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Meet Jessie Nunn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessie Nunn.

Hi Jessie, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Photography started as a hobby for me in high school — I would photograph my friends and their families. Then after high school, I worked for a few portrait companies and eventually became the lead photographer and personal assistant to Atlanta’s biggest event photography company, Button It Up. On my own, I was shooting weddings, family portraits and product photography.

Having never really traveled outside of the Southeast, when my husband and I went to Europe on our honeymoon, it blew our minds. I had always seen these places in movies, and every location we visited was so much more amazing in person. I wanted to capture that feeling in my work. Europe really doesn’t disappoint. Since then we haven’t stopped traveling!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I would say my biggest struggle along the way has been dealing with imposter syndrome. I’m really hard on myself, so much so that it stops me from posting as much as the algorithm suggests, or even with this interview I really got in my head about what to talk about.

But I also think imposter syndrome has helped me in some ways. I spent a lot time trying to find my niche and figuring out exactly what I wanted my style to be, and once I landed on travel photography, I no longer second guessed myself. My style just fell into place.

After discovering my style, I was able to be more consistent with my photography and editing. I started getting shared more and featured more. If I hadn’t kept second guessing myself, who knows if I ever would’ve landed on travel photography. Imposter syndrome, in a way, made me keep trying different styles of photography until I found what I loved to do. Now I just to get over my fear of sharing my photography!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a travel photographer that will do anything for the shot, whether I have to hang out of the train window, stand too close to the edge at the Grand Canyon, etc. I kind of have no fear when it comes to framing my photographs!

Whenever my husband and I travel, we always watch movies set in the place where we are going. So when we get there, I’m a little influenced by the movie and I think that gives my photography a cinematic feel.

Aside from finding my niche, I’m most proud of being featured in an art show for the first time this year. I was also published in a magazine.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I love doing DIY projects around the house. I think I follow more DIY/home renovations accounts on Instagram than I do travel accounts. If I wasn’t doing photography, I think I would have gone into interior design.

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