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Magazine Photo Shoot in my Home

Remember how I mentioned that I had had some really special guests last weekend? Well, I was very blessed to get to do a magazine photo shoot in my home with Country Living magazine!
Light in my eating area for a kitchen photo shoot

I had the super-talented stylist Heather Chontos, the wonderful editor Barb Ovrutsky, and the amazing photographer Jonny Valiant and his assistant Nick at my house last Sunday. They are photographing my painted kitchen cabinet makeover!
Heather Chontos for Country Living P\hoto shoot
 The were taking pics of my kitchen for an upcoming issue! It was so exciting and so nerve racking at the same time. When I saw their amazing portfolios and talent I told my husband, “I think I am gonna throw up.” ..and I really meant it. I was so flippin’ nervous. But everyone was so professional and fun that they made it easy. It was so fun to see how they made everything look so much better! I loved all of the little styling touches that Heather added . and it’s amazing how adding things like flowers and little bits of home decor really makes a difference in a home photo shoot. I really learned a lot watching the process of styling a home for a photo shoot!
magazine photo shoot
I never thought that something like this would happen for me, so I feel so hugely blessed to get the opportunity! I was talking to a friend of mine who has also been in other publications and I said to her “I never thought  a year ago we would be talking about photo shoots and our homes.” It’s funny how things can happen.  It will be in sometime after summer, I’ll let you know when it’s out…

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  1. so exciting. it would have been so fun to watch them work. i think this is only the beginning of what is coming your way!!

  2. Wow! That is so very exciting! I’m thrilled for you! You did a beautiful job making that kitchen yours, and the right people noticed… Congrats to you!!!

  3. How very exciting! I can’t wait to see it in print and know that it will be wonderful given your creative decorating talents and all their expertise in photography. So happy for you! 🙂

  4. Following your blog for awhile I can see why, I always stop and take an extra moment or two to look at the lovely decor and arrangements in your photos. Can’t wait to see the article!

  5. Oh Jen how exciting…I am so happy for you…and so you should be in Country Living…your house is warm and welcoming and just beautiful…way to go!!!!!! What issue is it going to be in,PLEASE let me know! x0

  6. I am so happy for you Jen! Your home is beautiful and I am not surprised that you will be in their issue! Congratulations you deserve it! Hugs lulu

  7. well oh my gosh!!!!!
    yay for you!
    i can’t wait to see your layout & be able to say “i know her”!!
    your home is gorgeous jen

  8. Jen you are so lucky, just got my April issue today, I love that magazine Congrats to you

    The Shabby Chick

  9. Wow!! Jen, that is so AWESOME! You totally deserve it, girl! Any idea what issue you will be in? I can’t wait to see it! I always love it when someone I “know” is in a magazine! So cool! 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!

  10. Jen, girl … it was just a matter of time … !!!

    The best advice Kim McCole gave me (almost three years ago now) after she asked for pictures …
    “don’t get your hopes up” … it happens when it’s the right time. … your time is n.o.w.

    YOU will shine and your uber hard work and talent will come pouring through this feature!

  11. Oh I am so excited for you! I printed off some pictures of your blog for my inspiration pages for my kitchen. When I talked to the “designer” He said that “it is hard to recreate this type of kitchen you ‘see in a magazine’ on a budget.” I replied, “She is a blogger. This is a real person. Not a a kitchen from a magazine!” I guess I can’t say that anymore! Yea! I can’t wait for your issue.

  12. I am so happy for you!!! I just love seeing all these great bloggers, like you, get spotlighted in magazines…it makes it real!!
    You go girl,and enjoy!! Hats off to you!

  13. How very exciting!! I would be nervous too!! I love your blog. I must be living under a rock but I just saw it over at Whimsy by Victoria.
    You are one very talented lady.


  14. That is pretty cool. I think the part that I would find very facinating is, how they do their thing! I would love just to sit back and watch them make their magic.

    Glad you didn’t throw up!

  15. Jenn-I think a lot of us would love to hear how the opportunity came up that your home was asked to be in a shoot for the magazine. Would you want to do a post on that? I would be all ears! Think about it.

  16. Yahoo, this is the most exciting news! you soo deserve it, I bet your kitchen was beaming…I can’t wait to get my hands on this issue and send it to you for signature! ha! congrats missy!!

  17. That is fantastic news.I am so looking forward to seeing your home in the magazine.I am very very excited for you.Have a fun and creative day…Chickie

  18. Hello,

    That is so wonderful and exciting!! Congratulations…can’t wait for CL’s issue.
    Keep us posted.
    Take care,

  19. Oh congrats Jen!!!
    Can’t wait to see it in the magazine..something to look forward to!
    This sis so exciting and you must be tickled pink!!
    Have a great week!!

    Deborah xo

  20. Congratulations! Country Living is my favorite magazine, I’ve been a subscriber for about 12 years and I can’t wait to see your home in it.

  21. Yay! That is wonderful! A dream come true!! 🙂 Congratulations!!!!!!!

    I always buy that mag… love it!

  22. Wow & Whoo Hoo! Yes, please let all your followers know which issue will be featuring your beautiful kitchen. Gosh, this is just to exciting, lol.


  23. tu casa es digna de salir en cualquier revista me alegro por ti espero que luego nos pongas las fotos en tu blog para poder verlas ya que no podre comprar la revista.Bss josefa.

  24. Yeah!!! yeah YEAH!!!! oh I am sooo excited for you and to hear this news!!!!! How you’ve transformed your home is gorgeous and so worthy of such a fabulous publication!!!! congrats sweet friend!!!

  25. Congratulations, how exciting that is!! Your home is absolutely beautiful, it should be in a magazine. I can’t wait to see it!


  26. JEN!!!! How amazing is THIS???!!! But really?….it’s not ~ you are wonderful girl and I can’t wait to see the issue!!! Please let us know, but of course I’ve subscribed so I KNOW I’ll be getting it!!! Congratulations sweet girl ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  27. Congratulations!!! I’m a subscriber so I’ll be sure to see it when it comes out, and I can’t wait. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer or more deserving person. So happy for you!
    Very best,

  28. Congratulations! Country Living is my favorite magazine and your kitchen makeover is perfect for it. Can’t wait to see the issue when it comes out.

  29. Dear Jennifer, Even as the 63rd commenter I had to say WOW! This is the coolest thing. You’ve worked so hard to make your house a home for your family…I can’t wait to see it in THE magazine! Love, Penny

  30. Congratulations! Oh man…yeah, I think I would be either throwing up or peeing my pants…LOL. Oh man, keep us updated on when, can’t wait to see! And again, wonderful news, congrats, congrats!!!!


  31. Hi Jen, I’ve been reading your blog for a while…but have never left a comment-how lame am I!?

    Anyways, your kitchen has been a total inspiration in my own kitchen remodel. I have a long way to go, but I look at your pictures often to stay on track with my design ideas and to study your choices as well. Thank you.

    Country Living knows whats up! Your kitchen is beautiful and I can see why they wasted no time in getting over there. I can’t wait to see it in print. WOW!

  32. jen how wonderful! sorry i haven’t been by and am just seeing this now. that must have been so much fun, i’m so happy for you! county living is a big deal! susan

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