My name is Chayla Lee and I’m from East Tennessee. I am a college student and have already graduated with one degree, but I am taking this semester off before I go back due to covid as well focusing more on my photography business. I have been running my own photography businesses for 7 years now and this is the first time I’ve been able to enjoy doing it full time without school or a retail job interfering. I love absolutely every minute of it! I also do model on the side. I am not signed with an agency so I am considered a free Lance model. I have worked with companies such as ; Rue 21, pixie beauty, and Shien
What inspires you to do what you do?
Hmmm. I would have to say my goals for my future. I’ve always wanted to travel and photography has given me that opportunity to do so. To get where I want to be I have make sure my work is creative or there’s something different I also get Inspired from other photographers work
What is some words of wisdom you live by?
I have a few!
• what you believe, is what you receive
• whatever you put into the world will always come back to you
•Always be kind to people. You never know what they can be going through
What is your ultimate goal in life?
To live a fulfilled and happy life
What is a positive message you would like to give others?
Don’t ever stop pursuing your dreams
Last question how do you feel about life and what changes did you make to be where you are now?
Hmm. I am blessed and thankful for the life I have but I can’t say I am 100% happy with my life right now. I’m still working on my dreams and my goals to get where I want to be to be happier. I’ve always wanted to leave the town I live in. Theres not a lot of Opportunities to grow here unless you want to become a nurse or work at Eatsman, then there’s plenty of opportunities. I have been making a change within myself of not letting my surroundings discourage me from achieving my dreams. I have also been working on taking more time for myself ,whether that be reading or going to the gym, to just relax and really reflect on life. Lastly I have been doing a lot of networking. Sometimes in life it doesn’t matter what you know or how good you are, its who you know.