Today we’d like to introduce you to Patrice Logan.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was always interested in a camera since I was a child. I videotaped everyone and myself all the time. I worked hard babysitting to save my money to buy my camcorder. When it was finally in my hands, I created clever short videos with the technology that was available then. Talk about major limitations compared to what is available today! After graduating college with a degree in the entertainment field, I worked for ABC Radio Networks and Irving Community Television Network. I realized photography was definitely still a passion of mine. I went on to work for a large commercial studio that eventually taught me the basics of photography and customer service. Unfortunately, I started to get burned out on the repetition of structured sessions and decided to venture out on my own. I wanted to base my company on customer service and quality products without the haggling sales; and that is just what I did. It is very important to me that I spend one on one time with each of my clients as no two sessions (or stories) are alike. Over the years, I realized that my clientele was growing and that I wanted to continue something I loved doing. To extend my reach in the industry, I obtained my MFA in producing for Motion Pictures; I absolutely enjoy storytelling as a Still Photographer and Creative Producer. As the saying goes, “A picture can tell a thousand words,” and I do just that.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
In anything that you do, there will always be challenges. For a long time, I doubted myself, the more requests I had for my services the more I understood my self-worth. As a double minority, it is easy to feel as if you don’t belong in the industry. Furthermore, being an entrepreneur, with two businesses, things do get overwhelming to where you just want to put your head in a hole. However, I have learned as long as you keep doing what YOU love doing and being the best you can be at it, then that is all that matters.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
JPCML Photography was founded on the notion of wanting clients to enjoy their session while receiving an interpersonal connection with the photographer. Now and days, people are wanting companies to get back to the basics of customer service. This includes professionalism, trust, and quality, all of which JPCML Photography possesses. We specialize in Small Weddings, Special Events, High School/College Seniors and Special Needs families. I am proud that my company has adhered to the goals and motto I have set forth. What sets us apart from others is that it is a mission to make sure that the client’s moments are captured and made into memories.
Photography is often taken for granted and it is the only means of making lasting memories. Having beautiful and quality products that do not fade or easily break is another asset in conjunction with a transparent price list. Additionally, we do not staple an image count on any of our sessions. On average, regular sessions last about an hour. We do not want our clients to worry about an image limit, yet alone we do not want to be concentrating on how many images we have shot instead of focusing on the task at hand, capturing the moments. We build trust by staying involved in relative associations such as Professional Photographers of America and Frisco Chamber of Commerce. It is important to acknowledge that photography along with the film industry, are always changing and as professionals, we should stay up to date in what the industries are doing so we can be better for our clients.
What were you like growing up?
Oh gosh, I was goofy! I still am, of course now with a side order of professionalism. I wrote a lot and was interested in bugs. What an odd combination. As I got older, I started singing for fun and joined my school’s symphony band in 6th grade. Shout out to all the clarinet players! I would say, I was a musical child, very creative and outspoken.
- Website: www.jpcmlphotography.com
- Phone: 866.815.3125
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/jpcmlphotography
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/jpcmlportraits
- Other: www.patricelogan.me