xo, kailah james

While getting incredible shots to document your day is super important, what's even more important to me is that you enjoy it from start to finish.

I'll through in some pretty niche movie quotes, Harry Potter references, and impressions (not so great ones) while I'm at it. 

We may become best friends by the end of it (at least that's the goal.) So what do you say?


I'm so glad you found my little corner of the internet!

I'm Kailah - photographer some days, mom most days, and laughing about nothing everyday.

If you're looking for a photographer with wit, charm, and the ability to get you through your day by making you laugh - then you've come to the right place! 



photographer for the joyful and free-spirited couples

Kailah!

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Kailah

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While performing on stage made me happy, and college is what everyone else did - it wasn't right for me. 

I didn't feel connected to becoming an educator anymore, and felt lost... until I picked up my camera and by some CRAZY turn of events ended up somehow photographing a friend of a friend of a friend's wedding on a whim.

The excitement she had when she saw the photos made me feel a joy I'd never experienced. Her, and all those I photographed for practice back then, said one thing that stuck with me, "you made taking photos fun."

I made that the core value of my business, to make taking photos an experience that could be both fun and confidence building so that every client I have in front of my camera feels that same way my first bride did - excited and proud of every image in their gallery.

That's when i realized...

As both a theater and band kid, anything but the arts wasn't going to cut it - so I majored in education and theater. 

This had to be my calling. Acting, making people laugh from the stage, and then teaching the next generation to do the same felt so right... right?

Wrong. Something was, well, missing. 

This business, this lifestyle, heck even this career choice was never something I thought I was capable of creating.

Photography was always something I did for fun here and there, but I had dreams of graduating college (lol) and eventually starting a family (also lol.)

My true passion was education and helping people feel comfortable being themselves (aka goofy and confident.)

 wife. mama. enneagram 2. ravenclaw. lover of musicals.

Kailah!

my name is

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And just like magic, your gallery is ready! I'll invite you over for a very special gallery viewing where you'll see your day on the big screen from start to finish. Then I'll help you handpick your favorites to go in your very own wedding album. (Don't worry, I'll have ALL the tissues!) 

Then I'll gush about you, you'll gush about me to all your unmarried friends, it'll be wholesome and great - all the things!

Gallery Selection

The big day!

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Your day has arrived! I'll show up as your photographer, bestie, and professional dress fluffer - oh, and stress? Not on my watch! I'll make sure your day is not only fun, but that you and yours enjoy every single second. After all, you spent so long planning it, so you should absolutely have the most fun - it's the day you've always dreamed of!

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You're booked! Now the fun part, "pretty practice" aka the engagement session. I'll help you handpick a location that's both beautiful and special to you, send you my personal style guide, and then we will go have fun during golden hour at the place of your choice! You (and the fiancé) will feel so comfortable and confident after the shoot knowing that you can nail every pose on wedding day (and everyday!)

On the Calendar

Let's hang out!

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After you fill out a contact form, I'll connect with you within 48 hours to schedule your very own consultation meeting! This is usually about 45 minutes to an hour of us drinking coffee, walking through your vision for your big day, and lots of jokes so you can see if I'm the best fit for you. I'll walk you through what my experience looks like and give you a personalized quote to fit your needs! 

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

packages start at $2800

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— Kelsey H.

"kailah was like having another friend with me. such a fun personality."

— Lindsay T.

"i'm convinced she can make anyone feel comfortable and enjoy being in front of the camera."

— Emma P.

"i really feel like kailah was in my corner from day one. i'm so thankful i had her there."

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Want to chat over coffee and get more info? Fill out the form below and I'll get back to you in a jiffy!
Let me know alllll the details about you and the love of your life so we can gush about it at our first meeting. Talk soon!

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i'll be expecting your owl shortly and get back to you real soon!

in the meantime, you can head over to the blog to see my favorite tips and sessions!

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