Fine Art & Commercial Photography Services - Summersville, WV - jakigood

When you do what you love, you won't have to work another day of your life.

Over 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with advanced cancer and went through a year-long, aggressive chemotherapy protocol.  Due to my weakened immune system, I was forced to take a year away from my teaching job and the general public.  Since my childhood, nature has always been my happy place - so i  spent most of that  year enjoying peace and solitude in the woods, time with God and His magnificent creation.

I purchased my first digital SLR camera to document my journey and started posting my nature pictures on a new site, called Flickr.  I absolutely fell in love with photography, at first with landscape and nature, but then eventually portraits as well.    Even though I loved being an elementary teacher, I resigned from my teaching position in 2012 to pursue a full-time career in photography.   I did the hard work to become a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) in 2016  and also obtained my Masters Photography Degree through the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) in 2018.  I have continued to grow and learn to improve my skills.  I am grateful to God for both my healing and the journey.  I LOVE what I do.

Its been said, when you do what you love, you won't have to work another day of your life.

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