Miss ULM Sarah Torregrossa Heads to 2016 Miss Louisiana Pageant

Sarah didn’t grow up competing in pageants. Softball was her thing.

But after being encouraged by her friends and family to try competing, she took up the challenge. And for the last several years, she has done well.

Very well, in fact.

In November 2015, the senior mass communications major from West Monroe was crowned Miss University of Louisiana Monroe (or Miss ULM).

This victory has given her the opportunity to compete on a much larger stage. On June 23-25, Sarah will be a contestant in the Miss Louisiana pageant alongside 31 other contestants. The winner of this pageant will serve as the representative of the state of Louisiana in the Miss America pageant, which will be held in Atlantic City in September.   

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to photograph Sarah. She has a wonderful personality, steers away from conformity, and is true to herself. Meghan and I had a blast getting to know her story, and we wish her all the best next month. Here are a few photos from the session. 

University of Louisiana at Monroe Library Building

I work at the University of Louisiana at Monroe here in Monroe, Louisiana, and arguably the most beautiful building on our campus is the library building, which overlooks Bayou DeSiard. It has been photographed a lot. And I mean a lot. However, there are very few images of the library taken at night. In fact, I can't seem to find one on Google and the likes. Last night, I went down to the Bayou on campus and grabbed this shot about an hour after sunset. I thought it turned out nicely. 

University of Louisiana at Monroe library building