Happy Autumnal Equinox friends! As we head into #fall you can really feel the changes in daylight hours and morning temperatures, but we still haven’t turned on the heater at home 😁 We all know #winteriscoming though!
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Hello friends! 👋It's been a hot minute since you've seen my face on this page, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about the lady behind the lens 📷. I am Leyla and this is my loving family. 👨👩👦👦I am surrounded by boys, snot and dirt with many sprinkles of ❤️. I am a California soul with spicy Latin roots and Love emojis! I've always been a creative mind and have always been driven towards the arts and culture. I grew up in Los Angeles and later moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB. I majored in Film Studies and really got a burning passion for capturing life and time. I met my now husband in Santa Barbara and we will celebrate 18 years together next May. You could say we are an old married couple who support each other till the end! We lived in Austin for a very Hot Hot 🔥minute and later moved to Santa Cruz, where I truly call this place home. I love my family and want to spend as much time as possible with my children so I have committed myself to a career in photography, helping others cherish and value their memories. Children grow so quick and I am #blessed to be able to spend time with mine while focusing on a career that challenges my creative needs. I love yoga, scary movies and a good bottle of bubbly 🍾 sometimes maybe 🍾🍾 😉! I enjoy me some mindless television to unwind from a long day. Your turn!!! Is there a human behind your little squares? Tell me about you and how you found me! And as always thank you for the support!❤️🙌🏻#leylakuhnphotography#instalikealadyboss#santacruzphotographer#santacruzmamaphotographer#instalikealadyboss#santacruzlifestylephotographer @leylakuhnphotography
Here’s two things I don’t post often: a #throwbackthursday item and a photo of myself. In this group #portrait from the 1990’s, from left: Barbara Crawford, Sarah Gist, Seraphina Landgrebe and me in back😁 This was at @chaminaderesort for a meeting of the officers and board members of an organization known as The Professional Photographers of The Monterey Bay Area, which was an affiliate of #ppa Professional Photographers of America. Seraphina was the president at the time and the rest of us were on the board of directors. PPMBA was disbanded many years ago, but I still occasionally see some of the great folks I met there, who are still in the business of making photo-art!
Oh my! He had me at his first dimpled smile! .
My next Petite Baby Sessions are scheduled for October 6th. 2 openings 10 and 11. Perfect for older baby who is sitting up on their own with little assistance. Wardrobe and styling provided $75 is the creative fee and required to hold the session spot. Message me for more info on our current pricing for a la Carte products.
This is my sister. She is the one that helps me with most my photo shoots these days. I started off as a family portrait photographer, but stumbled upon fitness photography. I was really into anatomy and human mechanics so I played around with Muay Thai photos. She was the first to notice my work and from there we became Resilience. Resilience is a brand she came up with so I decided to co-collaborate with her until that day happens. It's funny sometimes how you start off doing one thing and it turns into another. Follow her @sinde2 and for my personal account check out @andyhtu
Soon I will overcome this tough 2017 year just trying to build my name. I can't wait to see what 2018 has to offer. I'm pretty sure it will be another tough obstacle to overcome. Possibly even harder for various reasons.
I've been thinking about ways to get my work published so I could get more exposure and I had @adelsonmedia come along and helped me out, sharing me tips on how he was able to get noticed.
"I used to think it was impossible too, but I was wrong...You have to take it one step at a time and have faith in yourself, and amazing things can happen!" -Shannon Adelson @adelsonmedia . Although only words, those words give you hope and hope is a strong thing to have. Thank you for the advice you gave me today Shannon!
"Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out ..... chase that ." @_jamie_sterling_
There's no one I'm more comfortable shooting with than Jamie, but now her arms are bigger than mine and that makes me very uncomfortable Jamie. Ahem.. 😱
Looks like I'll be chasing bigger arms soon. 😂😅 Then bigger legs when I meet @beatriiice in a few weeks. This girl redefines fit!
