We had the good fortune of connecting with Kayla Loreth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kayla, you love what you do. It’s clear to anyone who knows you. Why and what about your work do you love so much?
As a parent, time flies by so quickly when it comes to watching my daughter grow up, so photos have been such an important part of my life for years. I love being able to capture the sweetest memories for my clients, whether it be for an engagement, celebrating a pregnancy, or just annual family photos, I feel joy knowing that they’ll be looking at these images and cherishing them for years to come. I get to meet a lot of wonderful people in this industry, between fellow photographers, vendors and clients, I’ve been very blessed to get to know them along the way.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most proud of my drive. I’ve never been in a position where I felt like I was 100% on the right track until I began my photography business. I worked full time in accounting and never thought I’d make the jump from side hustle to career but after years of putting it on the back burner I figured it was time to make the leap. As terrifying as it was, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have a great clientele base, some who have become friends, some feel like family. I get to celebrate their victories with them and cheer for them on the sidelines. I’m most excited about learning new things, you never stop learning in this industry. Looking back at my own personal growth over the years has pushed me to focus on bettering myself and my brand that much more.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Oh wow. Only a week?! San Diego has SO MUCH culture. I’m a big foodie so give me allllll the restaurants! Obviously a local taco shop (duh) for some carne asada tacos or maybe a Cali burrito. Lunch at Bo Beaus or Farmers Table in La Mesa is a must. Maybe a trip down to Coronado for some beachside fish tacos and a cocktail at the Taco Shack at the Del. I could spend all day there in one of their beach club loungers by the shore! Dinner will absolutely have to be Sushi Deli 3 or Tajima in Kearny Mesa. Iskimo is a must have for desert. For a night out, Raised by Wolves is FABULOUS and makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time, 10/10 would recommend! I could fill this whole interview talking about food but I digress haha Balboa park is a wonderful way to check out some local museums, I can easily get lost at Ruben H. Fleet for hours. Cabrillo National Monument and Old Town are absolute must sees. And if you don’t get sea sick, you have to go whale watching or do a sea cave kayak tour (thank me later) We can’t forget about our lovely zoo and wild animal park. As season pass holders, we spend a majority of our free time wishing we were on a safari in Africa!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My daughter and my boyfriend have been amazing cheerleaders throughout the last couple years. They’ve pushed me to build my business and my brand into what it is today and I’m very thankful to have such a supportive family!
Family photo by Twig and Olive Photography