Q+A with WYL Head Photographer: Kelsey Schroeder

Kelsey has interned with us since January, but this summer she began part of the full-time team! Kelsey is our Head Photographer and Social Media/Communications Assistant. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you've definitely seen her work. We did a fun Q+A with her... check it out! 

What’s your favourite memory with WYL?

Definitely going to Los Angeles to shoot the summer collection. It’s always been on my bucket list to go to LA for photography… and going with Wear Your Label? Even better. It was so awesome to be there with the WYL team and shooting on the Santa Monica Pier was everything I imagined it to be. Meeting the role models and the Depressed Cake Shop team and hearing their stories was so inspiring and I think that things like this make you so much closer to people. I love that I can call everyone who I’ve met in Santa Monica and on the WYL team family. It’s such a good feeling to be doing what you love in a place you’ve always dreamed of going. When you’re a young person and all these things are unfolding in front of you that you didn’t think would be happening for a long time, really makes your heart full.

What’s your favourite piece from the summer collection?

The Self-Care tank! I love the colour and how soft it is. I just love the saying “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish”.

What’s your favourite form of self-care?

Netflix in bed is a big one. Those days where you know you don’t have any responsibilities and can just be lazy and eat a ton of junk food. My equally favourite form of self-care that I don't get to do as often is travelling. I love the whole airport atmosphere and I love being in a new place and exploring a new city, finding cute cafés and taking photos!

How do you help others overcome a mental health challenge they might be facing?

I find myself always trying to find the right thing to say to someone, but I’ve learned that listening is such a big help. Be there for them. Listen. I’ve found that if you focus on listening rather than trying to think of the right thing to say, you’ll be able to help them overcome what they’re going through.

What would you tell yourself 5 years ago about mental health that you now know today?

There is going to be some rough patches. But those rough patches are temporary and you’re strong. You’ll get through the dark, scary, rough patches and you’ll be stronger than ever. You have a support system, people who love you. You’ll be okay.

Fun Q's!  

1. Go to piece of clothing?

Boyfriend jeans, always. 

2. Favourite food?

Potato skins... or anything with potatoes!

3. Favourite place in the world?

Mexico or Los Angeles.

4. Favourite TV Show?

Either Grey's Anatomy or The Office.


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