Hey there,

I can tell a story as good as your Grandad.


 I was born + raised in the mountains of Nevada City, CA. 

Went to UCSC + CSUC, and studied fine art.

I've lived in Chico, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Silverlake, Spain and Topanga Canyon.

Currently based out of Los Angeles, +  Nevada City/Tahoe, California.

I'm most inspired by the outdoors. When I'm not shooting you can find me surfing, hiking, camping, or road tripping. 

I like to think working with me feels like hanging with a friend. Candid + natural is my jam. No prom poses here, and I promise we will have a good time. 

Awkward in front of the camera? Hey me too! You're in good hands and you'll be surprised how easy peasy it is for us to get a killer image.



My work is a blend of portraiture and candid with a unique, timeless reportage feel. 

My work has been influenced by the  many afternoons spent as a kid, reading my pa's huge collection of vintage nat geo magazines. I've also been inspired by photojournalism.


I love photographing in nature. Landscapes in the wild inspire my work greatly, and shooting in natural light is my preference.

Lover of old and new, I work with both analog + digital formats. Might even pull out my  polaroid camera for you.


Let's Connect

Shoot me a message here  and we can discuss rates, availability + special packages for film and destination weddings ( I like to travel and you better believe I have special rates for locations on my bucket list).

 I'm always a fan of meeting in real life ( al fresco, for now). If you're around my neighborhood ( currently : Nevada City), let's grab coffee and have some real, old fashioned facetime. 

If you can't meet IRL, complimentary consultations are available Monday - Friday via call or facetime .


 all races, genders, and orientations are  always welcome here

UCSC  banana slug alumni

dirt bag travel junkie

slayer of style 



+ engagements + elopements 

branding for small businesses

styling and art direction consultation included

small events

retreats, festivals and intimate gatherings


family, headshots, maternity, lifestyle, musicians

Clients + Collabs include:


Stay wild Magazine

Lexie Alford

Explore Auburn

Squash Blossom Vintage

Bandit Brand 

Knee Deep Brewing


Double M Ceramics

Long Dream Farm

Royal & the Serpent

Farrow and the Peach Leaves

Kiss the Ground

Nicholson Blown Glass

Kris Hall Surfboards

Soul Seed Gathering

Low Leaf

Easy To Breathe

Hill View Farm

Chacos del Caribe

Martin Mattox

Jung Maven

Jesse Daniel

Kind Words

Check out some reviews  here  + here from my clients who are makin' me blush. 

Follow along:    Instagram

This job makes me feel like one lucky dog. I  pour my whole heart into this process, and I hope you find yourself feelin' that too. If you think we're photo soul mates, drop me a line here 

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Much Love,

K a y l a   L i l l i

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