We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
There have been several pertinent factors that have attributed success within Goldn Photography. Those factors include: Daily prayer with God, being myself with clients, having fun, and having that burning passion. Let’s be transparent, not every single day is sunshine and rainbows at Goldn Photography; That’s when I start praying and talking with God, asking for guidance, and thanking him for the good and even the bad. I like to have my photoshoots be a memorable time for the client and usually have music blaring as well as dancing behind the scenes. Having fun and being yourself breaks that initial awkwardness between photos and allows the client to open up and be comfortable throughout the session. Finally, you have to remember to have that burning passion to keep going each day. Some days won’t be the best, but you have to keep persevering, even in the midst of a pandemic, and especially when the world seems so uncertain. Most Importantly, you have to strategize your next move and truly enjoy what you do. Make a plan, stick to it, and execute it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a photographer for about two and a half years now, starting in my senior year of high school. I’ve always had a professional mindset and wanted to pursue the career of owning my own photography business, so it was a no-brainer at just seventeen, creating Goldn Photography, and making my vision a reality. Throughout the years, I’ve learned to believe in myself, my ideas, to accept defeat when needed, and have learned how to ask for help when needed. I want others to know that I’m a photographer who is here to make you feel beautiful, to capture the wild moments in life, and shine a light in this dark world. Photography has essentially saved my life after losing my father at the age of fourteen. Throughout the years, I have realized photography is what makes me feel so alive and is my true purpose and passion in life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In a world where COVID-19 no longer exists, I would take my best friend thrifting at Vagabond Vintage Denton, followed by a trip to LSA burger on the square. The following night we would hit the town for dinner at TNT Tacos and Tequila in Uptown Dallas, followed by a concert at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. If weather permits and gives us a sunny, beautiful day, we might continue our shopping at my favorite mall in Highland Park, Northpark Center and visit The Dallas Museum of Art afterwards.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends and family for sure have been a pillar of support over the past year. Whether they are booking a photoshoot or buying merchandise to even talking on the phone with me late at night to calm me down, they’ve helped me tremendously throughout this journey.
Goldn Photography. Andrew Jones.