I'm Laikyn. Rhymes with bacon, will answer to either.

Iceland, September 2019

Yosemite National Park, June 2019

Juniper, Smoky Mountains NP, October 2020

I've been married to my husband, Zach, since June 2015, and mama to my daughter, Juniper, since April 2020. We are travel addicts and national park junkies. I quote The Office too much and he has a whiskey collection that now has its own closet.

I've began experimenting with photography before I became pregnant with my daughter. When Juniper was born in April 2020, I decided to pursue photography as a full-time career instead of just a side hustle. So Juniper & Rye Photo was born. (No, we don't have a child named Rye. Please see note about husband's whiskey obsession above.)

My pregnancy and childbirth forever changed me. I am a childbirth educator and advocate with a passion for natural and out-of-hospital birth. I'm always up for a conversation about labor and childbirth and offer childbirth classes for those wanting to learn more!

When I'm not photographing births, talking about birth, or teaching Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth ® classes, you can find me curled up on the couch with a book, watching The Office for the 15th time, or lifting weights in our garage gym.

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but my photographs strive for more. I document life—capturing emotions and provoking thought. My pictures serve as a mirror, not only reflecting the truth in existence, but also providing the viewer a glimpse back through my lens, past the viewfinder, and straight into my spirit/soul." - Ryan Howard

Iceland, September 2019

Fort Wayne, November 2020

Zion National Park, April 2019

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