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Daughter. Sister.
Wife. Mama.

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I've had the privilege to hold so many roles within the family circle. So many precious memories with those closest to me.
 

Late night chats with my mom. Being sneaky with my younger brother. Falling in love with my husband. The best one yet... having our son. 

 

These places I hold in my family helps me tell your family story even better. 

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My Story

Hey! I'm Kayla. 

My story began in southern Ontario. I was raised by a beautiful single mama with my younger brother. My mom fuelled my passion for photography and travelling. She took us all over North America and the Caribbean. I'm still not sure how she did it (super mom !?) When I was 13 I got my first point and shoot camera and I took it everywhere. After high school I started travelling by myself. By the time I was 22 I had been to 14 countries on 4 continents. It was on a trip to Israel that I met my husband! After 4 months of dating we said "YES!" and I moved to British Columbia where he grew up. Now we have an amazing little boy who is super independent (wonder where he gets that from!!) 

Becoming a mom rekindled that strong love for photography. Wanting to capture every fleeting moment of my growing boy. I want him to look back when he grows up at these photos as memories, to feel the love, to feel his place in our home. 

That's what I want for YOU!

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   My
Diary

  • What is my Love Language?
    Words of Affirmation. Words can be so beautiful and powerful.
  • What is my favourite season?
    SUMMER BABY!! Waking up to the warm sunshine, getting to wear sandals or barefoot everywhere you go. Spending my spare time at the lake. My skin gradually getting darker everytime I'm out. Getting to explore the forest floor through my little boys eyes. The summer makes me feel alive, energetic, adventurous and so deeply happy. Coming in a close second would be early fall, when the leaves start to change, tea becomes a daily staple and curling up feels like home
  • My favourite drink?
    Recently I've turned into a tea drinker! Since I was an early teen I loved coffee. I still do but making some healthier choices (I couldn't have coffee without cream or sugar haha) I discovered so many more tea flavours and it has become a comfort drink. If you haven't tried Forever Nuts- Davids Tea go now. You're welcome!
  • Bucket List Travel
    Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Italy, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Scotland, Indonesia. I've been to 14 countries before I hit 22. I slowed down once I got married and had a baby but I feel like I'm in a constant state of Wanderlust, thinking of where we should travel next. Making lists, travel plans, checking flights. Its become a spare time hobby. I just want to show my boys the big wide world outside Canada, to experience different cultures first hand. To try something that scares you, meet people from all walks of life whether its a tribe in Malawi or a small island community in Utila. There's so much to see in our big wide world and I believe its the best teacher.
  • Something I miss about Ontario
    My family, hands down. They are my people. I grew up with a small family (we could fit at one dinner table at a wedding) and so we did everything together. I FaceTime them almost daily! My mom and my aunties are literally my best friends. The strangest thing though that I miss about Ontario is the thunder storms. The flash and boom that would rumble through your body was a staple every summer. When it was so strong that the power went out and my auntie would without fail walk around the block to our place and we'd light candles and play board games.
  • Sunrises vs Sunsets?
    Sunsets! I love that golden glow that just seems richer in the evening, the closing of a beautiful day. Getting to experience it with my family together. The way that glow when you stare at it long enough makes your eyes heavy and sleepy. Its one of natures beautiful shows it puts on for us and it's never the same. I'm also not a morning person!!
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Some of my favourite things

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