2016 Cotton District Arts Festival Preview

Well it is that time again! Time for the 2016 Cotton District Arts Festival (CDAF) in Starkville! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year because I think that the CDAF is one of the best events in the state. I have been going to the festival since I was a college student […]

Peep! Peep!

With Easter quickly approaching, it reminded me of one of the many great memories from 2015 that I have failed to post about. Last Spring I was given a great opportunity to work with one of my favorite local chefs that appeared in a publication that was seen around the globe. Last Spring local chef […]

Cowbell Yell! 2015

Mississippi State University set a Guinness World Record for the “Most people ringing cowbells simultaneously” last night at the annual Cowbell Yell! Although the north end of Davis Wade Stadium was packed with over 15,000 Bulldog fans, the official record stands at 5,748. Here is a panorama (click to see a larger version) and a […]

The ‘Sip Magazine: The Biscuit Shop

From scratch in the ‘Sip… Remember the homemade scratch biscuits that your grandmother made? Now remember those same biscuits with ingredients like sprinkles, peaches, blueberries, and chocolate chips baked inside. Those are the delicious items that you can find at Starkville’s infamous new local food destination The Biscuit Shop. I was fortunate enough to have […]

Happy July 4th!!

Things have been pretty quiet here on the blog lately because it has been a very busy year so far. I have some exciting posts to share in the coming weeks, but for now I wanted to say that I hope everyone had a happy and safe July 4th weekend! Thank you to all the […]

Covers & Cards

This past year was a busy, but exciting year for JMurdock Photography. I had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, which I will cover in future posts so stay tuned. For now I wanted to tell you about a couple of exciting projects that I was very excited an honored to […]

Hail Dear Ol’ State!

October 11, 2014, will go down as one of the most significant dates in the history of Mississippi State University football…and I was there! On that cool fall night the #3 Bulldogs defeated the #2 Auburn Tigers in Starkville, Mississippi. The final score was 38-23 and it propelled the Bulldogs to a #1 national ranking […]

The Scariest Moment of Our Lives

One week ago on Thursday, September 18th we gave birth to our second son, Hawkins Mills Murdock. He was born at 9:07 a.m. and despite being 4.5 weeks early, he weighed 6 lbs 9.7 oz and was 18.5 inches long. We had no idea that we would meet him that day, and we definitely did […]

It’s Farmers’ Market Season!

Well it is officially summertime in Mississippi! The trees are green, the grass is growing, and the heat is on the way. There are so many reasons that this is my favorite time of year, but at the top of the list is because it is farmers’ market season! My wife and I are huge […]

Signature Artwork: Agri/Culture of Faith Series

I am excited to showcase my signature piece for the 2014 Cotton District Arts Festival. This is by far the most custom piece of art that I have ever produced, and it highlights my Agri/Culture of Faith Series.  This piece is entitled “Agri/Culture of Faith: Leflore County, Mississippi.” My Agri/Culture of Faith Series documents the […]