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UnlockingRVA provides the connections you need to secure the top talent for your next event or celebration. You can browse local artist, DJs, hair and makeup artist, event host, brand managers, musicians and photographers

 

When you are ready to get more information about anyone listed on the site all you have to do is click directly on their bio to begin the process.

Arts & Culture

Danielle Allen

Author Danielle Allen

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Author, professor, and life coach, Danielle Allen is a lover of football, fashion, film and fiction.She is the author of the Back to Life Series, Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series, Work Song, The One Series Duet, Nevermore, The Art of Being, Disasters in Dating Choose Your Dating Adventure Series, and the upcoming Broken Clocks.

Jason Ford

Jason Ford

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NOSAJ AUTHENTICS brand was founded in 2008 on the art & lifestyle ideals of artist and founder, Jason Ford. What started as a class assignment while studying art at East Carolina University has since evolved into a brand that fuses art and fashion to produce limited edition, wearable and collectible art pieces. Email him today at info@nosajauthentics.com for any request!

Deandra Clarke

Deandra Clark

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Deandra Clarke is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a bachelor's degree in Radio Broadcasting. After four years as an on-air personality, she decided to expand her professional career in dance choreography and is currently the Dance Team Coach for Midlothian High School Trojanettes. In addition to her many business ventures, she also teaches weekly hip hop classes at the Village Dance Studio and Jadore Dance Studio here in RVA.

Marketing & Photography

The Jones

Photography

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The Jones Photography is here to help you with lifestyle portraits, head shots, branding and event coverage.

Dana Brown Designs

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Dana Brown Designs offers branding solutions and graphic and web design services with your company’s image in mind. Whether you are interested in branding a new business, getting a unique logo, creating marketing materials like brochures and flyers, event invitations or product packaging Dana Brown Designs is here to bring your vision to life. 

Atir Above

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Specializing in portrait and wedding photography, Atir Above prides itself in providing clients with “A Photography Experience.”  For those in love, raising families, or simply looking to invest in professional, quality photography, Atir Above inspires “forever moments” in a fun, easy-going, and memorable way.

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Rebelled

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Rebelled is a one stop shop for photography & artistry needs. Created by Erinn Budd, a New York native, in 2016. Rebelled can shoot weddings, graduations, and everything in-between.

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The Creative Camera

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The Creative Camera specializes in event and lifestyle photography. 

DJ's

DJ Nobe

DJ Nobe

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DJ Nobe captures the essence of being a versatile DJ. His sets consist of a blend of funk, soul, r&b, disco, house, hip-hop, and all mixed with an equal share of classic jams and modern day hits. He always lets his passion for music take him to new places. Book him by emailing djnobeva@gmail.com

DJ Billy Crystal Fingers

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DJ BillyCrystalFingers specializes in all types of music for every occasion such as private parties, special events and weddings. His genres include rap, reggae, rock, soul, funk, disco, house, electronic, go-go, Latin (of course) and world vibes, 

Book him by emailing billycrystalfingers@gmail.com

DJ Rayvon

DJ Rayvon 

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DJ Rayvon infuses different genres of music effortlessly, to create the ultimate dance party experience. Book him by emailing

 djrayvoncontracting@gmail.com

DJ Markus Gold

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Markus Gold partners his knowledge of music construction and technical skill and creativity to provide the ultimate musical experience for any private event, club or special occasion. Book him by emailing andrewsmarkus1@gmail.com

Shanel the DJ

Shanel the DJ

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Shanel the DJ aka Shanel Ashley has been deejaying since 2011 and has been blessed to be able to make a career out of something she loves doing.  Shanel has spun for a variety of parties and events in Richmond, Atlanta to DC. Book her by emailing shanelthedj@gmail.com

Event Planners

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A Creative Affair

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A Creative Affair is a full-service wedding and special event planning company located in Richmond, Virginia extending their services locally and in the tri-cities and Hampton Roads areas. Their mission is to offer a unique experience to families, professionals and other individuals by alleviating the amount of work and stress required to host or plan an event by focusing on their vision and needs in the most efficient and affordable way. 

Revel Events

Revel Event

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Their philosophy at Revel Event Design Group is to transform life's special events into memorable and extraordinary moments that are a true reflection of your personality and taste. Whether it's a Wedding, Conference, Dinner or Social Affair.

Xtraordinary

Xtraordinary Events

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XtraOrdinary Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company. Plans are nothing; planning is everything is their motto! They aim to create an amazing event for their clients by providing sound advice while keeping a focus on creativity and modern ideas to accomplish each goal set forth. They offer multiple customize packages and are confident one of them will suit your needs.

Vintage Pear

Vintage Pearl

Vintage Pearl Event Planning's number one goal is to make your special day stress free and enjoyable. They aim to do this by offering you flexible packaging to include: Full Event Planning, Partial Planning, Day of Coordination, or Consultation and Brainstorming.

The Tarrington's Touch

The Tarrington's Touch

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The Tarrington's Touch is a full service wedding and event planning company that will produce your event above and beyond your expectations. We offer high quality, stress free, and impeccable luxurious wedding services. If you’re a bride that wants guidance from start to finish or a bride that knows what she wants but needs a little help, we are here! 

Host

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Dr. Faith Wilkerson

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Dr. Faith Wilkerson arrived in Richmond in 2000 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She holds a Bachelors in Mass Communications, Masters in Education, as well as, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She spent over ten years creating and managing VCU traditions such as Homecoming, the Fall Block Step Show, Intercultural Festival and countless Alumni Reunion Weekends. She is also the owner of UnlockingRVA

Todd Waldo

Todd Waldo

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Todd B. Waldo is an engineer, artist, and community advocate. With a BSEE from North Carolina State University, he has a career in systems development, maintenance and operations. An artist since childhood, Todd performs as a percussionist, drummer, pianist and poet at venues throughout Richmond. With passion for his city and social justice, he serves on the boards of Better Housing Coalition, the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, and Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.

Kelli Lemon

Kelli Lemon

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Kelli Lemon calls herself a social entrepreneur that can be seen at various places around RVA. She is also an on air personality on Richmond's Radio One's Kiss FM on the weekends, hosting the Saturday Night House Party. She is available to host your special event today. 

Mica White

Micah White

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Since taking the stage for the first time in 1996, Micah White has made a name for himself as a comedian, actor, executive coach, and community supporter. In 2013, he started RVA Has Talent, a company that pairs local entertainers with non-profits to raise money and awareness. More recently, he launched RCJC (Richmond Correctional Justice Center) Has Talent, an eight-week program that helps inmates acquire job training, write business plans, and get coaching from professional entertainers.

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