Jamie Yacksyzn is the owner of two Vegas-based wedding businesses. “I am the main photographer for JamieY Photography, which is a wedding and elopement photography company, and Rock N Romance Elopements, which is an all-inclusive elopement company.” Learn about Jamie Yacksyzn…
Hometown: Born in New Jersey but lived in Vegas since 1987 and grew up here.
First job: Cashier at a go-kart place.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in NV: Eating my way through all the restaurants in town and spending time at the gym. Also hanging out with my kids and husband.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Growing my business all by myself without ever taking a loan.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: It honestly took me 10 years to make enough money to support my family. The first 10 years were a lot of work and growth and depending on my husband’s income.
Someone who inspires you and why: Sara Blakely from Spanx. She is a self-made woman with huge success and she seems to do it all with family and work.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Just when you think about giving up may be when you are about to finally achieve your dreams.
Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or you think you cant, you are right.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I am a huge introvert.
What makes someone fabulous: Being happy with yourself and your accomplishments but also continuously improving.