My First Ever Kids Trashion Show at Red Balloon Cafe!

I know I’m a photographer and most photographers don’t usually put on events that have NOTHING to do with photography. BUT I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… That is not how I roll.

I freaking love doing things that are silly, bring out creativity in the world and allow people to have fun. So one day when I had the idea to have a Kids Trashion show, I knew I had to make that idea come to life!

If you have no idea what a Trashion show is let me help you out. Think Fashion show but all the clothing is made from recycled goods and all put together by a easy on the environment binding agent.

Way back in my corporate career (ew), I was in one of these myself. I made my outfit out of paper tissue and bags. It was insanely puffy and hard to walk in but I strutted my stuff in that like I was Lizzo on the VMA’s. In fact, I actually came out to the song Bangarang by Skrillex, perhaps a little to much for the Macy’s call center but it was amazing to me.

I also did my hair in this big puff/hawk fashion, strapped on my tallest heals- that I totally almost fell in- and loved every second of my short lived runway time.

Say Yes To Jess Trashion Show Cincinnati Ohio 2019

This event though was for kids ages 3-11. I asked them all to create a outfit made out of recycled materials just like I did in mine and to get as creative with it as humanly possible.

Red Balloon Cafe partnered with me for this event and we used one of their class rooms for the kids to use as their runway. We even had some amazing prizes for them to win:


1st place:
Giftcard to Say Yes To Jess for a Dream Session value-$350
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And an awesome Goodie Bag!

2nd place:
GiftCard to Say Yes To Jess for a photo session-$250
Giftcard to Target- $20
And an awesome Goodie Bag!

3rd place:
GiftCard to Say Yes To Jess for a photo session-$150
Giftcard to Target- $10
And an awesome Goodie Bag!

When it was finally time for the Trashion show, everyone got dressed and let me tell you these kids did not disappoint. Their outfits were amazing, and put my masterpiece above to shame. We even had a little girl who dressed her baby sister up to match her in the show.

Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Family Photographer Trashion Show
Trashion Show Cincinnati Ohio Photographer Jess Summers Say yes to jess
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer
Trashion Show At Red Balloon Cafe by Jess Summers of Say Yes To Jess Cincinnati Ohio Family Photographer

It was such an amazing event and I want to thank everyone who helped during, and helped me set it all up. You all rock and I cannot wait to do this all again next year! <3