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:

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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:

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

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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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Family of Four

With child number three on the way, it was imperative that we squeeze in one last family portrait as a family of four. We wanted a sequel to our final portrait as a family of three, so we visited local tintypist Giles Clement who created what may in fact be my favorite photo ever taken of our family.

The Jerkins by Giles Clement

Belle Meade Plantation Wedding / Nashville, TN

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This was my first time photographing at Belle Meade Plantation and it was not a disappointment. Obviously the venue was lovely, but as luck would have it the couple was even nicer. I was also lucky enough to be able to work with the excellent Emily Kennedy of Kennedy Occasions and the all-time greatest wedding vendor, Amanda Jerkins (she did the flowers). An outstanding day indeed.

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