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A sweet moment with family members taken by Kayla Mari Photography, an award winning Traverse City photographer.
Connected-based imagery between a father and daughter taken in in Traverse City, Michigan.
KAYLA MARI PHOTOGRAPHY IS A VISUAL STORYTELLER CAPTURING AUTHENTIC,
TIMELESS MOMENTS FOR FAMILIES
SERVING TRAVERSE CITY & SURROUNDING AREAS
Kayla Mari Photography offers the highest quality print products like Heirloom Albums, fine art prints and framing in Traverse City, Michigan.
A moment to remember how tiny their hands fit between yours taken in in Traverse City, Michigan.
Kayla Mari Photography is a digital and film photographer capturing authentic, love-filled moments in Traverse City and surrounding areas.
Kayla Mari Photography based in Traverse City, Michigan
THE GIRL BEHIND THE LENS
KAYLA MARI
Hey Mama! My name is Kayla Mari (pronounced like Marie). I have an incredible husband and a beautiful daughter who I adore. I'm a full-time Graphic Designer in the hospitality industry and I get to photograph beautiful families in Traverse City, Michigan. I specialize in lifestyle photography that captures the beauty of every day life.
When Im not photographing and designing beautiful things, I love working out, spooning sun butter out of my pantry and binge watching shows with my hubby.
A candid moment shared of a little girl smining up at her father during a family session in in Traverse City, Michigan.
A candid moment during a First Year Milestone Session in Traverse City, Michigan.

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“Kayla is AMAZING!
 
She was super easy to work with, and very helpful. She answers all questions and is there to help with advice and opinions. Kayla was very fast getting my edited gallery back for me to view  My photos have all turned out so beautiful and everyone loves them! So grateful to have these wonderful memories captured forever."

- Rachel Morrow

PHOTOGRAPHS MADE WITH LOVE

TRAVERSE CITY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I strive to capture and preserve the unique moments of your life, whether you're about to become a parent, facing the challenges of sleepless nights, celebrating milestones, and anywhere in between. I believe that motherhood is a constantly changing journey, and I aim to provide you with tangible reminders of your current season that can be cherished forever. I am based in Traverse City, but willing to travel anywhere love takes me. I specialize in natural light, lifestyle photography that showcases the love between you and your family. My objective is to bring a sense of joy, playfulness, and authenticity to each session, meeting you wherever you are in your family's journey. Whether we shoot outdoors, in a studio, or in the comfort of your home, I blend the beauty of film and digital photography to capture the genuine essence of the moment. Let's connect and collaborate to create something meaningful, timeless, filled with love, and undeniably beautiful.

A studio session taken in Traverse City, Michigan featuring a loving mother's embrace.

MODERN MOTHERHOOD
MEETS TIMELESS ART

I believe that family is a unique tapestry of love, connection, and laughter. I have a passion for storytelling and capturing authentic emotions, ensuring that each image reflects the love, joy, and togetherness that make your family truly special. Every session, I pride myself on creating a relaxed and enjoyable experience for everyone, allowing your family's unique dynamics and personalities to shine through.

THE EXPERIENCE

From the moment we begin whether it's at your home, at our Traverse City photography studio, or choose an outdoor location, we want you to feel comfortable, at ease, and ready to create lasting memories. I will guide you through the entire process, from choosing the perfect outfits to suggesting poses and locations that truly represent your family's essence. Above all, I want you to have fun and be yourself, this results in genuine, natural photographs that capture the beauty of your family.

WHY KAYLA MARI PHOTOGRAPHY?

First and foremost, I take the time to understand your family's dynamics, interests, and unique story, tailoring the session to your specific preferences and vision. We use this information to include guided prompts that evoke emotional storytelling. I go beyond capturing posed smiles and aim to tell the authentic story of your family, capturing the emotions, connections, and bonds that make your family truly remarkable. Lastly, I offer a range of premium products, including prints, heirloom albums, and wall art, so you can proudly display and share your beautiful images with family and friends.

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THE KINDRED PATH

The Kindred Path is an esteemed family photography journal including thousands of the most talented photographers across the nation.

 

I had the pleasure of being featured in the 2023 journal with this adorable daddy, daughter session taken in Traverse City, Michigan. The beauty of this small town comes from its' lakeshore aesthetic, Victorian architecture, and immaculate shorelines. What inspired me most about this session is the love captured between a father and his daughter.

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A candid moment during a breathtaking family session in Traverse City, Michgian.

READY FOR YOUR SESSION?

Your family is a treasure, and we would be honored to help you preserve its unique story. Contact us today to schedule your personalized family photography session and create timeless images that will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

Are you prepared to capture your heartfelt story with photographs crafted from pure love? I certainly am! Take the next step by clicking the button below to fill out my contact form. Let's coordinate and plan your exclusive session together at one of Traverse City, Michigan studio or outdoor location.

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