So often, spur-of-the-moment invitations or projects prove to be the most rewarding experiences. A few weeks ago, I said YES to a last-minute project and shoot, and I can safely say I'm so thrilled and thankful that I did.
Today marks the premiere of Pickler and Ben, the brand new Nashville-based national talk show starring Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (produced by Faith Hill and directed by Joe Terry and his team of The Oprah Winfrey Show fame, no less!) I'm so excited to share that my photography is featured in a heartwarming segment on the premiere, which also features Dolly Parton and Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman.
In this inaugural episode, the Pickler and Ben team sought out Darius Garland, the top high school basketball recruit in the state, to build up his family living room and give them a space to meet their needs. My dear friend and New Southern designer Leanne Ford totally transformed his family's living space for hosting and entertaining, as their son is often visited by college basketball coaches from around the nation (think Vanderbilt, UCLA, Duke). It's such a sweet story and a true testament to the character and talent of southern creatives. We strive to direct our creativity for good, see the best in all people, and believe small acts of kindness can truly effect change. Not to mention, Leanne's bright, crisp, subtly-funky aesthetic represents everything I'm loving in design these days.
I can't wait to see the inspiring stories Kellie and Ben will tell through their new show. This is only the beginning! Check your local listings to tune in to Pickler and Ben! Here in Nashville, it airs each morning on CBS Xx