kaylin & Jake