I am sure by now you have heard of my first annual fashion event! Many people who have heard of the event wonder, "so whats this really about?" or "What exactly is the point?" First off, if anyone is wondering, "A.J.P. stands for "Alexa Johnson Photography." An "A.J.P. Girl" is a girl who is truly herself, she doesn't change to be what her friends want her to be, she is confident and expresses who she is. When I set out to plan an event, it was because I wanted to accomplish a few key things. I wanted to show girls that ANYONE can model and be beautiful, I wanted to find a way my emerging business could give back in some way to a charity with meaning, and I also wanted to let everyone know what A.J.P. is all about! I feel, when starting a business, you need to make sure your clients have a good idea of what you are all about. I care about each and every past present and potential client I may have and what their wishes, needs and concerns are.
My event is about girls, being themselves, having fun, feeling pretty, and coming together for a common goal. Many of the clients I have taken pictures of, have said "I am a little nervous, I don't take pictures well." I always make it my mission to make those individuals feel more comfortable in front of the camera, and hope that in the end when they get their photos, they are more confident about taking pictures.
In the beginning, I wanted to donate a portion of proceeds to the Boston One Fund, however after much research and phone calls, I was not able to get the right paperwork to donate legitimately. So we are now working with a group who's mission is to eliminate the disease Malaria. Every $10 donated will purchase a mosquito net for a child and save them from this disease. So coming to the A.J.P. First Annual Fashion event is supporting a wonderful cause.
This event will offer hair and makeup (free of charge with the purchase of your ticket), lots of fun activities to do, face painting, raffles and auctions for older girls and parents! We will have refreshments, and most of all girls get to spend some time in front of the camera!
Each individual being photographed will be assigned a number and need to sign a release saying that their pictures are permitted to be posted online, and they are free to order copies of their photos right here on alexajohnsonphotography.com after the event. If you do not wish to have your picture taken you are still welcome to come enjoy the event, tickets are $4 and donations are always welcome!
I hope after this event, the girls who attend will remember it as one of the best parts of their summer. My wish is that all those girls will feel pretty and comfortable in front of the camera. Every single girl no matter size, ethnicity, age, etc... should feel pretty and express themselves as they truly are, that's the mission and I hope you will come along!
After this event I am going to have a big thank you right here to all of those who make our event possible, I will have video and of course pictures from our big day! I hope you check back after July 12th to see what we did!
Thank you everyone! -Alexa Johnson-
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