Lauren

“Kaley’s work is both delicate and emotive. It’s what initially drew me toward her, and ultimately, why I chose to invest in a Mentor Session with her. She has a unique ability to convey her subjects’ stories through her lens—soft yet expressive at the same time. And even in a saturated market, she continues to create inspiring, life-giving photographs with authentic depth for both her clients and fellow photographers. But what impressed me most about her, aside from her talent, was her spirit; kind, thoughtful, genuine, patient, and humble— she’s a true joy to be with. Kaley values the time she spends with those she mentors. So, if you’re considering investing in a Mentor Session, I 100% recommend Kaley. You will not be disappointed.”

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Emma

“I was new to wedding photography and photographing couples, and reached out to Kaley because I had followed her for awhile and always loved how different and captivating her style was. 

I signed up for a mentorship and gained so much knowledge and experience in that time with her, it was well worth the money. She taught me to do my own thing and to not get distracted by trends or what’s popular at any given time in the industry. I highly recommend signing up for a mentorship with Kaley, it will pop you right out of any creative rut you may be in. I left that day feeling extremely inspired and confident in pursuing my own business.”

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Haley

“Kaley has been a friend and creative confidante for a handful of years and I was beyond excited when she announced she would be adding Mentor Sessions to her list of pursuits and talents! I say this often— she is pure magic with her camera and pushing her own creative work, and a Mentor Session is no different. She truly invested her heart and time into making sure all topics and questions I had regarding creative process, business, connecting with clients and community—you name it—were answered and elaborated on. 

She organized a couple’s shoot and it was the stuff of dreams. I had requested to Kaley to really take me out of my comfort zone of shooting in open & uncrowded ‘naturescapes’, and instead give me a challenge of shooting somewhere urban and confined. She did above and beyond getting me out of my comfort zone, situationally and creatively, and it has been one of my hardest yet most creatively rewarding shoots to date. She really does her all to show you how she approaches posing, lighting, etc. in certain situations as well as made it a relaxed and fun space for one to create & ask questions throughout the shoot and the entire day.

A Mentor Session with Kaley was worth the investment for myself and my business, plus I was able to spend the day learning and hanging out with one beautiful, genuine, and creative soul.”

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Rebekah

“Going into my Mentor Session I was so eager and excited to learn, but also expected to be really nervous. When we started the live shoot, Kaley fostered space to be creative and time to play with new angles and lighting. I’ve never left a shoot so confident and inspired! Talking afterwards, I felt heard and had a very needed sounding board to talk through ideas and struggles. I left having a better direction to go in and equipped to create work I’m proud of.”

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Joe

“It’s always a big investment when you’re first starting any business. Like most people, I sought out a mentor. I searched for a LONG time, and then I found Kaley from Kansas. I knew right away that I loved her work and that learning from her wouldn’t come cheap. She spent countless hours during and even time after the session to make sure I didn’t have any questions and that I felt confident. The biggest part that made me nervous was the shoot, because I’m not super outgoing like a lot of photographers are! Kaley made the shoot extremely smooth and relaxed at the same time. I ended up taking way more photos than I normally do and felt way more comfortable afterwards and she didn’t even need to say much! If you’re looking for a mentor, or even a photographer (because even photographers need photos too) KALEY IS THE ONE!”

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Kelsey

My Mentor Session with Kaley was one of the best decisions I made this past year. It challenged me to think differently about my approach and create a better experience for my clients. Kaley is not only sweet and authentic, but a true inspiration. I felt so comfortable asking her all of my questions. She listened and was honest. I enjoyed hearing about her process, editing techniques, and how she utilizes lighting in different situations. Kaley has a gift and there's just something about her that makes you want to be around her and learn more from her. I would highly recommend her as a mentor to anyone who is looking for new ways to grow personally & professionally.

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Madi & Chace

“Kaley has an impeccable eye for light, color, and movement. Every image she does is gold. Creativity drips out of every part of her—from how she carries herself and what she wears, to how she works and the products she produces. Her confidence in what she does brings a peace to the environment, and to everyone there. It’s so easy to feel comfortable when she’s behind the camera. And because of how she interacts & directs you while shooting, the digital images are so vibrant and full of life. She brings out the best in you. I can’t recommend her enough as a photographer and human. Working with her is a gift. She is magic.”

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Jordie & Trent

We’ve called Kaley a friend for years now and she’s been our go-to gal for documenting different seasons of life for my husband and I. Each shoot has been around a significant time for us, so we’ve held each image she’s shot for us so close to our hearts. Shooting with K is never just another session. This isn’t just a job for her—it’s a passion, and goodness, her passion spills into every crack and crevice of what she does. She’s an adventurer, a romantic, a storyteller and a true artist. Getting to work with her is a joy. Every single time. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease, and never posed or stiff. She captures my husband and I just being “us” and we love that so much. We can’t wait for her to document us as our family grows... team Kaley for life!

