Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015 Portfolio

Bolton and Bury’s new young ambassador

Hello, my name is Giorgia Frost, I am 16 years old and was lucky enough to be crowned Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015/16 on 1st March.  To this day it’s still not quite sunk in yet!

Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015
Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015

With my title I am trying to get involved with events in both Bolton and Bury such as carnivals, light switch on and fairs etc. (anything that comes up during my reign) and strive to be a brilliant ambassador for both Bolton and Bury. I am also looking to get involved with charities that are close to my heart:  such as highlighting how acne affects a lot of young people and how you can deal with it (having been affected myself for several years); as well as asthma and even peer pressure on young adolescents (i.e. Drugs, smoking, drinking etc.) as I for one am teetotal! I want to show exactly what being a Junior Miss all is about; it’s about showing that beauty isn’t just on the outside, it is about what is on the inside that counts the most and being able to therefore empower young women to be the best possible version of themselves that they can be on both the inside and out.

A winning smile

On the interview day before the Finals of Junior Miss Bolton and Bury I had worked with Andy alongside the other contestants to get a perfect full length shot and a headshot ahead of the finals and I remember completely loving it and wishing it would never end (it got me right into the spirit of things for being on stage)!. I am a naturally smiley person who loves having my photo taken quite naturally so I loved it!

A smiley Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015
A smiley Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015

When I won my title, sash, crown and flowers, I was lucky enough to win a portfolio shoot with Andy which I was instantly so excited to do! Andy also offered the idea of shooting with my pageant ‘big Miss sister’, Miss Bolton and Bury, Laura Collins so I was even more excited for the shoot!

I had my shoot towards the end of April and we decided on Smith Hills hall as the location was a beautiful old manor house set in vast grounds. After touring around the house we decided on four locations to shoot in. One location was in an old bedroom, one in a sitting room, one in a library and various different shots outside in the grounds, (as we were lucky enough to have glorious weather).

Lights, Camera, Action

Andy asked us what we would like our shots to be like and I just knew I wanted some with my crown and sash and left the rest to Andy. His ideas were endless!

Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015 posing
Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015 posing

As an aspiring model I knew how to pose generally and let Andy help enhance these to get the best possible shots. I feel I learned a lot with even simple things like how you hold your hands/fingers in shots, to pieces of hair that need moving in order to make the shots perfect.

Photography on another level

As an A level photography student myself Andy taught me tricks that have benefited me since and even let me help with some of the lighting tricks!

I can honestly say that, the entire day was none stop laughter and just pure FUN and I was perfectly at ease all day though unfortunately time flew by (time flies when you’re having fun!) I think Andy has probably got some of the ‘best’ BTS shots of me with weird faces/ literally crying laughing in each shoot, portraying once more how much fun I had!

Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015
Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015

After having done several shoots in the past I can honestly say this was the best one ever. I was used to doing one to two hour shoots and this one lasted around seven hours and just shows how much Andy worked to get us a perfect portfolio.

Memories to treasure forever

To say I was excited was the biggest understatement of the year, to see my end shots!

I received my photos soon after and when I got them I was absolutely over the moon! I absolutely love the shots. The photos look like me but me at my very best; not too over-edited like some companies do, I particularly love my eyes in these photos!

Shooting with Laura was great too we bashed crowns quite a bit haha and it was a great way to bond with her. I absolutely love our joint shots and they alongside my other shots are definitely great memories that I will treasure forever.

Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015

I can’t thank Andy enough for these incredible photos and the memories that were made shooting on that day! I am so glad I was lucky enough have my portfolio shoot with Andy and I will definitely be using Andy for any other shots I need doing during and after my reign. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

 

HUGE Thanks Andy!

 

Love, Junior Miss Bolton & Bury 2015/16. X

 

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