Meet Jamaal

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“You don't find your passion your passion finds you”.


Hi There! I’m Jamaal & thanks for visiting Visuals by J. McKenzie.

A short backstory — I’m from Brooklyn! East Flatbush. Where we got mad squabbles and ‘Real Talk’ ain’t just a Fabolous album. Haha. I’ve also lived in South America & Los Angeles for a number of years. My background is Caribbean so if you can make a mean Ox-Tail or specialize in spicy dishes, we are now best friends. :D

Real talk though, For as long as I can remember I’ve always been creating. Growing up in church, I taught myself to play the piano, drums, cello, guitar (And I think I can sing). I’ve also been a spoken word artist for a little over 10 years now however, I never thought I’d get into photography. Sometimes the most unexpected things are the best things that could ever happen in a person’s life. 

I spend a lot of time getting to know my couples — and I require a lot from them. I require their honesty in whatever way it manifests & we have a lot of fun doing it! Endless selfies (and sometimes bottomless mimosa’s ^_^) and planning and impromptu coffee store meetups and mad Facetime’s.

When I’m not in front of the camera you can find me lounging in front of my fireplace with a nice book, at someone’s happy hour or TRAVELING! — I loooovveeee planes and airports(Seriously, I do)! I’m currently on a mission to go back to New Zealand and Singapore is coming up in early 2019. I’m also a big Road-Trip buff so basically…don’t be shy to reach out if your wedding is —well, y’know, not local.

Give me a reason to glide gracefully through this TSA Pre-check line. :D

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Welcome!

If you’re reading this, you’re in the right place!

I’m a DMV Wedding Photographer and thank you for taking the time to consider my photography, and all it can do for the most magical day. I specialize in capturing romantic and bold couples with a documentary style of photography.

In addition I’m also a Corporate, Event and Commercial Photographer with an uncanny eye for detail and a passion for efficiency. I am based out of Silver Spring, Maryland - however, I am available to travel anywhere that suits your wedding vision. My goal is to simply capture meaningful moments that matter.

It’s more than just taking pictures.

 
 
 
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“Jamaal was our Photographer for our special day & he did such an amazing job! We had a few hiccups with the weather and plans changing but Jamaal was on his toes and adapted to every situation and captured more than we ever imagined!

I couldn't recommend Visuals by J. McKenzie more! His pictures are a true testament to how much fun we had with him throughout the day. Always kept us laughing and his posing instructions are so simple and I don't feel like an acrobat afterwards!” - BEATA -GABRIELA

 
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