Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine.
𝟭) 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘂𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀.
There couldn’t be a more fitting first question than an introduction to oneself. My name is Ayushi Jain. Academically, I am an MS, but my passion took me to pursue photography full-time. I did my 9 to 5 job learning photography on weekends and simultaneously did several shoots.
After doing my first wedding in London, U.K., I decided to go further with photography as my full-time work. In 2017, I took up photography full time and built a team of like-minded enthusiasts named “Thetasveerwaliaj by Ayushi Jain.” We have now branched out into wedding, candid, and lifestyle photography and have built a fully functional studio. Our service is not limited to Indore; it is available throughout India. We’ve also taken our services to four different countries so far.
𝟮) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱?
My dad has been taking our pictures forever. I remember when I was 8, my dad gave me a reel camera and told me to take his picture, and from that moment, I loved the camera the most.
In 2014, I moved to London. My dad gifted me my first DSLR, and after that, I have always been inclined more towards photographing people’s expressions and moments. As a young woman, I never imagined I would become a businesswoman.
A captured moment is so beautiful, the way you can hold onto it forever. Since I’m an emotional person, kids and wedding photography are probably my favourite forms of photography.
𝟯) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀/𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀?
In addition to candid photography and traditional photography, our services include drone photography, videography, and cinematography, which is the film part of any project or event.
What sets us apart is that we are passionate about photography and we can relate to the emotional aspect of the process; our pictures show what it feels like to be a bride and her father in a loving and emotional exchange, and what it feels like to witness a celebration of life and candid moments like celebrating maternity happiness or capturing their kids’ birthdays.
I always look for interesting moments and customer satisfaction is my top priority, but at the same time, I tend to showcase the wedding from my perspective, beyond clients’ expectations.
𝟰) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
I don’t know if people know me personally or not, but they know this click was done by me and my team, and that’s what matters.
The biggest achievement I have made in the industry so far is the love of so many clients, and when they come back to me after about 2 years to ask for my services again, that is the biggest achievement, their trust in me to handle their special moments. I recall a few of my clients for whom I photographed their wedding, maternity and newborn sessions, and family portraits.
I love seeing my clicks on their room walls because it gives me happiness and satisfaction that words cannot express.
𝟱) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗹𝘆?
Whenever we take a photo of the people and show them, the way they react is priceless and that keeps us motivated to do better every day.
The biggest motivation is clients’ happiness when they call us home and praise us for our work. We remember clients calling us every year to thank us for covering their special day.
The happiness when the groom’s or bride’s parents thank us for making their daughter/son’s wedding memorable is priceless.
𝟲) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲?
JUST GO OUT AND DO IT.
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” –Michael Jordan
DO IT, and give yourself a chance, no matter how slim, of succeeding. At worst, you experience failure. And any experience is better than none.
However, since there will be times when you are exhausted from it, there will be times you’ll be occupied, and there will be times when you simply want to surrender, you need to awaken, remind yourself about the justification for why you began, and get moving.