Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Photo Shoot

Hello everyone!

I've been keeping a secret from you.  I was contacted by someone about having a photo shoot at my house for my home to appear in their magazine!  Oh my goodness, what a thrill!  I'm not sure if I can disclose the name of the magazine yet so I will wait.  But here are some photos of my big day yesterday!



Gridley + Graves are the photographers that came by to shoot the pictures.  They brought so many nice things to use as props as well.  

Look at all the flowers they brought!


They brought orange roses, sunflowers, blue and green hydrangeas and greenery.  They also brought red and orange peppers, tomatoes, green apples and bread.  It was fun to see how they used them in various rooms.

This is a glimpse on how they restyled the dining table. (Just overlook the other stuff on the table.)


Here is Gary getting the camera angled just right for the sitting room.  


They also brought pillows, throws, rugs and table runners as props. 





The biggest challenge was keeping my dog, Max, out of their way!  He was so excited to see them bringing all their stuff in and moving things around the house.  He knows no strangers!  We eventually had to put him on a leash inside the house, since we don't have a crate, so he would leave them alone.  

They even took a picture of my front porch after staging it to look pretty.  It looks so bare in the winter time.  These pretty sunflowers in the pitcher were part of that shot.  They let me keep all the flowers when they were done!  So, now I have beautiful bouquets sprinkled around my home.



It was a great day!  I'm so honored to have been chosen and can't wait to see it in print when the magazine comes out.  I'll keep you posted as soon as I know when that will be.  

And a HUGE thanks goes out to my sweet sister, Kim,  who passed my name along to the person scouting homes for the magazine!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

56 comments:

Doreen@househoneys said...

Oh my goodness Kelly!!! That's wonderful! I'm soooo happy for you! You have such a lovely home, I'm not surprised one bit. Congrats and I can't wait to hear more about it and see it in print.

Calypso In The Country said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see what magazine it makes it into!
-Shelley

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

How exciting Kelly!! Your home will look so beautiful in the mystery magazine! :) I can't wait to see it!

Pondside said...

What an experience! I look forward to seeing the magazine photos!
As I looked at the photos of the sun streaming through your windows all I could think (aside from 'what a pretty scene') was 'my windows aren't clean enough for something like that!

Deserae said...

Congratulations.....you have such a gorgeous home!!!!! I can't wait to see what magazine it ends up in now :o)
~Des

Wanda said...

Kelly ~ I'm so impressed. This so exciting... beautiful flowers you get to keep...how nice is that. I will surely buy the mag when you let us know.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you and Kim both and with the same photographers. How fun. Can't wait to see both of the shoots. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Awe, you are so welcome. This is what sisters are supposed to do. So glad you had it done and can't wait for it to come out in print.

Cozy Little House said...

Congratulations! Exciting news. I love the spots of color about your house with the pretty flowers.
Brenda

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Kelly!!! I will anxiously be waiting to see your beautiful home in a magazine!!!! That is so exciting!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Congrats, Kelly. Looking forward to the reveal.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

How exciting! I know you must be thrilled. It is still on my bucket list!!

a house full of vintage said...

Congrats! That is so exciting to have your home chosen to be in a magazine!! It all looks so beautiful in the photos....can't wait to hear what magazine it is!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

so excited for you and will be waiting for the magazine to be published. congrats

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Eeeehhhh!!! How exciting for you.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

How exciting for you Kelly! Looking forward to finding out which magazine and seeing your home through their eyes. Jane

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congratulations!!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
This is so exciting. Congrats. I had Anne and Gary at my home last August for some upcoming magazines. It is so much fun to see them work and they took gorgeous pictures. You will be so excited to see your home in print. Well deserved. You have a gorgeous home.
Kris

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How exciting Kelly, I had to laugh about your dog, Buster would have been the same way. I love the sunflowers in the pitcher too.

Art and Sand said...

I am so excited for you and can't wait to see the article in the magazine.

Debra Oliver said...

Congrats to both you and Kim. Can't wait to hear more about it!!

Bliss said...

Well I hope it's one I subscribe to, I will add you to my pile of famous bloggers in magazines.

