With very little planning and the encouragement of admirers, Yvette’s transformation from photo hobbyist to full-fledged wedding photojournalist was not part of a pre-planned career path. In fact, she says that she is “forever grateful” to her friends, family and the complete strangers who offered everything from suggestions to forthright pleas that she become a professional photographer.
That cumulative “push” has clearly been a good thing for the Maine, USA-based WPJA member, judging by the multiple awards and magazine coverage that her photography has received in the mere six years since she began shooting professionally. And she would be the first to admit that she needed a nudge (or many nudges) in order to begin taking her work seriously.
While her portfolio is testament to her discerning eye for capturing timeless moments, she was the last one to see that. She says, “I never set out to be a photographer nor did I anticipate it…my friends and family were definitely more convinced of my abilities than I was!”
Planning and mapping, anticipating and preparing is simply not Kane’s style. This has worked to her advantage. Her career trajectory from scrapbooking enthusiast to award-winning photographer, has been an absolute surprise and delight to her. Kane says that she could not have planned out her career in wedding photography any better than it has turned out. Her clients are ideal and she loves her work. It shows.