Jermaine Gibbs is talented photo journalist, a humble philanthropist and attacks each day with amazing faith and creativity. His talent and creativity has captured amazing moments and exposed his audience to things they are familiar with as well as the not so familiar. As an entrepreneur his impeccable work ethic, his desire to go above and beyond for his clients and his vision to expose beauty and be a blessing in areas that may not be so appealing makes him a sought after talent in his industry. As a philanthropist he has been a blessing to the homeless in Baltimore, showing them as people not a subject that others chose to ignore. He gives his time and energy to assist them in anyway that he can and has pulled together a team of many other wonderful people in the city and beyond to collectively assist them. In addition to his many other roles, one of his most important roles is that of a father.

We salute you Jermaine as a father who is present and make his kids proud.

What did you learn most about yourself as a father?

Responsibility, Unconditional Love and Sacrifice

What do you love most about being a dad?

Making my kids happy.

What encouraging words would you give to a first time father?

Get ready to experience love like you’ve never experience before. Being a father will be one of the most important roles you ever have.

What advice do you give to your kids as they grown and make their place in the world?

Always put God first. Never take no for an answer, continue to work hard for the yes. You can be whatever you want to be.

As a dad and entrepreneur, what advice do you give to achieve work/life balance:

Make time for family not matter what!
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Meet our style muse Jermaine Gibbs. A talented, humble, philanthropic well dressed man.

 

DesJG3cribe your personal style.

Trendsetter. Comfortable.

Who or what helped cultivate your overall style?

Looking at various fashions.

What’s a staple item that you can’t leave home without?

Belt and a wife beater.

When wearing a tie, which style knot do you prefer?

Double Windsor

What’s one of your favorite places to shop?

Zara

Do you have a signature fragrance?

Tom Ford

What 3 things do you feel a man must have in his wardrobe.

Tailored suit, leather bottom dress shoes, good pair of sneakers (tennis shoes)

What intrigues you most about a woman’s style?

Her shoes

What makes a woman sexy?

The way she dresses.

If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?

Superman

What’s your preference cognac, vodka or bourbon?

Cognac

Favorite Bond (007): Daniel Craig, Sean Connery or Pierce Brosman?

Sean Connery

Scarface or The Godfather?

Scarface

 

Jermaine Walker

Name: Jermaine Walker
Age: 42
Occupation: IT Project Manager
City & State: Elkridge, MD
Married to: Trina Walker
How many years have you been married? 8 years in July

Why was marriage important to you? I went to bed and woke up with my soon to be wife on my mind. I loved her daughter as if she was my own, as she did with my son. Everything in my life seemed right and I was fully committed to her, and our family…. And of course I Love Her!!!!

What encouraging words would you give to help another man understand the importance of marriage?  Never feel like you have to be pressured into doing it, because you are setting yourself up to fail. When you set her as your number one priority without even forcing it; when you can’t picture your future without her in it; when you have to make life changing decisions and you need her input because you want it; when you can US over I and mean it…. Then you understand the importance of your union.

What is something that you wish someone would have shared with you about marriage that you can share to enlighten others? There is nothing that I believe that someone could have shared with me, as my wife is different from most women I’ve dated or someone who I would have envisioned myself being with when I was younger.

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What would you say is a key component to a successful marriage? Respect, while you may differ in views, disagree on topics, challenge each other in mode of thinking, even argue (it will happen)…. Respect the one you love

What advice would you give to a woman about preparing to be a wife? Do not seek marital advice from
those who aren’t or never been married.

What are some things that you appreciate about your wife? My wife is very supportive and encourage me to grow. She doesn’t try to change me, but give me the space to change myself. She lifts me when I’m down, cares for me when I’m not well, and provides another way of thinking when dealing with perplexed problems.

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India Arie wrote a song about a love in her life called complicated melody…she uses interesting analogies to describe a few of his characteristics. Use one of her examples to give an analogy of your wife or feel free to use one of your own. We summarize our relationship with the song from Musiq Soulchild called “WhoKnows”…. We never envisioned us being married, when we started dating as we both were dealing with issues in our own personal lives. As the smoke cleared from what we were dealing with, we were still standing there together.  We both live our lives for us, two free spirited people who both feel that if we not hurting anyone and we want to do it, then we will. We only have one life, so live it and we chose to do it together.

Bonus question: Do you think that marriage is 50/50? Overall, it is 50/50, while one may carry a bigger burden in one thing, you may carry less with something else. Things tend to even out in the long run. It’s even that way financially with us. While we both have a personal account, all of our expenses (mortgage, bills, gas, child expenses) come out of a joint account

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Name:
Tavon Mason
Age: 35
Occupation: Para-educator/coach/Author
City & State: Baltimore, MD
Married to: Tierra Mason
Married for 1 year

At what age did you know you were ready to get married? 33

Why was marriage important to you? It was important to me because I felt that Tierra completed me and I wanted my kids and Tierras son to have balance.

What encouraging words would you give to help another man understand the importance of marriage?  I would say do it when you know you’re totally into your mate. Don’t do it for her parents, your parents or because you have kids. Do it because you feel she completes you and have your back through anything.

What is something that you wish someone would have shared with you about marriage that you can share to enlighten others? Honestly nothing we totally complete one another and set our grounds even before the I Do.

What would you say is a key component to a successful marriage? being open to change and willing to compromise.

What advice would you give to a woman about preparing to be a wife? Talk your husband before going to family and friends.

What are some things tNew Picture (7)hat you appreciate about your wife? I appreciate her being supportive and being a backbone for me. I also appreciate how she understands my life as a former athlete and philanthropist in helping people through my foundation.

India Arie wrote a song about a love in her life called complicated melody…she uses interesting analogies to describe a few of his characteristics. Use one of her examples to give an analogy of your wife or feel free to use one of your own. I see me and Tierra as John Legend’s song Ordinary people. We don’t require a lot just as long as we have fun and respect one another we’re good.

Bonus question: Do you think that marriage is 50/50? We do believe so for us. I value her opinion and thoughts. At the end of the day it’s all in her you see your marriage

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