So, back to the design, I have always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby. It is at the TOP of my Bucket List. Beside the excitement of the race, I am fascinated by the hats the girls wear!!!
(I stole this pic off the internet)
So, what does one do when they create a special tee depicting a horse wearing a hat and flowers??? Thats right... you schedule a photo shoot with the actual horse!!
To begin, I went on a hat hunt for the shoot and ended up at JJ's in Downtown Monroe.
I also ran into our local West Monroe Tractor Supply and picked up a couple of pairs for rubber boots for the models.
Talk about R-A-I-N!!! We all had to drive through a monsoon to get to the barn.
Speaking of creative designers, I had seen on Instagram where Taylor Bennett and Lindsey Lowe had started a business called Fine Folks (www.finkfolks.la)
I loved watching them add last minute flowers to the garland so it looked fresh. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!
When I arrived at the barn Meghan and Jennifer were dong last minute touch ups on Abby.
Heather Land was the photographer for the shoot. She is the epitome of cool, calm and sweet. Perfect for this crazy thunderstorm event with animals and models. She got some pics of Abby before the models arrived.
I had originally pictured the models outside in the pasture barefoot around Abby, but if there is one thing I have learned in life, you just have to go with the flow. Plans change. Weather happens. So, when our three pretty sisters arrived, I handed out rubber boots to go with their pants and shorts and new tees.
Next we had her middle sister Auburn Wallace who is a senior at West Monroe High School. She will be heading to La Tech in the Fall. Love her hair!! Heather got some very nice ones of her too.
Lastly, we have the married oldest sister~ Breanne Adele Mertz who everyone calls "Bre". She had actually done some photo shoots for us before, but as the photographer!! It was great to see her on the other side of the camera. She moved wonderfully and really interacted with the horse nicely.
The behind the scenes pics were hilarious-
In the end, we got little Carissa sitting on top of Abby for a group shout
If you want one of these special tees, check out our website at www.mrpstees.com Adult v neck tees are S-XXL $28 and youth crew neck are 2t-Youth12 $24. Ready to ship.
Stay tuned for Fashion Fusion.....