April 28, 2015

we’ve been busy doing a photoshoot around here….which we always get excited about…we find ourselves not eating, not sleeping. not checking the mail or returning phone calls. not showering… ok, maybe we get a little too excited. we tend to get completely immersed in our latest inspiration. our latest vibe. yes, some people may call it obsessed…but we like to call it immersed. (and no, we are not in denial. really. we’re NOT.)

it’s new inspiration. new looks. new stuff.

and for those of us that get distracted easily (squirrel!)…new inspiration is always a good thing.

it’s a new vibe.

a chance to play dress up and channel whatever is inspiring us at the moment. whether it’s beat up old tires at the corner gas station, or a cactus shaped like a heart in a tin bucket. whether it’s janis joplin or willie nelson.

here we go y’all…

day 1: we were banditas in a border town …

in search of wild cacti & texas tumbleweeds at the wander inn…

and here’s a little outtake…amie (aka, the stylist) adjusting archie…


yes…that’s pretty much the way we roll. some companies have hair and make-up artists, 2-3 photographers, camera assistants, a videographer, stylists, and other random folks on set of a photoshoot. i guess you could say we’re a little more ‘basic’ with our photoshoots. there’s amie (the stylist), archie (the model), ranell (model), (who both, by the way, do their own makeup and hair), and then there’s me (photographer) with a step ladder. but y’all. it’s a fancy step ladder. it has grips on the handle.

day 2: we found ourselves busted flat in baton rouge channeling janis joplin & me & bobby mcgee….(and clearly, we were actually at the round top service station…but busted flat in round top doesn’t have the same ring to it)

and just because…


all at the round top service station.

where they still pump your gas. from an old school gas pump. into your john deere. which you drove up to the gas station. yes, this happens. and yes, this is why i love everything about this picture.

that’s it for now, y’all. but stay tuned for more…because we just kept on shooting…for days.

the way we look at it, inspiration is a good-gawsh wonderful thing. and when it strikes, you can either take it for a ride or you can walk away. and this time, we were ridin’ shotgun.

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  • Reply Pam bennettspam bennetts April 28, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Passion!!!!! Love the new pics! Keep keepin it real Gypsy!

    • Reply MichMelle E. Black April 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      What I love is that it captures a slice of life not all of us live. Reminds me to slow down, be wherever I find myself and embrace the simple things. Shine on your crazy diamonds…shine on!

  • Reply Pat April 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    You girls inspire me to fly…..

  • Reply Cathy Guess April 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Ya’ll ROCK, and your pics are even better then if you had all the “Fuss” of a professional crew and set up……just my lil opinion!
    LOVE the new looks and ya’ll have the cutest models this side of the Mississippi! True Texas gals with natural beauty!!

  • Reply Allison April 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    looks like fun ! Can’t wait to see more

  • Reply Polly Lowery April 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I would hot diggity dog LOVE to drive my John Deere up to that gas station! That is old school sweetness! Now you need to post a pic of that awesome step ladder! 🙂

  • Reply Shelly Stoffel April 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    YOU inSpiRE the gYPsY in ME!

  • Reply Amy April 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing. You’ve really done a swell job with not only dressing the models in some hip outfits but the whoever shot these photos did a great job. I want a Hard to Handle t-shirt now!

  • Reply Brigitte Burke April 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Always love your photo shoots!!

  • Reply Candace Bergeron April 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Gypsy Girls Rock! I Love y’alls pics. Y’all are all SO beautiful! Such natural beauty!! Love all of the clothes. I have been sporting my new cap from Junk Gypsy!!

  • Reply Debbie April 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    And what a good photographer you are

  • Reply Glenda April 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what ya’ll do. One thing on my Bucket List is to come to TX to meet ya’ll :*

  • Reply Julie April 28, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Yall made my week! Luv the blog!

  • Reply Susan April 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I hope that was Kris Kristofferson ‘ s hand by the gas pump?! Beautiful inside and out is inspiring enough and doesn’t need much else. They all look great and fun. Can’t wait for your new junk gypsy season!

  • Reply Mariana April 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I just love everything about this, and wanna be y’all!! Love!!

  • Reply Beryl Coppock Baker April 28, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Love that hat with the horseshoe on it , the wide brimmed one that Archie is wearing. Hope that you will be selling that one, if not please tell me where I can buy it!! Love me some Junk Gypsies!!

    • Reply Jolie April 29, 2015 at 9:14 am

      hi there beryl! you can find that hat here! so glad you like it!!!

  • Reply Shannon April 29, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Clearly all 4 of you are very talented! Gorgeous!

  • Reply Lynsey April 29, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Y’ALL!!!!!! I’m loving the whole vibe. These photos are amazing and I need one of all the things. And you have the best models. xoxo!

  • Reply mattie April 29, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I love love love everything about these pics .Archie is sweet and pretty inside and out * ive watched her on yalls show .Ranell ,I just want her hair .I love it .big and jacked up to jesus. I love the old service station.those pumps bring back so many good memories .i aspire to be a junk gypsy in my next life .lol .yall rock the socks off Round top Texas and Nashville tenn where Im @ .I would love to live the life yall live .i know its been hard work and long time coming ,but yall have made your dreams come true .you enjoy your work and life and aint nothing better. Rock on

  • Reply mattie April 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

    oh and I caughta “glimpse” of a horse T-shirt .yall sell those ??

  • Reply Rene Foust April 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love everything about all of the pictures they make me feel at home and young.

    • Reply TONYA ROSS May 1, 2015 at 11:57 am


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