Alyssa Menickelly State Finalist Miss New York USA 2014

I feel so honored to have been asked to photograph some headshots for Alyssa Menickelly, a state finalist for the Miss New York USA 2014 Pageant! You might remember seeing Alyssa on the blog before — she was the beautiful bride in this styled shoot.

We spent a couple hours shooting around the Larkin District area. It was quite a chilly day out (37 degrees), but Alyssa was a champ and fought through it.

I loved the outfits that Alyssa chose for her different looks. Lace is so classy, delicate, and feminine, and black is a classic color and look. I think she looks fabulous.


And then this gorgeous fuchsia-colored gown and the wind blowing in her hair… so perfect.


Wishing you the best on your journey to Miss New York USA, Alyssa :)

Makeup: MAC