Interview: Photographer Kaydee Hughes
We got ahold of Kaydee Hughes and ended up with hands full of wholesome and inspiring personal words from her side of the lens!
How did you discover your passion for photography?
Photography for me has always been something I have loved. Even from a young age, my parents would buy disposable film cameras and they would let me be “snap happy.” I remember how proud I was of my work every time I received my prints.
How would you describe your vision/style?
My vision is to capture the rawest emotion possible in a candid setting. In every photo i take, whether it’s a family session or the first look, I want to be there for the genuine reaction. I like to set the mood for these moments with rich contrast and dark settings. This comes a lot from my inspirations.
What is your favorite experience that being a photographer has brought you?
My favorite experience so far has to be capturing a birth story. At the time I was 33 weeks pregnant with my 1st. I connected with this session on a deeper level because it sang to my heart. From this experience, I’ve been able to channel this emotion to connect with different stories.
What inspires you to capture your subjects the way you do?
What inspires me to shoot the way i do is my surroundings. I adapt to the environment of every session that I do. Old architecture and beautiful scenery, it’s really what brings out my creativity. I’d like to think that buildings or trees aren’t just the background, but the life of a photo and are just as important as the client.
What are your goals in photography?
My goals in photography is to surround myself with a community of local creatives, work alongside them and create together. As well as uplift the next generation of photographers.
How do you stay motivated?
In order to stay motivated, I remind myself of my goals and create an urgency in my mind to produce. Giving myself daily goals in order to keep myself accountable so I don’t become stagnant with my content. Also making this an ultimatum keeps me focused. If I give up, what would be the point? Everything that I want will mean nothing and I don’t want that. I cant live with the idea of “what if”. I have to move forward and see where it goes. My husband, Justin Walker is an entrepreneur and talented tattoo artist. He has been a huge motivation to me, ALWAYS inspires me to do what I love and do it well.