Can I just say WOOT WOOT! I am so so excited to share this shoot because
1. I Love Jessica
2. I love that she is going to the Rio Olympics this summer!
So in case you don't know, there's this amazing thing called the Paralympics. It's basically just as big as the Olympics, if not more incredible because these Olympics Althetes have overcome incredible physical disabiliites making them... well, super heros.
Jessica Long is a multi gold medalist olympian for the USA Paralympic Swim Team. She's pretty much leading the USA Swim Team to Rio this summer. I am so proud of this girl, what she represents. Jessica is an amputee. She has prosletics below her knee and is a killer swimmer. Like fast! I would never get into a pool with her around.
WE decided to schedule a photoshoot to show her off, her personality, her style, and her sweet smile. Besides... she has a million photoshoots under her belt from Teen Vogue, People, and more, but mainly of her in her Swim gear. I mean seriously, I can't compete with those, but I can sure have fun trying and make a fashion shoot out of it!
Jessica, I loved our time together. We are cheering you on! I'll even be making a sign and holding it up in front of the TV since we can't be in Rio with you this summer! You are a rockstar and I'm honored to know you! We love you and are believing for incredible favor with God and man this summer! Do it!
Be sure to watch the Paralympics this summer, immediately following the Olympics. This is the first year that the Paralympics will be broadcasted live on television. Pretty amazing!
(More info about Paralympics: The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games.)