A few months ago, my Stampede sisters, Jessica, Amber and I were fortunate enough to be a part of a fun and exciting fashion photo shoot that allowed us to step out of our own royal outfits and into some new western duds, courtesy of the Stampede Store. Although none of us had a modelling background, or even a clue as to what to do at a photo shoot, we had quite the experience pretending like we knew what we were doing!! Haha! The Stampede Store asked us to help them model their merchandise for the new re-vamp of their website as well as for an article in Avenue Magazine. Of course my Stampede sisters and I jumped at the opportunity to help as we knew it would be quite an experience!
The Stampede Store staff outfitted us in some great ensembles with merchandise right from their store! From new boots and clothes, to fancy jewelry and handbags, we had lots to work with during our photo shoot, and we sure felt dressed for the part of representing a fashionable western cowgirl! The Stampede Store set up the photo shoot in Langdon, where we were able to take photos in the sunshine in front of the town’s western store fronts. Not only was it neat seeing the process of the different angles and shots needed for the Stampede Store’s website and Avenue Magazine article, we had a blast hanging out with each other and trying to make our poses seem as natural as possible….which was quite the task, let me tell you! It was a long day of shooting (most likely due to our lack of expertise in the modelling field….hahaha) but it was a memory we will never forget!
The Stampede Store just recently released the changes they made to their website-which did include a few pictures of my Stampede sisters and me! The most famous picture being the one of our boots, which has made its way into numerous articles and programs around the city advertising the Stampede Store! Here is the link to the Stampede Store’s website: http://store.calgarystampede.com/
Be sure to give the website a browse as the Calgary Stampede is only a few days away and the Stampede Store has all you need to get properly outfitted for many days of adventures at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! I would also like to take the time to thank the Stampede Store for this exciting opportunity and experience they provided us with, and to just let them know if they need some volunteers to help them with another photo shoot in the future I know my Stampede sisters and I would love to lend a hand again.
At this time the city of Calgary has experienced an very unfortunate event and as a result of severe flooding, our city and Stampede Park are in a state of disarray, though the recovery effort from everyone in the community has been absolutely astounding. My heart goes out to all of those affected by this natural disaster and my prayers are with those affected in the city of Calgary and surrounding areas. However, I have lived in Calgary all my life, and if I know the city like I think I do, I know that Calgary is full of resiliency and will bounce back stronger than before in no time! Stampede Park as well as numerous communities in the city and surrounding area have received help from multiple individuals and organizations alike and the re-building process has demonstrated the true colours of Calgarians and Albertans. I am so proud to call myself a Calgarian and equally as proud to be representing the Calgary Stampede in such a pinnacle moment where the power of community has shone through so passionately.
PS- Your George Strait song for the week is: “Write this Down”- A great classic that will get you in the mood for some two-stepping.