I started working for Rob Spring Photography after graduating from The College of Saint Rose with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History in 2009. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our amazing, fun-loving team for 13 years now. Whether it’s trying to get the groom to smile, finding your uncle Greg at the bar when he’s supposed to be at family pictures, or even helping Rob when he rips his pants mid wedding, I am there with a smile and a camera to capture it all (sorry, not sorry Rob). When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me at my desk as a Graphic Designer or skiing down the mountain with my husband Josh and two boys, Shane & Jake.

Kayla Herlihy – lead photographer

Q & A

Why do you love photographing weddings?

Who doesn’t love a party!? I get to watch two people who fell in love make a commitment to each other and celebrate. It’s the little moments that get me, first look, parent dances, and I get to capture it all on camera for the couple to look back on for the rest of their lives.

What’s your favorite part of the wedding day?

First look! It’s the moment that the couple is waiting for the most and instead of seeing each other the first time in front of everyone, they get to have a special moment to themselves. Talking to each other, crying (my fav), and embracing the start of their crazy day together.

What’s one piece of advice you would give couples on their wedding day?

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! I know you hear it a lot but no one cares if your napkins are pink when they’re supposed to be blue. The most important part of the day is that you’re getting married and THAT’S IT! Enjoy your time together and party your face off!

What is something you love to photograph besides weddings?

I love to photograph families and small kids. Being a kid at heart I feel that I can relate to them, get them to smile or jump in the freezing lake if needed. Something I would like to shoot more of is action photography, skiing, sports, etc. 


Here are the things you REALLY wanted to know about Kayla…

📸 I have been working with RSP for over 15 years! ⁠

🐥 I went to the NSA 18u Fastpitch Softball World Series in Chicago in 2003 on a team called Slik Chix. Yes, we had a chicken mascot. ⁠

🗻 I got married on top of Gore Mountain (with Rob as my photographer of course). I ski 25+ days a year there. ⁠

🍝 Pasta is my favorite food. Could live off of spaghetti & meat sauce.⁠

🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ Dumb & Dumber is my favorite movie of all time.