We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian DeMessa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christian, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting wasn’t much thought at all honestly. I’ve known since I was younger that I was always going to own my own business and seeing my mom have her own businesses for basically all my life, I already knew that it was in my future. Once I started though, that’s where more of the thinking came in. I soon came to realize that it isn’t just taking pictures and editing, now there is more to the business side of a business that I had to really learn more and dig deeper into.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of myself for just finally building up the courage to start an official business and I’m excited about what I have in store for the future of my business. Getting to where I am today wasn’t the smoothest of rides, from start up delays to moving states after starting my business, it was a little challenging to get my name out there. But through so much hard work and dedication to keep going, I’ve been able to lay down a solid platform for me to keep growing and learning to better my business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My friends all love to eat, so first place I would take them would be to my uncle’s food truck “Yaardie Eats” to try some authentic Jamaican & Chinese food. I am a big nature person so going to visit one of the parks with a trail or waterfall would be essential on a trip with me to take in the scenery and have a moment of relaxation.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout my friends and family for the immense support they have shown my business from the very start. I wouldn’t have thought I could even get my business off the ground if it wasn’t for them motivating and encouraging me every step of the way.