A Day on The Ranch - Small Town Charm Granbury

Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
Trip End Aug 26, 2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With the thought of potential rain on our minds, we were not sure what the day would bring. Luckily we had perfect weather for every shot. Even the cloudy skies worked into different locations well. When we came to Granbury we had ranches, longhorns, and windmills as the goal and that is exactly what we found on Day 1.

Our first stop was the Buzzard Hollow Ranch. The ranchers were so inviting and helped us get the cattle in perfect position. It took a little food and wrangling by the ranchers, but eventually the cattle made their way into our view. Dani modeled a sassy animal print top and leggings. And Roy Brown, a local cowboy joined model Marquita as she posed in our 14-24 collection. With open fields and lots of longhorn as co-stars the shoot was going great. 

After finishing up on the ranch we headed to Dinosaur Valley State Park in the neighboring community of Glen Rose. It was hard to miss. Several large dinosaur replicas were definately tourist favorites. We placed Dani in a field of wild flowers as she posed in front of a large prehistoric dinosaur statue. It was fun and entertaining.

On our way to the Windmill Farm, we pulled off the road to use a ranch entrance for our next location. With the noon sun on us and a wide open area it was hot, yet beautiful. Using the simplicity of the entrance and a driveway that seemed to continue forever, we were able to  get some great shots with a real Texas feel.

Chuck and Ruby Rickgauer own an Windmill Farm Bed and Breakfast that we selected as our next location. With 40 windmills on 26 acres of land, no matter what way we turned we had a view. In addition to the windmills the entire area was filled with great collectibles and artsy objects that were so interesting and photogenic. This location definately got the most cheers from the audience. Dani's poses looked electric in front of the stormy sky, windmills and a blowing Texas flag. We had umbrellas ready, but never felt more than a few sprinkles.

After spending time out on the countryside, we headed to town for our last location of the day...Granbury Live. Granbury Live offers family-friendly, live music in a comfortable art-deco style theater on the historic downtown square. We really appreciated the help of the city to make this location work. The City Manager, Charlie McIlvain was so helpful getting us room to maneuver and keep traffic out of the way. Mary Booth from the Granbury Chamber of Commerce came to offer her support, and we even had a suprise visit from the newly appointed Mayor, Rickie Pratt. We loved having so many community members join us. Model Marquita had on a great blue dress that stood out in every shot against the theater background.

After a quick crew group photo we called it quits to get some rest for another busy day ahead. We are looking forward to Granbury Day 2. Keep reading to see how it goes.

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