Back in May Gwynnedolynne James passed her crown down to the lovely April Wallen at the 2014 Mrs Alaska America Pageant. Just as both of these young ladies are, Alaska is GORGEOUS. Therefore, I insisted on incorporated the great outdoors into Gwynnedolynne’s farewell photo session, and absolutely had similar big ideas to do the same for April’s Queen Photo Session. Of course we had to get the traditional head shots and studio portraits for the coming Mrs America Nationals, but I was most excited about the photos that would follow those. After brainstorming about her session, we were on the same page that we needed an incredibly dramatic Alaskan backdrop in our future. Ohhhhh the amazinges that came was such a pleasant blessing! We discovered JUST that. Adding blue sparkly sequins and the gorgeous Mrs to the stunning scene was just an overload of all things amazing!! Thank goodness April was just as passionate as I was about her photos, because she was a trooperrrr. Seriously, you should see how many mosquitos that I had to photoshop off her FACE and out of the photos. Then there was the fact that she had to awkwardly balance on a log to get several of the images that we did. That limited the variety of our poses a bit, but I think everything turned out just smashing! At one point, you’d never even know that she was wearing sneakers with her lovely gown. ;-) We also had to be super careful that she didn’t move around too much and snag it on something. It was definitely an interesting session, and I’m SO glad that no wild animals decided to join us by the riverside! One man did happened to hike by during the shoot, and was thoroughly confused. LOL, it’s not everyday that you see a beauty queen hanging out dressed to the nines deep in the forest. I’m certainly glad that she did! As snazzy as April was, she was even more so down to earth. We had such a great time, and I’m so glad that I got a chance to know her a little better. This weekend she will be heading to Tuscon, Arizona to represent Alaska in the annual Mrs America Pageant. Everyone please be sure to keep our beautiful Mrs Alaska America in your thoughts as she does! I have no doubt that she will make us VERY proud!!