The internet has known me as KandeeLovesYa since I made my start on Youtube in 2009, but I'm simply known as Kandace in the real world. To keep an extremely long and scattered story short, I began producing and posting content from my dorm room while attending college. In 2012, I graduated with a degree that I knew I didn't have the passion to use. I've spent the years that followed getting to know myself, defining my beliefs, taking risks, picking up knew hobbies and striving to be the best version of myself I can be.



My greatest passion and accomplishment in life thus far has been becoming the program coordinator at a group home that serves at-risk teenage boys. Over the last few years, I’ve been able to work with young men who have experienced everything from abuse and neglect to homelessness and self-harming behaviors. Though I’ve always had a sense of uncertainty towards my future, I know that I’m doing the work I was made to do.

Whether it be through words of encouragement videos on my Youtube channel or casual everyday encounters, my goal is always to spread positivity and love. In everything I do, I want to be someone who encourages, empowers and educates others.

Youtuber, Administrator & Photographer???

(I know I've become one of those annoying people with 20 titles.)

I guess those years of snapping candids on my cell phones and filming Youtube videos have paid off. I purchased my first DSLR camera in 2014 and have been moving full speed ahead with photography since then. Today, I’m a professional portrait and wedding photographer outside of my full time job. (I also do a bit of videography work as well!)

Not only have I been able to shoot amazing events and talented people in the midwest, but I’ve also had the opportunity to do photography work in Jamaica, Chicago, Houston, and St. Louis to name a few! I’d love for you to check out my portfolio and even work with some of you one day!


This blog has not only become a place to share the randomness life has thrown at me, but also another outlet for me to help and share my gifts with others. I truly hope you enjoy watching/reading my journey and fill a bit motivated to be a better version of you in the process.