Kayla Capps Photography: Blog https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog en-us (C) Kayla Capps Photography [email protected] (Kayla Capps Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT https://www.kaylacapps.com/img/s/v-12/u293609604-o785224807-50.jpg Kayla Capps Photography: Blog https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog 120 90 Penelope, John, & Jennifer https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/penelope-john-jennifer I seriously cannot get enough of this little girl. My baby cousin Penelope is absolutely beautiful, with an awesome personality to match. At three months old, you wouldn't suspect a baby would have such a personality developed already, but believe me, this little girl is chock full of awesome giggles and death stares, sometimes with only a second in between. That's the Thompson in her, I suppose. 

John and Jennifer have done a tremendous job putting their differences aside to provide Penelope with the best life possible. They really have become a little team over the past year and I couldn't be more happy for or proud of them. 

Penelope is so amazingly sweet already, I can't wait to see how her little personality grows and grows!

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Cassie & Wyatt - Maternity https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/cassie-wyatt---maternity Y'all! I cannot with these photos! Just look at my beautiful cousin. Cassie has been like a baby sister to me my entire life despite living in two different states. Seeing her with that little belly of hers just makes me want to shed tears of joy. I am going to be such a wreck when Weston is actually here. <3

She and Wyatt are such a perfect couple too, both totally laid back and fun to be around. I know they're going to be fantastic parents.

See you both when Weston makes his appearance in February! (It better not be March... I can't wait that long!)


[email protected] (Kayla Capps Photography) https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/cassie-wyatt---maternity Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:13:46 GMT
Avena & son Aaven https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/avena-son-aaven I cannot get over how stinkin' handsome this little dude is! Look at those two front teeth! I have a strong suspicion that Miss Avena is going to have to fight off the girls with a stick when he's old enough to start dating (which I'm sure will be when he's 30). 

Aaven was a little shy around the camera, but overall, his Mom knows just how to make her little guy laugh. From singing gospel music to tossing him in the air, he eventually warmed up to me and the camera. I don't blame him for being a little hesitant at all. ;)

Avena, you are such an amazing, loving mother. Aaven is so lucky to have you! 

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Taylor & Caleb Evans Wedding https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/taylor-caleb-evans-wedding The Evans' wedding was such a sweet gathering. These two were high school sweethearts who were ready to take the next step in their relationship and tie the knot! 

The church was beautifully decorated with light blue and gray and there was not a dry eye in the house when the candle lighting ceremony started with Rascal Flatts playing in the background. 

You can just see the happiness on their faces during and after the ceremony. They were both beaming the entire day, surrounded by loved ones as they prepared for the biggest step in their relationship so far. 

Congrats Taylor & Caleb! I cannot wait to photograph your expected little one here soon!

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Claricia & Johnny https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/claricia-johnny Claricia and Johnny are an absolute trip! They've been together for quite some time and you can totally tell. These two are totally like an old married couple already, but in the best possible way. What is a relationship where you can't pick on each other a little anyway?

I couldn't believe how great these shots turned out, but I think a lot of it had to do with their chemistry together. It always helps when you have someone by your side who can make you laugh in front of a camera!

Best wishes to you two as you continue your journey through life together. 

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Waverly's Birthday Party https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/waverlys-birthday-party Waverly's 5th birthday party was quite an event! Just look at the size of this bed. The event was held in the presidential suite of a hotel which included two massive bedrooms, two gorgeous bathrooms, a large balcony, and party area!

Waverly and her friends had a blast, jumping on the bed, watching movies, decorating cookies, and going to the hotel pool. I was totally jealous, even as a 23 year old!

Shayla, you did an amazing job planning this party! You could totally tell how much Waverly and her friends enjoyed it and appreciated you. 


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Madi & Brandon Prom https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2017/1/155593972739











Man, it has been a while since I updated this blog! I’ve got a whole year to catch up on! 

These images are from Madisynne and Brandon’s prom! Senior prom for Madi, Junior prom for Brandon. 






These two looked totally stunning with their dates and had a ton of fun while there.


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John and Jaclyn - Engagement https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/137500700089

John and Jaclyn have been together about a year and a half after meeting online and falling head over heels! Their engagement session was a ton of fun. We ended up going to the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. They showed me around and I was blown away by how gorgeous this place was.

The place itself had waterfalls and little streams everywhere, sandwiched between brick and concrete buildings that used to be part of an old tobacco mill. It’s now been converted into restaurants and apartment buildings. It’s so pretty. 

