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I studied Graphic Design at the University of Central Florida for 2 years but graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications. Currently, I work in sales full time but hope to develop my photography to a full-time position.
As a child I always had a vivid imagination, I believe that this helps with my creative eye today! I've been told that I bring a certain cinematic look to all my photos after I have edited them. I have been practicing photography for 3 years and still learning! My photography acts as my stress reliever from the normal day to day routine. In doing so it allows me to really be free with my creativity. I look to advance my photography to new heights and bring more smiles to happy clients!
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Jimmy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Well, I am 28 years old living in Orlando, FL. What makes me unique is my urge to always be the best. Some people see that as an issue, or a superiority complex, I see it as always playing like a champion. Photography is my life Dream and I put every ounce of sweat and passion into my work! I pride myself on my ability to provide prompt and quality service, while still achieving the creativity that I and my client desire!
Jimmy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is Photography and my aspiration is to become a well-known photographer. I started off with photography back in college after taking a video editing class. After participating in a short film for class, I became fascinated by the cameras and the images they produced. After that project, I decided that I want to make a career in Photography. Here I am 5 years later working hard in pursuit of that Dream I had in College!
Who is your inspiration in life Jimmy? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration life is and always will be my grandfather. Growing up without a father my grandfather stepped up to the plate and taught me the essential life values of a successful person. I always stay inspired by reading other people's stories of success, and even now after my grandfather's passing, always remember him saying "If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life!"
We all make mistakes Jimmy, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
One of the most important things of being a photographer is always being prepared. I made the mistake of not being completely prepared for a concept I had in mind, and our shoot did not come out as expected. The client was not upset, however, I couldn't allow it to happen again!
Jimmy, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I prioritize my client's needs based on the timeframe that I am given to edit my work. I pride myself on providing quick and efficient results for my clients so I always make sure to only take on an amount of work I know that I can handle, without sacrificing service.
Please tell us, Jimmy, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Every day I am strategic in order to meet all my priorities. I work 10 hours a day in a sales job, but I know that during my down time I must work on my photography projects in order to keep on track with timelines.
Jimmy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Being a photographer comes with the grounds of persuasion. Sometimes you have to convince complete strangers to trust you. Being at work can be no different at times. I was able to convince a customer to understand the benefits of our product and how the product would benefit their life, even at a price increase compared to what they wanted to spend.
Jimmy, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest professional accomplishment as a photographer was being featured on a Global Hub Page on Instagram. The reason being was because I was being recognized all around the world for my work, and because it was featured it made me feel as if my work was good enough!
Jimmy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I have one specific client that I work with consistently that allows me to have the creative freedom I want. Whats difficult about that is making sure that you convey the image you want. Everything looks different in your head, but putting it into something tangible is the most difficult part.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
The only advice I have is: Always keep dreaming. Once you find your passion put every ounce of sweat and drive into it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to do a collaboration with Fear of God, by Jerry Lorenzo. I would really enjoy a collaboration to showcase his new line.
Now for the best part Jimmy! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Jimmy Sanchez @slatedimages