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I'm Jewel Baker and CEO of Jewel in Focus while also being a full-time student at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Film & Television and minoring in Photography. I hope to become the next Ava DuVernay in the future...literally. Jewel in Focus began in June 2018 with the hope to capture your amazing moments such as Birthdays, Graduations, Prom, Family Shoots, Headshots, Events, Videography, and Flyer Design.
I began learning film when I was 9 years old and began as a self-taught photographer since the age of 12. I also have experience in Journalism interviewing politicians such as Toni Preckwinkle, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Former Governor Pat Quinn. Also, some well-known artists such as Chaka Khan, T.I, and Jacob Latimore. I will also be featured in the Fall of 2021 on a show called " The College Tour ", which is on Amazon Prime and Hulu, focusing on my academic experience at Columbia.
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- I participated in Tae Kwon Do starting at 9 years old and competed in Nationals located in Atlanta in 2016
- I began Ballroom dancing at 9 years old as well and have loved it ever since!
I'm Melanie Baker and manager of Jewel in Focus, I'm also Jewel's mom. I attended North Central College and UCLA, but love being a part of the company with my daughter.
As Jewel grew up, her dad and I invested in her attending Film programs, working on sets, and eventually purchasing her camera. She's an amazing person, not just because she's my daughter, and will ensure you have an enjoyable experience at your next shoot or event.
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- I love to travel and love to cook! My favorite recipe to make is the classic Spaghetti
- My favorite song artist is Prince as well