Fall is the most popular time of year for family photos. People just love the fall colors and they want pictures taken for Christmas cards. What they don't necessarily know, is that it's my favorite lighting of the whole year. The fall sun during the golden hour is so warm and inviting, I just love it! I loved how I had the perfect sunset to work with during this sweet session with this sweet family.
Just like any shoot, it wasn't perfect. I point that out because I don't want you potential clients out there to think you won't get amazing images because you don't think you can look this perfect ;) Well, the bugs were INSANE during this shoot! There are times that babies cry (yup, that happened during our time too). Sometimes kids are entirely uncooperative. Someone may get too hot or too cold. The wind may be CRAZY. The good news is, I've been doing this for a long time, I've worked with every scenario possible, and I'm up for a challenge any and every time. My own kids were the most crazy I've ever seen them during our family photo shoot this year actually and we still got some great images out of the deal.
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, Main Street Hub, Tough Mudder Rockford 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!