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The Experience at Kayla Mari Photography

“…When I looked back at those perfectly posed pictures, I always remembered how frustrated and tense I felt in those moments. I didn’t know that the things I would never want to forget would be the things that were imperfect, unposed and real. I never slowed down to think about what I wanted most in my heart to remember; Instead, I was only thinking about how I wanted everything to look.”

I wanted to start this blog with a resonating quote by Joy Prouty to set the tone for the experience I aim to create through Kayla Mari Photography. My passion lies in capturing authentic moments, those genuine snapshots that encapsulate raw emotions.


While I do always take a few posed shots where everyone faces the camera, those fleeting instances seldom hold the true essence of a session. Why? Because they lack the depth and emotional connection found in candid moments.


The heartwarming joy of spontaneous interactions—be it the embrace of a child, the infectious laughter during playful tickle fights, or the sheer delight of kids rushing into your arms—these are the moments that etch themselves into our hearts and memories. These unscripted, genuine expressions are what I strive to preserve and celebrate through my lens. Now, let's dive in to the rest of what happens during sessions.


Elevating Your Photography Experience: A Journey with Your Traverse City Photographer

What if I told you that your worries about photography sessions could vanish into thin air? That you could arrive just as you are, with the assurance that every detail would be impeccably taken care of? At our studio in Traverse City, this is not just a promise; it's the cornerstone of the extraordinary experience we craft for you and your loved ones.


Kayla Mari Photography is a lifestyle family photographer based in Traverse City.

Embracing Your Story

I am deeply honored when families trust me to encapsulate their unique narratives within captivating portraits. Yet, equally pivotal is ensuring that the process remains effortless, comforting, and enriching for you. It's about creating an environment where you not only receive stunning portraits but also feel pampered, celebrated, and radiantly yourself throughout our time together.


A Stress-Free Journey

Imagine stepping into a world where concerns about hair, makeup, wardrobe, or even household chores dissipate upon arrival. That's precisely the atmosphere we've meticulously designed. For busy moms juggling myriad responsibilities, we've got you covered.


Hair & Makeup

Step into our studio and indulge in optional hair and makeup services before your session. Allow yourself this luxurious moment to feel even more beautiful and confident.


Wardrobe

Bid farewell to the hassle of outfit hunting for the entire family. With a collection featuring over 20 whimsical dresses, baby and children's clothing, along with men's shirts and sweaters, everything you need for your family's perfect ensemble awaits you here.


Location

The possibilities are endless. You can choose to leave behind the stress of a cluttered home or concerns about finding the ideal backdrop. Our private Traverse City studio or carefully selected outdoor locations provide the perfect canvas for your memories to unfold effortlessly. On the other hand, we love photographing families in their home, to authentically capture in your family storytelling.


Timeless Modern Art

Select from the finest art prints available, meticulously crafted to endure the test of time just like your cherished family. These pieces are not just photographs; they are timeless artworks designed to grace your walls and hearts for generations to come. And yes, digital images are also available, ensuring your memories are accessible in today's digital world.

At our studio in Traverse City, it's more than just a photography session; it's an immersive experience crafted to ease your worries, celebrate your uniqueness, and create timeless memories effortlessly. Your journey begins with us, where every detail is designed to ensure that you feel cherished, empowered, and captivated throughout the process.


 

At Kayla Mari Photography based in Traverse City, it's more than just a photography session; it's an immersive experience crafted to ease your worries, celebrate your uniqueness, and create timeless memories effortlessly. Your journey begins with us, where every detail is designed to ensure that you feel cherished, empowered, and captivated throughout the process.

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