Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Diaz.
Jessica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
It all started with my dads camera, at the time I was too young to purchase my very own professional camera. My dad has a passion for photography as well, I think that’s where I get it from. I started by taking photos of my family and my passion for photography turned into something more than just a hobby. I would brainstorm on ideas to have the best setup to take my daughter fall photos, I made my husband drive me around our neighborhood to look for the best-colored leaves so that I can use for my photos. At the time I was just doing it for fun and I created an Instagram account with the name jvvphotography, my name at the time was Jessica Vanessa Vallejo. I started taking photos of my kids and dog for Halloween and Christmas, when I realized I was getting a lot of followers on Instagram, never did I think I was going to get inquiries to take pictures of other people or get where I am now. It’s been five years now since I took my passion for photography into a dream come true. I know get booked for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, graduations, family photography and all occasions.
The best part about this journey is the people that I’ve met and worked with. I get to meet families, vendors and I’ve also been featured a few times by ABC7 and other well-known people. It wasn’t very easy to get where I am now, I have a full-time job and a mom also a Wife. To be honest I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for my husband and family. The support that I get from my husband is tremendous, he always encourages me to never give up and follow my dreams. All the support that I’ve received from my family and all my friends has gotten me where I am now, I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for them. It’s a challenge because there is so many great photographers out there, everyone has their own style and vision on what they want to accomplish. I can say I have the best loyal clients, everyone that I’ve come across has been very kind and we even become friends. My advice to all the dreamers is to never give up and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, stick to your dreams and passion.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No it has not, it was very tough in the beginning because I would be so hard on myself. I wanted to be better and have great content but I didn’t have much experience. I’ve had a few people that didn’t believe in me but that never stopped me, that actually made be better. Ever since I started I’ve never thought about giving up.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Jvv Photography – what should we know?
I am a photographer, I get booked for all occasions. My favorite is weddings and engagements. I am the most proud of where I am now and all the great people I’ve met in my journey.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My Husband and my whole family deserve credit as well as all my supportive friends, I’ve met some great vendors through this journey as well. It’s great to meet people that have similar dreams and passions as I do. I love to help people chasing their dreams, it takes a lot of courage to start something and you don’t know where you’ll end up. Wouldn’t be where I am now without all the support from my loved ones.
- Family sessions $150
- Wedding packages starting at $1300
- Engagements and Anniversaries $250
- Website: www.jvvphotography.virb.com
- Phone: 562-417-8035
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jvvphotography/
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