Brockton — Twenty-1-calendar year-old Chaylese Jefferson, a community Brockton photographer, boarded a 6-hour flight to California, never ever realizing what the other facet of the country had in shop for her. 

What was ready for her was a lifestyle-altering possibility of capturing for 42 Dugg, an Atlanta rapper regarded for his track “We Compensated,” that includes Lil Toddler.

If you advised Jefferson 3 many years ago when she started having pictures for fun that just one working day she would function for 42 Dugg, she would’ve laughed hysterically.

Professional photographer Chaylese Jefferson, owner of Shot by Chaylese, holds up a photo of herself at her Brockton studios on Wednesday, July  28, 2021.

“When I went to California, I assumed I was going to work with a smaller artist. I never imagined I would be in a mansion taking pictures for 42 Dugg and building behind the scenes b-roll from his new music video,” Jefferson reported of the excursion in July 2020.

Jefferson was launched to 42 Dugg’s administration crew by networking with area California photographers and videographers. As a result, they introduced her on board to convey new and clean ideas to the creative course of action.

Photography and video clip productions are a hobby for the young entrepreneur, but she hopes to make it a full-time occupation out of it.

Professional photographer Chaylese Jefferson, owner of Shot by Chaylese hangs her work on the wall of her Brockton studio on Wednesday, July  28, 2021.

When attending Brockton High University, Jefferson was set in a movie output class by accident but remained in the elective. Her adore for online video grew immensely and her get the job done performed a major part in the video enjoyment at BHS for the 2017 senior class.

Jefferson’s intensive large university resume contains directing college Dubsmash music videos, helping with the choreography, taking pictures many will take of the students’ audio videos and enhancing them with each other for the video clip yearbook.

After graduating from BHS in 2017, Jefferson took her eagerness to learn to the College of Massachusetts Amherst to pursue a mass conversation diploma.

This portrait by professional photographer Chaylese Jefferson hangs in her Brockton studio Shot by Chaylese on Wednesday, July  28, 2021.

In 2020 she graduated early from college and pondered what is up coming?

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Jefferson had worked for Brockton Community Schools for two several years as a substitute teacher and did freelance pictures on the facet.

Then, she made a decision to increase her company, Shot By Chaylese, by opening a studio in Brockton situated at 1 Centre St.

Now Jefferson is a total-time wellness instructor at Ashfield Center College and carries on to strengthen and broaden her enterprise by presenting entertaining and new services at a portion of the price ofo what other photographers would usually demand, she said.

This portrait by professional photographer Chaylese Jefferson hangs in her Brockton studio Shot by Chaylese on Wednesday, July  28, 2021.

“Not each individual household in Brockton can afford a $1,000 photo booth. I check out to work with my shoppers to make my expert services inexpensive and accessible to all, no issue the funds,” Jefferson mentioned. 

Shot By Chaylese presents photo booths for rent, specific function photoshoots, videography do the job, occasion recap videos and the well-known spinning slow motion photo booth. 

This calendar year, some of her highs were being turning out to be a house owner, a certified wellness instructor, and training her favourite pastime, photography.

Jefferson channels her drive from her father, who died whilst she was in the fourth quality. Her father Clifton Jefferson was a football coach in Brockton and taught her quite a few classes that she nonetheless utilizes to this working day. 

This portrait by professional photographer Chaylese Jefferson hangs in her Brockton studio Shot by Chaylese on Wednesday, July  28, 2021.

“My minimal brother Corey was two months old when he handed away. I remember telling my father at 9 years previous when he was in the hospital on his deathbed that I would teach my brother anything he taught me and how my dad was just a enjoyable-loving dude who all people liked,” Jefferson stated.

“My mom is the strongest girl I know, and I watched her go by way of that hard time and do an astounding career boosting us,” Jefferson stated.