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The Truth is in the Dirt


This antebellum home, the Neil House, is one of the oldest houses in Tennessee, and it is absolutely incredible. It is currently being renovated, and the finished product will be breathtaking. Big time thanks to Clark Shaw at Casey Jones Village for so kindly letting us shoot there, even though the restoration won’t be complete until fall of next year. I hope you love looking at these images as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

PLAY // The Truth is in the Dirt, sung by model Karen Elson…


















plus a few by TJ Hester… they’re so dreamy and he is a master at old film cameras…





Model: Hilary Borden
Makeup and styling: Ming Tay and myself
Assistant: Maria Ferrera
Art Director/second shooter/film changer man: TJ Hester
Video: Margaret Brinson
Much thanks to all of the above who helped out!

See Kristi’s shots on her flickr today as well!
And in case you didn’t see the behind the scenes post…click here!

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Burning Up in the Neil House

The photo shoot at the Neil House was incredibly fun, and being in a great location was such a treat. I love it any time there are tons of shoes, vintage and new clothes, oodles of jewelry, an array of makeup, and many great friends!

I was also so happy to be able to once again collaborate with Kristi McMurry! She did an entirely separate shoot in the house at the same time as me. While we were shooting away, TJ got some behind the scenes photos! Hilary did a phenomenal job, and Ming Tay had her big debut as a makeup artist. Maria, one of the girls in the Hartland photography class, got to help me out as well. Despite it being extremely toasty in the house, every single person stuck it out beautifully!!

Please enjoy the video by Miss Margaret Brinson as a preview for the photos that I will present to you later this week! View it full screen and enjoy!






Check back in for my images from the day later this week. Much love!

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At Home in Tennessee


I present to you the charming Hilary Borden in the Neil House at Casey Jones Village…so many more images to come and a behind the scenes video of the shoot!

PLAY // “Lover Man” by Billie Holiday

Wednesday night I sat in my little room looking at cotton candy pink roses (that my loved one, TJ, gave me) as if they were TV. Lately, not too many things can make me happier than roses (I’m sure you’ve picked up on that…way too much flower talk). I looked over at them so many times as I was reading Four Spirits, waiting to go downstairs for shelter. The rain and the storms have come and gone though, and sunshine thankfully followed…giving us just enough time to have a dinner of arugula and tomato pizza outdoors…which was followed by 31 cent ice cream scoops at Baskin-Robbins.

Last night I might have just loved Jackson, Tennessee.

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