Last year I had the immense pleasure and honor to be house photographer for The Gemz Annual Mother-Daughter Breakfast event. The Gemz is a faith-based mentoring and leadership program for young ladies and girls between the ages of 11 and 18 in the DC/MD/VA area and is led by Adeola, who is not only one of my oldest and dearest friends, but also a woman I admire for her consistency, heart and passion. Learn more about The Gemz here.
I applaud the wonderful work the organization is doing for girls in the local community. I have heard that raising kids these days is not getting any easier and just look around, kids have so many negative influences waiting for them as soon as they set foot out the door, it is great to know that there is another place outside of the home where girls can learn more about how valued they are and also bond with like minded company.
Every year around Mothers’ Day, Adeola and her team of like minded inspirational women of faith put together a breakfast event where mothers and daughters can just take time out to bond over breakfast, while listening to dynamic guest speakers.
There were the special ‘mother-daughter” portraits of the girls and their moms among other games and activities. It was an event packed full of fun, inspiration, and a lot of love. I am so proud of Adeola’s vision in putting this together every year, working tirelessly behind the scenes! You can tell she is just rewarded by seeing the girls grow and mature to the leaders and gems they were really born to be.
This year I am going back. It is on the 4th of May so if you or anyone you know are in the DC/VA/MD area with a daughter between ages 11 and 18, go register for this year’s event here. The theme this year is “Stand Out”. Need I say more. I cannot wait to attend again this year!