Thursday, November 4, 2010

Celebrating 300,000 Miles of Memories

After spending more than ten years photographing the Indiana State Fair Queen and being the founding directors of two pageants in Indiana, Josh and Joe have reached a momentous occasion in their travels: 300,000 road miles traveled by car.

In celebrating this accomplishment, Josh and Joe have put together a list of some of their favorite memories, a journey that has taken them on America's interstates out to Oklahoma, up to Michigan, down to Florida and nearly everywhere in between.
  1. Erin Madden being named Miss Indiana State Fair
  2. Miss America Kirsten Haglund's homecoming in Michigan
  3. Judging at Miss Florida Keys
  4. Cheering for Megan Thwaites at nationals in Orlando
  5. Two very special young women from the home of the Sycamores
  6. The Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant
  7. Kylie Williams winning Miss Florida 2007
  8. Illinois pageantry and "Please don't let me fall."
  9. Reading Small Town Crown
  10. The fair queen who showed us that "My crown is in my heart."
So after 300,000 miles, we think Kylie Williams said it best: "While it may never be enough, I am heading in the right direction."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orlando in August: Our Trip to the Miss America Teen Pageant

Josh and Joe traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant, and Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen Katelyn Marak is a Top 10 finalist! The pageant was held in Orlando, Fla., August 24-27. Katelyn was first named a Top 15 finalist and competed in evening gown. As a Top 10 finalist Katelyn went on to compete in talent and sports wear in front of a packed house at the Linda Chapin Theater. Josh and Joe have attended this national teen pageant for three consecutive years.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Indiana State Fair: 4-H Fashoin Show and Miss Indiana Teen Katie Marak

Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen Katie Marak placed in the honor group in 4-H Fashion Revue at the Indiana State Fair on August 6th! Katie will compete at the national pageant for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen in Orlando August 25-28. Many of you know Josh has been photographing the Indiana State Fair Queen and covering the state fair for over 10 years.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Miss Georgetown Fair

Joe served on the panel of judges to select the 50th Miss Georgetown Fair! Twenty-seven young women competed in interview, speech, evening gown and swimsuit for the honor of representing Georgetown as their 50th fair queen. Miss Georgetown will compete at the Illinois state county fair queen pageant in January. The Georgetown pageant was held on the fairgrounds in Georgetown, Illinois, on August 2nd. Joe was a founding director of two pageant programs in Indiana and has judged pageants in Indiana and Florida. Miss Georgetown is the first pageant Joe has judged in Illinois.