It’s hard to work under the pressure of someone else’s expectation. My favorite photo from a session is never the same as my client’s. In fact, it seems like they always choose to blow up the one I almost deleted. Every photographer has been in the situation where the client hates your favorite, and you hate your clients favorite. Art is so subjective. That is why it is so important to shoot for yourself.
Why Personal Work is Important
- It allows you the freedom to be creative
- You only have the pressure of your own expectation
- You can give back and serve in a way that serves your soul at the same
Here are my ALL-TIME favorite PERSONAL PROJECTS:
Serving people through photography has been the most rewarding part of my job. I’ve shot funerals, cancer stories, recovery stories, awareness stories and many last family pictures. Being able to find the beauty or the love in difficult situations pushes me to be a better photographer and person.
The Everyday Joy Project
I photographed my kids EVERY DAY through an entire winter. I HATED winter before I did this project. But this helped me find the beauty in every. single. day. I love looking at these three months of pictures and seeing the simplicity and curiosity in childhood.
Childhood Memories Project
I had a close relationship with both of my grandparents growing up. I have very treasured memories with my grandma and grandpa B on the farm, and with my grandma and grandpa Falter on the Oregon Coast. One summer I traveled to the PNW with my children and photographed them making those same memories with my grandparents. I knew when I had the idea I had to do it right away, and I’m so glad I did. Grandpa passed away this last summer and I have SO many beautiful pictures of him snuggling my babies.
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photographer | educator + speaker | community builder
Hi I’m Kylee, and I lead the incredible KA associate photography team based in Northern Utah and help other photographer and creative entrepreneurs create thriving businesses. When I’m not shooting, scheduling, editing, blogging, being the boss etc, you can find me on adventures with my three babies or catching up on last nights tv in yesterday’s clothes. I build my businesses and community from the comfiest spot on my bed.
Kylee Ann Studios is made up of seven incredible women that share a love for serving others, value kindness and ROCK it behind the camera. With a full team of professionals, we are famous for our quick turn around time, bright and creamy edits and being so much more than your photographer. We love to tell stories instead of snapshots. Collectively we photograph 75+ weddings and hundreds of families each year, as well as birth stories, seniors and brands.
I offer instant and affordable online education to help you start, sustain and grow your DREAM business. The OPB Membership is an All-Access Pass to ALL our Photography & Business Classes and Digital Downloads. Includes: Nitty Gritty of Photography, Lightroom Course, Marketing Course, Left Brain Photography Business Course, Lightroom Presets for Desktop and Mobile, In Person Sales Course AND MORE!
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