Today we’d like to introduce you to Darbrisha and Harold Jackson.
Hi Darbrisha and Harold, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Well, we are high school sweethearts and have known each other since we were 12 years old. We have both enjoyed photographing special moments our entire relationship. Harold has been behind the scenes with live sports and news for over ten years. He has a ton of experience in video. I have only passion. No degree. Just a fire to stop time with people in love. One day we were talking on the couch. Harold told me that he was talking to his mom and told her that he dreamed of having a photography company with me one day. My eyes got super big. Because the day before, I was praying and felt like God told me that my husband and I would have a photography company together. The next day we bought a camera. The rest is history, as they say.
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?
Has anyone ever had a smooth road? That’s unimaginable to me! We have faced many obstacles along the way. From having no money to have no people to get in front of our camera to being in such a saturated market that it’s hard to stand out. From being so consumed in the comparison game to not knowing a single thing about running a successful business. We have seen it all. But that hasn’t stopped us. OH, I have contemplated quitting at least 900 times. But quitting won’t share the gospel. Quitting won’t share love stories. Quitting won’t light a fire inside of you. So we keep pushing and encourage others to do the same.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about HDPhotogrpahyJax?
We are wedding/lifestyle photographers for the in the love. We came into this field to express a servant’s heart through moments of love in stills. We are after God’s heart. And with that, we are chasing after His people. Through wedding photography, we encounter people from all different backgrounds. It is a great pleasure to express our love for Jesus to each of them. Not in a weird churchy way. But through our gratitude for them, through our desire to serve them well, and through a good “yaassss”, or ” okay, you cute babe!”. We live to serve. We are most proud of how far we have come. We started off so unfamiliar with this business. We were just two people looking to serve and love on people. It hasn’t been easy to breakthrough in this field, but we aren’t giving up. We keep pushing. I love our resilience. Our services range from photo reveals at your reception to bridal dress try-on reels to our special wedding and housing program. Harold is a realtor here in Florida. We offer discounts for our brides/grooms that use him to find a home.
Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
I believe the unknown is where you end and Jesus begins. We are risk takers to a certain degree. We are actually in the middle of the biggest risk we have ever taken. In 2017 I left a career I loved to be home with our babies. Without the funds to do so, God has kept us. We have never lacked. Even when the numbers just don’t add up. And now we are here, yet again. My husband is leaving his full-time job with benefits to pursue real estate and wedding photography. We are jumping into this knowing that any dream worth having will most likely have some risk. So if you’re faced with the decision to jump or stand, I think I’d almost always say, “how high”?
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