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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Moo Country and Dawn Ann Ritter, Photographed in Leipers Fork TN by Heather Durham Photography


Music Inspired Fashion Shoot, Nashville TN

I get so excited for opportunities to shoot personal projects, and this one that has been spinning around in my head ever since moving to Nashville. As soon as I mentioned it to my talented friends Kerri Bunn and Mary Beth Wetzel, they were on board. As creatives, we are usually busy with client work and don’t have time to shoot what inspires us personally, but when we do find a morsel of time, we jump on it.

After moving to Nashville from Birmingham, I realized very quickly that people who aren’t from here do not have an accurate idea of what locals wear to music events. Their perception is that everyone in Nashville wears stonewashed denim, western bedazzled shirts, cowboy boots and cowboy hats to everything. So, to address that misconception our team pulled together a shoot from high-end Nashville boutiques to tell the story of fashion for music events from a local’s perspective.

I’m thrilled to finally share this shoot inspired by music and photographed at a Nashville indie recording studio. Side note: I have an old RUN DMC t-shirt just like the new one used in our shoot…I bought mine years ago…it’s faded and old and I love it…and sometimes I get to wear it if my daughter isn’t already wearing it herself. It’s tricky.

Many thanks to these amazing Nashville and Franklin boutiques who partnered with us on this shoot.

Emerson and Grace
Gus Mayer
Two Old Hippies


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Photographer: Heather Durham
Wardrobe Stylist: Mary Beth Wetzel
Hair & Make Up Artist: Kerri Bunn
Model: Ashley Fisher with AMAX Talent Agency





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.



Nashville Symphony Fashion Show Featuring Zac Posen & Kelsea Ballerini

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing the 2017 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show presented by Gus Mayer. The sold out show’s featured designer was Zac Posen and his Fall 2017 Collection. I chose several favorites (noted below) that I need to find an excuse to wear! They were all stunning! Country music star, Kelsea Ballerini performed. She’s adorable, bubbly, down to earth and obviously grateful to be where she is today. Two special guests attending the event were Thomas Rhett and Savannah Chrisley. Here are some of my favorite images from a fun evening in Nashville…

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Zac & Kelsea recording a spot for CMT’s Hot Twenty


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Another one of my favorites. I love a one shoulder dress. And this silhouette!HDP-Gus-ZacPosen-403_-WEB.jpgHDP-Gus-ZacPosen-405_-WEB.jpg

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