We had the good fortune of connecting with McKinsey Jordan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi McKinsey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve found that I really enjoy all aspects of running a creative business as opposed to having just one task (i.e. photographer). My easily-bored Sagittarius brain is satisfied by completing all the little tasks that go into running my own business; from marketing to production to editing. It keeps things exciting!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always had an eye for seeing composition very easily and in the world of photography this quality is great to have. I’ve also come to realize I have a knack for helping people feel comfortable in front of a camera. At the end of the day, however, even if you have the skills needed to take a great photo, working for yourself and running a business alone can be daunting. It hasn’t been easy all of the time but I am more than happy to put in the work needed to be able to have my creative freedom and personal freedom.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When I have friends or family come to visit in LA I always recommend the following stops:

-hiking in Griffith Park
-Hollywood Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings
-a warm drink at Intelligentsia in Silver Lake (specifically the oat milk chai)
-a cold drink at The Black Cat
-a day trip to Topanga

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I always have to give a shoutout to my friend and business partner, Jayme Burrows, for all the support and mentoring she’s offered me as I developed (and continue developing) my career here in Los Angeles.

Website: www.mckinseyjordan.com

Instagram: @mckinsey.jordan

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