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

Jonathan Savage Interior Design Hermes Christmas Tree

It was a pleasure photographing Nashville top designer, Jonathan Savage’s personal home decorated for the holidays. His Christmas tree was appropriately dressed in shades of his branded Savage Interior Design orange with Hermes bags under the tree for extra holiday cheer. His pup Artie was even in the holiday spirit for our shoot. Cheers!HDP-SavageChristmas-1crop_-WEB.jpg

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Designer: Jonathan Savage Interior Design • 615.244.5674

 

Crestline Home Gets Festive for the Holidays [Published Birmingham Magazine, December 2017 Issue]

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PHOTOGRAPHY | Heather Durham
FLORAL DESIGN | Lisa Smith, Thorne & Thistle
DAHLIAS | Stone Hollow Farmstead
TABLE SETTINGS| Robin Wilhelm, Tea and Old Roses
CAKE ARTIST | Amanda Hinton, A Joy Cakes
CALLIGRAPHY | Melissa Gullatte, Gracefully Made Art
INTERIOR DESIGN: Lisa Flake, Caldwell Flake Interior Design
ARCHITECT: Eric Dale
BUILDER: Paul Davis, Ruff Reams Building Co.

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Anna’s Photo Session in the Snow [Franklin, TN]

While living in Birmingham, we rarely had snow for photo shoots in its pristine white powder, and when we did, it was mostly ice and just too hilly and dangerous to get anywhere with my camera. Since moving here to Franklin, TN, I’ve hoped for more opportunities to shoot in the snow since my neighborhood is mostly flat with beautiful parks, creeks and farms nearby. I got my first opportunity yesterday. It looked like a winter wonderland here. Temperatures were in the teens, but Anna and I braved the cold to have a little fun. And oooooh how I loved the light from all that white. Snow is the perfect natural reflector!

When Anna walked up to meet me with her crystal blue eyes, wearing a cute CC beanie and the perfect pink lips to match her Hunter booties, I knew it was going to be a really great shoot.

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Christopher Architects Lake Martin Home [Published, Birmingham Magazine March 2016]

A month ago I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful Lake Martin home designed by Christopher Architects. Chris was my neighbor growing up from kids to college, so it was fun to collaborate with him on this editorial project. And, I always love any excuse to go to Lake Martin and grab lunch at Catherine’s Market. Be sure to pick up the March issue of Birmingham Magazine and read the article about this amazing lake home design.

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Dram Whiskey Bar [Published in The Local Palate, November 2015 Issue]

My husband Brad and I often escape together for date nights over a drink and good meal at Avo Restaurant and Dram Whiskey Bar. The owners have been family portrait clients of mine for years, so when they asked me to shoot some images for Dram, I quickly agreed. It was fun to turn my camera on a favorite local spot. And, one of the images was published in the November issue of The Local Palate, the south’s premier food culture magazine, based in one of my very favorite southern cities, Charleston.  Chef Jeremy Ashby picked Dram as one of the top Southern spots for Bourbon. Congrats!

On another personal note, my favorite cocktail at Dram is their signature martini called the Yin-Yang. It’s a deliciously sweet and sour combination of Ketel One, muddled strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and simple syrup. My husband’s favorite is their Moscow Mule. Who’s thirsty?

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Men’s Fashion Shoot (Published in Birmingham Magazine, June 2015)

I loved getting to work with stylist and writer, Kerri Bunn, on the June 2015 Men’s Fashion issue of Birmingham Magazine. Kerri and I have worked together before on editorial stories and it’s always a pleasure!

Because this story was about men’s beard grooming, I didn’t want the images to be about the clothes, or eye color, or hair color, but more about the styling and texture of the beards. So, I decided to edit the images as warm tone black and whites.

This was such a fun shoot because the guy models really bought into our vision. We wanted them to play to the camera with their personalities and that’s exactly what they did. We laughed a lot.

It was such a fun surprise that two of the images made it on the cover!

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 Birmingham Magazine, June 2015 Men's Grooming StoryStyling and story by the beautiful and talented, Kerri Bunn.

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Health Monitor Diabetes Guide Magazine Editorial Shoot [Published]

I love editorial work, so when I got a call from New Jersey-based Health Monitor magazine, I jumped at the opportunity. The story was about a Trussville woman and her journey with Diabetes. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with Leanne and her kids, capturing her life with my camera to help bring Diabetes awareness to others. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day…and, it’s always a nice compliment to get the cover shot.

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Loft Living with Panoramic Views of Birmingham Landmarks

For this month’s issue of Birmingham magazine, I shot a loft dwelling on 2nd Ave North. While there, we went up on the rooftop terrace and I was amazed at the panoramic view of so many Birmingham landmarks. Here’s some of the images I grabbed from my perch overlooking the Magic City and a few from inside the loft. Be sure to check out the Cool Spaces + Downtown Places event which will take place on this Saturday, May 10th starting at 1:00 PM. Here’s two links for more information…

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/05/cool_spaces_tour_to_take_a_wal.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/231263957068408/

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