VOW Pro Spotlight: Diana Zapata of BlueSpark Photography
This month’s VOW Pro feature is VOW Pro member, Diana Zapata of BlueSpark Photography, wedding photographer based in New York. Diana is proud VOW Pro+ member, and is dedicated to capturing real people in their most meaningful moments of life.
What is VOW Pro?
Before we share how Diana 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 30 countries and 39 US states 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 don’t remember! I think somewhere on social media, I must have seen your [VOW’s] work through a wedding industry colleague.”
How do you support VOW through your business?
“With every wedding booking, I make a donation to VOW in the couple’s name. I let them know they are making a difference by choosing to support us as well.”
Why did you choose to support VOW with your business?
“What I love about weddings is that they are meant to be heartfelt, beautiful events in which close groups of friends and families celebrate in the name of love, and two people decide for themselves what they want and who they want to spend their lives with. So when I learned about child marriage, I realized not every wedding is a joyous event for everyone in the world, and I knew that supporting VOW was an important mission for my business. It made sense that being in the wedding industry, I’d have the perfect platform to financially support with donations but also to spread awareness about this issue.”
About VOW for Girls
From wedding registry donations to partner product purchases, everything donated to VOW (that’s 100% of donations!) goes directly to community-driven efforts to help girls around the world. Our grantees, which are mainly women-led local organizations, use the funding we provide to directly support girls.
Twelve million girls a year, some as young as 8, become child brides. VOW is a global movement of the wedding industry community, partners and couples who are dedicated to a world where no child is ever a bride and where every girl has the chance to live the life she loves.
If you’re in the wedding industry and you’re interested in becoming involved, please find more wedding inspiration and advice in our blog, consider becoming a VOW Pro partner and learning more about VOW’s mission to end child marriage. If you’re an engaged couple and want to learn more about supporting VOW, please visit our couples page. We can’t wait to see what good we can do together!
Photo Credit: BlueSpark Photography