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If you can’t tell from the photos, our first photo shoot for Kirb Appeal was a blast.
Even though the studio was still under construction at the time, we decided to use the Roxo Media House office as our backdrop. Not only is it now the home of Kirb Appeal, it’s also a great space complete a pool table, a huge window-lined conference room (where we all made ourselves right at home), and a revolving art collection curated by Roxo Media House founder JW Wilson (pictured below with us when we intruded his office.)
Sidenote: What you won’t see here is that our office is also decked out in purple furniture and TCU gear — many of the higher ups, including Roxo Media founders JW Wilson and Todd Fitzgerald, are TCU alumni and avid TCU sports fans. (Fun fact: Roxo means purple in Portuguese.)
When choosing a photographer for the shoot, we easily agreed on the great Scott Slusher. Scott’s well-known in the Western industry for his modern-meets-gritty style and has shot for the likes of American Hat Company, Yeti, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Southern Living, 6666 Ranch, to name a few. We also need to side note Scott’s personal style because we are obsessed. There’s no easy way to describe it other than cowboy cool. He rocks a handlebar mustache, American Hat and Ralph Lauren sweater with jeans with a polka dot wild rag like no one else could!
For our looks, we wanted them to truly represent us, so we styled them from our own closets. We leaned into Lizzy’s love of leopard prints and denim on denim, Kirbe’s affinity for color and belief in never being underdressed, and we both worked in our latest fashion obsession – the Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket (zipper lined blazers with interchangeable inserts called Dickeys, which kind of look like bibs). And of course, just as we do on most days, we paired all of our looks with City Boots!
Scott is also someone we’ve known for years and have worked with on various projects in the past. So, we knew he’d understand the vibe of the show, be down for any of our weird ideas, and he’d be able to bring out our personalities in the photos. (We also knew he wouldn’t get too frustrated with us when we got sidetracked, which happened more than once).
We may be biased but we think he nailed it! We couldn’t be happier with the results.