VOW Pro Spotlight: Jess Onesto of Cheers Babe Photo
This month’s VOW Pro feature is VOW Pro member, Jess Onesto of Cheers Babe Photo, wedding photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. Jess believes weddings are sacred, beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime events and she takes her work with a great deal of responsibility – including sharing VOW’s mission with her clients.
What is VOW Pro?
Before we share how Cheers Babe joined the VOW Pro community, let’s take a step back and explain what that really means. The VOW Pro network is specifically designed for wedding professionals and wedding-aligned businesses, is free to join, and since launching the network in 2021, professionals from 28 countries have joined VOW Pro to be part of the solution to end child marriage in our lifetime.
There are a variety of ways to activate VOW into your business and added benefits in doing so including a badge to display on your website showing your support to end child marriage, social media assets, opportunities for you and your couples to be featured by VOW on social media, our email newsletter, or in media stories and more!
VOW Pro+ is specifically designed for wedding professionals and wedding-aligned businesses who wish to make even more of an impact by donating on behalf of each client or booking. You can choose the donation amount and frequency. This recognition of support is unlocked after a minimum monthly donation of US $10.
How did you hear about VOW for Girls?
“I heard about VOW through another wedding photographer.”
How do you support VOW through your business?
Jess created a dedicated donation page in support of VOW and has raised over $500! 100% of those funds will go directly to underfunded grassroots efforts advancing girl’s rights, and $500 can cover the enrollment fees for 10 girls to attend school for an entire year!
VOW tip: Creating a dedicated donation page is a great way to inform your clients why and how you support VOW, and it takes less than 5 minutes! Add a photo, a quote, and set a donation goal – that’s it!
Why did you choose to support VOW with your business?
“As a wedding photographer, I’m fundamentally passionate about marriage. Getting to capture a couple’s union is the biggest privilege of my life. Unfortunately, not every marriage looks as picture perfect as my clients’ beautiful weddings.
As soon as I heard about the work VOW does, I knew it was a perfectly aligned partnership for Cheers Babe. It broke my heart to hear how many girls become child brides each year.”
“I knew that ending child marriage was a mission that not only I’d be passionate about, but my couples would be thrilled to participate in as they plan their weddings.”
About VOW for Girls
VOW for Girls is a growing global movement that partners with the wedding industry, engaged couples, brands, and individuals to end the international child marriage crisis. Count to three. A child just became a bride. By raising funds and awareness, VOW is ending child marriage by building a connected groundswell of love and support for every girl whose right to own her future is at risk.
100% of the funds raised by VOW for Girls are invested in underfunded yet effective local efforts that advance girls’ rights by providing education, job training, and vital life skills, so girls can own their futures. VOW for Girls is a vow for the future.
Of the 175+ organizations supported to date, 85% are led by women. An estimated 260,000 girls have been directly impacted by this work to date and 1.6 million individuals have indirectly benefited. Please follow @vowforgirls to learn more about VOW.
Photo Credit: Cheers Babe Photo