I was pregnant with Ro and praying about what I needed to do in Kylee Ann Studios to make it all work. With three kids, I knew I’d have to take on less weddings, but our inquiries don’t slow.I got an impression one day to reach out to Hiliary. I didn’t think much about how silly it was that I had only met her once for a brief second, she had never shot a wedding and I had a huge waitlist of people that had come to my workshops and wanted to be associates. What I did think of was how much she invested in education and loved to learn, how kind she was and how she was constantly supporting others in our Facebook group and on the gram.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I sent a message on Facebook messenger that said “hey would you ever consider being an associate photographer?” It took her 24 hours to reply because she didn’t think it was real, or if it was, it wasn’t a job opening with me. 😂 A month or two later, we were training and transitioning Hiliary to be a full time photographer. And I knew my prayers for answered, but I hadn’t considered her prayers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Later that summer she came into my home for a consult and after the consult, she came and found me in the house and started bawling. I had no idea what was going on. I learned that she was going through a divorce. The week I contacted her to be an associate, she was applying for jobs and about to give up her dream of being a photographer and graduating college. I learned that because I followed an impression, I answered Hiliary prayers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hiliary graduated college a year later with her four year old baby girl on her hip and didn’t have to give up her dream of being a wedding photographer.
photographer | educator + speaker | community builder
Kylee started Kylee Ann Photography 8 years ago, and has since grown from a one woman amateur show to a full associate team. We shoot 50-75 weddings a year, and thrive on kindness and service. After a year of teaching Intro to Photography at the local technical college, she discovered that helping other entrepreneurs create thriving businesses is what fires her up! She hosts semi-annual Kylee Ann Sleepovers all over the US, speak at conferences and teach online courses about running a small business and marketing.