AndrewHallPhotographed in Knoxville, TN by Cody Bennett

Raised in:
Knoxville, Tennessee

Lives in:
Miami, Florida

Favorite adventure you’ve been on this summer:
I recently completed my first year in residency and moved from Memphis to Miami to complete my final three years of Anesthesiology training. I’m looking forward to acclimating to the “Capitol of Latin America” and exploring the fun opportunities my new city has to offer. It is mighty different than Tennessee but will surely be doing my best down here to show everyone the charm of Tennesseans.

Now would ya look at that:

The Meloys

meloy004 Photographed in Atlanta, GA at Better Half
Raised in:
Him: Marietta, Georgia
Her: Alajuela, Costa Rica
Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia
Current favorite item on the Better Half Menu:
Him: How could I not say the pasta?!  I owe my whole life to this one single dish, which I made for Cristina on our first date.
Her: Also the pasta.
Describe the restaurant in one word:
Him: Dynamic.
Her: Life.
Now would ya look at that:
Zach and Cristina Meloy, the couple behind Atlanta’s Better Half and PushStart Kitchen supper club.

On him…

On her

  • “Just what fits a growing belly!”


Corn 150-2Photographed in Jonesborough, TN

Raised in:
Erwin, Tennessee

Lives in:
Charleston, South Carolina

Favorite detail about your Southern wedding:
My favorite detail about my southern wedding was my Bride, she was beautiful in her dress and her hair and makeup was awesome. She danced, we drank, and there were no regrets on not having enough fun. I also loved the way we could mix the everyday farm/barn materials with the elegant suit and formal dress without anyone questioning or thinking it was odd. Being able to “suit-up” and still sit on a bail of hay, sip moonshine from a Mason jar, and stand on the top of a beautiful hilltop over-looking the Appalachian mountains while getting married isn’t a themed wedding here, its just a Southern Wedding at its best.

Now would ya look at that:
Jason on his wedding day.

Maggie Mathews

maggiemathewsart 026Photographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Vinings, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

What most inspires your art:
I’m inspired by so many things but mostly the energy felt when being by the water, and all things that remind me of that. I’m also very inspired by color itself.

Favorite project you’re currently working on:
I’m working on a new project that I don’t want to give too many details about just yet but is sure to be a favorite. All I’m going to say is that it involves giving back to my dear old friend the Chattahoochee River and I’m very excited to see where it goes.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Maggie Mathews, an amazing Atlanta-based artist. I had the privilege of photographing her and her studio for this great piece on The Love List that you should definitely go read!


N+N-389Photographed in Eureka Springs, AR by Christian Gideon

Raised in:
Spring and Tomball, Texas

Live in:
The booming metropolis of Jasper, Georgia

Favorite thing about our first visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas:
Above all else, Caroline’s cousin’s wedding! It was awesome to see the famous Thorncrown Chapel – it’s so beautiful and impressive. The town itself is an odd one with it’s haunted hotels and quirky shops. As for the few places we visited, The Ozark Mountain Taproom was our favorite (go figure). It had a good selection of Arkansas beers and just about every one we tried was delicious!

Now would ya look at that:

On Caroline…

On Mark…

Back Down South Shop

IMG_2755-2-2Photographed in Eureka Springs, AR
Hudson Sutler Oahu Commuter Duffel
(on sale for $85)

We’ve been Hudson Sutler fans since the minute we discovered them. And as you’ve seen here before, we’ve also been Huckberry fans since the minute we discovered them.

I recently chatted with Grant Hewitt, the man beehind Hudson Sutler, and we thought it would be fun to collaborate with a little travel series this summer on Back Down South. Mark and I use their bags on the regular, and I’m traveling quite a bit this summer around the South and beyond. I wanted to photograph their Weekender duffels taking trips with me. This idea grew into one of my favorite oppurtunites I’ve had to date: curating a shop on Huckberry.

Over the next few months, I’ll be adding products to the shop (stay tuned on InstagramFBTwitter), as well as photographing some of my favorite ones that go on the trips with me. The shop is filled with items that I think are perfect for summer travels and adventures, so click the image below to check it out and do some shopping!


Special thanks to Hudson Sutler and Huckberry for providing some products for us to use on our travels.

Tig in Nola

IMG_2224Photographed in New Orleans, LA

Raised in:
Spring, Texas

Lives in:
Houston, Texas

Favorite thing about your first visit to New Orleans:
The Black Drum we ate at Kingfish during a 4 hour meal with my Bestie.

Now would ya look at that:
My best friend Tig and I made a detour for a night in NOLA on her move from Atlanta to Houston.