I’ve never photographed a beauty queen, but like most people I had a preconceived notion on what she would be like. I imagined she might only concerned with looks, maybe she would be shallow and lacking character and whatever else you might take away from what you see in the media. Stephenie was none of those things. She has a genuine personality from small town Oregon with a passion for service. She loved being in front of the camera pretending to be from her favorite era, the Victorian. This was my favorite from the shoot.