"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
Vincent Van Gogh
A South Florida native, Kayla Mendez is a portrait and editorial photographer and content creator with a passion for creating authentic works of art. Her path to photography was not a straight one, rather she stumbled upon this creative career after a trip to South Asia and a new story to tell. Through photography, Kayla is able to bring her client’s vision to life in an authentic and minimalist style that has caught the eyes of brands and magazines such as Vogue Italia, Darling Magazine, H collective and many others. Her work has taken her all over the world to exotic locations such as India, Ethiopia and beyond.
Co-owner of Smpl Co. Studio, a creative photo studio based in West Palm Beach, she is all about bringing the creative community a little closer together. Her heart longs to collaborate with intimate, small businesses and creatives to capture visuals that narrate the story of their brand. Her goal is to create work that resonates and emotionally connects with the viewer. Her services range from commercial and portrait photography, content creation, social media strategy + coordination, and short brand films.