We had the good fortune of connecting with Jai’Lyn Lover and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jai’Lyn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I have always been a person of promoting self love. Because in this world that we live you tend to see a lot less of that for various reasons. Particularly in African American women. As women we tend to find flaws in ourselves. Our midsection, butt, face, anything. When I began taking photos people would always ask “Can you edit my stomach, can you whitening my teeth, make me look like a model?” I would simply redirect and tell them that you are beautiful just the way you are. In order for someone else to love you, first you must love you. Our of this birthed my photography company “Unfiltered Photography, LLC” hence the name “UNFILTERED”. When you shoot with my goal is to make you fall in love with every aspect that my camera captures. I have been blessed to be in business going on 3 years now.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Its simple trust the journey. There are many days that are draining and you find yourself wondering what did it get myself into. When I first launched I was my biggest critic, I was constantly comparing my work to others that have been in the game for years. I had to realize that just like in a store you see a isle full of bread. There are multiple people doing the same thing as you but you are still set apart. I found my niche and I have been successful every since.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I must say my parents because they brought me my very first camera! My family and close friends have been super supportive since the very beginning. With them and God I am extremely blessed. I can wait to see where the journey goes.

Instagram: @loverjailyn

Facebook: Unfiltered Photography, LLC

Image Credits
Unfiltered Photography LLC, Pure Collaborations BC Photography

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