Love Light Lens

Portland, OR

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What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love meeting people from my town (and beyond) who want to create special photos. (We have a lot in common!) Many stories are shared during these meetings and it's a great experience each time. I feel lucky to meet so many outstanding people! Many of my family sessions are with groups of people who are from places all over the USA (or even abroad) who get together here in Orlando. Those are very special moments to see relatives together again after many years of being apart! I would say family sessions are one of my favorites, though it's hard to actually say which sessions are closest to my heart. I absolutely love pets, children, couples, weddings and even event photography. The list goes on! But the best part is definitely the people and the joy they get out of beautiful new photos. To know they are decorating their homes with my photography and sharing the images with their friends and family really makes my day - every day.
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Location

Portland, OR 97202

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

13

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Bobby R. Aug 27, 2015
    posted your review on www.thumbtack.reviews. thanks for taking the time to let others know about how you have done on this site
  • Scott D. Feb 19, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Really excellent job. Very Caring. Very talented
  • Sarah K. Aug 30, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Kayla took corporate headshots and working photos of our small office. She was easy to work with and very accommodating, and had great ideas on marketing images. We're looking forward to using her images for our website relaunch!
  • Stephanie H. Jul 17, 2013
    I hired Kayla at LoveLight Lens to capture a very special family reunion with 14 family members who had not all been together in more than 10 years. From the very first moment I started talking with Kayla about my hopes for the session, she exuded great care and absolute professionalism. She was so creative and open to all the various groupings we hoped to capture. She excells at the use of light and has a very creative spirit. She was as fabulous with my 7 year old as she was the older members of my extended family. She captured the life and love of my family and for that I am ever so grateful. I couldnt recommend Kayla more! Great ready to adore your photos!
  • Michael B. Jul 11, 2013
    Can't say enough good things. She went above and beyond, showing effort and initiative. Her work is fantastic and she is a true professional. I'll happily use her again without hesitation.
  • Rhonda H. Jun 20, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    SInce our family was meeting in Orlando for the first reunion in many years we decided it would be a good time to get a professional to take family photos of us all together. I posted on thumbtack looking for a photographer and received several replies. I chose Kayla because I liked her website and her photos but most of all I liked her response to my request. I knew from her knowledge and experience that she would be great but I could sense a kindness and genuine caring. Kayla has a patience and calmness about her that makes everyone comfortable. Organizing around 15 people including kids as young as 3 is not easy. She got so many fantastic shots and combinations. Kayla took over 150 beautiful photos from group shots to casual single photos of the kids, many of which turned out to be some of the best photos! She definitely has an eye for photography and knows what works.Everyone in my family adored her and couldnt say enough good about her talent as a photographer but also how she portrayed the feeling that we've known her for years, very personable! I personally had a fantastic experience and look forward to our next photo shoot with Kayla.
  • Saneel K. Jun 17, 2013
    When I was searching for an independent photographer, professionalism, skill, and a reasonable price were my only requirements, I can now confidently say that Kayla not only fulfilled all of those requirements but went above and beyond to make the session one of the most memorable moments of my life. I planned to propose to my girlfriend on board a Disney Yacht. The logistics involved were very intricate and the plan not devoid of failure. In fact, we went through some difficulties prior to the proposal with it raining unexpectedly. Kayla was very patient and worked with the yacht crew to ensure that the whole event was a surprise to my girlfriend; and what a night it was. It would not have been successful without the brainstorming sessions with Kayla, and I thank her dearly for it. The session was a surprise proposal which lasted around 2-3 hours. (It was supposed to be only 2 hrs long. Kayla drove an hour each way to get there and spent some extra time with us. She even fulfilled our obnoxious request of editing a few pictures so we could send it to our family after she reached home at 2am) Let me not leave the most important outcome of this session out. The photographs were nothing short of phenomenal! If you are looking for someone who immensely loves her job and is the best at it, Kayla is your person. Please visit her website and you will see it for yourself.
  • Celina C. May 7, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Kayla is very professional and is great at what she does. She knows the styles we were looking for and she was very patient and understanding working with our two-year old. She is also very accommodating especially in regards to scheduling. She is such a joy to work with. Would definitely recommend her to everyone. Looking forward to future sessions with her!
  • Ana A. May 6, 2013
    My experience with Kayla was superb right from the start. She is a pleasure to work with and very professional. She went out of her way to make sure that our event was very special and the pictures turned out amazing! I would highly recommend her!
  • Alan C. Apr 1, 2013
    Verified Review
    Kayla did an excellent Job taking the photos. She was here approx 3 hrs and took approx 450 pictures. Kayla made sure that she took all the poses that would make it a memorable experience for my wife's 60th birthday. Very Pleased
  • Heather B. Mar 30, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I wanted to do something special for my parents. Since we were vacationing in Orlando in early March with the whole family, I thought, why not hire a photographer to take pictures of everyone (since its not often we're all together). In searching for a photographer, Kayla was very responsive and professional. It was obvious she was experienced and passionate about her work. She came to our resort to take the photographs, which made it so easy for us. Kayla's down to earth personality and kind nature made everyone feel relaxed as we had our pictures taken. She was quick to get the proofs to us for review and after sent us a DVD. The pictures are wonderful! She captured some priceless moments during our session. I would highly recommend Kayla as would the rest of my family. Needless to say, my parents were thrilled with their gift! Thanks Kayla, we hope to see you next time we're in Florida :)
  • Shannon V. Dec 11, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    We had such an amazing time working with Kayla! She was very professional and easy to work with. She completed our photos in a very timely manner and they were beautiful. She has a crisp and stylish eye! I would highly recommend her for family portraits (which is what we had) and will definitely be booking with her again in the future.
  • Debbie E. Apr 14, 2012
    Verified Review
    Kayla was very easy to work with; she replied to emails in a timely manner, had very reasonable prices and will provide us with what we wanted (a dvd of all the pictures she took, plus she will edit her favorites for us). On the day of the "photo shoot", Kayla was on time, friendly and very calm! She was working with a very large and diverse family group (22 people ranging from 6 to 60+), and she managed to meet all of our needs - whole group, smaller groups, individuals...Throughout it all, Kayla was very upbeat and encouraging. We're looking forward to seeing the pictures early next week!

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure the photographer you hire is in love with their job and their work. Many photographers only do it as a hobby, or it's not their true talent or calling in life. Hiring someone like that means that you will not get the most for your hard earned money and you'll likely be disappointed with your images. Also be sure that your photographer has quality equipment and offers high-res photos that you can print on your own. Don't let anyone hold your photos hostage! We photographers may take the photos and they are part of our portfolios, but at the end of the day the images are yours alone. The process of receiving them should be easy and stress free.