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They say you get better with age, and as I enter the last year of my 20’s I like to think this is true! ;) The older the get the more comfortable I’ve become at just being “me.” This means laughing at myself daily, accepting that I’m far from perfect, and striving to live an authentic life. I don’t want to look back at my time here and wish I did it any differently.


So on my 29th Birthday, here are 5 things you (probably) don’t know about me. Here’s to another year of discovery, laughter, and finding my path along the way.

  1. If I could only take one thing with me on a deserted island it would be Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (sunscreen coming in as a close second place). I need lip balm with me at all times! If I leave the house without it, I will stop and buy more – I may or may not have a problem…
  2. My father is a holistic Veterinarian, and my mom was a Massage Therapist. To say I had a hippy upbringing would be the understatement of the year. I resisted the healthy food, yoga, and vitamins for years, but as I get older I find myself excited to make healthy goodies (almond milk, sauerkraut and bone broth to name a few), and truly take a care of my mind and body. Maybe they were on to something all along. ;)
  3. Thanks to scholarships, grants, and financial aid, my entire college education was paid for. I have both an Associates of Arts in Still Photography and with a Bachelors of Arts in Photo Communications. Although I didn’t need a college degree to pursue photography, I’m so glad I graduated! What I learned about myself during that time was invaluable.
  4. I am currently training for my first half marathon (coming up on April 24th) with the help and encouragement of my brother and sister-in-law. At times it still seems like an impossible goal for me, but I keep training and I’m scared excited to see how far I can push myself on race day.
  5. No matter how bad the day, when I get a camera in my hands and start documenting the world around me, everything falls back into place.

*Special thanks to Brandi Welles for the lovely pictures!

  • Brandi - You’re too cute~

  • Rachelle - Happy Birthday Kaysha! I hope your 29th year brings you lots of joy and new adventures! And I can’t leave the house without Burts Bees lip balm either, let’s buy stock!! :)

Family sessions are such a wonderful change of pace for me. I love seeing the interaction between siblings, parents, and the entire family. Often times, these sessions are the most satisfying because not everything goes according to plan. As we all know, kids rarely want to stand around posing for the camera. Funny faces, bad jokes, and a little bribery go a long way to ensure a successful family shoot. ;)

This stylish Old Town Orange family session was one of my favorites from last year. Their outfits were spot on and I just love the whole vibe of this sweet family. Take a peek into their shoot with just a few of my favorite photos!


Oddly enough, one of my “happy places” just happens to be my office. The space just feels good, and for so many years I envied those with their very own studio or office. I still pinch myself every time I have a meeting or shoot here, and coming to work is nothing short of enjoyable!

The space has seen several changes over the years and, with the addition of this beautiful blue rug… it finally feels complete. Take a look around! If you like what you see and want to swing by, shoot me an email! I would love to see your smiling face!


  • Rachelle - So pretty! I love all the little details that make your office so unique and comfortable. Nice job Kaysha!!

Watching my couples become parents has quickly become one of my favorite things. This is such an amazing time of change in their lives, and documenting their pregnancy is a must in my book! Debbie and Kenneth are about as sweet as they come, so naturally I loved getting them back in front of my camera for their maternity session.

I am just now getting around to blogging their session, but they have already welcomed a healthy baby boy into their home and I cannot wait to continue to watch this family grow.


  • Debbie - Ahhhhh I just saw these! Absolutely stunning!! Thank you these beautiful photos! You are truly magical <3 Love you Kaysha!! Thank you for everything!!

For me, few things are more rewarding than seeing your photographs printed. In my opinion it never gets old to hold and touch physical prints. This is why I am always searching for unique and lasting ways for my clients to print, display, and ultimately remember some of the happiest days of their life. Today I’m thrilled to announce a new product: keepsake glass boxes!

These glass boxes are filled with prints from you wedding or lifestyle session. This is such a beautiful way to store you memories, and the perfect gift for family, friends, or yourself. ;) These beauties are even better in person, so email me to swing by the office and take a peek yourself.