Kayisha's journey of faith started when she was a child, frequently attending Sunday school and remembers being able to recite the Old Testament books in order. At the age of 21, Kayisha got baptised along with her two sisters (younger and older sister), it was a very joyous occasion for her parents and one she will never forget. In fact, she sees the day as a second birthday (born again). Kayisha uses her faith to keep her going strong in all areas of life and is always happy to share and inspire others through faith. She feels the love of God daily, knows the power of prayer and has experienced how faith can give you a vision for where you want to be compared to where you are now, and she continues to build on it. Following these experiences, she has a greater relationship with God and she injects hope, faith and positivity into her work; photography, YouTube, Author life, clothing collection and life relationships (All Things Kayisha).
Over the years, Kayisha embraced the fact that fashion is powerful. She always puts together creative outfits; especially for her birthdays, other special occasions and always makes a conscious effort to match from head to toe. As a Fashionista, she loved that fashion is able to communicate bold statements, change the world and as a result, started creating her own garments. As well as that, she wasn't always pleased with the illustrations on t-shirts in store and had to do something about it. The Sophisticated K Clothing Collection started with baby clothes (onsies/ vests), but she soon released t-shirts for men, women, teens and children that campaigned, inspire and uplift. Each Sophisticated K T-shirt Collection is available for purchase on the Teespring Store and definitely has a purpose. You can also follow Sophisticated K Tees on Instagram
The relationship with a camera started when she was just a baby. The difference between now and then is that she was in front of the camera, and now she is behind it. She gets a great deal of pleasure from capturing marvellous family moments, conducting photoshoots, supporting charities, completing projects and bringing beauty to the world through photography. The fact that her parents took so much photos of her (and her siblings growing up), then put a disposable camera, Polaroid and a digital compact camera in her hand; meant that she could continue to make memories last forever. Fortunately for the world, she self taught whilst in Florida, USA, was mentored by and shadowed a high profile Photographer from Amsterdam, then completed a "City & Guilds Photo Imaging and Image Capture" course and passed with flying colours. Now she is doing what she does best with Perfectly Captured Beauty Photography, which was established in 2011.
The art of writing has been a passion of Kayisha's from her childhood. She created her own poetry book, and titled each poem and ode she wrote. A poem she will never cease from being able to recite, is the one she so rightly titled "My Name Is Kayisha..." She penned short and sweet stories and one day knew she would publish one. As she got older, her love for literature deepened; she took A Level English Literature and studied an array of award winning Writers (William Shakespeare, Seamus Heaney, E. M. Forster, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Hardy and Maya Angelou.
In her late teens, she decided her next venture would be to write for magazines. Her articles were published, one in an AMSPAR Medical Exam Board magazine in 2009, another in the Niemann-Pick Disease Group UK newsletter and she consistently writes blogs for both her photography blog and the recent addition, Kayisha Online blog. She is not a stranger to English Literature and Language, so it's no surprise that her second written book, but first book to be published became available on Thursday November 24th 2016. Kayisha is now the Published Author of five books because, Quotes Of Faith And Inspiration was released on May 14th 2017 and follows the trailblazing success of Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration. She also published Measures Of Purpose In Life on February 26th 2018, her birthday and most recently, Mum And Dad, We Know What Love Is, her first children's book on February 14th 2019 - Valentine's Day.