My First {ever!} photo shoot

I’ve mentioned before this is my first pageant. And let me tell you I am having the time of my life. The only regret I have is not doing pageants sooner. I feel like it was my destiny to find the international pageant system when I googled Mrs. pageants that evening a few months ago. I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing, and I am going to give it my all.

I needed some professional head shots done, and believe it or not I haven’t had photos taken of just me (besides my bridal photos) since my senior portraits more than 10 years ago, and even that wasn’t very personal, just a long line of kids getting photos made in assembly style fashion.

I was so excited driving to Nashville to get my head shots and hair and makeup done. I used Kristy Belcher and Joel Green, and they were amazing!! Seriously, I can’t have been more pleased with how fabulous they made me look. I was equally thrilled that my mom was able to drive down and meet me there to share in my special treatment.

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Joel doing a superb job on my makeup after rolling my hair in about 5 minutes flat.

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I loved watched the transformation and trying to take mental notes of what he was doing.

Joel gave me lots of tips. He really was fabulous!

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My mom graciously took lots of behind the scenes pictures for me. I wanted to remember my first real photo shoot!

Kristy was equally as amazing at giving me direction and taking amazing pictures. I almost couldn’t believe it was me on the screen when I reviewed some of the pics.

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I ended up with over 500 (yes 500!!) head shots, but here a just a few of my favorites. 🙂

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