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Today we’d like to introduce you to Kayana Scales.  

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My name is Kayana and I run a photography page called Kayana Kaptures/K Scales Photography. I’ve been shooting pictures since August of 2019 but my love of photography started way before that. As a teenager, I was also so eager to be behind the camera instead of in front. I would say being shy had to do with that, haha. I remember applying and interviewing for a photographer position at JC Penney when I was like 16. I didn’t get the job. I was a bit devastated but I didn’t let that stop me. It wasn’t until I moved to Atlanta, GA that I saw someone actually start their photography business from the ground up. That motivated me enough to know that I can make my dream reality. This was in 2018 and despite me waiting a year later to purchase my first digital camera, I knew from that day on I wasn’t gonna hold back any longer. I love to make people feel good through my art. I love how I see things through my lens. They say with practice, you’ll get better and this is the type of hobby that deserves a lot of time dedicated too. I don’t shoot for monetary purposes but I always say one day I’ll make a million dollars off of this here camera. I shoot because it gives me a deeper feeling that no other hobby has. It calms me down. I just don’t like to shoot butterflies and pretty skies but anything that I can. I respect the people who view my art and those that would like me to take their pictures. I’m still starting out so I have a lot to accomplish. I know I would be a little bigger if the COVID pandemic didn’t hit, but I’m grateful because it allowed me to focus on local shots. I hope to never put my camera down anytime soon. P.R.I.D.E. got me to where I am today (Pride, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Enthusiasm) I’m resilient so I’ll never back down. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Like I’ve previously mentioned how when the pandemic hit, I was just getting noticed from out of towners, such as models, artists, and other talent agencies. I was invited to be a guest and later performer at this nationwide showcase but it was postponed indefinitely due to the widespread of the COVID virus. I was so bummed out and felt like I couldn’t do a lot with my photography since I mainly travel. I was working during the whole pandemic and didn’t make any time for my photography. I went through a phase where I didn’t think I would have the passion again to shoot. But when I had close relatives ask me to shoot their family pictures, birthday parties, etc. I knew I still had it in me to continue with what I started. If I can make at least one person feel at least half of how I feel, when I take their pictures and send them their edits then I did my job correctly. That is all that matters. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a freelance photographer based out of northwest Ohio. When you search my name, Kayana Scales, my photography page will pop up. I have both an Instagram page, @kayanakaptures, and a Facebook page, K Scales Photography. I travel to showcase my photography as well as shoot locally. I am most proud of myself for not giving up my love of photography when I was at my lowest moment in life. My sense of style, editing, and broadcasting different types of photography styles sets me apart from others. I want to be so well known that when you see my art you automatically know it’s me without looking for my logo. You know that they “Let Kay Kapture Your Moment.” Because my first name starts with a K, I decided to spell capture with a K. That is something to point out. I kept my name in the title of my business so that it is original and to keep my family’s namesake. 

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Continue to be true to myself is the most important quality to my success. I work alone but as I grow my audience, I would want to hire an assistant photographer or even attend any workshops. I don’t want my success to get in the way of why I started this hobby out in the first place. It is for the love of the camera. 

Pricing:

  • $50/Hour: Basic shoot with no exclusion

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Image Credits
K Scales Photography
Kayana Kaptures

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1 Comment

  1. Tawana Barnett

    June 16, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    I love your work

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