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Kaia Calhoun Photography


This site is all about my journeys as a professional photographer in Madison. But first and foremost I am Kaia. Kaia means “Earth” in Norwegian and I live up to that by tree hugging, dog loving, and nature walking.  My first word was “happy,” I still love to jump in puddles, I strive to live simply and self-sustainably, and my favorite color is yellow.  I’m married to a stunningly handsome, ridiculously talented, and intensely loving musician husband. We have a spunky baby girl (see more of her HERE), two furry children (see more of them HERE), and we all live happily ever after in a house on a hill in the land of southern Wisconsin.

I am a photographer bent on capturing the uniqueness in life.  I strive to serve my clients lovingly, creating a series of memories they can cherish forever, and making them my forever friends.  I shoot honest photography – real people, real colors, and real life.

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My primary photographic endeavors are weddings, senior portraits, boudoir, newborns, and family photography (especially in the fall).  I offer many gorgeous products ranging from prints, to albums, to wall art products and more, but I particularly love creating my custom designed Coffee Table Albums with my clients.

The images below are from one of my favorite sessions.  In reality, I tend to love every session I do!  This one was a little special because whenever I get ideal weather and lighting I'm as happy as can be!

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Upon arriving at our Milton High School senior photography location we glanced at the storm clouds looming just out of reach and hoped for the best.  I’m glad we stuck with our shoot time though because such dramatic weather makes for such beautiful scenery and lighting!

For her pictures Rachel chose to feature her prom dress, cheerleading uniform, a classy black dress for her yearbook photo, and a pale pink sweater that has now made it into three generations of senior portraits!

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What I loved about this session was Rachel’s natural model-like abilities, the changing dramatic weather, the cool niches we found around Milton High School, and the wardrobe Rachel chose.  Rachel was so sweet, gung-ho, and easy to pose.  She naturally fell into these poses with little to no instruction and I loved it!  I could have photographed this girl all night long! I am so excited about these pictures!

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