Jason Smith is not a model, but he probably had you fooled. Smith is a trainer for local Body by Frame, a “fitness solutions team” housed in a 10,000-square-foot facility nestled in central Austin, where he is a certified fitness and nutrition coach as well as program manager. This fit guy agreed to act as baby animal wrangler for AFM’s photo shoot “because it sounded like light-hearted fun.” Awwww…
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Callahan’s General Store is an Austin icon. The feed, Western wear, hardware, and home décor store has an international and national client base. AFM owes Callahan’s a big thank you for letting us borrow these cute chicks, awesome bandanas, and adorable rabbit as well as use their hay barn as our backdrop.
Specialty breeding for very unique animals is what Texas Tiny Pigs offers from their farm in Waco, Texas. The piglet featured here is a Juliani, about 12 weeks old and about five pounds in weight, who was on his way to his new family. According to the breeders, they make excellent pets as they are smart, lovable, and require little exercise.
Smith is not the only one breaking into the modeling scene on this shoot. Rigsby, an Austin Pets Alive! rescue, made his debut in the arms of this trusty personal trainer. Next stop on Rigsby’s career path: auditioning for AFM’s Fittest Dogs.