Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Jessie Nunn. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Jessie, appreciate you joining us today. What was the most important lesson/experience you had in a job that has helped you in your professional career?
When I first got into photography, I worked for Button it Up – an event photo booth company. We worked Weddings, Mitzvahs, Corporate Parties, and more. I had to work with all types of clients. During that time, I really learned that you just gotta keep it positive. You might have to move your event inside, or if your umbrella breaks at a shoot and you might have to use a lamp shade as a make shift umbrella. Keeping your cool and having quick problem solving skills really goes a long way.
Jessie, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
i’ve worked with many types of photography, including event photography, weddings, portraits, and product photography. I’ve done photo shoots in frat houses, on the side of mountains, in old buildings and so on. Having to be so versatile has really made me up for anything! I love hearing the ideas my clients have and bringing them to life. Recently, I’ve been most passionate about travel photography. My friends and I went on trips to new places for our 30th birthdays, including New Orleans, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. I fell in love with every place. I began sharing my travel photography more and that’s when things took off. Also, my husband and I love watching movies together and traveling to places they were filmed. I’m so inspired by movies and TV shows, and I think my cinematic style reflects that!
Looking back, are there any resources you wish you knew about earlier in your creative journey?
Yes! One of the hardest parts has been marketing myself and staying up to date on social media. But, by learning more about marketing, I’ve been able to expand my portfolio and do more work with graphic design! It’s been fun to explore other ways to create outside of my normal medium.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?
Traveling and getting to experience new things is so rewarding! Everyday I’m at a different location taking pictures and meeting new people. It never gets repetitive or stagnant — I know that would drive some people crazy but I love it.
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