Austin Birth Photography
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"Amazing, beautiful soul and artist with a genuine love for what she does! Kayla has an amazing eye for what to capture in your family's moment of perfect chaos and brings to life the moments that sometimes would otherwise be forgotten. I'm so thankful we got to have her document my first birth and hope we can have her again for the next!!"
—Mel, who gave birth at Darnall Army Medical Center
"You're so fucking good at your job it's mind boggling. I love you. Thank you for this. So much. I had no idea just how badly I needed these. I've never thought of my body as beautiful until these images."
—Nikki, who gave birth at home
"Kayla not only has a keen eye for the perfect shot, but she so effortlessly and seamlessly integrates herself in to the birth space that you honestly have no idea how she managed to capture it. It takes special skill to come in to a birth room without disturbing its energy or making a client feel observed and Kayla has it in spades."
—Melek Speros, CPM, Kindred Midwifery
"Your photography stuns me. Your sense of what is important is breathtaking. Somehow what you draw out of the moment is like reading a poem or a book. A million details jump out toward my senses and make me want to look more... feel more than I might at first glance. Each one is like a little key to a different part of the heart."
—GB Khalsa, CPM
Not only did Kayla capture some of the most empowering moments of my life, she made it to my quick birth when she was just 7 days postpartum herself, baby in tow. I only wish I had hired her for my first three births, her work is truly magnificent. Her photographs remind me of how strong and incredible the female body is, and seeing them for the first time was also a very healing process for me. I really have no words to express my gratitude for Kayla, I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
—Cassidy, who gave birth at Austin Area Birthing Center South
When I was pregnant with my second and last baby, I knew I wanted my journey captured in photos. The way Kayla interacted with me, even over email before meeting, I could tell she was the one! She took unbelievably gorgeous photos for me of an event that will never happen again. So many things she was able to capture that I was (obviously) too busy to see. Reactions from my husband, and details about the early morning he came into the world. I will be forever thankful to Kayla for loving her job as much as she does, and being passionate about birth photography. There is nothing I would trade for my birth photos.
—Samantha, who gave birth at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
"Hiring Kayla was the best investment for the birth of my daughter. Giving birth is one of the most vulnerable experiences. She sees and captures the raw and gritty and creates beautiful art."
—Laura, who gave birth at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
I hired Kayla for both of my births. The photos from my first were so incredible, we immediately starting budgeting for her when we found out we were pregnant with #2. It felt like she just belonged, in the room, in our lives, in the moment, everything. My husband and I often look back on the photos from those days and all kinds of emotions fill our hearts.
—Katherine, who gave birth at home and at Austin Area Birthing Center