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats Kelly!! So excited for you and I can't wait to see your home in print.
hugs,
Cindy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How exciting, Kelly! Can't wait to see it!

NanaDiana said...

A huge congratulations, Kelly! Good for you! You so deserve it. I am excited FOR you and make sure to let us know when it gets published. xo Diana

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Ron said...

so excited for you as you deserve it. you work so hard to make your home beautiful. i cannot wait to see the mag.

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SHERRY HART said...

Congrats!!! So exciting for you....I know:)

chateau chic said...

Soooo excited with you!!! What a great opportunity!
Mary Alice

Stacey said...

Congratulations! Your home is so pretty and you are just so sweet. You deserve it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Congrats! How wonderful. I be it was fun seeing your home through the photographers eyes!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Fun and nerve wracking at the same time! A leash for your dog was a brilliant idea too. I am looking forward to seeing your home in print. Gridley and Graves are coming to my house next month so the previews from you and Kim have been wonderful. Thank you so, so much for sharing. ~Ann

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What an exciting day!....so, so happy for you!...Cannot wait to see your home in the magazine!..

Patty Rumaker said...

Congratulations! You must be very excited. Your home is lovely and I can't wait to see it in whatever magazine was lucky enough to get your house to show in their magazine. Congrats!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Missy George said...

Excited for you Kelly..Congratulations..Can't wait to see it in print..

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Kelly that's awesome! Your home is so lovely it will be so cool in a magazine! And what a dream come true too - I think that sounds so fun! I'd love to watch those professional photographers at work sometime!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh Kelly!!! I'm so excited for you!! I've always said your home is magazine worthy. :) You totally deserve it! You and Kim have such beautiful homes. Can't wait to see it in print! Let us know when it comes out. Congrats again! And how cool is it that you got to keep the flowers! Bonus! :)

Scribbler said...

Congratulations -- you deserve it. You do this Scandinavian look better than anyone else (who does not live in Scandinavia). LOL

Andrea said...

That is so exciting and well deserved!!! I was contacted by a magazine just before Xmas, and they are trying to find other homes nearby to photograph, to make the trip to Canada viable. Hmmmm, I wonder if it's the same mag? ;)

Debby said...

Yeah for you. It all looks beautiful. I like the little pops of color. Not too bright but soft. Can't wait to hear who it is.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Kelly how did you ever keep it together?
I'm just so excited for you. You have a lovely home that shows so well. See I told you had great designer skills.
Congratulations!!!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Congrats, Kelly!!! Wasn't it a fun experience?? Busy and exhausting - but so much fun! Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman were here at Heaven's Walk for a photo shoot last June. I'm hoping that it'll be in the spring issue of Romantic Country magazine! Anyway, your house looks just fabulous! Looking forward to hearing what mag you'll be in, girlie!

xoox laurie

must love junk said...

Kelly, how exciting! Congrats :)
Susan

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

CONGRATS Kelly...I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to grabbing a copy when it comes out!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Kelly how absolutely exciting! That's really interesting how they bring some props and arrange things. What a fun moment in your life! Congrats!!

Gail said...

Congratulations Kelly! I can't wait to see your home in whatever magazine!!

Christine Vandormolen said...

I always did say your home should be in a magazine...how exciting Kelly!!! Please send them my way, I could use some new throws and fresh flowers too! xoxoxox

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your home is beautiful, so no wonder they wanted to have it in print, Kelly. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing the magazine when it comes out.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I am so excited for you!!!! Can't wait to read about your home in print! YAY!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Congratulations, Kelly!! I'm just now catching up on blog posts and I was thrilled to see that your home will soon be featured in a magazine! I bet you had so much fun watching the photographers at work! I can't wait to see the magazine when it comes out!

Anne said...

Whoot...whoot...congratulations Kelly! Your home is gorgeous it will look amazing featured in a magazine!
xx
Anne

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Well, this is sure fun, Kelly! I can't wait to see it! Congratulations!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Congratulations, Kelly! Your home is GORGEOUS, so it is no surprise to me that a magazine would want to feature it. What an honor! I can't wait to find out where and when to see it!

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