Thursday, October 2, 2014

The other day I packed up my gear bag and headed into the centre of Ochi Rios. My goal was to capture the pure spirit of some Jamaican people in their daily lives.  Despite their daily hustle and grind, these people were happy to be photographed by me, and to share their pure, joyous spirits.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I'm a Photographer!

August 8th 2013? Has it been that long? Over a year since I began this blog. Only to make two post before quitting my blogging career. As a children we often take for granted adults whining about how time flies. As an adult myself now, I certainly can appreciate this truth. This year has been such an amazing one. I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have been fortunate to experience. I have traveled to many beautiful places in the world and have met some really incredible individuals. I have grown as a young woman tremendously and learned so much about myself. One thing is clear, I not a "blogger", however I will once again take on the task of documenting some parts of my life, through this blog. This time a little differently. This time, I'll be documenting my experiences as Photographer. Yes I know, beauty queen/model, now you're a Photographer? Why yes, yes I am. Photography has always been one of my greatest passions. I am a Photographer, among other things, and I absolutely love what I do. I hope you enjoy following my journey.

Sincerely, Jenaae Jackson

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Miss Jamaica World 2013 Coronation Show

 photo dance_zps7b0a274f.jpg Confession: I completely forgot ½ the moves of the opening number on stage. This is where peripheral vision comes in handy. Just follow along, and never loose that
 “I know exactly what I’m doing” smile.
 photo 1085141_574450485940065_16k6668748_o_zpsb57820aa.jpg Catch the camera man totally checking me out. ^^^ (lol) He's actually a friend of mine. photo 977561_574450475940066_254053736_o_zps7b5f2997.jpg 
 “In the event of a slippery stage, sandpaper the bottom of your shoes.” Who came up with this nonsense? A well known pageant "secret" that totally does not work, and neither does duck tape! Rubber soles and a comfortable heel however = comfortable, confident walk.  photo 
 photo 1084977_574456012606179_1151721635_o_zpsc62906b2.jpg Negativity. People will always have something to say to try and throw you off your game. Be confident in yourself and your decisions, and be fabulous!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  photo 1073191_574461165938997_40233392_o_zpsfce4062c.jpg With all the chaos going on backstage of a live television show production, expect (and plan for) the unexpected. From shoes straps failing, earrings breaking, to major dress malfunctions. Always have a plan B, C, & D. In fact, my evening gown.. was a plan B
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Why I decided to where short hair? Well, why not! Approaching coronation night, many people had much to say about me wearing my naturally short hair to compete in a beauty pageant. Mostly positive, but some not so much. “You need pageant hair, you need glamorous hair” they said. I personally don’t believe glamorous or beautiful hair means long, flowing, big barrel curled weave; although big barrel curled weave is very pretty ☺. My natural hair is fabulous honey! When people have something to say about your hair, your body, the clothes you wear, whatever, listen.. take their advice for what its worth, but at the end of the day, do what you feel is best for YOU. Be certain and beautiful with all that you are, and work it!
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 In regards to a certain Mr. Minister and his comments regarding my #economybody, and my *clears throat* #BESTFIGURE.. 
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I've accepted your apology and still wish you all the best ☺. photo 981636_574467849271662_1357636585_o_zps983d2ba3.jpg  photo 1072147_574474862604294_496947409_o_zps49cabc90.jpg  photo last2_zpsa9d00985.jpg Overall, Gina Hargitay is a phenomenal Miss Jamaica World. I'm so happy for her! She’s wickedly intelligent, and stunningly beautiful inside and out. The girl is quite incredible. I wish her much success at the upcoming Miss World and hopes she brings home the crown!!
Photo Credit: STUSH Jamaica

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" -Marianne Williamson

One of my favorite quotes ever, and I believe many people can relate. Personally, more than I am afraid of total failure, I'm terrified of succeeding beyond my wildest dreams.There's a little part of me that feels that I just might not be good enough. But in the wise words of YouTube viral sensation Sweet Brown.. "ain't no nobody got time for that", life is too short. Just yesterday I was 16 years old, imagining where I would be in a few years.. and here I am, in the moments I imagined. I don't want to look back when I'm 25 or 75 and wish I would have started today. As I fullfill my goals, and do the things I was once afraid of doing, that little voice saying "your not good enough" gets more and more quiet. If one shoots for the moon and disastrously fails, at least they'll be among the stars. So shoot for the moon. But don't fail. Failure is not an option.

Im just a girl with big dreams, conspiring a master plan to conquer The Universe ; gain incredible experiences, meet phenomenal people, look fabulous, contribute to my community, save the world, and inspire others along the way. 

Welcome to My Official Blog.

Sincerely, Jenaae.