KAYLA MANN

Why do I shoot nude? 

Like I need a reason to photograph babes in the nude. But I'll give you one: 

Every time a girl takes the plunge to do a boudy shoot with me it brings the ability to hopefully alter or add to that girls outlook on why she’s there. Many girls (not all) come into my sessions thinking “I’ve never felt this good, I want to have it captured”. Maybe they’ve been on a diet, working hard at the gym, or simply living a little better and are feeling good about it. How we perceive ourselves in this day and age usually starts with what we physically see in the mirror, whether that’s a positive change, a comparison to something she pinned that day on Pinterest, or she feels on par for a split second with that ”do-nothing bitch” she follows on Instagram. None the less, this is where some of my stories start (consciously or subconsciously, whether they want to admit it or not) 


The goal of my sessions is to give everyday girls something to be proud of, comparative to the “social norm” that they see day to day. It is to show them that these girls they follow on instagram are no different than most of them, and that the only difference is your self-esteem is actually HIGHER than these girls of whom need third party accreditation in the form of likes from creepy men and 13 year olds half way across the world that are appreciating the free porn these girls are providing them. Beyond the mirror selfie, remember how much you have to offer as a person. And sure, nobody can see that from our average instagram posts where my entire 5’ body is the length of one of those hoes app-lengthened legs, but some people do know what you have to offer, and damnit some of them appreciate that. And, you know what? Their appreciation for you as a person means so much more than the noted above ‘likers’. 


Some may be thinking, but don’t you have an instagram of which you post your half-naked girls to? Yes, haters, I do. Lets keep this in context though. I’m promoting healthy women in a very different context. I’m trying to break that wall down for the women who feel below what seems to have become the required online average female. I’m simply showing that these hunnies followed by millions don’t have anything on us girls who fuck with life harder, on our own dollar, at our own pace, for our own happiness. 


When a woman walks into my sessions, whether she’s thinking these thoughts or not, my job is to dig deeper. My job isn’t just to get the best angles and give her a glimpse of pride for a moment. My job is to help build this woman, feed her the confidence she deserves, and reinstate in her mind that she’s doing this because she is a depiction of her hard work, dedication, and happiness... whether she is in the best of shape or not. I photograph comfort ability, happiness, contentment, sexiness, confidence and greater things than your actual tits and ass. I’m photographing a work-in-progress, a woman who is constantly evolving and gaining. My job is to build another step on that ladder for her to continue. I’m not the dreamworker, I’m just spreading the positive vibes we lack in this overrun society of unpaid models flaunting their shit and making us feel like sacks of St Tropez-deprived world citizens. Think about the amount of people you had access to 10 years ago. These people still existed, the ability to see it just wasn’t as available. Out of sight, out of mind mami! 


My job is to give a girl a little spice, probably the way I feel when I’m prancing around my room in the morning to some Tory Lanez in my underwear acting bougie as fuck. Your reasoning for working with me should be for none other than what gives you that ultimate feeling of happiness/confidence.


Continue to find happiness where ever you reside in the world and within your own life. Stop comparing yourself, your life, your outlook to what is spot-subjectively presented through someone’s ‘best-moments album’ online. Focus on your own life, focus on upgrading you from where you were yesterday. As someone who has felt caught up in getting out of a small town to “be something”, trying to have the most glamorous life, wheeling that bruh with the perfect abs and smile but no fucking personality, and seeking that job that would one day pay the most but only to buy things that you won't even have the proper time to appreciate anyway because your lame job is life. You know how many times I get asked “You’re an accountant? WHY? You’re NOT an accountant” Bitch, just because I want to run my own finances, be knowledgeable about tax planning, know how to run my own shit, as WELL as a full fledged businesses in case I plan to run one one day does not make me a boring person who has settled in life. I have a plan, and it’s about to pop off over the next 60 years. Step off it. 


Practice balance… because balance is key and moderation isn’t always just a restriction. Practice positivity…. because not only will that benefit you, but every single person around you. Finally, practice contentment, because as great as it is to have goals and evolve, you will never ultimately reach happiness if you keep thinking you don’t have and that it’s still waiting for you around the corner. 



So let's work.


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