Every photo has a story to tell, and for me, this one will always be about the power of perseverance. When I arrived solo at this location and realized the magnitude of what needed to be created, I sat on the farmhouse steps and cried. It seemed impossible. I was just one stylist without an assistant in the middle of farmland. How could I create a cover try and set the scene for a party with a half dozen models and prop style a half dozen food dishes within 24 hours? Turns out it was best to just do a little antique shopping.
I am so grateful to @thestonehouseroad
(who so graciously shared some of her vintage treasures with me) and to @jdonnelly_naturephotography
who helped unload dozens of pumpkins, climbed ladders, battled red ants, moved furniture, and generally pitched in with whatever was on the to-do list so we could make fall entertaining look effortless. Special thanks to @gabrielle.alexandria
for sharing this special property and your community with our team. And @dayspringdairy
, I will always remember how your team pitched in to clean and put things back in order.
I love making beautiful images, but it’s the people who partner to create the magic that make even the hardiest of days so rewarding.
Swipe to see the before and our cover pic!
Featured in @countryhomemagazine
Photo assistant: @rachelfromiowa
Food styling: Ana Kelly, @dayspringdairy
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