Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Donielle Barnes Photo Shoot at the Bunch Plantation

For awhile now, I would see the cutest pics pop up on our IG of a girl in our tees named Donielle Barnes. (Yep- Donielle with an "o". Not Danielle) I had no idea who she was at first, but she was very pretty and always took wonderful photographs. I loved this pic I saw of she and her dog at the French Quarter wearing our Cypress Tree tee.
After "stalking" her a bit (ha!!) I came to realize she was a photographer and was from Monroe.
  Meet Donielle. She is a Neville girl who married a West Monroe boy and now lives down south. Her sister in law is the super sweet (and gorgeous!!)Meredith Pilcher.(Donielle married one of Meredith's brothers). Meredith teaches for Linda Lavender School of Dance. She and her hubby Ryan and adorable little boy Regan have always been big supporters of ours. It hit me one day- why not hire Donielle to photograph her family (The Pilchers) for us in some of our new designs?? That would def be a Win-Win!! Check out her IG under Doniellebarnesphotography.
She will book in South La and up here in North Louisiana and got the images back to me very quickly.
   We picked a warm Friday night in Aug at the amazing Home of Dr & Mrs Leonard Bunch.

These 28 acres have been owned by the Bunches for over 30 years.
(Dr Bunch)
You can tell a lot of blood, sweat and tears went in to making this place so spectacular. Located near Black Bayou, it looks like something out of a scene from The Notebook.
   We are lucky enough to have Rodeo Boutique in Ruston, LA as one of our retailers. Co owner Katie Bonette hooked me up with some great statement pieces to add with our clothes for a nice layered fall look.  Check out this cute plaid vest she paired with our Bulldawg Dress...that vest is only $53.

She told me grunge was "in" and lots of flannel!! Made me remember the early 90's with Pearl Jam and Kurt Cobain. I also stopped by The Goodwill in West Monroe, La by Crawfish City
on the hunt for some flannel--- found some!!! I think I got like 10 shirts for $20 dollars.
  I went by Merediths home to plan out the outfits and got to spend a little time with Regan. He is so cute and so funny jumping on the bed in his llama tee.
  Now, back to the shoot--- let me tell ya, it was HOT! And the Pilcher's were real troopers. They posed in multiple outfits and never complained. They got to change in a cool little house off from the main home. Donielle worked her magic on a ladder most of the time to get the right shot.
Meredith did her best to keep Regan laughing as she picked with him behind the camera with an old football helmet on. Loved the Father son pics of the boys

and the fun ones of Meredeth and Regan in their Warhawk and Bulldawg outfits.

Here are a few more from the evening....

(Our new Orange Buck with Chucks tee paired with flannel from Goodwill!!!)
And another cool leather jacket from Rodeo paired with our Camo white deer tank top.

  We have a bunch of big events coming up. * First off, we have a Trunk Show at Rodeo Boutique in Ruston on Tues Sept 15th from 10am-8pm.
(Check out this new cute 3/4 length Bulldawg Country Baseball tee we will have at the Trunk Show!! Paired with gray Chucks and a super cute flannel shirt from Rodeo!!)
Brent and I will be there from 5-8pm that evening and would love to visit with you.

* And Come see us in Lafayette,LA  Sept 23-26 for their Junior Leagues Tinsels and Treasures at the Cajun Dome. We will have two booths. Can't wait to see and meet our coon ass friends 😊.

* We also have some models in the annual Rebel Runway show at WMHS on Sept 22nd.

* In Nov, we will have two booths again at Cedartown in Ruston, LA at the Ruston Civic Center. It is the 12th, 13th and 14th and supports Cedar Creek School.
   As always, thanks for reading!!


Hope your summer was filled with lots of popsicles!!!


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