“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