kaylapotterbaum Michaela Potterbaum

adventure weddings + travel imagery | nashville & norway
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598 31 Jan 19, 2018
kaylapotterbaum: That one time I showed up at a

That one time I showed up at a wedding was photographing and got my drone out...

315 13 Oct 20, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: Super excited to photograph Katelyn & Aaron

Super excited to photograph Katelyn & Aaron's Nashville wedding today! Pretty sure I work with some of the most beautiful couples out there... Cheers to Friday weddings and waterfall engagement shoots.

488 78 Sep 15, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: It’s been 4 years since I’ve

It’s been 4 years since I’ve shown my face on here so I thought it was time that I do a little intro to who I am and the new direction my feed will be taking in the coming weeks! First things first: My name is Michaela but a lot of people call me Kayla. I’ve spent the last decade photographing over 120 weddings in 11 countries... When I’m not shooting weddings, I enjoy photographing adventure/travel imagery as well as humanitarian projects. A few random facts about me: I used to tour in a band as a drummer, I’ve been to 40 countries/49 US states and I recently spent 3 years living in the fjords of Norway. My left thumb is notably shorter than my right thumb (born that way). I moved to Nashville a year ago and now spend my summers back in Norway photographing weddings/elopements and adventuring in the fjords. It’s also important to note that my love for God runs deep in my veins and every adventure I go on is part of my life-long pursuit of chasing His wonder across the earth… Regarding my feed here, I’ve really enjoyed having an outlet for my landscape images over the last few years but given the direction my images are taking in this season, I’ve decided to add in more images that feature a good mix of beautiful couples, adventure, and other shots that bring me life. So basically, less fjords, more people and sometimes a mix of both. I hope you’ll stick with me on this journey and drop me a DM to say hello. I think Instagram is one of the best tools for connecting with people and I’d love to meet more of you on here and dream up projects and collabs together! (Thanks to for capturing this image of me on the job shooting in the rain during a wedding in Ålesund!)

343 6 Sep 7, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: These colors. This place. My ❤️. So much happening

These colors. This place. My ❤️. So much happening around us. Take time to celebrate the beauty around you and the people that make it amazing.

433 11 Sep 4, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: When you photograph a photographer on a mini

When you photograph a photographer on a mini trolltunga. | Check out for some rad shots and life inspo.

715 31 Aug 31, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: Skageflå in the rain | Geirangerfjord, Norway | To get

Skageflå in the rain | Geirangerfjord, Norway | To get this shot, we took a ferry through the fjord to the base of the mountain and hiked up to this mountain farm, called Skageflå. This was by far one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. So amazing...

426 4 Aug 30, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: Goodbye beautiful Norway! Thanks for an amazing summer.

Goodbye beautiful Norway! Thanks for an amazing summer. I've enjoyed every moment and I'm already excited for what next summer will bring here in the fjords! To all my friends here in Norway, thanks for all the adventures... you will be very missed! To all my friends in the states, can't wait to see you... let's make this the most amazing year yet! | Here is one of my latest images from Sula, the island I lived on all summer. This place is so special to me. More images coming soon...

765 23 Aug 17, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: It

It's been an exciting few weeks getting to be part of the launch for 's new trip sharing app called Trips! They have featured 3 of my travel stories including this shot from Iceland. See the rest of my story on the Trips app via the link in my bio.

647 15 Aug 2, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: It

It's been a wild and beautiful summer so far here in Norway. Too many adventures to count... One month left photographing weddings, seeing friends, exploring and drinking in all this beauty... my heart is full and I am excited to share more updates soon. Changes coming here on my IG. For now... here's an image from one of my favorite fjords.

469 32 Jul 4, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: High five to the first person that can

High five to the first person that can name this location...

527 30 Jul 2, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: Sometimes you show up at Giant

Sometimes you show up at Giant's Causeway in N. Ireland to have your mind blown by other-worldly rock formations and then your friend whips out a red flowy dress just for kicks... okkk twist my arm, I'll snap a few. 😍👌🏼

609 10 Jun 22, 2017
kaylapotterbaum: Such a gift to be back in this

Such a gift to be back in this lovely town for the summer. I snapped this on my phone this evening around 11:30pm! Can't get over the summer light here...