Kayla

(she/her)

Kayla Weech is an Edmonton based portrait photographer who specializes in boudoir. Since graduating from the Photographic Technology Program at NAIT in 2019, she has been pursuing her career as a full-time photographer. She is a mother of four (two 2-legged, two 4-legged) seeking adventure and exploring the beauty in all thing through the use of her lens. Always learning and always pushing her limits, she encourages those around her to step out of their comfort zone and into new experiences as well.

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Week Seven - Exposure Self (submitted for feedback)

I AM AN ATHLETE

Week Four - Scratching the Surface with Maya Ramsahoye (SAFE)

BRING BACK MANLY MEN

You dress like a man, you sit like a man, you work a man’s job, if you want to be taken seriously in your transition to being a trans man, cut your hair. I asked Ash to provide me with a few stereotypes he faces the most often and I was surprised to hear that cutting his hair to look like a man has been the most consistent, hearing it from people in all walks of his life. Ash has had a lifetime of self-doubt and a lack of confidence but his hair has always been a source of pride.

I had a few shots in mind, some were fairly technical, using mirrors and multiple lights but after spending the first 45 minutes talking and getting to know each other, the idea just set in; take a photo of Ash, content, happy and proud of that beautiful head of hair.

As I had a more elaborate shoot in mind, I made sure to reach out early to borrow some props. An interesting chair, a full sized mirror and a spotlight. I was able to get access to a Covid-safe area at my work office, so no studio rental was needed. Ash also did his own hair so we could avoid any cost there.

Week Four - Scratching the Surface with Maya Ramsahoye (SAFE)

BRING BACK MANLY MEN

You dress like a man, you sit like a man, you work a man’s job, if you want to be taken seriously in your transition to being a trans man, cut your hair. I asked Ash to provide me with a few stereotypes he faces the most often and I was surprised to hear that cutting his hair to look like a man has been the most consistent, hearing it from people in all walks of his life. Ash has had a lifetime of self-doubt and a lack of confidence but his hair has always been a source of pride.

I had a few shots in mind, some were fairly technical, using mirrors and multiple lights but after spending the first 45 minutes talking and getting to know each other, the idea just set in; take a photo of Ash, content, happy and proud of that beautiful head of hair.

As I had a more elaborate shoot in mind, I made sure to reach out early to borrow some props. An interesting chair, a full sized mirror and a spotlight. I was able to get access to a Covid-safe area at my work office, so no studio rental was needed. Ash also did his own hair so we could avoid any cost there.

Week Three - KISS with Curtis Jones (Keep it Simple, Shooters!) SAFE

WANDERER

The lines, shapes, and dimension drew me in and led my eyes to wander yet the path is clear.

Week One - Spectrum (Top Three)

"Burn Out"

The inspiration for this portrait comes from my feelings of burn out that I regularly experience as a result of my ADHD and difficulties with prioritizing tasks. My portrait is a depiction of the final stage of the emotional spectrum of blue. Burn out is the calm after the chaos.