Music Inspired Fashion Shoot, Nashville TN

I get so excited for opportunities to shoot personal projects, and this one that has been spinning around in my head ever since moving to Nashville. As soon as I mentioned it to my talented friends Kerri Bunn and Mary Beth Wetzel, they were on board. As creatives, we are usually busy with client work and don’t have time to shoot what inspires us personally, but when we do find a morsel of time, we jump on it.

After moving to Nashville from Birmingham, I realized very quickly that people who aren’t from here do not have an accurate idea of what locals wear to music events. Their perception is that everyone in Nashville wears stonewashed denim, western bedazzled shirts, cowboy boots and cowboy hats to everything. So, to address that misconception our team pulled together a shoot from high-end Nashville boutiques to tell the story of fashion for music events from a local’s perspective.

I’m thrilled to finally share this shoot inspired by music and photographed at a Nashville indie recording studio. Side note: I have an old RUN DMC t-shirt just like the new one used in our shoot…I bought mine years ago…it’s faded and old and I love it…and sometimes I get to wear it if my daughter isn’t already wearing it herself. It’s tricky.

Many thanks to these amazing Nashville and Franklin boutiques who partnered with us on this shoot.

Emerson and Grace
Gus Mayer
Haven
Hero
Two Old Hippies

 

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Photographer: Heather Durham
Wardrobe Stylist: Mary Beth Wetzel
Hair & Make Up Artist: Kerri Bunn
Model: Ashley Fisher with AMAX Talent Agency

 

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Belle Meade Plantation Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Belle Meade Plantation Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Heather Durham Photography

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Photography: Heather Durham | Event & Floral Design: Thorne & Thistle + Silver Celebrations | Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory Nashville | Tuxedo: Street Tuxedo | Vintage China & Stemware: Tea and Old Roses |Custom Invitation: Empress Stationary | Rentals: Please Be Seated | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Hand Dyed Ribbon: Cocoon Silk Ribbon | Models: Chelsea Backman of AMAX Talent & Ryan Kirk | Hair & Make-Up Artist: The Hair & Make-Up Collective, Lynsey Richardson | Styling Assistant: Sara Cederhage

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ALYS Beach Vacation Home [Published Birmingham Magazine May 2018]

You never have to twist my arm to shoot on 30A. You’re going to love this ALYS Beach beauty designed by Birmingham designer, Lisa Flake of Caldwell Flake Interiors.

ALYS Beach Home by Heather Durham Photography for BIrmingham Magazine May 2018

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ALYS Beach Home by Heather Durham Photography for BIrmingham Magazine May 2018

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ALYS Beach Home by Heather Durham Photography for BIrmingham Magazine May 2018

Photography & Styling: Heather Durham
Interior Design: Lisa Flake, Caldwell Flake Interiors
Location: ALYS Beach, Florida
Published: Birmingam Magazine

Callie & Gil’s Vestavia Hills Country Club Wedding

It was such a joy and privilege to spend a beautiful spring day in Birmingham celebrating with this family. They are truly the sweetest people and it was obvious by their wedding party and guests that Callie and Gil are loved and adored. Callie’s Mom is always smiling and I wish everyone reading this blog could have heard her Dad’s precious welcome speech and prayer at the reception. It brought tears to my eyes. And so did their “Daddy’s Girl” relationship. I mean, how cute is it that the First Look with Callie’s Dad included a father-daughter chest bump that ended in a special hive five, fist bump move…a long tradition of theirs for big life moments. You’ll see…it’s priceless!! And, Gil’s reaction seeing Callie at their First Look and their gift exchange on the hilltop are two of my favorite moments from this wedding.

Callie and Gil, I wish you all the blessings and happiness in the world that stems from a marriage with Jesus at the center. You are loved.

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Callie & Gil's Vestavia Country Club Wedding, Birmingham AL by Heather Durham Photography

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Photographer: Heather Durham | Assistant Photographer: Emily Kicklighter | Planner: Mariée Ami| Floral Design: Melanie Hughes of Pink Pear Florists | Wedding Gown: Anne Barge from Bustle | Tuxedos: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy from Bella Bridesmaids Bella Bridesmaids| Hair + Make Up Artists: Joanna Ballentine + Molly Stilley of Irrelephant | Venue: Vestavia Country Club | Cake Artist: Pin and Pastry | Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon: Cocoon Silk Ribbon | Videography: Chip Burns | Entertainment: City Heat thru Music Garden

 

 

 

 

 

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Outdoor Living and Entertaining at its Finest, in Nashville’s Belle Meade Neighborhood [Published Nashville Lifestyles Magazine & Nashville At Home]

It was a pleasure photographing this stunning 12,000 square foot French Regency, Belle Meade estate designed by the late Nashville architect, Edwin A. Keeble. You can see the interior of this beautiful home in a previous issue of Nashville Lifestyles and on my blog post here. Now, take in this home’s amazing outdoor living spaces designed by the talented Gavin Duke of Page Duke Landscape Architects, and featured in the spring/summer 2018 issue of Nashville Lifestyles At Home and on the cover. No doubt this home was designed for entertaining.

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A Day in Nashville with Jonathan Savage [Published Architectural Digest]

It’s always a pleasure shooting for Nashville designer, Jonathan Savage. Click on the preview image below to read the full article published in Architectural Digest.

 

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Shea Bryers Design Personal Home [Birmingham Magazine, Feb 2018]

It was a privilege to shoot this Birmingham designer’s personal home. Shea has a gift for combining beauty with function.

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Shea Bryers Design personal home interiors shoot by Heather Durham Photography for Birmingham Magazine February 2018 Issue

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Alabama Chanin Fashion Story [Birmingham Magazine Weddings, February 2018]

Hand sewn garments, quality focused, responsibly produced, rich in tradition, and created in Alabama. THIS was a fun project to shoot. If you ever find yourself near Florence, Alabama, stop by the Alabama Chanin factory, browse their organic garments and home goods, then sit down for a bite of lunch at The Factory Café. So much southern goodness created by Natalie Chanin, right there in my home state. Read the full story in the current issue of Birmingham Weddings MagazineHDP-BhamMag-AlabamaChanin-53_-WEB.jpg

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The process…pretty fascinating.

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Photographer | Heather Durham
Art Director | Laura Buchanan
Model | Ashley Fisher of AMAX Talent
Stylist | Mary Beth Wetzel
Wardrobe Assistant | Allison Belcher
Hair & Make Up | Kerri Bunn
Photo Assistant | Andi Rice
Custom Backdrop | Telicia Lee

Rachel & Alex’s Downtown Nashville Engagement Session

I had fun getting to know these two on a perfect fall day. We started their Engagement Session at Centennial Park, because several months ago, Alex flew in town, surprised Rachel there and asked her to marry him on the steps of the Parthenon. From there we made our way to the Shelby pedestrian bridge downtown. Rachel won’t be living in Nashville after they get married, so she wanted to capture this beautiful city in their images since it’s an important piece of their story.

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Rachel & Alex's Downtown Nashville Engagement Session by Heather Durham Photography

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Rachel & Alex's Downtown Nashville Engagement Session by Heather Durham Photography

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