Denver, CO // ABQ, NM // Beyond
I welcome all identities, cultures & abilities. I believe love is love and that all genders are beloved. I believe in integrity & respect. I believe that all bodies are beautiful. I believe that humans are beautiful, messy creatures and we are all worthy of being documented.
Documenting within your love
Photography is a tangible form of nostalgia.
My journey as a documentary lifestyle photographer stems from my childhood love of looking through images in our photo albums. I find myself seeking connection with my family in ways I don’t know that I understood until adulthood. I have a deep desire to give families the ability to connect in the same way. We have so many stories to share & I believe that photography is an incredible way to do just that.
I cannot document how I do without the trust & openness my clients extend to me. My clients extend that to me with the understanding that I can create within it.
I specialize in documenting clients in their homes, their creative spaces, in places that are special to them. I want your session to spark a memory or a feeling. My sessions are often unscripted, unposed & full of connection and joy. I have found over the years that lifestyle & documentary sessions allow that energy to flow more naturally and those are the sessions I gravitate toward.
Hi there, thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to connect!
I am a small business, functioning 100% on my own. Sometimes I'm out photographing clients in far away lands without cell service. Sometimes I'm right next to my computer. I try my absolute best to get back to inquiries within 48-72 hours.
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” Maya Angelou
Hi there! Thank you so very much for stopping by! I picked up photography back in 2010 and have had a love affair ever since. I specialize in creating photographs of the real connection between people and their lives. I’m an avid listener of podcasts, a constant re-watcher of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I believe that if you combined all the characters of Parks & Recreation into one person that you’d have the perfect human. I believe in finding the whimsy whenever possible. I believe connection is one of the most important parts of the human experience and I love that my work allows me to engage with my clients to document those connections.
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"Kyla is simply amazing. I have had the privilege of knowing her for some time now and I can not sing her praises enough. Not only is she incredibly talented and skilled in the art of photography, but her soul is just as beautiful. Her photos are so incredibly breathtaking. They have made me smile, laugh, and cry.
I am someone who HATES to have their picture taken. For me, it is an incredibly personal and vulnerable thing to do. Kyla is the only one who I have been comfortable enough to let this happen with. She is great with kids (and my kids can be a handful!) and with people like me who are stepping out of their comfort zone. I’m constantly in awe of this beautiful woman and her equally stunning photography." - Rachel
"I've used Kyla for Family Photos, Engagement Photos and my Wedding Photos. Her skill, dedication and talent are absolutely outstanding. I've never been so blown away or moved by photos, and yet somehow, every time we use her, she continues to out do herself. Its obvious she has spent years cultivating her craft and it shows - she's professional, empathetic and knows how to be direct even in chaotic situations with lots of celebrating family members and friends. I've never been happier and I feel so blessed to have gotten to work with her on some of the most important days of my life. I cannot recommend enough." - Bobbi & Phil
"Can I just say once again... thank you.. so fucking much for helping me feel through all of these emotions and giving me a platform to speak on the raw setting of this whole pregnancy for me.. I know we still have the birth to go through together but thus far you are really helped me feel through some stuff.. I wanted these to be raw and even tho you have some shots of me being stunning you knew those weren’t what this was about and made sure to get some genuine raw shots for me.. you have no idea how much those mean to me! I just yet I feel like you really did justice for my vision and feelings on that set.. IM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU.. I just wanted to tell you again how much it means to me that you heard me out and ran with what I needed to have happen on top of making me feel absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much." - Kiya
"We are in LOVE with our photos!! We just went through them together and it was so fun to relive our elopement day. You captured our day so perfectly and you are incredibly talented!
We cannot thank you enough for hanging out with us and creating these incredible photos. You really went above and beyond (especially helping us when we lost our rental car keys lol). They are magical and we can’t wait to share them with our families!
Thanks again and best wishes!" - Kendra & Michael
"Thank you so so so much! They’re perfect! I’m ugly crying." - Erika
"Thank you again...we are seriously so happy we decided to go with you as our photographer and we're looking forward to working with you again when baby comes!" - Melody & Dane
Kyla made the experience so relaxed and fun--and the photos turned out wonderful! Intimate and delightful, not staged or stiff. Thank you Kyla! - Zach & family
Kyla is absolutely amazing, she goes above and beyond. Before I even received the pictures, I was so happy with her and the energy she radiates. She’s a beautiful human inside and out. Once I received the images I was overjoyed. None of my kids love their pictures taken but Kyla just followed them around and let them be their selves. No posing just real and authentic and we will cherish these pictures for years to come.
Chelsi & Family
I've worked with Kyla for personal and engagement photos 4 times and recommended her to anyone looking for high quality, intimate photography. You can review multiple photographers posted work and hire them for the look and feel of the finished product, but what you cannot see is the warmness and professionalism that comes with working with Kyla. I believe half the reason I love my photos as much as I do is because of the level of comfort and joy I experience working with her and that absolutely comes through in her final product.
-Mallory & Mark
" Thank you so much!! These are stunning! I teared up looking through them and remembering our day. We really could not have had a better person behind the lens capturing our greatest day to date. Thank you!!" - Hannah & Ian
"Kyla attended our small home wedding this February and the photos she delivered are beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of! I nearly forwent a photographer until my bestie stepped in and insisted that I check out Kyla's work. Now I can't even stomach the thought of how I almost didn't get to have these memories documented so beautifully! The way she was able to capture such amazing candids in the confines of our living room blows my mind. And the way she plays with light... *chefs kiss*. She even ventured outside with us in 6 degree weather for some cute snowy pics. A true professional right here! Thank you so much Kyla. We are so happy with photos you delivered! Keeping you on my radar for anniversary boudoir pics ;)!!!"
Jenna & Erik
"INCREDIBLE PHOTOS! From start to finish, Kyla was extremely responsive and flexible with our family, which included our 7 month old with an early bedtime that conflicted with golden hour. She even responded to a late night text of mine to change our shoot time from early morning to afternoon because I was afraid of our little one being too cold in the outfit I had chosen. 😅 Then, we got the photos back! The way she plays with the light is just gorgeous! She was able to capture my vision easily and take some beautiful candid photos of us playing with our daughter. She offered great direction and we got everything done within a 30 minute shoot. I’m beyond happy. Will be recommending to everyone I know! ❤️❤️" Janelle & Family