Spotlight: Jessie Steimle Photography
Join us as we talk with Jessie Steimle, owner of Jessie Steimle Photography, about how she started this truly unique local business here in Cleveland, Ohio.
How did your business get its start?
I have always loved taking pictures since I was very young. I started thinking about making photography my “full-time” gig way back in 2007, when I had a bad experience with my own wedding photographer…but I didn’t know what to do, or how to do it, or why I wasn’t getting any clients. I decided at the beginning of 2017 that I was ALMOST 40, and the time to start something was NOW! So I took some business classes for photographers and learned how to really run a business. The rest, as they say, is history!
How long have you been in business?
Officially, I have been in business for 1 year!
What does Keep It Local Cleveland mean to you and your business?
Keep It Local has been a godsend to my business! I love being part of Keep It Local…I love having the support from people who have been in business longer than me, and I love being a part of all the events. I feel like I am even closer to the community because of Keep It Local Cleveland.
What do you like best about working in Cleveland?
I love all of the incredibly beautiful places where I can work! Cleveland has such diverse and beautiful scenery from one neighborhood to the next, from the west side to the east side, there are just so many cool places for photographing! I also love finding awesome and amazing clients, there is equal diversity in the people in Cleveland! You never know who you’re going to meet!
What makes Jessie Steimle Photography so unique?
My business is unique because I take the time to get to know each of my clients. No two families, or events, or children are the same…so no two sessions are ever alike. I like to create completely custom sessions, on location, and stress-free! I guide my clients through choosing the perfect location for choosing the perfect outfits! Everyone is so busy these days, I like to make things as easy as possible.
What do you like most about your job?
I love love love showing people their finished images! I love seeing their faces when they see a portrait that is so perfectly their family, or truly captures the uniqueness of their child, or embodies every emotion of their wedding day! It makes me happy to know that I have taken their vision and turned it into a reality!
Why do your customers select you over your competitors?
My customers choose me over my competitors because they not only love my style of photography, they love my commitment to them! For weddings, I carry a box of necessities (deodorant, hair ties, stain remover, tissues, sewing kit etc.) so that if there are any emergencies, no one has to go looking for things or asking around!
Are you offering any special services right now?
Family/Portrait: 25% of Session Fees until 12/31
Wedding: Book Now for 2019 or 2020 and get $200 off, with a booking retainer of $100.