Headshot scholarship recipient named
Warm congratulations to Sanni Brown-Adefope, the recipient of our 2014 Dress for Success Twin Cities professional headshot scholarship.
It has always been important to me to give back to the community in some way. When I worked in corporate America, those opportunities were more readily available—whether it was donating to the United Way, donating time to Habitat for Humanity, working at the local food shelf or donating blood. When I formed KeliComm, I wanted to find a way to give back that felt right for me personally and for our brand.
Several years ago, I was invited to attend the Dress for Success Twin Cities annual luncheon, and I knew I had found the right match. As a young professional woman, organizations like Dress for Success were part of my professional development journey. I know that for many women, this kind of help can make the difference in developing a career or even just getting a job. I wanted to do something, however, with more impact than just writing a check. That’s when we came up with the idea for our annual scholarship for a worthy recipient chosen by the team at Dress for Success Twin Cities.
“We chose a participant who could really benefit professionally from this experience,” said Stephanie Silvers, Director of Operations for Dress for Success Twin Cities. “Sanni is a woman who has done so much for us as an organization.” Sanni didn’t even own a suit when she first came to Dress for Success Twin Cities. Sanni is now a successful behavioral therapist and hosts a regular radio program on KMOJ, a local station dedicated to developing communities of color with information and education. When asked about her experience with KeliComm, Sanni said, “Jen helped me tap into my inner professional superstar during my session! It is definitely an experience I won’t EVER forget! I’m was deeply pleased and impressed with her professionalism, as well as her ability to make me feel comfortable and confident about my poses…not all photographers have that skill! I’d recommend her to anybody interested in taking their professional image to the next level!”
Sanni’s scholarship included a professional headshot session, personal brand consultation, wardrobe consulting, one-on-one realtime consulting of her final images as well as fully retouched, finished images for her LinkedIn profile, website and other digital media.
Since we had Sanni in front of the camera, we captured this fun image as well. “My mother will love this one, because it accentuates my African features.” said Sanni.
Our 2015 KeliComm Headshot Scholarship recipient will be named later this year.