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Meet Jade Castillo of Jade Photography in Oceanside

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jade Castillo.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jade. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I fell in love with photography at a young age, I have always had a camera in my hand. I fell in love with vintage cameras very young. I felt it is very important to capture the moments in life that I never wanted to forget. As I got older I realized that family gets older and we won’t always have them with us because sometimes life is just to short. So I wanted to capture every moment with everyone so I would always have photos to cherish and remind me of my amazing memories.

Now I am 25 a year into my photography. I spend every day capturing the best memories for a lot of amazing clients.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I would be lying if I said it was easy. As a kid, It was just for fun til recently. About a year ago I got very serious with my photography I felt I wanted to get into professionally full time. It has been a long year with lots of tears, sleepless nights, learning everything to get where I am today. I feel I have grown a lot!

I will admit my biggest issue has always been that I am my own worst critic! I try to hold my art up to these super high standards. I have found a group of local photographers that have been so helpful and supportive of me! It has helped me grow a lot with not being so hard on myself all the time. To see the greatness in my self.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Jade Photography story. Tell us more about the business.
I specialize in Boudoir, Military homecomings, Couples. I am proud of how unique my style is as it stands out in the community, as does My pricing as it is very affordable. I know a lot of people can not afford pricey sessions. I try to relate to my clients on levels that I can help them with the best bang for their buck. I also stand out because I like to do pour my heart and artistic side into projects that shed light on things in the world I feel are important to so many people along with things that mean a lot to me.

I am set apart because I prefer working with my clients un-posed, As I feel its more important to capture the real and raw emotions verse posed moments. For me, my client’s photos are the most important thing in the world, and I know they want portraits they can treasure and hold close to your heart for the rest of their life. Which is why I am here for them to capture those moments so they can treasure them forever!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
To be honest I don’t really go by luck because if we are talking luck I have the worst luck! So far I have been very successful and want to continue my success so no jinxing! Lol!

Pricing:

  • Boudoirs range $75-225 depending on packages.
  • Homecomings range and differ as I offer photography and videography they range from $150-250$ depending on packages.
  • Couples and family I like to keep simple with two packages 50-100$

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