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I am a specialist in capturing you, as your truest self, in your safest space.


Hey hi,

I’m Kaihla Tonai



Life feels at its fullest when we are given the unrestricted, whole-hearted permission to be ourselves. Over the course of the last decade, I’ve learned first hand how disheartening it can be to not be given the space to be who we truly know ourselves to be. This realization has since been the very foundation of my business.

I am an educator and a freelance photographer specializing in elopements and couples.

I believe that by giving my couples the honest space to feel comfortable with yourselves and the relationship that you share, is the only way to capture still images that truly emote the safe dwelling space that you both have found within the arms of one another. 

Kaihla Tonai x Emily Oud

OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS HERE, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Click the button below to read more about our plans + what’s included!

Being a part of the Stripped Down Sessions is a way for you to harness your own resiliency and come back home to why you started this  to begin with. You don’t need the answers, you need the tools, which is why this isn’t a learning opportunity that you’re going to find elsewhere in Canada. We’re fighting to teach against grain because you need to hear what we have to say.



My Free




Yes, you read that right.

I’ve created a coloured Lightroom preset that I use on the majority of my work, and I want to give you free access to being able to use it too.


Photographers, are you struggling to build content that reflects your brand?


Quick + create posing prompts list

Download my Latest Freebie

Want to up your posing game? I’ve created a FREE bullet point list of quick + creative couple’s posing prompts that you can integrate into your next session - input your email address down below for immediate access to your freebie!