We had the good fortune of connecting with Jacie Marguerite and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jacie, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
My answer is simple, photography made me feel complete. I always wanted to be creative in life and I had my calling all through-out life to do something within the photography field. Getting to use my artist eye to help create timeless memories for people is a true blessing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It was an easy career decision for me. I started off as the Editor in Chief of my highschool year book, taking pictures of events, classmates and happenings going on at school. Then my classmates started asking me to take their senior pictures for the yearbook and from there I really fell in love with the art of photography. Before that as a child I would snoop through my grandparents photos they had all around the house. I fell in love with what the camera could capture.That they were forever preserved at a time in history that would have never been seen without the use of a camera. I’ve learned patients for sure. You definitely have to listen as not everyone will have the same vision as you do and have to learn the art of persuasion as well when you know what the best outcome will be. I’m a very passionate person as well as a perfectionist. I want my clients to see the passion I have for the art of photography and I’m always trying to evolve and better myself with knowledge and experience. Being in new places and meeting new people truly inspires me. I’m most proud of the short time I have been in business since graduating college and starting my business, having been published in The Zoe Report ,Rocky Mountain Bride, The Aspen Magazine and several others. I’m so excited to see how I grow and where I will be in the coming years.
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?
Going to have to say Aspen. Aspen, Colorado in the summer or winter will never disappoint. We would stay at the Hotel Jerome, in my opinion it has to be the top hotel in Aspen. Of course having breakfast in bed to start the day then would have lunch at Clark’s, the best clam chowder and sourdough bread ever. Driving the beautiful road up to Maroon Bells for an epic hike. Dinner that night is a splurge at The Monarch, they make your caesar salad right at the table then back to Jerome to enjoy their amazing donuts and cocktails. The donuts are a must like every night…no joke. The next day for lunch we’ll enjoy the best chicken sandwich at The Whitehouse then do a little shopping and art exhibits all around town. Then for dinner at Jing, a must try the tenderloin shiitake fried rice and the signature cocktails at Hooch following a movie on the lawn in the summertime. I can’t forget about X-Games in the winter, such an epic experience. The history, unbelievable wild flowers, epic rocky mountain views, hot springs, stylish culture, and events in this mountain town you could spend a lifetime in.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First of all my mother, she is so supportive and my biggest fan. She encouraged me the whole time through College and still to this day. My Sorority sisters for letting me use them as “test subjects” while I shot pictures and supported me. Finally my boyfriend, being together since my Freshman year of high-school, is so patient with me being out of town for a week and the long nights I’m sitting in front of my computer until 5 am working.