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Shot by Somi Studios is looking forward to another successful event to Raise Funds for United Way

SAVANNAH, GA – What started as a small idea to raise money for United Way of the Coastal Empire, Somi Benson-Jaja is elated at how much this event has grown each year. “As a small business owner, it’s important to give back, and the United Way is a wonderful organization. Each year they break their own fundraising goals, which is what inspires me to continue to break my own annually. Last year we raised just over $3,000.00, and the goal for this year is to raise at least $4,000.00.”

This year’s event will be held at Savannah’s newest cocktail lounge, Arco Cocktail Lounge & Coastal Fare, on Monday, November 14th, 2022 from 5:30–7:30 PM. Arco Cocktail Lounge & Coastal Fare, located at 42 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401.

Guests are kindly asked to make a $10 suggested donation to benefit United Way of the Coastal Empire. With your donation to United Way, you’ll enjoy a complimentary shot and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Arco and Ele & the Chef.

The Shot by Somi Studios team will be taking headshots at the event, which will be available for purchase for $50 each. All headshot proceeds will be donated to United Way.

Donations for the event can be made in advance here or text SOMI to 40403 to donate.

“United Way does an amazing job providing resources to organizations that help our community and we want to do our part to help those in need,” said Somi Benson-Jaja, Owner/Photographer, Shot by Somi Studios.

About Shot by Somi Studios: Shot by Somi Studios is a commercial photography studio based in Savannah, Georgia that takes a fresh and modern approach to photography. Voted 2020’s Best Photographer by Savannah Magazine, our studio specializes in headshots, individual and family portraits, weddings and events and commercial product photography. For more information, visit and follow @shotbysomi on Facebook and Instagram.

About Ele & the Chef: Ele & the Chef is a nationally recognized, and award winning restaurant group in Savannah. Each one of our 11 locations are uniquely designed, focusing on Asian-American fusion and the best ingredients the Low-country has to offer. Our love of our culture and our service make dining wonderful for locals and foodie travelers alike. For more information, visit

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