Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaden Giorgianni.
Hi Jaden, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I have a pretty typical “I’ve always had a camera” paired with a “when I became a mom” story. Growing up my family always valued photos and videos so it rubbed off on me. I can remember carrying around a 110 film camera as an elementary-aged kid taking random pictures of people and things.
As I grew up, I continued carrying around a camera and I have boxes of photos from high school and college in storage. My how I became a professional story is centered more around becoming a mom. My mother bought me a Sony a6000 as a Christmas gift when I was pregnant with my son, she didn’t want her first grand baby only to have iPhone photos.
After I had him I spent time learning the manual settings and eventually started taking family photos for friends. When I got pregnant with my second, I decided it was time to become a business or it would always be a hobby so 26 days before my daughter was born I opened Jaden Giorgianni Photography.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There have been some ups and downs but overall it’s been smooth. I’ve been very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time for some of the big breaks I’ve been offered.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize in high school seniors and I also photograph families. In the summer of 2021, I photographed an entire senior class (70 students).
It was insane and busy and I loved every minute of it!! I’m very organized so being able to coordinate so many students into a 2-month window – each student had their own shoot, and I didn’t do a cattle call style day or two – was a thrill.
I think being so organized sets me apart from others. I strive to provide clients with information and answers to questions before they have to ask and I think the level of attention to detail I pay with this elevates my business.
Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
During the Covid-19 crisis, I participated in The Front Steps Project.
It originated in Boston by a photographer named Cara Soulia. I visited over 50 families at their homes during the first three weeks of the shutdown and photographed them on their front porches.
I loved meeting all the families and hearing their stories, so many people were in limbo with jobs and lives but everyone was so positive and appreciative.
- Website: www.jadengiorgianni.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadengiorgianniphotography/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giorgianniphotographer
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