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

Hi Jamie, what’s the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
The most important lesson I’ve learned along the way is to be truly grateful. Even amid very harsh times and circumstances, it is important to be grateful for all that I have and what I’ve accomplished. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have my family and my health during these times.

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 think every artist conveys their unique vision through their art. I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend and being a caregiver to so many, I am able see the beauty in my subjects that they sometimes don’t see in themselves. My passion is empowering my clients by telling their love story and gain self-confidence through my lens and having tangible memories to last a lifetime. Whether it be at a wedding, elopement or at a boudoir session, my goal is to capture the beauty and moment of that day. My passion for photography started in high school and really grew from there. I learned on a Minolta and developed my own black and white film. I used to work in finance and real estate, once I became a mother I decided it was the perfect time to start my photography business. Obviously juggling motherhood and a business can be challenging, but I would really not have it any other way. Once I photograph you, I consider you a friend. I am so grateful to be apart of your story and you to be able to have those memories for a lifetime.

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?
The first place I would take my best friend is the Lighthouse Cafe in Newport for brunch. They have the best brunch on the weekends and it is one of my favorite places to go. We would go shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island and would get manicures and pedicures. One day would be spent at the beach in Laguna. I may be able to convince her to do a fun photoshoot on the beach. We would head up to Malibu and visit the Getty Villa. Head over to the Malibu Cafe for lunch. It is so fun there, and very Instagram worthy. We would have dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club. Driving on PCH is a must when you are visiting here, no matter the time of year. Hopefully we could find a concert to go to. If we have time, we have to check out Disneyland. We could spend another day at the San Diego Zoo and stay in Coronado and ride bikes at the beach. There are so many amazing things to do in California, it is really endless.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My success would not have been possible without my loving family and friends, especially my late grandmother. She was a cheerleader for all that I did and really believed in me. She also reminds me why my job is so important to capture memories. When we look back, we often look at photographs. It is a medium that captures so much and may seem meaningless or insignificant while it is happening, but so important later on.

Website: www.jamiebrownphoto.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jamiebrownphoto
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamiebrownphoto

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