We had the good fortune of connecting with Jon Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jon, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
Ummmmm, the End Goal, I would have to say for me that would be working as a commercial editorial Photographer. I love the idea of shooting for brands and companies and helping to bring the vision to what sales and what trends! I would also love to mentor and help other photographers starting out just as I was!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The Life of a Photographer is an amazing journey. From choosing the right lens to working with the perfect model, to even creating a mood board. Like with anything you have to put in the work. My Journey into photography started as a hobby, by shadowing my best friend Ty Williams of MPOV Media. I first got my start as a rookie just wanting to go out and take pictures. That led to me shaping and maturing my eye and developing my own style which in turn propelled me into creating Jon J Photography. I wanted to learn everything from lighting to composites, to posing. Fast Forward 3 years ago, my wife and I opened up our very first Photography and Makeup Studio in Columbia, SC in the middle of a pandemic. GOD IS GOOD! It has not been easy for us, to manage a business, family, and relationship requires God and Faith! But I am so glad that we are continuing to touch lives through Photography and Makeup. The Greatest lesson I have learned is to keep pushing no matter what obstacles come because the better days are coming!!

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?
Yes, I would like to shout out my beautiful wife, my Queen, my best friend, and my business partner, Ashia Jones of Ashia J Artistry.

Website: www.jonjphotography.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonjpics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonjphotollc

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