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Wade Hayes – 2014 Photos – {Musician Photographer Nashville}

We have know Wade Hayes for several years and did his head shots a couple of years ago.  We recently did an updated photo shoot with him, which was fun as always!  Wade represents the heart of country music.  He is a great singer/songwriter and an amazing person.  You can preorder his newest album today!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wadehayes

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Songwriter Festival 2014 – Key West – {Nashville Music Photographer}

Thank you to RCA Records Label for hiring Edwards Photography Studios for the showcase weekend & concert for some talented artists! Josh DorrLove & Theft and Sara Evans rocked Duval street during the Songwriters Festival 2014, hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren.  It was a great weekend of extremely talented songwriter performances, sun & fun with friends, and a great time on a sail cruise to hear some of the newest releases of these artists! Oh and a special treat as an Alabama Football fan…meeting Sara’s awesome hubby Jay Barker (had to tell her he was my college crush) !!  :-)

Enjoy the highlights of this awesome music event!…

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Sony Music Girl’s Night Out – {Music Photography Nashville}

Every year in the music industry there is an annual event for all the people in Country Music Radio.  This event brings the wonderful people of country music radio to NashVegas for the week for all kinds of programs and events!  http://countryradioseminar.com/

Sony Music Nashville hosts a really fun way for the girls of the industry to hang out, catch up and bond over activities that only the girls truly appreciate.  Sony’s female artists including Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Leah Turner & Clara Henningsen of  The Henningsens trio, join girls working in the music industry for signature cocktails, delicious apps and cupcakes by….Ivy Cake Designs.

Fun activities include, manicures, massages, screen printed bags by Hip Hues… and last but certainly not least the Funny Photo Booth provided by…wait for it…Edwards Photography Studios.  Even though he’s a guy, Knipper gets to join in the fun!  Does Jerrod Neimann crash this party?…no way!

Afterwards, Knipper leads us to Pinewood Social where RCA artists Love & Theft and Sara Evans enjoy bowling and fun with their promotions team!

Enjoy these highlights…

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Make-A-Wish Fundraiser – {Funny Photo Booth- Nashville}

We had such a great time at the Wildhorse Saloon for the Make-A-Wish SuperBowl event with our funny photo booth.  It’s so fun to see what creative ideas people come up with and it’s always a great laugh.  Thank you to Make-A-Wish Middle TN for inviting us to be a part of this special day!  :-)

 

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Dessert & Wine with Sara Evans ~ CMA Week – {Nashville Music Event Photographer}

CMA Week was so busy but so much fun!  One of the highlights of the week included a Dessert & Wine event with the beautiful, fun and hilarious Sara Evans!  I think by this point in the week…everyone is exhausted and delirious, so why not ham it up for the camera, right?  We all chose to practice Sara’s “recommended new favorite pose”!…which obviously many of us didn’t quite “get it!”  We sure had fun trying!  Thanks RCA & Sara for a great night!  Tyler Farr joined in the fun as well!

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Antics Boutique girls and their Antics- {Nashville Fashion Photographers}

Well as you may have heard us talking about how fun our Antics boutique photo shoots are, we always like to share some of the highlights…imagine 2 sisters (boutique owners), 2 sisters-in-law (photographers) and 2 hilarious models…you never know what you are going to get.  It’s the perfect combination of shopping, laughing, girl talk, wine, pizza, dogs, bunnies and babies….Oh and WORK!

Next time you need that perfect outfit…go shopping online at www.anticsboutique.com! Their clothes are fabulous and affordable and all at the click of a mouse!

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Ok….here are the “outtakes”…. and a couple of sneak peeks of the latest arrivals….

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Ok…let’s be serious for a couple shots…

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And back to the fun!….

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Braxton loves being the only boy in the room!….

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And here’s your official sneak peek of the latest arrivals!….

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Until next time…xoxo!

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Jerrod Neimann Listening Party ~ CMA Week – {Nashville Music Event Photographer}

Kicking off CMA Week with a listening party for Jerrod Niemann.  People from all over the country come to “NashVegas” for the CMA awards and parties.  We enjoyed working with Arista to celebrate Jerrod’s new single, “Drink to That All Night”.  Check it out here….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5wowYasa2g.  It’s also available on iTunes.

Thanks to the crew at Arista for hiring us to work this super fun event!

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American Idol Contestant ~ Jenny Beth Willis – {Nashville Music Photography}

A special thank you to singer/songwriter, Wades Hayes….(https://www.facebook.com/officialwadehayes) for contacting us to do the head shots for a beautiful young singer/songwriter and American Idol Contestant, Jenny Beth Willis.

