In the midst of our regular shenanigans of trying to provide great experiences for our guests at the ranch, we’ve had some other activity going on to keep us on our toes. Last weekend, a crew of photographers from Buffalo Jackson showed up to capture images of their apparel and bags for their fall line. Of course, every product deserves great models. And for some reason, they decided that our staff are just what they needed. Now, I know on a regular basis our guests ask how we get such attractive staff, so it’s not that I don’t think our staff are stunning people (please note, I would argue they are more stunning on the inside, and the outside just tries to keep up….but that’s my mom voice sounding here). But, it was a fun and funny experience to watch some of our crew kick off their modeling careers. Now Zach wants coffee delivered to him every morning, Ben Simms has asked for royalties on his likeness. The wranglers are wondering if someone else can come saddle the horses in the morning, and baby Arthur….that’s a whole story in itself. The agents are lining up, and the offers are rolling in.
Ok, maybe not. But it was fun, and we are excited for their fall marketing to come out with all these great photos and stories. Follow them over on Instagram or Facebook and there is even a chance you might see the elusive Bill Backer show up!
Following that 15 minutes in the spotlight, we have a Colorado based filmmaker coming up this weekend to capture some footage of life around the ranch. We’re busy scheduling early morning and late evening glory shots of mountain biking, fly fishing, and horseback riding when the light is just right and the magic can be captured on film. To not overwhelm our most recent “talent” we will get some new faces in these shots so we’re queuing up Shanny, Harry, Hannah, Ethan and a few others.
It’s fun to mention these happenings, but the real deal is that we’re winding down our last weeks of kids at the ranch. Mandy’s crew will start heading back to school as our guest list turns to adults-only on August 25. It’s such a notable shift in the season, and a sad one to see the last kids enjoying the ranch these final family weeks. We’ve had so much fun with them this summer, and so much fun watching families enjoy their vacations together. The mornings are a bit cooler just this week, and the days seems to be creeping a bit shorter as well. Sigh, the seasons keep ticking along, and I suspect my new modeling career isn’t going to take off as fast as time is passing…alas.