I had the honor of photographing the Dinner for Divas Gala last weekend and it was an amazing experience. This outstanding event honors women and men who were survivors of domestic violence. These survivors have the opportunity to be pampered from head to toe and made up to be runway ready! The women looked absolutely amazing and they didn't have to pay a single penny thanks to the wonderful work this non profit does. The Alma G Davis Foundation offers more than just this event. To learn more about the fight against domestic violence click on the link below. http://almagdavisfoundation.org/what-we-do/services
An event like this takes months of planning and hard work and seeing it all come together from the makeup to the designs of the event was absolutely beautiful. To top it off they had Mikki Taylor editor at large from Essence Magazine deliver a speech that was heartfelt and absolutely inspiring. This Gala also included celebrity Chef Rodney LoveJones who hosted the VIP gala. His food was amazingly delicious and yes I got a chance to taste the food he prepared for the VIP guests!
I want to give a special shout out to all the survivors! They stood up and can finally say they are free from the negative past. It was very touching to see these women go on stage, be vulnerable, and share their pasts. These powerful stories have made them become stronger and are now taking an active role in educating others. Thank you to all the volunteers I met for showing up for a great cause and also making it fun in the process. Enjoy some of these moments captured from this lovely affair.