I feel so lucky that in my job I get to meet the most down-to-earth fun and funky families and couples. I can't thank these folks enough for allowing me in to document a piece of their heaven. Here are some really lovely things they've said about their experience working with me:
 

The HUTCHISON Family

"Kyra is amazing. She weaves her spell, everyone relaxes, and then the magic happens...and then she captures it!"

 

The Harvey Family

"The magic in Kyra's work is that she has the extraordinary ability to find fantastic images without forcing them. She seeks to find the extraordinary in the ordinary and does so with ease. My daughter was instantly comfortable with Kyra which made for a wonderful shoot. I was impressed by her ability to observe my daughter, capture her in her world and to create subtle distractions to help direct the shoot. So often a photographer can take a stunning photo of your child but it is not necessarily a fair representation. Kyra was able to capture actions and expressions that were true to my child and our family."            

 

THE NOBLE FAMILY

Over my 20 year career in public relations I have worked with hundreds of photographers. Kyra has a talent rarley seen. Her ability to capture moments of love in a family is astounding. Her photos breathtaking.

 

The Douglas Family

"It is hard to put into words how exceptional Kyra is to work with.  She is easy, carefree and so natural with her camera.  Kyra is incredibly gifted and talented behind the lens - it is beyond comprehension how she is able to capture moments that would have otherwise been lost to the average photographer. She is pure magic and has an ease and approach that makes even the shiest of individuals feel comfortable.

A 'thank you' seems so insignificant to express to Kyra for capturing so many special moments over the last 3 years of our lives. We will cherish and (have) frame these beautiful moments and share our story through her gorgeous images."

 

The Smith Family

"...The kids keep asking if we can have her back to take more pictures. I think she's some kind of wizard... They LOVED her. I'd prepared all kids of bribes, but they really weren't necessary. I last about three minutes taking pictures of my kids before I run out of patience. I was in awe... She really is a brilliant photographer. Her approach is all about capturing connections between people rather than straight-on stares. Which I like, because none of my memories with my family involve us all lined up, staring straight ahead and wearing fake smiles."  

 

The Jacobson Family

"Kyra - {the photos} are magical. I simply cant believe that you have captured all those precious moments. I have one favourite after another. Thank you so much. I cant wait for the renovations to finish so I can blow these pictures up and hang them up in the halls. 

Thank you from the bottom of our heart <3"

 

The Roberts Family

 

"Kyra thank you sooooooo much for the images you did for our family. We really weren't sure about getting family shots done but are so glad we did. You made us all feel so comfortable - even when Roy was having a little melt down. The shots look so natural and really are “us”. I gave a large print to my mum and she loved it so much she cried. I cant wait to look back on these images when we are 100 and remember this crazy life!"

 

The Street family

"The thing that attracted us to Kyra’s work was the natural way she captured people and settings. Kyra did a prenatal and then post birth shoot for us for our second baby (pre-shoot outdoors and post at our home). The whole process was so easy/natural and her passion for photography and love for kids makes for a wonderful combination. We couldn’t be happier with the beautiful images she captured and how she presented them in our photo book. Highly, highly recommended."

 

The KOWALIUK FAMILY

"I had seen some of the photos Kyra had done for 3 separate friends and I knew immediately that I wanted her to take my maternity photos. Our maternity photos were done in the Chinese Gardens; Kyra recommended it after learning about how we had lived in Shanghai. What a beautiful location that was so thoughtfully selected and truly suited us as a couple. Being 8 months pregnant and deciding to take outdoor photos (what was I thinking?), Kyra made me look beautifully pregnant at a time when I couldn't appreciate it myself. I look at those photos now as a real celebration of our time in Asia and the start of our family. Soon after the birth of our daughter, Kyra came to our home to take newborn & family photos. In our hour with Kyra, our daughter was less than cooperative. But in our photos we all look so calm and loving. Kyra was so relaxed and knew exactly what to do to get the most unhappy baby girl to take the most spectacular photos. There is no one else I would have take my family photos. Kyra is a truly talented artist who is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her ultimate gift is her ability capture and create memories on camera." 

 

Mark & Ann Sophie

"The photos from our recent elopement session are beyond what we could have ever imagined. Kyra was just amazing in every way - she made us feel so relaxed. Everything about her and her directions were natural and genuine. Her way of photographing us made us feel connected instantly, and the results were the most authentic images I wouldn't have even thought possible. These photographs will be kept close to our hearts forever and will be a beautiful reminder of happy days full of love and laughter. We can't thank Kyra enough!"

 

The Dixit Family

"Kyra captured some wonderful moments for our daughter's newborn shoot. We loved her work so much that we did a subsequent family shoot with her are were thrilled with the photos. In particular, it was amazing how she got our very shy toddler to open up to her and perfectly reflected his personality in her pictures. We would love to work with Kyra on future family milestones."

 

THE HEMMINGWAY FAMILY

"Kyra gave us some beautiful photo memories of our two young children. They immediately connected with her. This was surprising as they are not normally so compliant with strangers but I think it was something about Kyra's manner and background that instantly put them at ease and thus enabled her to take some beautiful shots.

 

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Featured Artist on expatgogo.com, September 2015.

Featured image on Sham of the Perfect blog, "My Day at 4 O'Clock" Theme, 2015

Featured image on Sham of the Perfect blog, "Outside" Theme, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Finalist, Editor’s pick. 2010

MESD Photo of the Year Award-winning photographer. 2005

Publications: IM Malaysia, Time Out Malaysia, Expat Living Singapore, My Musical Chamber and Smithsonian Online Magazine.