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Sam Allen – Downtown Nashville

And now time for a long-overdue post. This is Sam Allen, a local Nashville songwriter and music teacher who decided to go for his dream of a music career and start fundraising for an EP. Since he needed photos and head shots for publicity (and who doesn’t, right?) we went downtown to capture these photos. This was a really fun shoot for me, getting to use different shooting and editing styles. I am super eager to do more sessions like this in the future!
Follow this link to find out more about him and listen to some awesome music:

Emily Yount

This is my beautiful friend Emily who loves the Lord and has a passion for women rescued from sex trafficking across the globe. After being awarded a fellowship from Vanderbilt to spend a year traveling all over the world to visit centers for these women, she needed pictures for her press release, and I had the honor of taking them!:)So much beauty, not to mention the curly red goodness.

January Head Shots

One could never tell by looking at these pictures and their graceful subjects, but it was way below freezing when we took these pictures – about 15 degrees.
Despite freezing our tails off (though I’m not the one to complain considering everything except my camera-operating fingers was all bundled up), the necessity of having a building with heat to duck into between shots led us to this beautiful location: under the front balcony of Wyatt Center on Peabody Campus.
Also, shout out to my brother got getting me an awesome 5-in-1 gray card and reflector set for Christmas! It’s the best.

And now for some that were taken in much nicer weather.
As in about 40 degrees nicer, to be exact. Ah, how dramatically Nashville winter weather
can change over the course of one weekend.

Hannah and Matt

I got to shoot this session literally right after my new lens came in the mail, and I sure do love it! As these two insisted that they had no idea what to do in front of a camera, I got in some wonderful practice posing couples (it’s been too long). Since he is actively enlisted in the military, they wanted some pictures together before he leaves. Thank you for your service, Matt!