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

Hi Kayla, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
The biggest habit that has helped me succeed is being consistent in my process. I go into every creative idea or concept with the same mindset. I am continuously pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and challenging myself, setting goals to expand my expertise. Another important habit that I have is maintaining positive energy. I do a lot of self-reflection and I am mindful of the energies around me; it is important for me to be surrounded by positivity. 

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.
My style is organic, I use the natural elements of things to inspire my creativity. I feel drawn to capture things in their truest forms, uncompromised and unapologetic. This journey has been a very difficult one but meaningful at every turn. Learning how to professionally represent myself and in turn my art has been my biggest challenge. When you do something because you love it, it then becomes hard to add a monetary value to what you’ve created. Learning to trust that process with humility but confidence at the same time is quite a ride. Once you’ve adopted the business practices as law, it in fact creates an even greater appreciation for the profession and what it takes to be successful in it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If this was during Arizona summer, we would definitely have to go to Brunch n’ Sip or grab some Valley Wings. Places to go would include: Sedona and a day on Lake Pleasant Lake. However, Arizona summer’s are hot ovens and going out is not always the ideal plan so I think I would most likely host a game night of some sort with some close friends and enjoy a few couch movie nights.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The most significant amount of support I have received comes from my parents and my second family at the Factory of Unified Noise (the FUNhouse). My parents have always been very supportive of any endeavor that I pursued and even bought me my first camera. My second family at the FUNhouse have been essential in my journey as a photographer, providing opportunities to grow and coaching me to become a better photographer. There has been many times where I thought I should throw in the towel but these two support teams have always been there to reel me back in.

Website: kjpxphotography.com
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Image Credits
Models: Brandi Waters, Elayna Jazelle, Taelor Parker, Terrence Trimble, Anjane King, Emeka Iheama

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