She's only been in the wedding photography biz for two years, but Kylee Yee is already making waves around the world with her beautiful, heartfelt images. Photographing celebrations in her native Melbourne and beyond, Kylee herself is just as much of a joy as her work, so it was obvious we had to get the scoop and share why we love her with you!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I always had a passion for photography on a personal level, but helped shoot a friends wedding as a favor and received extremely positive feedback. I realised that photography fulfilled that need and I embarked on the path of 'do what you love'. I decided to take some time off work to indulge myself in the industry to ensure that it was really what I wanted to do. I haven't looked back since!
What's your personal motto, or a phrase that inspires you creatively?
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." ~ Teddy Roosevelt
Can you describe your aesthetic in three words?
Fresh, heartfelt, fine art.
What are three things you can't live without?
Family, coffee, my boyfriend (not necessarily in that order haha).
Where do you find inspiration?
Travel, nature, and music.
What's your favorite social media platform?
Instagram - it's so easy to get lost in all the visual pretty!
What is a photography detail that often gets overlooked (especially for destination weddings!), that you wish got more attention in the planning process?
Often what the bride/bridemaids and groom/groomsmen are wearing when they are getting ready, as well as the environment they are getting ready in gets overlooked. This can make a huge difference for the aesthetic of the getting ready images.
What do you think is the most important question a client can ask, when deciding who to hire for their wedding's photographer?
What is your photography style? There are many different styles of photography out there and you need to make sure that you are both on the same page. This way, you already trust that they will capture your day in a manner and style in which you want your important memories captured.
What's been your proudest professional accomplishment as a wedding photographer?
Being featured on Style Me Pretty for the first time was a pretty big deal! As well as being asked to be part of their LBB.
When you're not working, what do you like to do for fun?
I like to spend time with my loved ones, travel, run, and snowboard.