Artistry and storytelling

About Kay Kroshus
Detail shot of wedding flowers from Kay Kroshus
On paper, my name is KayLynne, but you can call me Kay!

I am someone who feels deeply and loves intensely. You'll find me with tears in my eyes over the nostalgia of a Subaru commercial and a genuine smile on my face with every kind word or gesture I encounter. I live for life's little glimmers and moments of connection.

I'll be honest, I've had times in my life when I felt my emotions were a curse, but I have come to appreciate them and realize they're my superpower.

It certainly is what has led me to such a fulfilling career. Your wedding is so much more than just a celebration. It's a rare occasion when families joyously gather together. It's a time when those most important in our lives express what we mean to them. It's the day two people begin a marriage — what I would argue is the most fulfilling and humbling partnership we can experience in this life.

Your wedding will truly be the best day! My job is to capture all the beauty and the emotions felt so you can experience them over and over again for years to come. The importance of that role is not lost on me, and I'd be honored to take it on for you!

- Kay
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Hey there,

For over a decade, I’ve had the privilege of documenting hundreds of incredible couples, as they celebrate their love and commitment. 

Each wedding I photograph seamlessly alongside my husband, Derek. A dynamic duo in life and weddings, Derek and I take pride in our ability to combine our unique strengths in creating a memorable experience and genuine photographs for our couples

Founder, Photographer

Finds joy in small moments of connection. Slow mornings. Nature walks. Deep conversations. Family.

Photographers Kay and Derek Kroshus

Optimist. Outdoor enthusiast. Budding chef. Knows everything about everything. Always telling a joke.

Kind words
Wedding photography in Lake Tahoe forest

They made us feel so comfortable, confident and we built an immediate connection. Most importantly, we had FUN together. They offered endless support, advice, and guidance and through the whole day. We felt confident in their ability to capture our special moments. These are memories that will last a lifetime and we are just SO THANKFUL for the moments they were able to capture. If you are lucky enough to have the chance to work with them, DO IT!!!"

- Nick & Meadow
Bride and groom on a dock in Lake Tahoe

Working with Kay was the best decision we made for our wedding. We cannot wait to work with her again in the future, for family photos, my husband said (and I agree) that’s a non-negotiable!”

- Kristi & Garrett
Wedding in Lake Tahoe

From the very beginning, Kay made us feel confident that we were making the right decision by hiring her. One worry we had when searching for a photographer was finding someone who could who could adequately photograph both my husband and I (he is black and I'm white, which can make correct exposure difficult). Kay explained the process and put us at ease. Her kind demeanor and knowledge of photography made us feel comfortable and, quite frankly, she made us look like pros! You won't be disappointed with your photos or the quality of service from this amazing photographer.”

- Kayla & Radell
Wedding party at the West Shore Café in Lake Tahoe

My husband and I are not the type to love individual photoshoots and we find ourselves pretty awkward when we need to pose - Kay made us feel so comfortable. She flew through our family photos (which was a big ask with how many people we tried to organize) with ease and I'm not sure how she did it, but everyone is looking, eyes open & looks good in the photos, which is rare. Kay really took the time to get to know us as a couple and captured our day perfectly."

- Megan & Graydon
Wedding couple in the fields near Lake Tahoe

I cannot say enough good things about her and could not be happier with our decision to hire her and her husband, Derek! From our first interactions in booking, to our first actual meeting at our engagement photo session, Kay made us feel so comfortable and confident. She is so sweet and kind and makes you feel like you’ve been friends for ages! She is so great at guiding and encouraging organic movements, so you’ll get the traditional photos you want but also sweet and raw moments. All of our photos turned out SO BEAUTIFUL and we are so, so happy!”

- Heather & Davis
A bride on her wedding day in Lake Tahoe

Kay is so sweet and easy to work with. She took beautiful in the moment shots that we will cherish forever. I also love the way she edits. Booking her and Derek was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding."

- Kylie & Nick
Wedding couple waving from a dock in Lake Tahoe

She has a relaxed and easy-going demeanor, allowing the wedding photography to seamlessly blend into the background. At the same time, she made sure to attend to all of our requests and exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Kay highly enough and believe she is a true talent in the wedding photography industry.”

- Lauren & JP