Back at it with my mini-photography adventures, I had the opportunity to take photos of my friend Missy at our local UFC Gym in Garden Grove! 📷
Missy Mendoza — publicly known as “Miss Garden Grove 2017” — is going to Fresno this month to compete at Miss California and I’m very excited for her ☺️ She’s spent many early mornings at the UFC Gym to prepare for the competition. The people at the gym are so welcoming, positive, and kind… I can see why she’s glowing inside and out.
Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.
In the Miss America Organization, fitness and lifestyle in swimsuit is a phase of competition that makes up 10% of each contestant’s total score in the competition. I am a strong advocate for healthy lifestyles and fitness variety, especially cardio with a mix of martial arts. And Missy is doing just that!
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PHOTOBLOG: Behind-the-Scenes at UFC Gym
Here’s Missy attempting to do exercise poses without letting her crown fall 👑
Here’s Missy being her genuine-self while about four people are behind me telling her to make a serious face 😆
An adorable child came up to her to take a photo and give her a hug!
I sort of had Missy hold this pose for a while, but she’s so strong… she held it with a smile 😇
It’s always a pleasure for me to work with Missy because she makes photoshoots fun ❤️ I have a whole collection of photos from our photoshoots together where she’s making funny faces and being herself. Send her well wishes on Instagram @missgardengrove when she leaves to Fresno next week!
Let me know if you enjoy these photoblogs from my photoshoots, I’m trying to share more of what I do because I love what I do.
— lots of virtual hugs —