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Meet Jackie Mena of Jackiemenaphotography in Downey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackie Mena.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My photography business started out in 2011 when I used my mom’s camera. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time but I knew I loved it and whatever it took me I would follow. A little after 2 years of using my mom’s camera, my dad let me use his and thus JackieMenaPhotography was born. I started working with family and friends and then once I developed my brand I started working with real models and makeup brands. Taking us to a little Over 6 years of being in this business and I wouldn’t change a single thing.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road for my business, it was hard finding clientele and even getting to location, sometimes shoots wouldn’t go as planned. We would have something mess up or break or not work, but I am thankful for those moments because one thing I have learned over the years, in doing photography is patience. Patience is key to any business and any career. You won’t always know where you’re going but it’s the journey there that is the most rewarding.

Please tell us about Jackiemenaphotography.
My business specializes in headshot, beauty, fashion and event photography. My business is known for our beauty shoots. What I am most proud of as a company is the fact that we never gave up. I look at the team I have, we are all so different but when it comes to this business we all have the same view. I wouldn’t change a thing. What sets my company apart from others is our will power and dedication, we strive to meet the goal of not only our own, but our clients. That is very important in any company.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory would be when my family and I took a trip to Egypt. We are Egyptian, so it was very honorable to know my culture, to get a feel of where my family grew up and also to see my family from the other side. Very proud of my descent!

Pricing:

  • Beauty Photography $150
  • Event Photography $100
  • Portraits $85
  • Fashion Photography $150

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Image Credit:
Jasmine Medina
Katie Franko
Arame Fall
Jeremy Michael Smith
Alexx Calise
Sarah Wines
Kirsten Mariee

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