I’m a little giddy! I’ve always loved that Jones Soda Co. features photos of real people doing fun things…real life. So, about a year ago I entered a photo of my own kids water sliding in the front yard. It’s one of my very favorite images. Just a month ago I received a phone call and an email from Jones saying they had chosen my photo to use for a project.
Jones Soda Co. promotes photos on its website for potential use on “rare” bottles that see regular distribution. According to a Jones Soda customer service representatives, “hundreds of thousands photos get submitted each year and only 1 percent of photos actually make it to a label.” The company also states that up to three different images per “label run” may appear on individual flavors, and “the placement of the labels is very, very random.” Jones Soda is distributed nationally and internationally and the labels can go on anywhere of 1,000 to 10,000 bottles of the same flavor. You never know where your label will turn up.
So, THE HUNT IS ON to find the bottles with my kids’ photo on them! I’m so curious which flavor (I hope it’s the turquoise one)! The first person to find the bottles with my kids picture and brings one to me gets a free mini session!
In addition to the Jones Soda photo contest, you can also submit your photos for your own custom labels and order cases of Jones Soda. What a great idea for wedding receptions and summer parties!!
Last month I photographed one of the oldest still-standing houses in Mountain Brook, Alabama for Birmingham Magazine. Thought to be one of the original farmhouses in what was the Watkins Dairy neighborhood, this house had roots in Mountain Brook before it was even incorporated. The Whatley’s beautiful home was a design collaboration by the owner of the home, Hoodie Whatley, and Birmingham based Mary Ruth Caldwell of Caldwell Flake Interiors, who also happens to be Hoodie’s mother.
It’s always a privilege to shoot editorial work with the fantastic team at Birmingham Magazine, and I love to see designers’ talents and get ideas for my own home when I shoot interiors. And, any home with turquoise accents is definitely one I’m going to love. You can see the full article here.
In addition to a feature story in the November issue of Birmingham Magazine, I just found out today that one of my images was chosen as the “One Shot, City Through The Lens” image in the November issue of B-Metro Magazine. I’m thrilled and incredibly grateful to have published work in my hometown’s two major magazines in the same month. Somebody pinch me! But, much more important than this photo being published, is the story behind it. Children’s of Alabama is a very special place and does amazing things for sick kids in Alabama and beyond. I’d like to say thank you to the people who believe in my work and allow me to capture theirs. It’s really a dream come true. I love Birmingham.