Catalog Photo Shoot: Day 2!

It’s an exciting day on the set today. We’ve got our first female show choir model, Katelin, in the chair for hair and makeup. This is her second year as a Rivar’s model, and she is excited to be back again this year. Danny, one of our younger male models, is the other model on the schedule today, and he is also a returning model. We’re looking forward to a full day of fun and photography!

Name: Katelin Maradol

Hometown: Micronesia, but I live in Indianapolis, IN now

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni

Favorite hobby: I really like to draw and read when it’s raining outside.

What are you most looking forward to about the catalog photo shoot?

It was a lot of fun last year, so I’m looking forward to having just as much fun and having a new experience this year.

What’s your favorite outfit you get to wear for the catalog?

I like the black and silver-sequin dress with the red skirt! It’s definitely my favorite.

When you’re not gracing the pages of the Rivar’s catalog, what do you do?

I’m a sophomore at Park Tudor High School. I’m always either with friends or at home relaxing with my mom and my cat! 

Tell me a fun fact about yourself.

I won a goldfish at the State Fair two and half years ago, and he’s still alive.

Name: Danny O’Connor 

Hometown: Union, KY but now I live in Carmel, IN 

Favorite pizza topping: cheese

Favorite hobby: sleeping

What are you most looking forward to about the catalog photo shoot?

To look good. I guess that’s the whole point anyway!

Day 2 was a shorter day than anticipated, but we are so excited about the outfits (and the wonderful models) from today. Check back tomorrow for more fun updates from the Rivar’s catalog photo shoot!

Catalog Photo Shoot: Day 1!

We’re so excited for the catalog photo shoot this week! We’ll be sharing blog posts EVERY day this week with model profiles and behind-the-scenes photos and updates. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates in real time. We’re excited to share this experience with you!

Kalob was first up for hair and makeup this morning. Our makeup and hair artist, Brenda, has been working with Rivar’s for more than ten years. We couldn’t do this without her!

One of our design team members, Kristen, was with us all day at the photo shoot. She was trimming threads and making last minute touch-ups to the outfits. She had to iron out a few last wrinkles before Devan’s first photo.

Name: Kalob Gossett

Hometown: Muncie, IN

Favorite pizza topping: California Pizza Kitchen with avocado, spinach, tomatoes, bacon

Favorite hobby: anything involving other people

What are you most looking forward to about the catalog photo shoot?

Getting to see the new clothes and dress all fancy! Oh, and bowties. I’m partial to bowties.

What’s your favorite outfit you get to wear for the catalog?

Black blazer with the leather lapels, white dress shirt, and black sequin bowtie. Classic.

When you’re not gracing the pages of the Rivar’s catalog, what do you do?

I work full-time, long-term care and physician recruitment assistant at Suburban Health Organization, and I’m getting my masters in health administration at IUPUI.

Tell me a fun fact about yourself.

I’ve never met anyone that spells their name like me. And I like to eat olives and ice cream together. Not on each other! But simultaneously.

Name: Devan Mackellar

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Favorite pizza topping: pineapple

Favorite hobby: playing hockey

What are you most looking forward to about the catalog photo shoot?

Seeing myself in a catalog!

What’s your favorite outfit you get to wear for the catalog?

Navy suit and gold sequin tie!

When you’re not gracing the pages of the Rivar’s catalog, what do you do?

I’m a senior at Lawrence North High School. I golf a lot, and I play hockey. I’m going to Indiana University next year, but I’m not sure what I’m going to study yet.

Tell me a fun fact about yourself.

I’ve played hockey since I was three. Oh, and when I was 10, I made a YouTube video, and it has over 300,000 views.

Name: Rose Wang

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni

Favorite hobby: I like to read, and draw, and dance.

What are you most looking forward to about the catalog photo shoot?

The makeup and the hair! It’s really interesting!

What’s your favorite outfit you get to wear for the catalog?

The black dress with the ruffles on top. That was really cute!

When you’re not gracing the pages of the Rivar’s catalog, what do you do?

I’m a freshman at Carmel High School. I read a lot of mysteries, and I also like funny stories. And I’m in show choir at the high school.

Tell me a fun fact about yourself.

I’ve taken painting lessons for ten years.

Today was a blast! We can’t wait for the rest of the week. See you tomorrow for more behind-the-scenes fun!