These photos are of contestants in the 2012 Galveston Beach Swimwear Review which was done on a vintage American swimwear style theme. Many of the girls also wore vintage hair styles and makeup. The styles ranged from a self constructed 1920′s swim dress (#38) to a 1960′s bikini (#45). Think about it. Sewing your own vintage swimsuit and modeling it before a crowd along with the hair and makeup. These girls went all out. None of the girls were introduced as professional models and only one out of the 50 contestants when introduced mentioned an interest in modeling. However, I heard many are pin-up models and the organizers keep it quiet. They all wore heels which are lovely, but not the best for walking on beach sand. This shoot was not planned in any way. I had gone down to Galveston to enjoy the weather and was driving down Seawall Blvd. when I heard the announcer. I was lucky enough to find a parking spot and a place on the beach to shoot.