Georgia, once a year. As her knowledge and skill grew, so did the business.
“We were doing the recreational department’s pictures and had a couple of school
contracts,” said Jesslyn. “I started getting more work and started hiring more employees.”
In 1995, Jesslyn began looking for more space. “The traffic had backed up in Vidalia
because a stoplight had malfunctioned. I was just sitting there thinking about what I was
going to do. I desperately needed a bigger building at that point. I looked over and saw this
place right on Southeast Main Street.”
Even though she was told it wasn’t for sale, she called the owner anyway. “He said,
‘I hadn’t planned on selling it,’ but when I told him about my business and how much
I needed more space, he said, ‘I’m actually here right now if you want to look at it.’”
As pigeons flew overhead, Jesslyn simply opened her umbrella and walked through the
building. It was perfect, she thought. The photography and sales part of the business now
had its own much needed space separate from the processing lab.
During 1995, Jesslyn bought out her partner William and became the sole owner of
Pix Photography. “I had learned so much from William. I will forever be grateful to the
Hometown Living At Its Best 73