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This girl is a natural beauty, inside and out, and has big plans for an amazing music career.  Working with her and her mother was a so much fun. They are both such genuine people.  After speaking with her mother over the phone and getting ideas together, I had no doubt this would be a fun project.  Dear friend and make up artist, Lynn Borges, (www.LynnBorges.com) worked with us to make decisions on wardrobe, as well as did a beautiful job with her makeup and hair…JB is a natural born artisit and I have no doubt you will hear her on the radio in the future…probably even calling in requests to hear her beautiful voice again!  You can follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jennybethwillisofficial.  In the meantime, stay tuned for her album launch in a few months!

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Out of the Darkness Walk ~ 2013 – {American Foundation for Suicide Prevention}

Well, the 4th Annual Nashville Music Row Walk is over and what a beautiful event it was!  With the predictions of pouring rain and thunderstorms, all night and morning, somehow the heavens parted and the sun rays came through…just in time to give us a beautiful walk for over 500 people. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors. We, raised nearly $50K and raised awareness for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention throughout the streets of Music Row in Nashville..what a success!

More importantly, we came together for a cause that is near and dear to each of us. We were a family reaching for a common goal to shed light on Suicide Prevention and help each other heal.  Much love to everyone involved…your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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Songwriter Festival 2013 – Key West – {Nashville Music Photographer}

It was a long trek getting here bc of crazy flooding in Key West, but this was a project that was worth the travel!

Thank you to RCA Records Label for hiring me for the showcase concert for some talented artists!  Joanna SmithTate Stevens, and Bush Hawg rocked Duval street during the Songwriters Festival!

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Women Rock for the Cure – {Nashville Music Photographer}

Jessica Dawn and friends rock the stage for a great cause…Women Rock for the Cure!  Sponsored by 12th and Porter, this event was a true Nashville style singer/songwriter night…ladies style!

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Music City Festival & BBQ Championship- {Edwards Photography Studios}

For the past few years, we have had the opportunity to support our community in the Annual Music City BBQ Festival & BBQ Championship…thousands of people from all over join the event…we have even met attendees from New Zealand and Sweden!  Now that’s true BBQ love!  This event is a not only fun for all ages with live music, delicious food, cool cars & bikes and a kids zone, but it is a SERIOUS competition! Over 100 BBQ cook teams compete for cash & prizes, judged by the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society.  As mingling photographers, we like to try out the BBQ ourselves and have enjoyed spending time in the judges tent trying out the leftovers!  :-)  If you are in or around the Nashville area the last weekend of August, come check it out!  2014 is in the planning stages now!

http://www.musiccitybbqfestival.com/ 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN – Sounds Game – {Edwards Photography Studios}

As many of you know, the Nashville Sounds support our community by selecting a charity of the night on Thursday nights.  A portion of ticket sales are donated to this charity, as well as the opportunity to raise awareness.  Governor Bill Haslam and the First Lady of TN, Crissy Haslam joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN to support their organization and give the boys and girls an opportunity to share information about the the First Lady’s Read 20 Book Club.  It was a great event, with one of the adorable boys singing the National Athem and Crissy Haslam throwing the first pitch.  An overall great night for raising awareness for literacy improvement and giving children the to be productive, caring and responsible citizens…oh and enjoy some baseball!

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Out of the Darkness Walk ~ 2010 – {Edwards Photography Studios}

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Love of your family and friends is the best medicine that can be prescribed.  I realized this recently, as we experienced a tragedy earlier this year.  With the help of a few others that had unfortunately experienced a similar situation, we decided to plan an event to raise money and awareness for this special cause.  The event turned out to be a huge success.  It was such a busy and emotional time…and a huge whirlwind!  However, it all seemed like slow motion.  As I wandered around in a state of awe, taking in every detail, I saw my support system at work.  I couldn’t help but notice there were individuals from every phase of my life…all together…all in one place.   Family and friends that I have known from the day I was born until as recent as this summer were with me to share their love and support.  We were all there as a unit…in body, mind and spirit. I want so badly for these individuals to know how much every ounce of this love is appreciated.  So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers, love, support, donations, phone calls, letters and thoughts.  Because of each and every one of you, we have created an annual event that will hopefully positively affect and change the lives of other families in the future.

Below are the lyrics to Unstoppable, a Rascal Flatts song written by James Slater, Hilary Lindsey and Jay Demarcus.  These lyrics helped me realize how powerful the love of your friends and family really can be so I wanted to share…Enjoy!

When the cold hard rain just won’t quit
And you can’t see your way out of it
You find your faith has been lost and shaken
You take back what’s been taken
Get on your knees and dig down deep
You can do what you think is impossible
Keep on believing, don’t give in
It’ll come and make you whole again
It always will, it always does
Love is unstoppable…

Love, it can weather any storm
Bring you back to being born again
oh, it’s a helping hand when you need it most
A lighthouse shinning on the coast 
that never goes dim

When your heart is full of doubt
And you think that there’s no way out
Love is unstoppable…

You can view all of the pictures from the Out of the Darkness event by clicking this link…

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=16165&id=103630473034233

 

 

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