Good morning Broncos fans!
Since Teresa and the rest of the 2008 Denver Broncos cheerleaders are off in Mexico shooting their new calendar, I thought I would send all of you Teresa’s journals from their trip thus far!
Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Calendar Shoot
Day 1 Sunday, July 6, 2008
Hello Denver Broncos Fans!
Greetings from the Rivera Maya and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders 2009 Calendar shoot! My name is Teresa Shear and I am the Director of the Broncos Cheerleaders. Today is Sunday, July 6th and what a beautiful sunrise! Day one of our 2009 Calendar Shoot is off to an excellent start. We traveled from Denver to Cancun on Saturday, July 5th courtesy of Fun Jet Vacations and then took a 30 minute bus ride to our final destination the Iberostar Paraiso Maya on the beautiful Mayan Rivera.
After a nice dinner and a good night’s rest, our first morning on the beach at the Iberostar Hotel started with Serita Archuleta, Jamie Dukehart-Conti (the newly crowed Miss Colorado), Sara Oliver and Nicole Moore. We started shooting their photos as the sun came up at 6:30 a.m., but the cheerleaders were awake and in hair and makeup much earlier 3:00 a.m.! I am so grateful to our amazing staff, Octavio Molina from Antoine du Chez Salons, Sedrique Olison (makeup), Rob Hawthore & Pete Eklund our photographers and the rest of our Broncos Cheerleader staff. It takes quite a few people to put together our calendar and I am thankful for all their hard work.
Serita is one of four captains on our team. She is no stranger to calendar shoots as a 4 year veteran. Her gold suit glowed as the sun rose on the beach and water. There are a few good things about getting up so early – the beauty of the early morning and the peace and quiet.
Second shot of the early morning focused on Jamie (aka Miss Colorado 2008). Jamie, in her red, white and blue suit shoots near the lifeguard stand on the Iberostar Beach. This shot is perfect for our 4th of July photo.
Third shot is of school teacher Sara Oliver. Sara’s suit is a gorgeous turquoise and gold two-piece that brings out the beautiful colors of the water and rocks in the background.
Shot 4 of the early morning goes to beautiful Nicole Moore. Nicole is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Pharmacy.
After shooting four shots in the early morning, we all needed a break! The Iberostar Paraiso Maya is an incredible resort and we enjoyed an afternoon of fun and sun and then prepared for our evening shots with Alex Taylor and newlywed Jennifer Woodworth. Alex and Jenn are both captains on our team. Alex is a self proclaimed computer nerd with a job in IT software sales and Jenn was married in late May to one of our U.S. Soldiers recently back from Iraq. Both are incredible women who I am proud to work with.
For Alex, we found a very dramatic location we called the Taj Mahal. She looks so amazing! For Jenn we found a beautiful walkway and chose to really focus and the fun suit she was wearing.
With Day One complete, we all head to bed to get ready for another early morning shooting eight of our rookies. We are off to a great start!
I hope you log on all week to check out some of the beautiful photos from our shoot and hear more of our exciting week shooting our 2009 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Calendar. The 2009 Calendar will be available mid August. Check out Denverbroncos.com for more details and information on how purchase YOUR copy of the 2009 Calendar.
Denver Broncos Cheerleaders 2009 Calendar Shoot
Today is Monday, July 7th and what an amazing day for photos for our 2009 Broncos Cheerleaders Calendar! The day stated with a beautiful sunrise and a very fun and sexy shot of eight of our newest team members, all decked out in custom made Broncos jersey suits! Liz Harris, Janelle Mangurm, Stefanie Buttars, Perry Jackman, Kim Hildago, Sarah Karlan, Jessica Flores and Brenna Lee all began their day at 3:30 a.m. in hair and makeup for their 6:30 a.m. beach shot. It was another beautiful morning right here on the Mayan Rivera.
This was the first calendar shoot for our Rookies and they all looked amazing. So excited and a little nervous for their first shoot as Broncos Cheerleaders. They all bring such a new energy and spirit to our team. I am so exited for our fans to meet the new team members. What a talented and impressive group of women!
After we finished with our Rookie shot on the beach we headed to a new resort at Maroma beach. We started with Jessie Greenberg in the beautiful pool. Jessie is a second year team member and I was so excited to work with her one on one for her first individual shot in the 2009 calendar.
Karouko Horiike was our second shot and she was just breathtaking. Not sure if you all know, but Karouko (we call her Kao) is from Japan and moved to Colorado specifically to audition for our team. It has been her dream since the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders performed at the American Bowl in Japan years ago. She met a Denver Broncos Cheerleader at the game and decided that is what she wanted to be! She is a testament to going after your dreams!
In the middle of the afternoon, we had a torrential downpour and it looked as if the rest of our day was going to be cancelled, but we waited it out and after about 1 hour, the sun came out and it was a beautiful afternoon.
Our next shot was Katie Kosters. Katie is one of our new team members. We chose a very unique looking palm tree with an amazing view of the blue water.
Our final shot of the day was Terita Walker. Terita is a 3rd year veteran and holds her Master’s Degree in Education. Terita looked beautiful in her hot pink suit against the white sand beach and the turquoise water.
Tomorrow we visit the internationally know Xcaret Ecologial Park, so log on to get your update on the new team and the 2009 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Calendar!