“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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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.
“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