Leipers Fork’s newest shop, Moo Country, owned by Dawn Ann Billings Ritter [Published in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, December 2018]

I met Dawn Ann through a mutual friend. She’s this super cool, urban cowgirl with her own flair and spin on refined western style. She’ll even trick out your Louis Vuitton by adding some fringe.

Dawn Ann recently moved to Nashville from their ranch in Montana, with her musician husband and their daughter. Dawn Ann, a model and actress, owns Moo Country in Red Lodge, Montana and just just opened her second store here in historic Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Much of what she sells are her own designs. Check out a few items from Moo Country featured in the gift guide in the current issue of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine [December 2018].

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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

Published on the Cover of Atlanta Seasons Magazine – Summer 2017

This past April, I enjoyed shooting the Nashville Symphony Fashion show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for Gus Mayer Nashville. You can find that post here.  Thank you Atlanta Social Season Magazine for putting us on the cover of your current Summer 2017 issue.

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Birmingham Magazine Summer/Fall 2017 Issue [Published]

Loved working again with an amazing team of friends/talented creatives on a fashion cover story in the current Birmingham Magazine Weddings Summer/Fall 2017 issue. Brides…need some inspiration for your wedding style? Pick up a copy on new stands now for ideas for every occasion, and where to get the looks… from the Engagement Party to Bridesmaids Luncheon, Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding.

Here are some of my favorite images from our shoot in the studio…

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Photographer: Heather Durham | 1st Assistant: Andi Rice | Art Director: Laura Buchanan | Stylist: Mary Beth Wetzel | Hair & Make Up: Kerri Bunn of Boma Beautiful | Models: Anna Kathryn Fitch and Ellie Martin | Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon: Leslie Nunnelly, Cocoon Silk Ribbon | Floral Design: Lisa Thorne, Thorne & Thistle

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Birmingham Magazine Summer/Fall 2017 Weddings Cover

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Thanks to the incredibly talented team of friends who made this shoot happen and to Birmingham Magazine for putting us on the cover of their Summer/Fall 2017 Weddings issue. And, if you know me well, you know how happy I am that it’s turquoise!

Be sure to pick up a copy on news stands now, and stay tuned for the full blog post to come…

Photographer: Heather Durham | 1st Assistant: Andi Rice | Stylist: Mary Beth Wetzel | Hair & Make Up: Kerri Bunn of BOMA Beautiful | Models: Anna Kathryn Fitch with Elite and Ellie Martin with NEXT

A little something new from the studio…

Photographers sometimes have to step out of our norm (and what people are used to seeing from us) and do something completely different to fuel our creative juices. This is one of those times for me. Such a fun day of shooting in the studio with Ashley! And a big thanks to Cameron Powell for pushing me to create something different and allowing me to use his space to do it.

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Model: Ashley Owens of AMAX Talent
Assistant & DigitTech: Collin Fatke

Wedding Gown Fashions [Birmingham Magazine Summer/Fall 2016]

I loved everything about this shoot and our amazing team. I’ve worked with Hair & Make Up Artist, Celine Russell, many times and it’s always a pleasure. Her work is flawless. This was my first time working with stylist, Mary Beth Wetzel and wow! Can’t wait to work with her again. She’s a mover, shaker and beautiful shoot maker! Getting the cover was just the cherry on top! Thank you Birmingham MagazineHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-107_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-139_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-140_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-91_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-35_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-40_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-6_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-163_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-173_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-69_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-63_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-198_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-159crop_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-193-2_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-146_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-190_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-160_-WEBHDP-BhamWeddings-June2016-197_-WEB

Published in Birmingham Magazine Weddings Summer/Fall 2016 issue | Photographer: Heather Durham | First Assistant: Andi Rice | Stylist: Mary Beth Wetzel | Makeup and Hair Artist: Celine Russell | Models: Anna Kathryn Fitch of REAL People and Sarah Holmes. Gowns by: Monique Lhuillier, Heidi ElnoraAnne Barge, and Catherine Deane from local Birmingham, AL bridal boutiques including Ivory & White, Heidi Elnora Atelier and The White Room. Diamond jewelry from Diamonds Direct and vintage custom jewelry from ExVoto. For more resources and detailed information see full story in the magazine on local newsstands through October 2016.

Holiday Fashion & Cocktails Shoot [Published Birmingham Magazine, December 2015]

Recently I purchased a new strobe lighting system to add to my arsenal of equipment for editorial and commercial work. Loved putting it to work for the first time on this holiday fashion and cocktails shoot for Birmingham Magazine. Special thanks to new The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook, AL for allowing us to shoot in their amazing hotel.

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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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