Your Friendly NOVA Portrait

Hey! I'm Kalyn


Based out of Northern Virginia, as a military spouse, this is where we will be calling "home" until the Army tells us otherwise.

I’m a mother to three littles, wife to Alex, and I can easily tell you that my world revolves around my family. I love Jesus, iced coffee, jamming out to Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and The Beatles, exploring new places through travel, getting lost in a good book, finding hidden gem restaurants, and spending time with my favorite people. The simple things in life make me most happy!

My style is filled with natural light and lots of emotion. When photographing a session, I try to capture the moment as I see it unfold in an artistic way that is both real and full of life. It's typically a blend of documentary meets lifestyle. I like bright airy whites, vibrant colors, and movement. 

Someone once told me this little piece of advice, "Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life." I now fully understand this quote. Photography has filled me with joy and made my job FUN!

I'm so grateful you found me and would be honored to be your photographer.  Send me a message and let's chat! 

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Newborn/ Baby

A snapshot into my life





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weekly workouts:

Zara/ Lululemon


Gin and Tonic




The Americans

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The fun facts


We worked with Kalyn for our newborn photos for our first baby and they turned out absolutely incredible! Kalyn was super communicative and easy to work with in the planning process and even provided outfit guidance, which was great. She came to our house for the photos which made the experience that much more special. Newborns can be fussy but Kalyn was super patient and managed to get the most beautiful pictures of our family. Her photography aesthetic is exactly what I was looking for but more importantly she is incredibly sweet and kind and made what could have been a stressful experience for first time parents totally fun and natural. I would recommend Kalyn to anyone I know!

Newborn session


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Working with Kalyn for our family pictures has been wonderful. She doesn't just show up to quickly take pictures, but takes the time to make sure it is a positive experience for everyone. Before the "big day" she prepped us with advice and clothing recommendations (recommendations that I now take for date night as well ;-). And during the shoot, she worked around the kids mood and timetable. No rush. No worries about the house not being completely clutter free as she moved things around. And an eye for where and how to take pictures: We got some really creative photos in places I wouldn't even have thought about posing. We are so happy with the results!

Family session


2 / 8

I can’t say enough good things about Kalyn and the quality and quantity she provides. Working with Kalyn is worth every penny. She does a pre call phone session and takes detailed notes about you so that you feel comfortable and relaxed in her presence, it's as if we all really knew each other! She goes over outfits, location, and other details ahead of time, which I truly appreciate.  I will definitely be booking Kalyn again!

Maternity Session


3 / 8

Kalyn did a fantastic job on our newborn photos!! Scheduling with a new baby is never easy and when we needed to reschedule, she was super flexible. Kalyn is professional, friendly, and a true baby whisperer! She made us feel so relaxed and at ease and easily captured such beautiful shots of our new family of 3! Can't recommend her enough. She's also super responsive and even made herself available before the shoot to help me with outfit ideas too!

Newborn session


4 / 8

We did our maternity session with Kalyn and she was so easy to work with. Her price is very reasonable and she was incredibly accommodating. Most important of all, the photos turned out to be gorgeous!!! They are simple, classy, and just simply so beautiful. We couldn't be happier and we just booked the newborn and grow with me package. 

Maternity session


5 / 8

We had a fantastic family photoshoot with Kalyn. She was lovely to work with, made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and was efficient - much appreciated with an infant! She provided us with a great variety of gorgeous family photos, and we are still receiving compliments on them!

Family session


6 / 8

Kalyn photographed my daughter for her 3 month milestone photos. We are over the moon with how they turned out, honestly so much better than we had hoped. Additionally, Kalyn was fantastic to work with- she is personable, has great ideas and helpful on outfits to pull the whole shot together, and she was timely and transparent in all her communications and planning. We also had the opportunity to shoot in her new home studio, it is gorgeous - make sure you check it out!! We look forward to working with her in the future!!

Milestone Session


7 / 8

Where to even start?! Kalyn is a true professional and an amazing photographer. I truly cannot think of a more kind and caring person. She was extremely easy to work with, her communication was timely and open, she answered all my questions and really guided me on how to bring my vision to life. She created a shot list, Pinterest board, helped design my outfits, researched and scheduled the location, and even brought some of her own props and clothing for me to use! Since I had the branding photo shoot done my instagram, website, and sales page have enhanced 10x! They have taken off...and I truly know her photos have been one of the sole reasons behind this! They look SO professional and really speak to what my clients are attracted to! If you are looking for someone to make your brand vision come to life.. Kalyn is hands down the best choice! 

Branding session


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You Deserve the best

Ya wanna know what lights me up? Getting to be your hype girl at your unique session while guiding you to look and feel amazing. Creating  emotive photos that are full of life and filled with joy and love is what I do best.
Let me make time stand still for you in the form of photos or videos!

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