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"Capturing Moments, Creating Memories: Your South Bend Photography Specialist"

Welcome to my corner of the visual world! I'm Kayla Holdread, a passionate photographer with an artistic journey that spans over 18 wonderful years. What started as a spark of curiosity has evolved into a full-blown love affair with the art of freezing time through my lens. For the past 8 years, I've dedicated myself fully to this craft, turning my passion into a thriving profession.

Nestled in the heart of downtown South Bend, Indiana, my studio is not just a physical space but a realm of creativity and emotion. Here, I specialize in crafting visual stories for life's most precious moments – from the radiant glow of maternity and the delicate innocence of newborns, to the joyous milestones that shape families and the eternal promise of weddings.

Speaking of families, my own is a driving force behind my dedication. As a proud parent of three incredible boys, they are the inspiration that fuels my relentless pursuit of excellence. It's their smiles, laughter, and the shared experiences that remind me why every shot matters – a captured moment becomes a memory that lasts a lifetime.

And speaking of weddings, love has been a constant theme in my life. After 12 beautiful years of togetherness, my partner and I are finally stepping into the next chapter of our journey, united in marriage. It's a testament to the enduring power of love and commitment, something I aim to reflect in every frame I capture.


But let's not forget about our furry companions who make life all the more colorful. Our cat, who thinks it's a dog, brings unexpected charm to our days, while our dog doubles as my personal trainer, demanding walks and playtime that often lead to my best creative breakthroughs.


One of the unique aspects that define my photography is my deep connection with nature. I firmly believe that the outdoors are an essential part of the human experience, and I strive to incorporate the beauty of the natural world into every shot. Whether it's the soft glow of golden hour sunlight, the vibrant colors of a blooming garden, or the serene backdrop of a tranquil landscape, nature adds a layer of authenticity and wonder to my work.


Through my lens, I seek to immortalize the authenticity of life – the candid moments, the unguarded emotions, the quiet interactions that make our stories uniquely ours. Every click is an endeavor to encapsulate the intangible: the love, the connection, and the fleeting instances that make life extraordinary.

So whether you're a couple stepping into forever, a family marking the passage of time, or an individual embracing life's transformations, I'm here to ensure your memories are not just preserved, but elevated to art, with a touch of the natural world woven in. Join me in this visual adventure, where every photograph is a testament to life's beauty, love's depth, and the incredible stories that weave us all together."


Behind the scene at a wedding

Published Work


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