the waters chicksYvette Waters was a photographic artist born in Massachusetts and worked in Orlando, Florida. A graduate of the Southeast School of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida. Her work has been published in a variety of print and online publications including USA TODAY, Curve Magazine, and appears on the cover of Switching Teams, A Memoir.

With more than twenty years behind the camera, she owned Yvette Waters Photography, an event, entertainment, and location portrait business. Her most recent projects included “Moving Through: A visual story of life, pain, courage and art’s healing power”, and Braving Life Photography, which provided complimentary photo sessions for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and transgender individuals.

When she was not working or creating art, she enjoyed being an activist for women and LGBTQ rights. Yvette lived in Debary, Florida, with her wife, Dawn, and their four sons.



“Photography is my life. For the past 20 years I have enjoyed many opportunities to meet and work with a variety of fascinating people from all walks of life as a photographer in Orlando. Being able to make a living doing what I love is an absolute blessing.

The moments that make the biggest impact on me personally happen when I have the good fortune to work with organizations and groups who tirelessly devote their time, energy, and resources to the cause of helping others.

For me, being a photographer is more than just knowing how to take a picture. Anyone can take a picture. I am passionate about photography and the art of photographing. My job is not only to take amazing photographs, but to capture the heart and spirit of each person, place or thing that I am hired to shoot.

Braving Life Photography was created to  give back a fraction of what I have gained from watching what happens when we encourage, inspire, and honor one another’s journey through difficult times.” Yvette Waters

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