Met Dayleen through church, became friends through a couples group, and became family as her daughter joined the ranks of my day care crew. I was so honored and excited to be asked to photograph her birth.
What I loved most about this birth was the passion, strength, and the moment of sheer euphoria when Brielle was placed in her arms.
I’ve never seen a birth that held as much passion as when a man and woman are intimate. Dayleen clung to Craig in a passionate way that I’ve simply never seen. He rooted her and she drew strength from him. It was so cool that what she craved most during and after contractions was a kiss or an embrace from her husband.
Man this girl was a powerhouse! What a picture of strength! She was solid as a rock. Sure she shed some tears, but they were the tears of hard work.
I’ve seen pictures of births with a new mom overtaken by this kind of euphoria reserved for natural birth, but I’ve never personally experienced it, nor have I seen it with my own eyes. Seriously, the coolest thing! I’m so thankful I got to be a part of this amazing moment.
This site is all about my journeys as a professional photographer in Madison. But first and foremost I am Kaia. Kaia means “Earth” in Norwegian and I live up to that by tree hugging, dog loving, and nature walking. My first word was “happy,” I still love to jump in puddles, I strive to live simply and self-sustainably, and my favorite color is yellow. I’m married to a stunningly handsome, ridiculously talented, and intensely loving musician husband. We have two spunky and sweet baby girls (see more of Maisy HERE or Penny HERE), one furry friend (see more of her HERE), and we all live happily ever after in a house on a hill in the land of southern Wisconsin.
I am a photographer bent on capturing the uniqueness in life. I strive to serve my clients lovingly, creating a series of memories they can cherish forever, and making them my forever friends. I shoot honest photography – real people, real colors, and real life.
My primary photographic endeavors are weddings, senior portraits, boudoir, newborns, birth, and family photography (especially in the fall). I offer many gorgeous products ranging from prints, to albums, to wall art products and more, but I particularly love creating my custom designed Coffee Table Albums with my clients. My work is also featured in Madison Magazine, in publications at the Madison Children’s Museum and in every issue of BRAVA Magazine; I’ve had the privilege of being on the cover several times now!
Do I sound like so much fun and you are so in love with my work? Next, step/mouse over to my “Contact” tab and let’s get started on some great pictures!
I do the majority of my photography as a Janesville senior portraits photographer, Madison wedding photographer, Janesville wedding photographer, Madison boudoir photographer, and Janesville family photographer and any place that my camera will take me. I am available for travel worldwide as your destination wedding photographer!