In the beginning, I faced a lot of challenges and came across many failures. The best thing about that is, it never stopped me from pursuing my dream. I’ve always had the passion for photography and videography but it was always a task to get clients who would be willing to keep me on their call-list. The first 2 calls always goes great, and people made me believe that they would hire me for a job. But that was almost never the case. Instead, I had people call just for information in hopes that they would return again and again, but they never did. I struggled with gaining clients for such a long time, I began questioning what I was doing wrong. I started taking up Photography classes at @York College CUNY and I learned how to master some of the things I did not quite understand. My friends and family were willing to take part in my photography projects and I would always get positive compliments and reactions from my classmates, especially my Professor at the time. But I still struggled with getting people to hire me as their photographer.
So I began photographing more and more. Random places, random moments. Some were planned and took a lot of work to piece together, being that I work alone. I ended up working together with my youngest sister @Tina Thackoordeen (18), who does make-up for my clients who wanted their photos taken by me. Sure, they were charged separately for her services, but it helped me build more and more clients. When dealing with clients, they first see what we are capable of doing before they move ahead with me. I figure that starting this business was not about myself. I needed a team! So now I have trustworthy people who are willing to help me when there are big jobs. It still isn’t easy but it sure does help me fulfill my dreams.
My goal is to focus on the best moments people share in celebrations and capture them for their memory book. Most often we get so caught up in the celebration that we sometimes forget or don’t have the time to save them, but in our memories. That’s why I offer my services to those who look for real moments in real time. I put all of my effort into helping you savor that first kiss, the baby bump days or even the moment he drops to one knee and you have a priceless reaction! Priceless moments in life can never be remade, and I am here to frame that out for you!