Mary Clayton Carl Jones has wanderlust and a big appetite for life. After graduating from the New College at the University of Alabama, she interned at Harper’s Bazaar in Paris where she developed a passion for eating well, a knack for pristine entertaining and a keen eye for the premiere fashion world.
Her inner hostess continued to thrive back in the United States, where her work with a commercial photographer and career as a stylist brought her a vast portfolio of experiences – from castings to prop procurement, and dressing the set.
The publishing industry drew her back south, where she had the opportunity to work with a start up magazine in New Orleans. She went on to work for Food Network’s star Sandra Lee, as full time photo stylist for her magazine, Sandra Lee.
She has since collaborated on productions, music festivals, videos, and photo shoots for Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Blackberry Farm, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, DELTA, Biltmore Wine Company, AARP, Real Simple, Country Living, LODGE, MilkLife, Publix, Oxmoor House publishing, Hoffman Media, Kimberly Schlapman’s Oh Gussie! Cookbook and more. This Southern-born stylist is owner of Prop Shop South, has produced pop-up shops, and styled everything from large scale events to artist's green rooms and tents.
Mary Clayton and her husband, Paul Jones have recently opened a company together, Mason + Dixon. They have a huge natural light studio in downtown Birmingham which boasts a shooting kitchen, a test kitchen, an editing suite and lots and lots of props and surfaces!
For more information on Mary Clayton's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.
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