Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ace the Warhawk Photo shoot

 A couple of weeks ago, we had a Warhawk photo shoot at ULM.
I should of bought a lottery ticket that day because my luck couldn't of been any better!!
  A few days before the planned shoot, I was sitting there thinking about what would make this photo shoot special? We had already had a beautiful white horse in flowers, a 16 year old playing the guitar and singing about Pay Day candy bars, and a bunch of little kids with graffiti at The Maze.
    How do you top any of those??
  And then it hit me...we needed ACE!! The ULM Warhawk mascot. Duhhhhhhh
He is featured on our new tee. It totally made sense!! But how do you go about getting a college mascot to come to your photo shoot? Well, you contact one of the most respected (and sweetest) people you know at ULM..Lisa Miller. I have known Lisa for a very long time and even got to do yoga with her for a few sessions last year with Kelly Hill (she is part of this story blog too!).
   I messaged Lisa and asked her if she had any idea how to get him and what our plans were.  She said she would see what she could do. I really had no idea if he would be able to come or not. I was so pumped to see her face when she pulled up promptly to our shoot at 6:30. She hopped out of her car and popped her trunk and there was the ACE costume.

Then, two college guys pull up and inform me they are there to "be Ace" for the shoot. The costume is pretty hot, so the plan was to take turns. They both laughed and informed me that this was something they would cross off their bucket list. I hit the Jackpot!! Brett Lambert is from Slidell, LA and was on Prep Staff this year. His friend Randy DeArmond was from Mandeville, LA. Both guys are seniors and in Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
 Then, we were lucky enough that the stadium was open and we could get on the turf field. AND...while we were there, the ULM band was practicing so it was like we were getting our own private concert.
GOLD MINE!!!  And did I mention the clouds had come out so it wasn't as hot as we had anticipated?
  The models for the shoot couldn't of been any better. First off, we had 8 year old Posey Clark.

She had the best thick wavy hair, expressive eyes and a lively spirit. I loved watching her dance around with not a care in the world. Her laid back mom Kelly brought her to the shoot.
Kelly and her husband (his name is Kelly too! ) have Kelly Moore Bags. Im proud to say I just purchased my second one last week.  Posey joked around with Ace while Heather Land went click, click, click.

Next up was the sweetest couple ~Kaitlynn Frey and Jackson Randle. I had actually noticed them both in a photo on Instagram awhile back.
Kaitlynn had on our Warhawk dress and he had just finished playing. They were so cute. She will graduate in December in Elem Education and went to high school in Rosepine, LA (that is 45 miles east of Lake Charles).  She was a pro!!
The lighting behind her blonde hair made for some gorgeous shots.

And then in our old school Indian tee

Jackson played football for ULM for 4 years (defensive end and tackle) and got his Bachelors in Political Science in the spring of 2015.
He is now getting his masters and wants to be a lawyer.
They did a great job modeling!
I loved seeing Jackson interact with my next little model.....
  And that would be 3 year old Jax Hill.
So how funny is it that we had a Jackson and a Jax and two mama's named Kelly!!?! Jax's mom is Kelly Hill. She teaches yoga at Blue SkyYoga ( and taught me bootcamp many many many moons ago with the late Scott Caldwell.
 We always say that we hope Jax and Phoebe will end up together one day....I can't imagine what kind of fabulous hair their children would have!!! Jax's hair is to die for. He looked so cute in his little Diesel Jeans and mustard colored shoes.

He and Posey really interacted well together too.

One of his sisters Graycee came to the shoot to help and even had on her Walking Tiger tank.
  So Heather hit another home run! Love her pics and how chill she is at a shoot. Don't Worry, Be Happy. :)
  It was a fun evening for me. Photo shoots are one of my favorite things beside drawing the designs. Big thank you to everyone who made this shoot happen. We are proud to be licensed to design Warhawk apparel. I think it is very important to support our local universities and support the Twin Cities.  I Love the hash tags you keep seeing floating social media sites around like #monroeproud and #makemonroegreat
So where can you get one of these new tees?

First- they are in stock and ready to ship from our website  The adult tees and tanks are also available at Herringstones in Monroe, LA and at Ksera in West Monroe, LA. We also have some tanks and youth tees at Simply Chic in Bossier City, LA and youth tees at The Childrens Shoppe in Monroe, LA.

 We donated one of our flag designs for a T-shirt Fundraiser to help the late SGT David Elahi's family. Governor's Cigar & Pipe is coordinating this event and the sales of the shirt. You can order one online at until Aug 14th. Shirts are $25 each.

Thanks for reading-

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