The new year for Senior Squad Models is coming on fast and Katie and I couldn’t be more excited! To kick off spring break we have made our FIRST ROUND of acceptances to the 2017 Senior Squad. We are so stoked to welcome our first four SS Models and want to share the love, so say congrats to the very first members of KCP Senior Squad ‘18!
Our first model is no stranger to Katie’s camera, Brady Yamamoto is a student at Basha High, elite gymnast, and officially the first member of the 2018 Senior Squad! On top of being an amazing gymnast, Brady now gets to flex his modeling muscles on the Senior Squad. Keep an eye out for Brady this coming year!
Brady's Twitter: @BradyYamamoto
Last years Senior Squad group started with over 100 applications and 21 models on the senior squad. Walking into the conference room today started with Katie frantically saying, “I'm so nervous, why can't this be over Snapchat?! Plus, my favorite shoes just broke!” Luckily we were saved soon by the Senior Model Applicants walking in. First impression? Gorgeous. Gorgeous. And, yeah you guessed it - Gorgeous. Getting started I was stuffing my face with chocolate and Katie was already apologizing for her public speaking abilities (but c’mon, Katie could make friends with a plastic bag).
Something new Katie has incorporated (which is purely due to her impatience when she sees a gorgeous face) is holding a shoot right after the meeting for the Seniors that sign their KCP contract day of. So say congrats to the first round of our new 2018 Senior Squad Models!
Macie Mann immediately draws attention with her unique style and flowing blonde hair. To the shoot she wore a white, lace dress from Forever 21 and a pair of cowboy boots straight out of Nashville (and her mom's closet)! If you know Macie you know that she is an avid singer and performer and always up to get in front of a crowd. So it is obvious that when asked what she is most passionate about she replied without hesitation, "Music!" So get ready for some music themed shoots coming from this country girl. Macie is most excited about the stylized shoots this coming year, and we sure are looking forward to seeing her charm shine through.
Macie's Twitter: @MacieMann
Ashley Bellows walked into the meeting and quickly filled the room with her energetic personality and positive energy. After meeting Katie, Ashley described how she, "loved her energy and positivity! She makes me so excited to start!" which Katie immediately responded with, "Yeah! 'Energy!'" Along with a super bubbly personality, Ashley is most passionate about track and field, which she just recently began but has enjoyed every minute of. She describes her style as "a little bit of everything" and usually consists of a casual outfit of jeans and a basic tee, but she loves the occasional fall colored dress. We are so excited to see what Ashley will do this upcoming year as a KCP Senior!
Arvrissa Williams is just as comfortable in front of the camera as she is on the basketball court. The first thing you think when you see Arvrissa is: stunning! She describes her style as sporty and there is no hiding her ability to put together a trendy outfit! She is absolutely obsessed with shoes (her mom described her a "shoe fanatic") and uses them as the focal point for most of her outfits. Arvrissa is most excited for her own personal Senior Photoshoot as a KCP Senior, to which her mom quickly replied, "She means it being all about her!" Katie and I are looking forward to Arvrissa's mix of sporty and dressy outfits and of course that gorgeous smile!
Arvrissa's Twitter: @Arvrissawhitne1
Get ready folks, because this year is a great one for KCP Seniors and we can't wait to welcome even more seniors into the 2018 Senior Squad! If you are a Senior in the East Valley and want in on this action, you still have time to apply! Apply to Katie and grab the application off her Twitter or Instagram, which is down below!
Katie's Twitter: @cadwalladerpics
Katie's Instagram: @cadwalladerphotography
Katie's Snapchat: katie5601
Now, this is me signing off! The rest of my week will be filled with interviews and styling more KCP Seniors (dream job right?!) Don't forget to check back later this week to see a Senior Spotlight on a Class of '17 KCP Senior and maybe even some behind-the-scenes action! Thanks for reading guys!
Know the Writer: Tatianna Apodaca is a Senior at Basha High School and will be studying Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting at the Honors College at Grand Canyon University in the fall. She has a passion for traveling, performing, and writing. At home she has a pup that is smothered with love and kisses, as well as a wonderful family. She loves working with Katie who is always a blast and enjoys interviewing and styling all the KCP Seniors!
Tatianna's Twitter: @TatiannaApodaca
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