Hello, I am Kaila - the face behind the camera

I am a documentary-style traveling photographer, who believes there is beauty in the everyday life, if we only choose to slow down and see it.

I was born & raised in the beautiful PNW & I am currently enjoying this chapter in the slower-paced Midwest with my fav person & our pups & chickens.

I enjoy capturing all stages of your unique, beautiful story - from your engagement - to wedding day - to documenting your family - and special milestones!

See my work!

Simply put — I love, love & adventure

Tabitha & josh // Ogden, ia

I cannot give Grit & Grace enough praise for the phenomenal experience & product they provided. They are very easy to work with & quick to respond. Very reasonably priced & worth it! We wanted to surprise my in-laws with family pictures while on vacation in one of the most Beautiful places around, Spearfish Canyon. It was a very last minute idea & Grit & Grace was extremely accommodating in making it happen! They are flexible & will listen to your ideas. We had 16 people in our group (almost half of whom were children) including 2 little girls with ALL kinds of "How 'bout we do this!" photo shoot ideas, the response they got from Kaila was, "Hey I'm here to have fun with you guys! We can do whatever you'd like." Long story short, Easy to work with, you will have an amazing experience, the end product is beyond measure, I don't doubt you'll love every second & the photos you'll forever cherish. We will be booking with Grit & Grace again on our next trip out. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

kayla & Zach // turner, or

Hands down the best photographer! Took every shot I thought I wanted on my wedding day and then went above and beyond! I also received sneak peeks from here very quickly after my big day!

janice // salem, OR

I had such an amazing experience taking photos with Grit & Grace Lifestyle Co! Such beautiful work. She really knows what she is doing and gets fantastic photos!! Her willingness to be flexible and ‘get that shot’ is perfection. I highly recommend Kaila!!