Southerners and Their Dogs

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I’m so excited to finally announced a “pet project” by all definitions that I’ve been working on for months with Jess Graves!

Southerners and Their Dogs.

This is a photo and writing project featuring the South’s most interesting men and women – chefs, musicians, writers, makers, designers, etc. – and their canine companions.

I’ve shot some of my favorite portraits ever doing this – like the one here of musician Tedo Stone, Conrad and Lady Bird). And there is so much more to come! We’ll continue to photograph, interview and update the site as we go (words by Jess, photos by me).

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for more photos and outtakes!

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Tedo Stone

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Tedo Stone at American Spirit Works.

More photos and a short interview on Back Down South.

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Jake + Sarah | Married!

This was basically a family affair for me. One of my very best (and my very oldest) friends is the bride’s sister in law. I was the MOH in that wedding, I photographed the bride’s older sister’s wedding, and now for the grand finale – the third and final Blackburn wedding. Thank you to the Blackburn family for including me in every one of your awesome kid’s big days! It’s a joy to know you. Now, onto the sweetness that is Jake and Sarah.

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Photographed in Johnson City, TN

Many high fives to Katherine Williams for second shooting!

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Colin + Hannah | Married!

Part II of Colin + Hannah’s wedding in the Bahamas! Have I mentioned how amazing it was to be there with them?
Maybe I did.

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Photographed on Harbour Island, Bahamas at the incredible Ocean View Club.

See also: Part I of Colin + Hannah’s wedding weekend

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Colin + Hannah’s Wedding Weekend | Part I

“I’m going to the Bahamas for work” is one of the coolest things I’ve ever said. I’m beyond grateful that Colin and Hannah made it happen. Finding myself back on Harbour Island at The Ocean View Club – along with my BFF this time around – was the highlight of my summer. Here is a taste of the goodness from the days that were not their wedding day.

Those are coming soon…

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Photographed on Harbour Island, Bahamas

Welcome party: The Ocean View Club
Brunch: The Dunmore
Rehearsal dinner: Queen Conch

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Eric + Candace | Married!

I don’t like it, I love it love it love it.

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Photographed in Athens, GA at Kelly Creek Farm
Second shooter – Gracie Dinwiddie

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Mario + Jenna | Engaged!

That one time a Texan living in Georgia (that’s me) photographed a South Dakotan and a New Yorker who live in Florida but were visiting Georgia…
Good times.

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Then Roxie joined the fun.

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Photographed in Blue Ridge, GA

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Matt + Kelley | Married!

Blame it on the Bluegrass.

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Photographed in Traphill, NC

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Jason + Rachel | Married!

A farm wedding at its best!

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Photographed in Jonesborough, TN at Rachel’s family home.

Second shooter – Jocelyn Mathewes

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Delta Spirit

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Photographed in Opelika, AL at John Emerald Distilling Company.
These were shot for the Meet Me in Lebanon: A Tale in Three Acts story on The Love List.

Listen to Delta Spirit [Spotify | iTunes]

 

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