Looking forward to my next shoot and looking forward to meeting new people. Send me a DM. Jamie tell them I'm a nice guy! Just kidding 😂
I'm working hard to try and get my clients more value when working with me so I'm trying to figure out what I could do to make everyone happy so I can have a successful career in this field. What I notice is that people on here tend to value a bigger following, so I've been focused on finding ways to help them build their followers because doesn't all of us love to be loved? 👌❤️
Growth is something I'm still learning so grow with me.
Photographer: @resilience.pictures by @andyhtu
Photo Assistant: @sinde2
Bronzed from head to toe by @blushboutiquemh
So so much fun during my last Santa Cruz trip. I have just ONE more spot for this Sundays mini dance sessions. I will not be back in Santa Cruz until December so don't miss out.
Video by the best @awortzdesign 😍
ft dancers @mia_trujillo_ @littlelondon17 @missscarlettdancer @kealani_ballet @ellareesdance ✨
It's time, once again, for Expressive Photographics Fabulous Fall Portraits! Contact us to learn more and start planning for your best-ever Family Portraits. You'll also get $75 credit towards your print order, when you book by December 15th and mention this post! $50 additional credit when a friend referred by you books their session 😄
#BrideTip actually write down your vows. Not only will this help with the nerves of trying to remember but it's such a lovely keepsake. Wouldn't it be nice to revisit them on your anniversary? Check out my website for more free tips for brides!
2 Bottles, a backpack, some sandwiches and a gorilla pod to take some selfies. Wait, who's taking my photo? 😱😱 Ready to take my shirt off and do some spiritual kung fu stuff in the waterfall and practice the crane kick.
This is a throwback to a few years ago when I was still in great health and doing a lot of exploring. I've gotten in really good shape lately though, now I am a perfectly round ball.
I didn't realize how bad I've fallen until I went to the gym today. After 5 minutes of jumping rope I was hyper ventilating. 1 set of squats and I felt like a gummy worm trying to stand up. .
So this is #burneyfalls in Burney, California, a very beautiful and accessible waterfall right from the start. I'd love to go back here during the winter and see this whole thing frozen up.
Ready to go hiking again? @sinde2 @steven_vu_ @chris_topho (what have you been up to?) .
I've been watching too much @drfitness702 videos and reading too much @d_hamfit inspirations.
Maybe time to rejoin Planet Granite and start climbing and snatching again to get ready!
Then I read @scottygordoneats 's reviews.... and I think, naw....let's grab a pizza and Glazed Donut Fried Chicken Burger. 😅😂👍👌
Caption from Erin B. @radical_acceptance_fitness
Quoted from Erin B. "Life isn't always about finding yourself. More often than not, it's about discovering who God created you to be." -- David A.R. White ❤️
....even if the road is tough, there's an inner feeling of peace when I'm on the path that God intended for me. Depression, intense anxiety, desperation and impatience are cues that I have made a wrong turn. I think one of the things that I have appreciated the most on my journey of bodybuilding for NPC Bikini is the discovery of how much is still below the surface. At 40 (almost 41), I feel like I've just begun to arrive at the potential of who I can be in this life. I am blessed and grateful. ❤️" 💬 💬
I'm very thankful to have met Erin. She was a very kind person and also every encouraging. Give her a follow and get to know her. 👍 .
Photographer: @resilience.pictures @andyhtu
Here's to wondrous walks into the woods❤️ Whether it's with someone close to your heart, or in solitude, #nature will always bestow her gifts of peace and wonders. I am definitely #grateful to live, work and play in an area of so many excellent opportunities to be immersed in the amazing presence of wild nature. This image is from an #engagementsession in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Yesterday was an excellent example of what any local knows... #autumn 🍁 brings our best weather here in #coastalcalifornia 😁 Here at #franklinpoint near Pescadero, on the #slowcoast the Pacific was like a big peaceful lake and temps felt like 80 degrees most of the afternoon. We also saw several humpback whales here and at Waddell Beach!
💬 Bonnie is our purple velvet wonderland with purple skies that turns grey and water that grows cold.
A beautiful cold purple day with Bonnie, Lisa and a cold shoulder top under purple Chelsea sky. Have I confused you yet? Let me know if I had too much to drink.
Looking forward to our next shoot! .
Photographer: @resilience.pictures @andyhtu
Photo Assistant: @sinde2