Second Shooter + My best friend

I am so thankful to get to work side by side with him. He always thinks bigger picture + captures the moment from another perspective that is full of warmth + speaks to the moment on a larger scale. 
We have traveled, explored new locations, and even co-directed a music video together. We are madly in love (yup the gooey mushy make you want to vomit kind) and are best friends. We are ready to travel hand in hand + celebrate your story with you! 

alex

INTERN + My fur baby

I work hard so he can have a good life. In return he gives both Alex + I endless cuddles, sassy attitude, and reminds us to slow down and live in the moment. You can usually see him in video calls, hear him squeaking his toy sloth on a podcast or adventuring with us on the go. 
His favorite things are; snow, cuddles, and whatever is on your plate. 

fenrir

I’m Kya Liann, a Michigan photographer, not your average blogger, and a grown up child with big dreams to help others find their magic.
I feel most myself when I am listening to Christmas music, eating Instagram dreamy foods, and being extra AF!
After years exploring what I wanted to be an expert in, I found it in listening to love stories from couples, connecting with people with big dreams, and capturing magic in everyday life.
My heart is to serve couples, women and business owners. I am set out to help others see and feel their own magic so they can use it in every aspect of their life and business.

because I was born for this

It runs in my blood. My great great grandfather Wallace Kirkland was a photographer for LIFE and to this day I feel him move throughout my work as a photographer. 

He had a definition for happiness: Being busy at the thing you like to do. 
And as he said I will say again as his great great granddaughter-
I am a photographer. I am happy at being busy at photography. 

2010
started behind the lens

2016
Alex joined the team

2017
First Destination wedding

2020
need i say more?

2021
you landed on my site. yay!

travel to all 50 states with alex and fenrir

go to disney

see a
humpback
whale

bucket list

"Kya is such an awesome and bubbly person. She is very easy to work with as well! I’ve been following her work on Instagram for a while and I’m thankful for the special photos that she captured of my fiancé and I with our animal babies."

-Jennifer Ilene.

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