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I find it hard to believe that seven years have passed since I made the decision to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. Even though it has been challenging, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I have had some amazing clients to photograph, and have made some lifelong friends. When the photos session is over, I can't wait to get home and upload the photos to see what I was able to capture. I love the finished product. A few years ago, I began blogging but have fallen behind in this area. I promise I will try to dedicate more time to my blog, so others can get to know the wonderful clients I am photographing. Many of them have interesting stories to tell. I also think it is interesting to see how couples met, and of their plans for the future. I am available most days to photograph you and your loved ones. Message or call for an appointment. View more on my website at http://brendakingphotography.com.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congratulations to Brooke Laws !!

In April of this year, Brooke Laws contacted me to do headshot photos of her. She had competed at the Local level of the NC Cinderella Scholarship Pageant and advanced to the State level. She was to submit headshots at the State Pageant being held July 11 - 13 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte.

The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant recognizes the value of higher education for women, and awards millions of dollars in college scholarships each year. Competition categories include Interview, Partywear/Formalwear Modeling, Casualwear Modeling, Photogenic, Beauty, and Talent.

Brooke did extremely well at the State pageant. She won First place in Interview, Beauty, and Photogenic. She was also awarded runner-up in the Cinderella Woman Division. She received an invitation to Internationals, which are being held July 26 - August 1 in Dallas, TX. At Internationals, a different competition is held each day, with activities and parties daily. On Friday, the top 10 semi-finalists will be announced. It is then narrowed to five finalists, which will compete for the title.

Brooke informed me that she received perfect scores and won Photogenic with one of the headshot photos I had taken. I was extremely happy to hear this. I am now bragging that I am an award winning Photographer, lol !

2009 State winners should be posted soon at nccinderella.com.

Brooke, I wish you the best at Internationals ! It would be awesome to have a local girl win. Best of Luck!

This is the photo I took of Brooke that won Photogenic !

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