I Want You to Miss Me 

Essay 251 • Feb 7th 2018

In this series I photographed two beautiful amazing humans and friends, named Siobhan and Aaron. I wanted to explore the intimacy and connectedness that we feel when we become close with a partner. It’s easy to get lost in a significant other's mannerisms- the way they talk and the ever so slight crookedness of their smile, the way they wake up in the morning and grumble in the sheets. The curve of their body pressed up against you. When you’re just aching to be close...you just need to have that person next you. You need to be consumed.


Kayla Varley is a lifestyle and fashion photographer based in Southern California. In 2005 she was gifted a tiny camera, and began to document her teenage life. At age 18, she moved to Los Angeles where she attended Art Center College of Design, she now lives in West LA with her fiance and spends most days adventuring outdoors or working out of her home.

Her work aims to reel you into a spontaneous, but intentional space, where every photograph feels like a poignant moment in her life. She thrives on the philosophy that time not spent being creative is time wasted.

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Models: Siobhan O Keefe & Aaron Rodriguez
Clothing is model’s own.