It's a proven fact that I could make friends with anyone AND I'm really freakin' loud behind the camera so 99.99999999% of people who step in front of my lens know just how happy I am to be capturing them. *insert crying eyes emoji here*
Hey, I'm Kayla Esparza!!!!! I'm a 27 year old Seattle Based Wedding Photographer who is a tequila lovin', extroverted, down for a good time, full time wife & mama. AND I'M SO STOKED THAT YOU FOUND ME!!!!! If you've gotten this far, you're really trying to figure out if I'm the photographer for you -- AND I LOVE THAT. I love that because I truly value being close with my clients. I don't just show up and photograph your wedding, I want to give you an entire experience!!
So let's dive in and I'll tell you what it's like having me as your wedding photographer!
Hiring a talented photographer for your wedding day is only half the job. When you hire myself, or my associates - you're not only hiring a pack of highly trained professionals who are truly talented in their craft, but you're hiring creatives who care and go the extra mile. My entire mission and goal when working with my couples, is to not just show up to your wedding day with my camera. There are hours of planning that go into your timeline, emails, helping you pick locations and outfits for your engagement photos, coaching you through every single pose, hitting the bars after your session to share some tequila and tacos (only if you want to hehe), becoming besties with all your friends and family, holding momma's hand when she can't stop crying watching you with your person, carrying your train, helping you pee in your dress, taking selfies together, planning future trips with ya'll so we can see each other again and truly taking any and all stress off your plate on your wedding day, and the days leading up!
You're going to have a million and one things on your mind come your wedding day, and the LAST thing you should be concerned or thinking about is wether or not your photos & film are coming out good or not. Trust me when I say...my throat hurts at the end of every wedding day because of how much talking I do from behind the camera!!!! I'M LITERALLY YOUR HYPE WOMEN, AIGHT!??!? SO LETS FREAKIN' DO THIS.
The last think you should be worried about is wondering how to 'pose' or what to do in front of the camera. You'll be feeling like a straight up vogue model by the end of your wedding night!!!!! SO WHAT DO YOU SAY!?! Let's become besties, capture your love, make magic, take shots of tequila, and truly celebrate the most amazing day of your life in the most colorful & joyful way possible!!!!!!
The average investment cost is $6,000 for photo only packages & $9,500 for photo & video packages.
I believe your memories are invaluable. Not only is your wedding day important to you, but it's important to ME which is why I do everything in my power to ensure you enjoy your dream day. After 10 years plus in the wedding industry, I've always put my couples memories as my priority. From how I capture your day, all the way to how I protect your images after your big day is over. Hiring an expert is SO important when it comes to your wedding day. The last thing you want is hiring your 'friend' and losing a portion (or all) of your wedding photos (I hate to say it, but I've heard so many horror stories!)
You have been planning your day for months or years, and you deserve to enjoy it. You shouldn't have to be worried about someone else (aka your wedding photographer) - you deserve to sit back, relax, party, and ENJOY your day with as little stress as possible, and thats part of the experience you get when you hire myself or my team. With me, you're not just hiring an expert, but a friend who's going to help you through the entire day and help you have the BEST TIME.
Q: When will I get to see my wedding collection?
A: According to the date of your wedding, and our agreed contract, your wedding day collection will be ready before or no later than 12 weeks past your wedding date. I always aim to get everything back to you even sooner! This will all depend on my schedule/travel schedule!!
Q: What are ‘bridals’?
A: This is also a modern day bridal tradition where you and your groom have your first look BEFORE the wedding. Not just before your ceremony, this can be days, weeks or months in advance to your wedding. Bridals allow for an entire 2-3 hour session in your wedding attire up in the mountains, snow, a huge field, wherever you can imagine basically!! Bridals are a great option for brides and grooms who don’t have a good venue for photos, or who simply want more romantics and just want to go on a grand adventure!! What's really fun is that you would be able to print out photos from your Bridal session and have them displayed at your ceremony + reception. Depending on your package, bridals are included if you choose to partake in this new tradition, and if it’s not in your package, it can be easily added on!!!
Q: Will I get to pick my wedding photos that get edited?
A: This is like opening up your Christmas presents on Easter to me!! While some photographers allow you to pick and choose which photos you’d like edited, I truly believe you’ve hired me for my expertise, eye, and style. When I first look through your wedding collection, I pick and choose which photos are telling the story, have emotion, raw genuine smiles or tears, that are in focus, and that the composition is perfect. You can trust me to pick and choose the absolute best photos to add to you final edits.
Q: How do I know if the lighting will be good or not during my romantics/family/ceremony photos?
A: Lucky for us, this is a simple problem that can be fixed in my post processing (all that crazy editing I do!). The only exception is harsh light with zero shade to hide in. This is usually more of an issue with my California weddings, and not my Washington State weddings ;). Either way, you hired an over experienced gal with knowledge in both situations. I will say that it’s better to photograph your romantics, bridal party photos, and family photos before the sunshine is up in the sky (usually between 1:30pm - 3:00pm).
Q: I’m really nervous to be in front of the camera, I hate getting my picture taken.
A: ME TOO. No actually though. I hate being in the front of the camera! So I can totally relate!! Getting you out of your comfort zone is as easy as 1, 2 & 3. I’d like to think of myself as a super bubbly, and outgoing photographer who strives to make sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera. How do I do it? I don’t just want to be your wedding photographer, but your best friend! Making that connection with my clients is so important to me, because I want to capture your absolute most genuine smiles, laughter and tears. Not your typical ‘smile for the camera’ photo. Just know that we’re going to have a lot of fun!!!
- molly and seth
- sharon and yocanan
- Pierce and Annemarie
- Robert & Shanley
- Zach and nichole
-sam and joey
-alyssa and riley
-Rachell and austen
-Rachael and jeffrey
-liza and austin
- joe and jess