why don't ya stay awhile!

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! 

Wow- I am so happy you are here today! Just wanted to tell ya a bit about me- your future photographer!

Throughout my whole life I have been deeply in love with travel & any adventure that cross paths with me. Little did I know that my future husband was going to be a PILOT! I am currently engaged and loving life. Now I am living out not only my dream of traveling the world, but also owning and managing Kayla Shenk Photography- I'm SO blessed.

On the side of my travel addition I truly can't get enough of Disney, coffee, surfing, flower fields, the beach, and any cute pupper that I pass on the street. 

I love to tell

love stories

Documenting your story is more than my goal- it's my passion. Everyone's story is different & that's what makes it beautiful 

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The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

It all started when my Dad bought me my very first camera for Christmas back in at least 2013 were I fell in love with the art of photography. To this day, my camera was the most special Christmas gift I have received due to it triggering the career I laid out for myself. But my passion for art started SO much longer along- back when I wasn't even one, my Mom would sit for hours at the kitchen table creating masterpieces using anything from our craft closet. I loved art since day one!

The Beginning

The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

Next...

If someone would have asked me what I wanted to do for a living throughout all of grade school, I would have told them that I wanted to be a special education teacher... welp that didn't happen hah!

When I graduated high school in 2018 I decided to take a gap year to truly follow my love for photography and start my business. I basically worked my booty off with my business, a job, and an internship. (along with visiting Disney world twice because why not hah!)

If someone would have asked me what I wanted to do for a living throughout all of grade school, I would have told them that I wanted to be a special education teacher... welp that didn't happen hah!
When I graduated high school in 2018 I decided to take a gap year to truly follow my love for photography and start my business. I basically worked my booty off with my business, a part time job, and an internship. (along with visiting Disney world twice because why not hah!)

Next up...

The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

The Beginning

My first camera I MADE 
out of a shoe box and a mirror w
hen I was 8 years old (let’s just 
say it didn’t work out well) BUT 
it triggered my interest in photography 
(hence why I am here today)! I’ve 
always loved having the opportunity 
to capture special moments in other’s 
lives. I want to create a photograph 
that has a story behind it that can be 
told to generations to come.

Now...

I have an associates degree in business, thriving off of adventure, keeping up with my business, and taking on any opportunity that comes this way!

I absolutely love what I do and I am so extremely thankful for everyone I meet and get to work with through my business!

I have an associates degree in business, thriving off of adventure, keeping up with my business, and taking on any opportunity that comes this way!

I have an associates degree in business, thriving off of adventure, keeping up with my business, and taking on any opportunity that comes this way!

I absolutely love what I do and I am so extremely thankful for everyone I meet and get to work with through my business!

Now...

the journey was fun!

Take a flip through how I got here!

favorite things

here are a few of my

1.

Traveling & Adventures 

I can't go a month without at least going on a thrilling hike... I am a true believer in emersing yourself with experinces that build characting. And for me- that's traveling!

2.

Film photography

My fiancé bought me a film camera for Christmas 2021- I immediately fell in love making it one of my favorite hobbies! Especially when I am traveling!

3.

Surfing & lifting

If I am not editing I am either at the beach or at the gym.Two of my FAVORITE de-stressors and activities.

Let's be travel buddies

My Travel bucket list

If you are looking for the behind the scenes and galleries of my sessions- you are in the right spot! Grab a snack and scroll through some of my couple's stories & sessions.

Browse my Journal Entries

aka the blog

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