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?
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!
Styling and story by the beautiful and talented, Kerri Bunn.