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Larry Walker, the man behind the lens



Larry walker

Upon first meeting Larry Walker you can’t help but to absorb his honest enthusiasm. He’s become a staple of the city of Vicksburg over the years, taking pictures and footage for the city, the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce, running Skywalker Studios, shooting a video for a viral softball theme hit, and now he can add official photographer for the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Not only is Mr. Walker the official photographer, he is also in charge of creating all of the social media content as well as the commercials.

“It was such a cool experience! I’m not sure how I got picked to be the guy but they trust me with it and let me do my thing creatively!” said Walker.

Larry said that his relationship began with Miss Mississippi during his tenure as videographer/photographer with the city of Vicksburg and blossomed from there.

“They gave me an opportunity and I took it, and I’m super grateful for it!”

Larry’s favorite part of this experience has been his time working with both the staff and contestants.

“Honestly it’s the staff and the girls! They are like family! We clown so much! They trust me with their brand and I’m determined to represent them the right way!”

“I live for these moments. It’s so much passion that goes into what I do that it makes me emotional to even be around. For the longest time I felt like I was never good at anything, but this camera has given me the opportunity to see myself!”

When asked if he would return next year in the same capacity, Larry replied “Man if God allows it, I’m THERE!!!”

The Miss Mississippi Pageant will return once again to the city of Vicksburg starting tomorrow, beginning with a parade and autograph signings downtown. Preliminaries will begin June 5 and run through June 7 with the final crowning of the new Miss Mississippi on June 8.

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