Happy Marvelous Monday! We have a super talented person to introduce you to today! Jay Williams of Jay Williams Photography is an incredible photographer based in Southern California.
(Heads up, though! He is willing to travel wherever his work takes him... so don't worry if you're not in California. He'll come to you!)
We had Jay answer a few questions for us to help you all get to know him a little bit better. We have had the pleasure of hanging out with Jay and not only is he one of the sweetest, coolest guys in the photography industry, but we also think his work is spectacular! And we are absolutely positive you are all going to agree!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business! What's your specialty?
I like sushi, kettle corn, listen to lots of music, and love Jesus Christ with all my heart. I am a photographer specializing in weddings and cinema. I would describe my work as clean, vibrant and personal. I provide my clients with individual attention and strive to exceed their expectations.
Tell us about your journey! How did you get to where you are?
My journey began when I took a photography class in high school. My photography teacher believed in me enough to tell me I could possibly make a career out of it. After high school, I saved up for my first DSLR and did just about everything I could do to learn how to use it. While doing that, I was given the opportunity to shoot some weddings with my friend Scott. At first, I thought wedding photography was intimidating and I almost gave up. Thankfully I didn't and began to see how creative I could be, and how important these photographic memories are to the couples. I never pass up an opportunity to learn and observe from other photographers.
What are some of your future plans/goals?
My goal is to continue to grow my business and photograph or film 40+ wedding per year. I would like to have a staff of regular associate photographers and editors.
What are your favorite things about working in your field?
Some of my favorite things about photographing weddings are I get to meet amazing people, I'm able to express my creativity on a regular basis, I get to tell the couple's once in a lifetime story in pictures or cinema, and travel to different locations. Eating the different types of wedding cakes is also a perk of doing weddings.
Not only is Jay an awesome photographer (as you can see!) but he is also a talented videographer. We have been left in tears after seeing some of his work! Grab your tissues and check this video out!
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