Инстаграм @kailawrenphotography Kaila Wren
Hey! I guess it’s about time I show my face around here. This ⬆️ is me and my oldest daughter London. My name is Kaila (K-la). I am a mother of three, wife to one and photographer of many. I used to spend my days working in accounting while my soul slowly withered away. Now, my days are spent doing what I absolutely love, letting my creative side do a big old happy dance 🕺🏽 and loving on my babies. I have had a passion for photography since I was itty bitty. Constantly using up disposable cameras to my parents dismay. I got my first 1 megapixel digital camera in about 1999/2000, took photography classes in high school and bought my first DSLR in 2010. So it was pretty much love at first click 📸 Most days you will find me lost in editing, being attacked/loved by my many children, or binging out on Netflix. I love food and am so fortunate to have a husband that is an unprofessional chef. Become our friend and he will feed you. I also feel like I own my very own personal laundromat some days. When does the laundry end? Where does it all come from? Why can’t it fold itself?!
The snow was just too beautiful to pass up today so I asked my neighbor if her and her (seriously adorable) boys wanted to model for me. So grateful they said yessss. We froze our butts off but had so much fun playing in all the white stuff!! If you and your honey (or your sweet angel babies) want to come play in the snow with me this week I have some availability 🎉
The past week of my life has been spent purging my house and oh. my. goodness. How have I collected so much junk?! I tossed/donated probably 20+ bags of stuff. Now that it is gone, I truly do feel like a weight has been lifted (as cliche as that is). It has made me so much more aware of what I bring into my home and what is really important. Also, note to my family...please never buy my children toys again. They are small, messy and annoying!! (I’m talking about the toys. Not my children......😂😂😂 or am I? 🤔) Side note: This was in no way inspired by Marie Kondo but instead my lovely mother-in-law @corinnaloveslife ❤️
Are baby feet not the most delicious thing?! Seriously one of my top most favorite things in the world. Just me?
Today is the day! Finally going to get family/couples photos done of my family/honey. We haven’t had any done in foreverrrrrr. It’s about time we add our youngest into the photos since she’s almost 2 (<- how?!)🤦🏻♀️. Definitely feels weird being on the other side of the camera but absolutely love having the moments captured. It’s the whole reason I do what I do. We won’t get this time, age or the memories back...unless you capture it and in doing so making it possible to go back in time to relive those moments ❤️
Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment. ❤️
And just like that it’s 2019!!🍾 Looking back, 2018 was a pretty crazy year for me. I quit my job after working there for 10 years, started my own business, met new friends & traveled to some epic locations. I learned so much and am so grateful for every opportunity I was given this year to follow my passion. Thank-you to each and every one of you for your love & support! ❤️
Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. ✌🏻See ya later 2018 👋🏻
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I hope you are spending time with your loved ones and eating allllll the turkey.🎅🏼🎄🦃
This week has been filled with doctor & ER visits for my little man. He finally got one of the nasty bugs going around AND a bad ear infection. As I sat in the ER waiting room staring down at him last night I was overcome with amazement at my little boy. Growing up, when I pictured my future family, I never imagined having a son. I would see little boys and it terrified me to think of ever having one. Too high energy, too busy, too extra haha!! How could I ever keep up with that?! Fast forward a few years, here I am with a 3 year old son and my guy is all of those things (plus a few extras). But you know what, I love how crazy he can get, how he keeps me laughing, running and somewhat terrified at all times. I love that my family isn’t exactly what I thought it would look like as a child. My sweet guy stole my heart the moment I saw him ❤️ So grateful to be his momma.
So, I don’t really believe in soulmates. That people have one perfect person that they are destined to be with...except for maybe for Joel & Janna. They have to be two of the most connected people I’ve ever met. We only spent an hour together but it was evident the kind of love they had for each other after only a few minutes and I am so grateful they shared a little of their little love story with me. I love love love love 🥰
Dear Friday, I am so glad we are back together. I’m sorry you had to see me with Mon-Thurs, but I swear I was thinking of you the whole time. ❤️
It’s officially that time of year when other girls look cute in their flannels and I look like I lost my axe...
Let's run away together, Away from city lights, Where no one knows our names yet, And we can see the stars at night, We'll camp out in the open, Warming cold skin by the fire, Tell each other hopes and dreams, And all of our desires, We'll own nothing more than we need, Watch sunrise colour the sky, Learn what we're really here for, Away from society's eyes, This journey will be scary, But we'll leave without a plan, And I know it will be alright, As long as you're holding my hand.
This past Friday I was lucky enough to be a part of these beautiful human’s day as a second shooter. Their wedding was nothing short of amazing! It was a day filled with laughter, delicious food (thanks for the chicken nugget Martha!) and happy happy tears. They were strangers to me in the morning and had me hoping their family would adopt me in by the end.
So in love with skin!!! Not in an Ed Gein kinda way...but in a PLEASE-let-me-photograph-it kinda way.