Hey there, I'm Kaleigh!

Hi friend! I'm Kaleigh and I'm so glad you're here! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in the Cedar Rapids, IA area.

After a 12 year career dog grooming, I decided to hang up my scissors and clippers and exchange them for a camera and some lenses.

I love getting to work with all kinds of people and listening to your story during your session. I want to make sure you feel take care of and walk away saying, "I'm so glad we made the investment, it was SO worth it!"

One of my favorite things about photography is meeting new people who quickly become friends.

The Passion

The experience I strive to provide are filled with high-energy, movement and lots of laughs. I honestly just love getting to know you.

I truly believe a session is so much more than capturing a beautiful photo, but more about making memories and how you feel during the time we spend together.


Experience More

I'm not just a photographer who takes photos, I also care about the experience you have with me from the moment we meet until your final gallery delivery. I hope to carry a legacy that showcases the moments most precious to you.

These are my people:

a little back story:

I met my person, Jason in college. Specifically our story began on a bus ride while on a college field trip where we quickly realized we had a lot in common and it didn't take me long to know I wanted to go on a date with this guy.

Fast forward 12 years later and we have planted roots in eastern Iowa and built a life with our two beautiful kiddos, Waylon and Rosemary and of course, our first babies; Benji (morkie) and Bella (cavashon).

Before going full-time in my business, I was a dog groomer for 12 years. My passion has always been with animals, dogs specifically, but once our son was born I found myself documenting every detail, road trip, family walk and backyard play time. I invested in my old but new hobby and got a decent first camera. A lot of practice and patience later I wanted to go even further and started this business I am so proud of.

behind the scenes

I spend a lot of my time with my family, we love to explore parks near and far, bake together with my oldest and play board games. We are also big into family movie nights in our basement 'theatre', filled with popcorn and m&m's.

peek into my everyday

I start my day with a hot breakfast and of course, hot coffee, sometimes iced, but 98% of the time hot. I love to cycle, so I do my best to get on my spin bike a few times a week. During the morning I work on my business, editing sessions or weddings and planning sessions for the upcoming months.

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Places to shop

Target... are we surprised?

tv show

Below Deck.. I love a good drama fest

places i've been

Costa Rica + 19 U.S. States

chick fil a order

Spicy Chicken Deluxe + Waffle Fries

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Popcorn + Twizzlers


Sunflower + Peonies

scooters drink

Iced Carmelicious + Cold Foam

Adult drink

Lime Moscow Mule

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Mauve or Yellow


Old Country + 2000's Alternative




Nashville, TN

Dancing with your littles is such a moment to capture, I love having this memory with them :)

the love is real, check out what my fave people have to say!

Vaske Family

"We were so excited to work with her! She is absolutely a natural behind the camera, talented with positioning, so easy to work with, kind and patient… You won’t regret choosing Kaleigh for your photography needs for any special occasion!"

Schultz Family

"Kaleigh is phenomenal! Not only is her work great, she knows what she is doing, and she is super great with children! My daughter is very shy, literally no one can crack a smile from her, Kaleigh had zero problems! We are beyond obsessed with Christmas photos!"

Nitcher Family

"She made the experience fun and relaxed while ensuring we got all the of the shots we wanted. Kaleigh has a great eye for positioning her subjects and isn't afraid to be hands on to make sure everyone is posed correctly and looking their best. We are definitely coming back for our next family pictures!"

Hannah + Nicholas

"Kaleigh was wonderful to work with and gets so many great shots in a short amount of time! I love my pictures and can’t stop looking at them! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Kaleigh!"