What I look for in inspiration as a child portrait photographer.

by | Feb 19, 2022 | Child Photography | 0 comments

Becoming a child portrait photographer was an easy decision for me. I will tell you about what I looked for in inspiration as a child portrait photographer. Along with what keeps me motivated for the job and my inspiration for other photographers.


It’s not just following other child portrait photographers


When I am looking for inspiration as a child portrait photographer , I don’t just follow trends and ideas of other photographers. Yes, it is nice to be able to follow alike photographers for ideas and inspiration, but I enjoy being creative on my own and not following photography trends. Which is one of the reasons why I do not offer mini sessions. There is a big hype around mini sessions, and that is just not my thing. I like to be able to give my clients something unique and different than what others are offering. I make sure to ask my clients a ton of questions to tailor the session around your unique child.

child and cat portrait

Inspiration in my own family


When I need some inspiration as a child portrait photographer, my daughter is my go-to. Having a child of my own really helps my creative mind of what childhood and imagination should be like. As we know kids’ lives are so much fun and they shouldn’t have the worries of us adults. I try to really focus on that as my inspiration when capturing children. Catch them in their carefree moments of life before they become adults and lose that imagination.  When I am capturing child portraits as a photographer, I try to tell a story with each portrait during the session.

Sometimes it comes from other things non photography related for inspiration as a child portrait photographer


I am an old soul. For me music is my gateway. When I am really looking for inspiration, I listen to music. Music has a way of taking you back to feelings, smells, and emotions. All the things I want to be able to portray in my work. When you look back at your child’s portrait session, I want you to be able to feel that moment of childhood. Remember all their little quirks and the way the talked. The sound of their laughter and the way they made you feel. This is what being a child portrait photographer is all about for me!

If you would like to follow my journey through child portrait photography, be sure to follow me on Facebook. I display my sessions and sometimes will walk you through a portrait session, or behind the scenes so you can get a look for yourself, that a child portrait session is worth the value.



We had the pleasure of working with Kayla for my son's one year cake smash photoshoot... the time she took to make sure every detail of my vision came true... and the talent and creativity she put into editing is hard to beat. We love every SINGLE photo it's too hard to choose just one.... Total professional, amazing product... would make drive all the way to Fayetteville again


child in gown for child photography session

Amazing photographer and photos were beautiful. My daughter felt like a princess. I would highly recommend for a photographer. She was very professional and we had a wonderful experience! Thank you so much Kayla!

Colleen & Robert


My daughter had the opportunity to work with Kayla and the traveling dress! Sha had so much fun. She did not stop talking about her "photo shoot" for days and could not wait to tell her friends and teachers. Kayla did an amazing job and the photos came out bsolutely stunning! I highly recommend Kayla for your photography needs! 


Children on the porch

I absolutely loved watching Kayla so easily work with our four children and many animals! She captured our kids’ personalities so beautifully and managed the animals so easily, and that’s saying something when there’s a chicken, puppy, and two horses involved! The final prints are gorgeous; they half people in their tracks when they see the portraits on the walls. I highly recommend Kayla’s work.