Kaela

Meet Kaela

a woman who is motivated beyond measure. While those who know her would describe her as patient and giving, they would undoubtedly include loud as part of their description. Kaela is a presence that vastly stands out in a most positive way. With a laugh that is contagious, she brings a lot of fun not only to her personal life, but to her business as well. After all, her business is personal. Adoring her clients, Kaela aims to take new friends away from every photo shoot she does.

Kaela has enjoyed photography as long as she can remember. Having always known it was something she wanted to do, her desire was solidified when she was a freshman in high school where she was privileged to shoot her very first wedding with her mom. After that, she knew it was a passion of hers. By the time she was getting ready to leave high school, she knew she wanted to make it her career. A natural people person, Kaela not only loved the art, but loved how photography was a continual open door for new relationships.

Hannah

Meet Hannah

At first glance, one can get a pretty good sense that this is one creative girl. From head to toe, Hannah has a style of her own-exuding a beautiful, unique sense of fashion–a sense that certainly overflows into her photography. Though some may think her to be a bit on the quiet side at first, Hannah brings a lot of humor to the table. Try not to smile around her and you’ll most certainly fail. Hannah is always going above and beyond for those around her, her thoughtfulness brimming over in to her love for photography. Her clients are always in mind when trying to capture the perfect image that leaves them walking away feeling beautiful and confident.

As far as when Hannah became enamored by photography, there isn’t really a specific moment to recall. All she knows is that when she was 16, she picked up her parent’s little Sony point and shoot camera and began to play around, doing the most ridiculous shoots with her younger sisters. From there on, Hannah taught herself everything she now knows. Though research came in handy, the skill really came naturally. She didn’t have to overthink it. With photography, there was a sense of being able to be creative without feeling trapped. Hannah is the type of girl that doesn’t like feeling held back with anything, so naturally she loves how there is not limit with what you can do creatively with photography. Unsurprisingly, the art of photography progressed into a passion for Hannah.

Q & A

How would you describe your photography style?

Hannah: I like to keep it relaxed and laid back. I give direction when it’s needed, but I prefer to let people do their own thing so that I can capture their raw moments. I want my photos to be natural and real.

Kaela: When I photograph people, I hardly ever do poses. I want to capture them at their most vulnerable moments and have them see how beautiful they are. I want them to see themselves in the same way everyone else sees them.

Do you feel like your photography style reflects you as a person in any way? If so, how?

Hannah: I think it matches being raw. I’m very raw with my emotions. I usually try to tell it how it is. I think my style matches how raw and real I am as a person. I can be loud and funny sometimes, and I think that overflows into my photo sessions so that I can bring those things out of my clients.

Kaela: I like to live in the moment and I think that my photos express that about myself and the people that are in them.

What is your favorite subject to shoot? Why?

Hannah: Seniors and families. I like capturing the interactions in families and seeing how every family is so different. They have different ways of playing and laughing and talking to each other. I like seeing that and capturing that. I also like being a part of a certain stage of senior’s lives. I like making senior girls feel pretty during such a rocky, insecure place in life. I want them to feel like they are a super model.

Kaela: I love shooting families (…maybe I need to stop saying, “I love shooting families”). I love watching them interact and just them being together in their own family unit. My favorite photos end up being the shots of them just being themselves with one another–being a family.

What is your favorite characteristic of your fellow photographer?

Hannah: I admire how strong she is as a person. And she is really funny. She’s also great with money where as, I’m not, so that balances out well. I’ve never had a friend like her that I get along with SO well… It’s a great match!

Kaela: She’s witty. She’s spunky. And I like her focus and attention to detail. And not to sound creepy, but she balances me well. It’s almost like a marriage.

What would you do if you were not a photographer?

Hannah: I love interior design. 

Kaela: I would probably be a full-time swim coach. And I really like organizing and event planning – I would like to be a wedding planner.

What is your favorite fashion accessory?

Hannah: I love boots! I have an obsession with boots. 

Kaela: My favorite thing is probably headbands OR hats. But, I do have around 30 scarves in my closet… and they were all gifts. I didn’t buy any of them… okay, maybe I bought five.

What do you love to indulge in? Any guilty pleasures?

Hannah: Wine and bubble baths. 

Kaela: I really loveee dark chocolate. And bubble baths.

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