We had the good fortune of connecting with Destiny Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Destiny, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my business is my relationship with God. Consistency, dedication, determination, and love are all key factors one should have while being an entrepreneur; however, for me, it has been the factor of faith that has brought me this far. At the beginning of Launching my business, I was consistent at marketing; however, nothing seemed to stick. It wasn’t until I took a pause one day and said, “God, I trust you to bring the clients.” Had I not implemented the faith factor amongst my consistency and love, I would have given up and gone differently. I genuinely believe that submitting gifts back to our Lord and Savior allows those gifts to transfigure into something we would never have imagined. I remember, in 2019, sitting in the cafeteria of my alma mater (Alabama State University) looking at a film crew work on a commercial just a few feet from where I happened to sit. I remember telling God that I wanted to do something like that, and low and behold; I got to meet the director and the cinematographer as well as shadow them for the remainder of the production. A year and months later, I have the funds and support to open up my own production company, all during a pandemic! I say all this to say that If it weren’t for God, I would not have anything I have today. So my faith in God is the most significant, most important, and critical factor of my success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always wanted to provide faith-based content /service that the whole family can cherish. I love a good video or photo that evokes treasured memories to rush in like a flood. I want to give other families, singles, couples the same feeling. The motto of my business is “YOU are God’s vision, so allow me to capture it.” We don’t just show up and get the job done, but we provide an experience that’s never forgotten. Capture the Vision was birthed my senior year of college and in the heat of the pandemic. I was forced to leave my dorm in Alabama at the end of February 2020. I would be lying if I said I didn’t struggle to deal with closed doors due to the shortage of jobs and lack of understanding of my next moves. However, that hard time birthed a fantastic entrepreneur journey. My dream is to expand my business into the film industry so that we may provide staple movies for every home that will last generations. I want to touch the core of humanity through film, videography, photography and provide a creative platform for people’s stories told, cherished, remembered, and loved.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love adventure! SO a week of fun events include paddleboarding, rock climbing, skydiving, salsa dancing, and listening to live music. What better place to do that than in ATL !! We have some of the most beautiful parks that can be enjoyed by a lovely friend picnic with live music or a fun and safe Wednesday wind-down to accommodate our itch to dance the night away. Amongst the adventure, we have to try the renowned slutty vegan to fulfill our curiosity. We would also go to a donut shop called “sublime” and get the best strawberry donut known on planet earth. We would try places like “Breakfast at Barney’s,” “The Woodwall,” and “The Ponce city Market: The skyline Park.” If this is my best friend, we have to order a round of cheese balls from the cheesecake factory with their delicious peach drink. To top it off, we must end with a backyard game/movie night with nice homecooked wings and burgers to send them on their way back home!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a special thanks to family and friends. They indeed are my support system in all that I do. Sometimes it can be challenging to believe in yourself, so having people around you who see the gifts and talents bestowed in you and can speak a word of encouragement to keep you going is so important. My mother has explicitly been there for every academic and performance award show, every meltdown, every high, every low, and continues to remind me that “I CAN.” My mother was the support when everyone else bailed. She was the mentor, the therapist, the doctor, the nurse, the one that revives me when I get low, and for that, she deserves every award, accolade, and blessing for how God has used her to shape me into who I am today. I can not forget the wisdom of my Nana and Poppie. Two quotes, among many, that I live by are from the mouths of my amazing grandparents. Find something you like to do and find a way to make money doing it, and Things are not hard, just challenging. These quotes are the backbone to why I have chosen my current career path today. Living a creative career path is looked down upon in society, so I am grateful for my friends for investing in me monetarily and pouring into me the words that have sustained me through drought seasons of hope. I am thankful for the love surrounding me daily. There are no words to describe how appreciative and honored I am to have such kingdom-minded family and friends.