Photo Shoot

Wednesday, March 27th

I have to say; today has been an all around fun day!!

State Coordinator, Sam Moreno told me last week that I would need professional pictures for the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant. My first thought was to call the girls with Bloom Photography. Skye and Dee were excited and more than willing to offer their services, and at no charge. Bloom Photography is located on the Sponsor’s Page of this website. Thanks girls!! I can’t wait to see the pictures!!

I already had a hair appointment scheduled for this morning with my fabulous friend Tabitha Colston at Tanglz 2 Toez. If you know me, you know how much I LOVE fresh hair! So, fresh hair and a photo shoot all in the same day was perfect!! Tabitha did not disappoint and I headed home with pretty, fresh hair. (If you are in the Chattanooga area and looking for a great hair stylist, you should give her a call.) It dawned on me on my way home that I should have taken some pictures of Tabitha in action. (Me with a head full of foil is probably not what you want to see though.)

Back at the house, I had some help getting in my pageant dress from my dear friend Faye Moore. By the time Skye, Dee, and baby Clair (a total bonus!! This girl is too cute!!) arrived, I was crowned, sashed, and ready to smile.

We started in my office. I thought it might be nice for everyone to see where most of the social media magic happens. Maggie Long was our behind-the-scenes photographer and took some great shots. (Thanks, Maggie!!)

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After we wrapped up in the office, we headed outside. We took some photos next to the front door. I really wish we could have waited a few weeks for everything to be in BLOOM (pun intended) and for some warmer weather!! There were several pretty trees in bloom down the street, so off we went.

As we went up the driveway, I told Skye and Dee about how overwhelming these first few days have been. I didn’t realize what all happened after you won the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee pageant. I am excited about all the opportunities that lie ahead. I truly hope I am able to make a positive impact on the lives of all those I will come in contact with this year.

Once we made it to the pretty trees, the cameras were busy snapping away. I know I have already said it, but I CAN’T wait to see the pictures!! I was really glad when Skye and Dee said they thought they got some really good shots and it was time to head back in. My feet were ice cubes by this point.

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It was back inside for a wardrobe change. I thought we might need some pictures in something a little more casual. I won’t be running around all year in my fancy pink dress. 😉

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We took a few more shots at my desk and went back to the cold outdoors. I hope you can’t see my chattering teeth in the final pictures.  🙂

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What a fun day!! I think I could do that everyday.

Thanks again to Bloom Photography for donating their services so I could have some wonderful pictures to use this year! Check out their websitebloomphotography.org/ and get a Spring session booked. Don’t forget to tell them that Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee sent you.

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