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Maria

“Having Kaley take our photographs was one of the most special gifts I’ve ever received. She captured the depth of my love for my son and our unique relationship in a way I didn’t realize was possible. She has a way of disappearing into your landscape so that you are able to just be yourselves as she works, and because of that, her work is so authentic. She doesn’t create a fairytale that you can’t relate to, there is a certain grittiness that I love. She is not afraid of the mess. She captures an honest and pure tenderness— it’s as if those still moments come alive. They evoke so much emotion when I look back at them. She is a master of detail— a father brushing away a golden curl from his daughter’s eyes, tiny arms wrapped around the back of a mother’s neck— little things that you don’t realize are important until you see the image and think, “wow, I don’t ever want to forget what it felt like when he held onto me that way.”

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Whitney

“When I first saw the images Kaley created, I was immediately overcome with gratitude. I was in such a fog, raising my three babies, that I didn’t feel like I could grasp those moments, and that they were fleeting. You were able to grasp them for me. You gave me the gift of seeing the beautiful life I’d been given through photographs. I look back, and though I felt like I was drowning at the time, what I see now is a brave mama who kept going, kept thriving. You helped me see that, and I’m forever thankful for you.”

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Monique

“Ever since I met Kaley, her warmth has surprised me. Having her in our home felt like having an old friend over. Peacefulness shines out of her. Kaley has such an ease and comfort about her that disarms any awkwardness of having your photos taken. She captured so much love in each frame. I can’t wait to look back on these photographs when I’m old and gray, and smile. I will forever cherish them.”

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The Davis Family

“There is something to be said about seeing your family from outside of a window. We have been non-stop this year, and life only seems to get faster and fuller. There are days where I sit and cry at all the years that have passed, like I’m not holding on strong enough. To be able to look back and see us, all of us together, in our favorite spot— it’s as if you’ve frozen time long enough for me to look at us. With tears in my eyes and laughter in my chest, I will be scrolling through these for the rest of my life. I’ve never felt so seen and beautiful before, thank you over and over again, friend.”

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The Strasser Family

“I woke up to my gallery and laid in my bed crying as I looked at them. Pouring over these gave me life. I’m not gonna lie, we were off that day and I had convinced myself that there was no way you could have gotten much but these blew me away. I can’t wait to sit with them again and again. You are such a gift— and a well timed one for me, love.”

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The Lyerly Family

“When I first opened our gallery, I was so excited to see my family frozen in time. My babies’ faces captured in such an honest way - my heart was staring back at me and I just couldn’t stop looking. I can’t thank you enough for being in our space and seeing us the way that only you could. Forever grateful for that November day.”

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The Yeomans Family

“As a photographer, I have followed along with Kaley’s work for years - always admiring at her beautiful interpretations of couples, life, and love. When I discovered she would be coming to California, I knew I wanted her to capture my family. She was easy going, let us be us, directed when necessary, but for the most part was a charming butterfly on the wall, witnessing these four people, their dog, and even grandfather for a bit, in a quiet flurry of red hair, smiles, and delightful conversation. When we received our images, they moved my husband and I to tears. She allowed us to share our most honest and vulnerable selves in ways I’ve never seen before. She truly is an artist who is so much more than a photographer. She is a storyteller at heart, and I adore and respect her so much. Our images will adorn our walls and tell our story for years to come.”

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Julia & Hank

“I could go on and on about Kaley's photography, creativity, and style - she is truly incredible at what she does. Thinking back on my own personal experiences with Kaley, I can say that she has made me feel so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.  She is genuinely encouraging through her actions, words, and direction. I appreciate and admire how Kaley is able to tell a visual story so beautifully and honestly. But what impresses me most is the thoughtfulness she brings to each and every time she connects with you.  I have had the pleasure of doing photo shoots with her on multiple occasions and her care for getting to know her clients, their personalities, their quirks, their subtleties, is something really special. She gives attention to even the smallest details and captures you, perfect in your own uniqueness.”

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Hannah & Zac

“Simply put, Kaley is one-of-a-kind; her art is like none other. If you have the chance to get in front of her camera, you’re lucky. She’s so down to earth and kind, it’s contagious. We spent a few hours together and it felt like catching up with an old friend. Kaley has a calm demeanor and gentle spirit that truly allows you to be yourself in front of her lens. That’s a gift you don’t come across all the time! She sent us previews that evening and we had our gallery back in such a short amount of time for how busy she is. Kaley, you are a gem. I can’t say it enough. If you’re thinking about booking Kaley for your wedding, family session, engagement, or anything at all - do it! Don’t hesitate. You will have beautiful photos and a lovely new friend after it’s all said and done.”

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Corina & Dan

“We loved our time with Kaley, and knew our photos were going to reflect that. We both felt completely at ease with her during our wedding… Kaley allows you to be who you are and that completely comes through in the photos. We chose her for our wedding not only because we knew her work was amazing, but we wanted someone that felt like a friend. Someone who we could completely trust and who would feel free to create. When we saw our gallery, we knew had made the right choice. We love every single photo and will cherish them forever. She captured our love in the sweetest way, and we are beyond happy!”

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