We aren’t sure if you know this: cheerleading is not a joke. Especially when it comes to TRB Elite Model, Mandi Clausen. This Heritage High School senior is a top competitor in the cheer world, but you won’t be seeing her on the football field during half-time. Mandi has taken it to a whole new level with Spirit of Texas, an extremely competitive competitive cheer group that does everything from peppy chants to death-defying stunts that leave the audience wowed and, well, cheered.

Already having the pleasure of working with Mandi once before during our Country Chic session earlier this summer, we were excited to see her and her fun personality again. What we weren’t expecting? Her amazing relationship with her mom. We see a lot of seniors with their parents, and although there is always a lot of love, these two were best friends and showed it throughout our hike through Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. At one point, Mandi jumped on top of a manhole cover and her mom proceeded to call her the ‘poo princess’ for the remainder of the shoot. Needless to say, we loved it and so did Mandi.

A Little Bit About Mandi

School/Class: Heritage High School - 2016

What colleges are you interested in?

Texas A&M or Arkansas

What would you like to major in?

Medical scientists

What are your favorite clothing stores?

Forever 21, Brandy Melville, Top Shop

What type of music do you listen to?

Pop music

Do you have any favorite sports teams?

Dallas Stars

What is your favorite hang out spot?

mall or friends houses



Alex McKay

Alex leans against a wall in her high stepper uniform.

"I absolutely LOVED every single photo Tyler took for me! Every time I went in to take pictures, I had such a great time. Tyler and his staff are so much fun, and it was a blast taking photos with him, from the moment I walked in to the time I left. He is, by far, the best Senior Photographer I know!" - Alex McKay

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Shelby Woodard

Shelby looks beautiful in the glowing sun.

"Tyler R Brown photography did absolutely amazing on my senior photos!!! I was skeptical about who to use for my senior pictures because I am really picky. Tyler didn't disappoint but actually surpassed my expectations! They made me feel relaxed and I had so much fun! So Tyler R. Brown Photography is the way to go for unbelievable pictures to capture those most precious moments!!" - Shelby Woodard

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