Kayla has a way of capturing the essence of a person and a family.  I believe Kayla captures beauty from the inside out.  A person’s inner beauty shines so brightly through her pictures. Kayla takes time to build a relationship with the family where she doesn’t just capture stoic poses, but ones where the family is engaged in each other.  This makes the experience fun for the whole family and makes the pictures amazing representations of the family that will be treasured for a lifetime.

      In addition, I was blown away watching Kayla do a newborn session for my daughter.  When I look at the pictures she captured, I am overcome with emotion.  Even at 7 days old, Kayla was able to capture the personality of my sweet girl.  Kayla has unbelievably patience in dealing with unpredictable babies.  She takes the time to pose the child perfectly.  Her studio is peaceful in every way.

      Getting kids to smile… This is NO problem for Kayla!  With her background in elementary education and being an amazing mother herself, Kayla wins over children instantly.  My 3 year old daughter says she saves her best smiles for Kayla.  The smiles and laughs she captures are genuine and will melt your heart!  She always gets my husband to loosen up and have fun with the experience.  Again, Kayla creates an experience for the family where everyone is engaged.  My husband always leaves and says that was way better than expected. He proudly displays the pictures and enjoys that we have these memories captured!

      Kayla is more than a photographer, she is a talented artist.  She has an amazing ability to look at life in a different way.  She is a blessing to our family.  I’m blessed to have her art displayed throughout my home.

      -Hillary Valor

      We have come to know Kayla both through her work as our wonderful photographer, but also as a family friend. She has a very unique talent for capturing the carefree spirit of a child, but also the unyielding love of parents in a way that makes a picture worth much more than a thousand words. Her work is made better by the effortless nature of the shoot itself. As a father and a husband, nothing spells anxiety more than a family photo shoot, and it certainly not something that I ever look forward to.

      That being said, Kayla makes it easy. Her set up is done prior to your arrival and she has a plan for the entire session that seems to run like clockwork. As a former elementary teacher, she has an unparalleled ability to convince kids to cooperate and to do it with a smile on their face. The sessions are actually fun and it brings us great joy to watch her work with our kids in a very natural way, all the while generating wonderful pictures that will hang in our home with pride for years to come.

      Her work and the way she goes about it are just a few of the things that make working with Kayla so easy. She cares about the experience and is thoughtful and responsive with her post-sales support. She has fast turn arounds and makes great recommendations for sizing and prints. It is obvious that she is not a transactional photographer and she works hard to earn your repeat business. We have worked with some great photographers in the past but only plan to use Kayla going forward. I hope you will consider doing the same.

      -Eric Simpson

      My favorite part of our session was that my kids got to play and be themselves while Kayla captured them on camera. My biggest concern was that we wouldn’t get any great pictures. My kids (6 months, 3 and 5) are notoriously terrible picture takers! Kayla was able to get SO many wonderful photos of them smiling, looking at the camera, and playing. It was hard to choose which ones I liked the best! Oh my goodness!

      I already recommended her to my best friend! I told her Kayla was a magician. Seriously. I’ve had my kids pictures professionally taken since my oldest was born, so multiple times. This was my first time using Kayla and she was by far the best photographer in her picture quality and her comfort level with my kids and their comfort level with her.

      -Christie De La Torre

      Kayla Purnell is, first and foremost, a joy to be around. We look forward to our photo sessions with her because she’s such a fun person with great ideas on how to make us look great. She knows how to make our little guy smile for the camera and she genuinely seems to love doing what she does.

      Her bubbly personality shines through in the memories she captures for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the time spent working with her. If you’re looking for someone to take photos of your family, it doesn’t get much better than Kayla.

      -Sam and Arianne Morton

      My favorite part of the session was watching the boys interact without fighting! Kayla was amazing with them and did a great job making them feel special when she would give them individual attention.

      Kayla is so good with children and knows how to get great shots! I love how she makes everything a game so it doesn’t seem like we are taking pictures…genius! It was literally the least stressful session I have ever done. I am usually sweating profusely because someone is not cooperating or the photographer just doesn’t know how to engage the kids. This was by far the most enjoyable session I have ever had and the best part is how awesome the pictures turned out. Such a talent!