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Game Changer Interview: Kyeana Jones

Game Changer Interview: Kyeana Jones

Name of Your Business

Kyeana Jones Photography.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I am able to use my natural ability to create a calming and stress-free environment through the business of photography.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is a women who is a service-based business owner. She can confidently call the shots in her business, but when it comes to being in front of the camera, she shrinks. She becomes anxious because she isn’t educated about what it takes to have a successful photoshoot and assumes it is her sole responsibility to know how to BE in front of the camera. Preparation and being educated about the process is a must for her. She does not do well when not in control. She also needs someone who actually listens to her needs. They should be able to possibly anticipate them when she may not be able to articulate what exactly it is that she needs.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

My newest offering is my “Visualize and Plan” virtual sit-down session. It is currently included with all of my photography packages. I have designed a stand alone service for those who want to begin the planning for a future photoshoot, but may not be in the market just yet to book a photography session. Session topics include:

-We discuss where there are gaps in your online presence and how to fill those gaps.

-We discuss the vision for a future shoot

-We will brainstorm 2-3 photo stories (a plan for how you will be photographed)

-Prop ideas

-Wardrobe evaluation (determining if a wardrobe stylist referral is needed)

-Location Scouting(virtual)

-Hair/Makeup

*option to apply payment as a credit toward a full session booked within 60 days of planning session.

I offer headshot & profile sessions for those who are in need of a profile image refresher. I offer both full and half day branding sessions for those who have done a complete business branding revamp or have started a new business and need a large collection of images for a variety of needs other than to update their profile image.

You can view the services offered at my website: www.kyeanajones.com.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

Growing up, I collected newspaper and magazine articles of random women who became successful and overcame huge obstacles. I read Entrepreneur and Success magazine a lot. These women (my mom included) helped me see the possibility in anything I was determined to do.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

I learned very shortly before the shutdown that I enjoy what they call “work vacations”. Fly anywhere, rent a hotel, bring your laptop, get to work. Make time to try different restaurants and explore the area.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Gelato muffin bowl (take a chocolate chip muffin, warm it in a bowl (45 sec), add 3 scoops of your favorite Talenti gelato. Enjoy!)
2. Journaling (I’ve been doing so since the 4th grade)
3. Unplugging from my cell phone

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I’m still figuring this out.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. It is a book that found me when I most needed it. It’s about letting go things when you do not know HOW to. This book teaches you the HOW.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Crooklyn–It is the story of a black family in Brooklyn living in the 1980s. Bits of it is nostalgic, but it’s a bittersweet movie. Powerful at best.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

A scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

I’m not sure yet.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

Advice to Younger Self?

Everyone put on your path is there to strengthen you.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My ability to help people believe in themselves. So many of us do not.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

You get back what you put in. (Taking my own advice here).

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Don’t be afraid to say “hello” and I’ll do the same!

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

Yes, they can have my free download which is the photoshoot checklist that I give my clients 1-2 weeks before their shoot day. http://bit.ly/KJPchecklist

Contact me at kyeanajones.com