Thistlemint Studios
McMinnville, OR
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About The photographer


coffee connoisseur, dog mama, Queen of D.I.Y., photographer...

You might think writing about yourself is as easy as pie, but news-flash it's actually quite a challenge. I'm not one to brag about myself but I know from past experiences it's always best to know the person behind the camera. So here goes nothin'! My name is Kailyn (pronounced kay-lin), I live with my wonderful boyfriend in the cutest little town of McMinnville, just south of Portland, Oregon. I am a mama to my adorable and trouble-making puppy, Sadie Blue. I have a weakness for flowers, iced coffee, and of course Pinterest. In my spare time I enjoy reading fun books, organizing our home, and binge-watching The Office, Greys Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, or The Ranch. 

real moments, captured to last a lifetime...

About my work, capturing precious moments of clients is what makes my heart sing. It could be as simple as two friends laughing about a silly inside joke, or the first look between a couple before their wedding, or maybe even a graduate showing off his or her customized cap. Our lives are filled with 'little moments', the ones that we wish we could take a mental picture of, and I love documenting those for my clients to hold on to for the rest of their lives.

bright, timeless, simple...

When it comes to 'style' I lean more towards simple and bright. I am a true believer that photo's should last a lifetime, and portray the happiness and joy I love capturing in my clients. I work with as much natural lighting as mother nature will allow, and love keeping colors original and, well... colorful!

  Photo taken by the lovely    Haley Swinth

Photo taken by the lovely Haley Swinth

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Let's get in touch...

I love answering any questions I receive, and getting creative with shoots. Please don't hesitate to send a quick email or text for inquiries and ideas you may have. I also don't mind grabbing a cup of coffee for a quick meet up to discuss any visions or plans for photo sessions!