I specialize in weird + outdated phrases, own too many hand-thrown pottery mugs, and have an affinity for everything cozy: like cardigans, leggings, and chai lattes on crisp, fall mornings. 

Photography actually started, for me, on a whim almost. I picked up my first camera for a college photography class, dropped the class six weeks in (ask me about this story, it’s a funny one!), and then never picked one back up until early 2021. I wanted to better document my own family and then found such joy in providing keepsakes for other mothers, too. this fiery passion came seemingly out of nowhere and I just dove right in! 

Hi! I'm Kayle

fun fact

— a mama to a handsome little boy and wifey to my college sweetheart.

my very FIRST paid session was actually a birth, only 3 months after picking up my camera and learning it!

relating to photography, I cherish the simplicity in each phase of life: especially as a mother, with each fleeting, hard, mundane, and beautiful phase of motherhood that passes. holistic means “relating to the whole” — and someday, you’ll look back on these memories and see how each phase played a part in your holistic story of l i f e. 

relating to personal life, I like the simple things — like nature & journaling & hot lattes on crisp, fall mornings. or using products on and in my body with simple ingredients sourced from the earth. 

simplistic. holistic. what's the story behind the name?

and I believe it’s important to view each person holistically — each part of us impacts the whole and we cannot treat a part of the body without considering the whole body as well. one cannot isolate the physical without also looking at the emotional, mental and spiritual. ☼

I’d say the words simplistic & holistic sum up a lot about my interests, style, and passions. what two words can sum it up for you?

glad you asked! when I was pregnant with my son, I knew I wanted a natural birth experience. with moving across the country and ocean at 37 weeks pregnant without a home to birth in, I settled with preparing for a hospital birth. I secured a doula last minute and also found my lovely birth photographer (Kayla Parker Photography). I already felt amazing from experiencing an unmedicated birth, but seeing those birth photos of myself had me feeling SO empowered. like, “I did that?!” I want other moms to look at themselves the same way and feel damn proud of what their bodies are capable of. 

what sparked your interest in birth photography?

after my birth, I knew I wanted to do something in the birth world. I had so many thoughts buzzing. but as soon as photography fell into my lap, I knew I had to just jump face-first into this niche. I’ve been in love with it ever since!

are you ready to feel

in your birth story?

e,mpowered

LET'S DO THIS!

the client experience

I know how stressful trying to get your husband and kids out the door and lookin’ nice for photos can be… I’m all about efficiency and ease – so leave your stress at the door, show up as you are and let me do the work! 

Read over my website + packages and decide which is best suited for you

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the client experience

I know how stressful trying to get your husband and kids out the door and lookin’ nice for photos can be… I’m all about efficiency and ease – so leave your stress at the door, show up as you are and let me do the work! 

Inquire via the contact page where you can expect a response from me within 24-48 hours

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the client experience

I know how stressful trying to get your husband and kids out the door and lookin’ nice for photos can be… I’m all about efficiency and ease – so leave your stress at the door, show up as you are and let me do the work! 

Fill out the questionnaire, contract and invoice and we’ll get to planning all the amazing details to bring your session to life

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the client experience

I know how stressful trying to get your husband and kids out the door and lookin’ nice for photos can be… I’m all about efficiency and ease – so leave your stress at the door, show up as you are and let me do the work! 

I bring any outfits/dresses to the photoshoot that you chose and we work our magic together! You can expect some sneak peaks of your beautiful self within 48 hours (24 hours for birth)

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the client experience

I know how stressful trying to get your husband and kids out the door and lookin’ nice for photos can be… I’m all about efficiency and ease – so leave your stress at the door, show up as you are and let me do the work! 

Full gallery will be delivered within 2-4 weeks (up to 6 weeks for birth) where they are yours to ooh and aw over, forever and ever!

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Here's what to expect when working together:

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let's document your story.