Most people would say it was serendipity that I met Kensington Moore, a talented young Nashville singer-songwriter and former contestant for Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice. However, Kensington and I believe it was perfectly planned that our paths would cross.
This summer we did a quick shoot in Franklin’s Westlight Studios, that resulted in her choosing one of the images for the cover of her new single “Can’t Be Shaken” which releases tomorrow, September 22nd. Be sure to grab it on iTunes, Spotify or Google Music. Pre-order available now.
And I have to share a funny story about this shoot…A big storm had blown through Franklin the night before and the power company was working on the lines; so while we were shooting, the power in the studio went off for about 30 minutes…no air, no fan for hair, no lights, no music. She literally was getting dressed with the flashlight on my phone. But, it didn’t mess up our mojo! We used the available natural light in the studio and kept rolling. I love what we got as a result!
Kensington has an incredible voice, but even more importantly a beautiful heart and message to share. Congratulations on your new single Kensi!
Sometimes you meet people that you just want to hang out with and listen to their Godly wisdom…and laugh at the imperfect world we live in. I’m so thankful God allowed my path to cross with Rick and Sherri Burgess when they asked me to photograph them with their sons at their family farm.
If you don’t know already by listening to Rick & Bubba, Rick’s talk show on 104.7 WZZK, Rick and Sherri are bold about their faith and encouraging others in their spiritual walk with God. Their new website burgessministries.com is coinciding with the release of Sherri’s new book, Bronner: A Journey to Understand, which is in stores now and available on christianbook.com and amazon.com. When God brought Bronner, Rick and Sherri’s youngest son, into Heaven in 2008, they wanted to know why. Sherri shares what God revealed to them in this Spirit driven book that took five years to write. I know this book will be a blessing to many, whether you’ve lost a child or not.
Here are some of my favorite shots from our afternoon together, and of course, there were some laughs. They really are the nicest folks you’ll ever meet…one word comes to mind…real. Real people. Real struggles. Real joy. Real faith.
And be sure to pick up the February 2016 issue of Birmingham Magazine to see more images and read the interview with Sherri about her new book. Good Grit also featured Rick and Sherri in their March 2016 issue.
And that’s a wrap!