DESTIN, Fla. -- The third and final day of the 2012 Swimsuit photo shoot finished with success on Saturday night. The day started at sunrise when Molly, Angie, Ashley, and Jalanda shot on a private secluded beach just offshore from the Harborwalk Village. The four ladies looked gorgeous as the sun came over the horizon.
PHOTOS: Day 3
After shooting individually, the women changed from their personal suits into custom Titans swimwear created by Titans Cheerleader, Jalanda. Jalanda owns Apricot Lane, a boutique in the Gulch area of Nashville, and said, “It’s a dream come true to create custom Titans swimwear and then have the opportunity to wear it in our calendar.”
Jalanda is a graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City and is an up and coming name in the world of fashion design.
Later in the morning, Anne P. and Stormi met the crew in the Harborwalk Village and took pictures depicting the exciting atmosphere of the Harborwalk and featuring all the shops and restaurants that are located there.
After the morning shoot concluded, thirteen ladies boarded a beautiful 63 foot yacht, “Fortuitous.” Hosted on the boat by Dr. Mike Harris and Alexa Sparks, these lucky cheerleaders enjoyed lunch and a tour through the bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The 2012 shoot concluded with three rookies shooting at sunset in the marina. Throngs of fans stood back and watched these ladies as they took their first ever pictures for the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders swimsuit calendar.
The ladies celebrated the successful shoot with dinner and dancing at Harry T’s Restaurant in the Harborwalk Village. This trip also commemorated the retirement of Titans Director of Security, Steve Berk. Steve has traveled with the cheerleaders to their swimsuit photo shoot four of the last five years. During dinner, the cheerleaders surprised him with a toast and a retirement cake. Director of Cheerleading, Stacie Kinder, says, “We have enjoyed traveling with Steve. He protects us and certainly holds down the fort! While we will miss him, we are excited for his upcoming adventures during retirement.”
The women and their staff boarded the bus Sunday morning and endured the nine hour trip back to Nashville knowing they’d had a successful trip, made new fans, and become even better friends. The Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village was an incredible host and a beautiful backdrop for this year’s swimsuit calendar.
Erick Anderson photographed the calendar for the fifth year in a row. He said, “This year’s calendar is going to be the best yet. The shots are different and the ladies were very prepared for their shoot. I can’t wait to get started on the design.”
Hair and makeup for the shoot was again staffed by The Edge Salon and Visage Bella. These talented artists worked tirelessly for three days ensuring that the cheerleaders looked and felt beautiful. In the end, the culmination of a phenomenal resort, an excellent photographer, an amazing staff, and twenty-seven beautiful cheerleaders created some of the best photos ever taken by the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. The calendar will be available in late August, just before the regular season begins. Fans can purchase one here at titansonline.