This session was way too much fun. David Duffy is a good friend of ours and an amazing musician. He’s been touring as a fiddle player for World Party , but has been in Nashville recording some of his own stuff. He recently left to go back on tour, but this time opening for World Party. I’m really excited for him and his new venture, I can’t wait to hear the songs he’s been working on here in Nashville!
A few weeks ago I was asked to shoot the benefit show for the Country Music Is Love at the Listening Room. This is the 6th year for them to put on a benefit show. The event this year was raising money for The Children’s Heart Foundation. I love this foundation and was so excited that they chose the Children’s Heart Foundation for their benefit.
Artists included, Jillian Jacqueline, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Austin Webb, The Swon Brothers, Jana Kramer and Sam Hunt. This years highlights for me were Jillian Jacqueline and Sam Hunt. Sam Hunt put on a really entertaining show! The young teenage girls went absolutely CRAZY for him. The show started at 6, and girls were lined up in the rain waiting for the doors to open at 2 that afternoon. Crazy!
If you’ve never heard of The Country Music Is Love blog, it’s a really funs way to stay up to date on anything you need to know about country artists. I love this blog, and I always have a fun time shooting their benefit shows.
If you’re interested in donating to the Children’s Heart Foundation, you can still do that HERE!
I was recently asked to shoot the cover for the Winter 2015 issue of 12th & Broad. The theme for this issue was ‘Wanderlust’, which Mark and I both can relate to. We are happiest when we are traveling. It’s so easy to forget that you don’t need to travel far to see beautiful places. We did the photoshoot in Joelton, TN at a quaint little spot called Marrowbone Lake. You can rent boats and fishing poles from the little shack on the shoreline. It’s about 30 minutes from Nashville and it’s one of my favorite spots.
I have shot at this lake a few times before… once for a styled engagement shoot. And recently when we saw the sunrise here for Mark’s birthweek. I love the light that peaks through in the morning hours. For it being a small lake, the hills really make it feel magical. Our area can tend to look gloomy when all the trees are dormant, but there is something about these trees that just feel timeless when they are pressed up against the water. It feels so quiet and peaceful.
12th & Broad is a wonderful magazine that is really taking off. Currently, it’s a quarterly publication. If you are not a subscriber, the Winter 2015 edition has free distribution at 150+ Nashville locations or you can also stop by The Tennessean building (1100 Broadway) to purchase a copy.