We had the good fortune of connecting with Kynzie Story and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kynzie, what matters most to you?
I value integrity above all else. That’s the number one principle I look for as a consumer, so it made sense to build my business on that foundation. How can I not? I’m a one-woman show. I send the emails, I market on social media, I show up for the job and I handle editing and delivery. There’s no one else for me to hide behind, which makes me proud to say that what you see is what you get. In a world of scams and poor quality work, where anyone can advertise their skill or hobby on social media, I aim to present myself and my business as an authentic, effortless breath of fresh air. The process of providing a service should be a straightforward, positive experience. I believe efficiency, quality and professionalism lie within the value of integrity, and I’m pleased to put my name on that core principle.
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.
Since starting my own drone business I’ve grown to appreciate the art that drone photography is. It’s creativity on a different level. Most people don’t get to view the world from the sky, so I love being able to provide those perspectives, whether for practical reasons or aesthetic ones. Early on in my career as a drone pilot I was tasked with difficult jobs. Being a real estate photographer in Dallas you get to shoot some cool homes, but those homes often back up to power lines, or highways, or have several trees surrounding the structure. I had to quickly figure out how to fly safely and skillfully if I wanted to keep this up. My advice to new droners would be to never get too comfortable flying. Becoming less cautious will cause you to crash. You can take my word on that one! I want the world to know that more people than you would think have access to a drone these days. But just because someone has a drone doesn’t mean they have a creative eye. Likewise, not just any photographer is skilled enough to fly a drone. With my skillset I’m able to unify both professional flying and professional photography to create a clean, well-rounded product.
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?
I’m a major homebody, so I don’t like to get out much. If I do, it’s either to the movies or to Chuy’s. Home Depot is also a favorite spot of mine.
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?
What led me to get my Part 107 certification was my job as a real estate photographer. It was an opportunity to acquire a unique skill that most people didn’t have. Obtaining that license would open new doors like shooting more luxurious homes, higher paying jobs and new clients outside the real estate realm.