We went from having never participated in the newly discovered "Pop-up" shops to having 2 in one week. Special thanks to my partner in Life, brand expert marketing strategist 2nd photographer and graphic designer, Antonisia, for holding down the table with glory! At both events I acted at a vendor and event photographer but everyone that visited our table was greeted with undivided attention and the start of a new relationship or contact in their network. We answered questions, gave the brief stories on the history of Jakiera's Eye, and most importantly, we offered deals to make their time worthwhile. Even better, we raffled off free portrait sessions that valued $255 for up to 7 persons, 1.5hrs, location of choice, 20 digital images (copyright free), and unlimited wardrobe changes.
Thanks Quann of Congress Heights Arts & Culture center for having us, along with Stacy and Ms. Vicki Davis for having us at Back to SchoolTMCT Back to School Festival. We are grateful for the opportunity and excited to collaborate again. Click each of their links to find out how to get involved in DC communities of color.
Summer of 2017 will be memorable because it holds the milestone of my complete transition from employee to business owner, dreamer to doer, and hobbyist to professional. But to top it off, Nations Photo Lab afforded us the opportunity to partner with them as sponsors of ABC 2 News series, Built Upon a Dream, in the renovation process of the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore Brooklyn O'Malley, alongside other sponsors including @underarmour @loweshomeimprovement @tacobell.
I absolutely feel blessed, fortunate, and extreme delight that I was able to capture & provide the portraits for this makeover but it's so much more! The anticipation is overwhelming as the final touches come together for the reveal and the joy it will bring to the youth. I'm imagining feelings of gratitude, value, love, and further confirmation that they were worth it all! Pure bliss #TheGreaterGlobe
Be sure to tune into ABC on September 7th and stay connected with us as we share the journey here on JakierasEye.com. We are currently showing the Brooklyn O'Malley trip to Sagamore Farms with former Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, "Sunsets at Sagamore." His camp allowed underprivileged youth of the BGC of Metro Baltimore a chance see life outside of their norm. Time spent at the camp gave them hands-on experiences to relish in the possibilities. Visit our page for more of the journey.
If I had one gift, one purpose, then I'd like to believe that one was to contribute to society providing unity and love through the art of photography.