The Secret Sisters / Album Shoot

I was lucky enough to get a call from my friends and harmony-heroes The Secret Sisters who were in need of album artwork and press materials for their upcoming Brandi Carlisle-produced album. They wanted something personal, so we went on-location at the sisters’ grandparents farm (now home to Laura) and in a couple of hours that afternoon, I think we got some work to be proud of. No budget for hair, makeup or design – just the three of us. Below are a few personal favorites.

Also, one of the perks of the shoot was previewing their new record “You Don’t Own Me Anymore” with my ears, and I have to say it’s far and away their best work yet. Release date is June 9th on New West Records.



Family Portrait-Making World Tour

Spring 2017 Family Portrait World* Tour dates are here!

Photo sessions are up to one hour, on-location, and include 30-40 edited images with no other purchases necessary. Feel free to email me for pricing info with exactly zero pressure to book. Hope to see each and every one of you.

View my family sessions portfolio here

View more extensive family sessions blog posts here

*four cities, mostly in North America


Whoa, Wait.

Allow me the opportunity to brag on the missus for a moment…

As some of you may know, my wife and her friend Bethany Halford started an Instagram account with the mission of sharing interesting finds (mostly stuff girls like) from Walmart, of all places. Nearly 93,000 followers later, they have turned Instagram success into an opportunity to create and sell their own clothing line exclusive to Walmart.com, and said collection just launched this week! I’ve watched enough Shark Tank to know this is no small feat.

I know exactly nothing about women’s fashion, so I will default to Amanda and Bethany’s description of their creation: “…a cute, affordable, fashion-forward clothing line for women with Anthropologie tastes and, well, Walmart budgets”

And so I present the Whoa, Wait. spring collection (just repeating words and phrases I hear around the house). I am indeed proud of all of Amanda’s hard work.

Buy clothes: Whoa. Wait apparel
See Instagram: @whoawaitwalmart (as in “Whoa, wait. You found that at Walmart”)
Visit Website: www.whoawait.com

(attire designed and furnished by hers truly)

Baby Sadie

*hair bow, compliments of my sister-in-law Jamie Graul Jerkins / The Dainty Bird. Sister-in-law, compliments of Michael Jerkins. Child, compliments of wife Amanda Davis Jerkins. Amanda Jerkins’ attire, compliments of brother Whoa, Wait apparel, hers and Bethany Halford‘s clothing line, which launches this Wednesday on Walmart.com. More information about this coming very soon!

Downtown Nashville Wedding / Nashville, TN

This was probably my favorite ever way to celebrate a New Year’s Eve, at a wedding ceremony at the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral and midnight countdown reception at Union Station.

In keeping with the theme of celebrations at beautiful, historic downtown Nashville buildings, Gracie and Win had their rehearsal dinner the night before at the Hermitage Hotel, where, I like to note, my grandparents stayed after their own wedding in 1945.

The lovely wedding day:

11:59pm, December 31st, 2016:

12:00am, January 1st, 2017:

The Nobility Scrapbook

Thank you for humoring me as I scrapbook The Nobility’s 2016 in review. We released an album, played some shows and did a few other cool things, but you will see a noticeable absence of live shots, because we’re not very good at taking photos of ourselves while we play. Most photos taken with an iPhone.

Grimey’s Records in-store album release show / February 2016

A time-honored Nobility Album Release Day tradition:

Fayetteville, AR / April 2016:

We had a commercial spot with Meijer Stores featuring The Nobility and a lonely wiener:

White Water Tavern / Little Rock, AR / April 2016:

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We were beyond honored to be featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast, where Robin Hilton had some nice things to say about our song “Wonderful Night” as well as the rest of the record.

Also, Ponch himself emoji-reviewed our music:

Jackson, TN / April 2016

Hi-Tone Cafe / Memphis, TN / June 2016

Test-pressing for The Nobility vinyl 7″ (official release comings soon)

Syndicate Lounge / Birmingham, AL / July 2016:

This was happening in the back room while we played our show:

Foobar / Nashville, TN / August 2016

Star Bar / Atlanta, GA / August 2016:

Personally, I never trust a rock club whose bathroom doesn’t look like this:

#coolestbouncerintown

Daytrotter Session / Davenport, IA / August 2016:

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