As most of my followers know, in addition to weddings I also shoot for Crowned One Productions pageants. They produce the Miss California U.S. International Pageant, the Miss Teen California American Beauty Pageant and the Jr. Miss Teen California American Beauty Pageant. I have been partnered with this great organization for 7 years now and every year it gets better and better! 2012 was a particularly exciting year! About a month after the state pageant, Amanda Delgado (Miss California U.S. International) went on to WIN Miss U.S. International!!! Crowned One had a NATIONAL TITLE HOLDER!! (The first of 2 in 2012! Katie Bozner went on to win her national teen pageant as well!) Amanda went on to place in the top 15 at the International Pageant in Okinawa, Japan! Lucky for me, Amanda came up to Northern California for a photo shoot and stay at the Solage Resort in Calistoga. We had planned to do some promo shoots not only for the pageant, but for one of the main sponsors; Syrup Swimwear. The resort was a perfect setting for our shoot and the staff of Solage was AMAZING! The stay, and some spa services were part of Amanda’s state prize package given to her by Solage! Needless to say, I was a VERY happy photographer! It has placed in my top 10 of favorite shoots of all time!
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