There has been a great deal of bad press associated with beauty pageants and exploiting young children. As someone who has never been to a beauty pageant, let alone never seen an episode of the show, I really didn’t have much of an opinion. But when a friend of mine asked me to photograph her daughter for her pageant I was thrilled at the opportunity. She is darling. Plus, beauty pageants are similar to bridals. The person being photographed is going to go to extreme lengths to look their very best. This only adds to make the photos better. I wasn’t disappointed in the least. Her mom had done a great job preparing the different outfits, hair, jewelry, and styling, which made my job so easy.