But of course, helping the beauty of the location, was the newly engaged couple. They are just as sweet as can be. I told them at the start of the shoot that I’m all about keeping conversation rolling throughout a shoot. I told them just to talk to each other and try to make each other laugh. Every shot looked as good as the three featured here! They clearly have a certain chemistry that makes them a perfect fit for each other. Best of luck you two! Maybe one day I’ll be photographing some little ones. ;)

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The Latimer Family https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/137499839719

I met the Latimer family through Derrick, who had known them all since he was in elementary school, Drew specifically. I’ve done numerous photo shoots with Hilary too, always referring herself as the crazy lady, but we wouldn’t have her any other way. :)

Drew and his brother Chris are some of the funniest people I’ve met. Drew especially at any gatherings with our squad as we call ourselves, is the one with the dry sense of humor that keeps the laughs coming. He’s currently studying at Tufts in Boston so Derrick and I don’t see him as often as we’d like, but every time we do all get together it’s like he never left. 

This photo shoot in particular was full of big laughs and awkward conversations with strangers. The Latimer’s themselves always keeping the sarcasm alive along the way.You guys always call yourselves a weird family, but you are my brand of weird and I appreciate you guys so much for having us over all the time and keeping life interesting! :)

Thanks for booking a shoot with me!

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The Willis Family (ft. Brantley) https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/136884502559

You should have heard me squealing over these photos as I took them! Little Brantley Grace was the star of the show. How could she not steal your heart? Look at that smile! She was definitely one of the youngest babies I’ve photographed but absolutely one of the best behaved. She didn’t cry or fuss once. Not even when we set her in a turnip patch! She just laughed at us making crazy faces at her trying to get her to smile. The one time she spit up on her dress, it was right as we were about to change outfits anyway! Impeccable timing Brantley!

I’ve known Brantley’s family since my first day on the planet. Carylynn, Brantley’s Mom, and I were childhood best friends. Later with the addition of Sara and Emma, us girls were inseparable. We did trick or treating together every year and there was rarely a weekend that went by where our dads didn’t hang out and bring us over to each others houses to play too. I still remember trying to hide the three of them in my dad’s truck so they could come home with me. We never wanted the fun to end after each play date. It’s incredible to see how we’ve all grown up in such similar and different ways all at once. Their entire family is just so sweet, and I thank them dearly for considering me first for a family photo shoot!

Carylynn is new to being a Mom, but you wouldn’t know it watching her. Look at that big ole’ grin! I’ve never seen a happier baby.

Thanks again for booking with me, Willis Family! You guys are the best! :)

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The Watson Family https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/136836062014

Katie Watson and I met when I started my job at Art.com in August of 2015. Immediately I was impressed with her professionalism, both on the phone and in person. You know how you can just tell some people are good natured despire barely knowing them? That’s how I felt about Katie. We started talking in the break room one day about life in general and I mentioned that I was a portrait photographer. The rest is history.

I was so excited to meet little Felix and her husband Brennan! I had heard so much about them and seen photos on facebook. I knew Felix was going to be a ton of fun! I wasn’t disappointed. Most kids end up being super stubborn (they’re just not built to sit still and pose for long periods of time), but Felix was, as Katie and Brennan say it, happy go lucky! He was so playful and fun. I just followed him around playing paparazzi for a while and he didn’t cry or fuss once! What a rarity! Immediately, you can pick up on how in tune Katie and Brennan are with each other and to Felix. He’s a super lucky guy to have such awesome people for parents!

I was able to get so many awesome photos this day! Felix made things super easy on me by being the coolest little kid around. Katie and Brennan, you guys are the best! Give Felix a big hug for me and thanks again for booking a shoot.

(Sorry this post is super delayed!)

[email protected] (Kayla Capps Photography) https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/136836062014 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:53:51 GMT
Hi All!Welcome to my new blog page. My old one was a bit... https://www.kaylacapps.com/blog/2016/1/136834363859

Hi All!

Welcome to my new blog page. My old one was a bit cluttered up with older images so I’ve decided to move over to this new page to clean things up and make things more concise!

With the change over to the new page, I also plan to treat this more like a blog than an image posting site. My last “blog” could hardly be called a blog, rarely being updated with text, but that will change with this one. I plan to make a text post after every photo shoot as of right now! In fact, I’m going to update the page with the last three shoots I’ve done recently today.

Keep an eye out for more posts in the upcoming future. I’ll have lots of updates in the upcoming days as I’m in the process of moving my website over to Zenfolio (my new place of work!). You can expect lots of coupons, contests, and updates on the status of my store becoming available.

Thanks so much for your commitment to my photography business! I couldn’t do it without you all!

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