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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!



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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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Antics Boutique latest arrivals – {Nashville Merchandise Photographer}

We always have so much fun with Antics Boutique!  At our most recent shoot with the beautiful Sammi Moore, we got to see all the latest arrivals.  For us it’s like shopping and working!  Go to their website or facebook page to check out everything and for discount codes/specials!   Of course toward the end of the shoot we always have to get silly! ..and Braxton patiently awaits for his special attention from the models!  We missed you Mary Jo and Sulivan!!

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Lauren Alaina from American Idol & Musicians On Call – {Edwards Photography Studios}

Musicians On Call is a wonderful organization we have worked with for several years. They deliver the healing power of music with in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, and add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facilities.  During the holidays, Lauren Alaina from Season 10 of American Idol made a surprise visits to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through one of Musicians On Call’s weekly Bedside Performance Programs. We were asked to photograph the event and it was so special.

During the hectic hustle and bustle of the holidays, we tend to forget about people that aren’t able to share in their usual holiday traditions due to illnesses or injuries.  To see the children’s faces light up and see the joy it brings to the families with them is truly amazing.  Even though it is only for a few minutes, they are the surprised with a musician coming to sing to them and it just brightens the day that was otherwise a little dreary.  For more info on Musicians On Call, check out their website at http://www.musiciansoncall.org/site/PageNavigator/home.

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Jake Owen – “Days of Gold” New Album Celebration – {Music Photography Nashville}

Jake Owen, family, friends and crew celebrated sun, fun and “Days of Gold” (his newest album) in Puerto Rico.  ”Days of Gold” is loaded with great songs and what a great way to celebrate! Jake was surrounded by family and friends and all the ones that have been a part of his career!  The weekend was complete with a live rooftop performance of some of your favorite classics…any and everything from rap to good ole’ ALABAMA…and yes…a full moon!

Check out his new album today..you will LOVE it!! http://www.jakeowen.net/splash

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PS – Happy 1st birthday to his sweet baby Pearl!

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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!


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



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And back to the fun!….



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



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

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Until next time…xoxo!

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7th Annual Craig Morgan Concert and Charity Ride – {Fundraising & Music Photography}

When Cindy Hunt with Monarch Publicity called us to photograph the Craig Morgan Concert & Charity ride, I had no idea what adventures this would entail!  This is the 7th annual event and supports the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation.  The mission of this foundation is to build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding to the home and various other children’s organizations whose primary goal is to ensure the well-being of children, integrating outdoor activities in their daily lives with the long term goal of starting such homes around the country.

The weekend was packed with a sponsor reception the night before, an awesome day of trail riding and a very cool acoustic style concert that evening with Craig Morgan, Tate Stevens (X-Factor Winner) and Aaron Lewis of Staind.

Sometimes as photographers, we never know where we will end up…this event had me flying through the woods in an Arctic Cat ATV with a professional driver that had no fear!  I must say…it was a blast!  Aside from the occasional run in with a granddaddy long leg…this inner country girl was enjoying every mintue…racing through the trails and trying to catch the other riders in the perfect jump. The highlight of the day was watching a professional motocross exhibition with celebrity participants Destry Abbot, Fred Andrews, Randy Hawkins, Andrew Short, Larry Ward, and Ryan Villopoto.

The concert that evening was one memorable event.  I love hearing live acoustic songs, performed by artists of mixed genres and telling the stories that inspire their music.  When Craig’s daughter took the stage to sing with him for the first time ever, I felt like I was sharing in a family moment that will always be remembered.  I must say….Aaron definitely has some country boy in him and took Jeffery Steele’s song “What hurts the most” to a whole new level. Wow! Hear for yourself…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQf9Jeh9GiQ

Thanks Cindy and Heather for inviting me to document an awesome weekend!

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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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Country on the Beach ~ {Edwards Photography Studios}

For several years now, EPS has participated with the Country on the Beach Trips to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.  Hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren & the country duo Montgomery Gentry, along with several other artists, it always proves to be a fantastic event!  The one and only Mrs.Nancy Jeffares with Travelin’ Inc. organizes the event each year and will not let you down on good times to be had while supporting a wonderful cause!

Complete with several talented artists performing live, sand castle competitions, beach olympics, live auctions, tequila volleyball, live music on a sailboat, parades in the street and an extremely fun and caring group of people, you can’t go wrong by attending this trip.  This is a group of people that love reconnecting each year, while welcoming newcomers and is known as the “most dysfunctional traveling family”. :-)  Register for 2014 and join in the fun! Click here for more information:  http://www.countryonthebeach.com/

Here are some highlights from the 2011 and 2012 trips…

2011 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Hope to see you at COTB 6! – Oct 4th-7th

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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Jake Owen ~ Kelly Clarkson ~ Jason Aldean at Wrigley Field – {Nashville Music Photographer}

As promised..highlights from the Chicago/Wrigley Field Events!!….Another awesome showcase for Leah Turner at Bub City on Friday night, following a packed day of activities on Saturday starting with a private tour of Wrigley Field, meet & greet and sound check with Jake Owen and Kelly Clarkson and another packed house after party at Joe’s Bar with entertainment from Dee Jay Silver and showcase for Bush Hawg!

These artists have been so fun to work with and the RCA & Columbia “families” couldn’t be any better.  For music lovers and concert go’ers all over…you would simply be in awe of what all goes into preparing for a show.  Seeing the empty stadium buzzing with concession and beverage prep, seating, and security is just a show in itself.  From the massive stage, lighting and sound equipment to the carefully detailed schedule for each artist, including sound check, radio visits, meet & greets, wardrobe and backstage prep, I was in awe of how much work it is.  Next time your at a show…think about all the work that went on behind the scene to make it happen and you will appreciate it even more!!

Lastly, I must share my “pyro” experience.  Even though my work for the concert was done, I stuck around for the Jason Aldean performance.  I’m on the side of the stage, when a guy asks me if someone covered “pyro” with me…which somehow I missed that in the chaos of set change.  He said, stand in that corner & cover your ears..it’s about to get really loud and really hot…trust me!  Well, a little freaked out, I do just that as the fireworks explode immediately after!  The band runs out on stage for the first song..see link..full video is pretty awesome if you have the time (skip 1st 50 seconds).. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmXC0SSO8jA.  Once I got used to the explosion of fireworks,  I look at the guy and mouth a huge THANK YOU, bc let’s face it, I would have ended up falling of the back of the stage for sure!  Throughout the song, fireworks explode to the beat..hence the “Bang Bang Bang” lyrics in his song…Crazy Town!  :-)  I can feel the music and the energy throughout the stadium and even though I’m completely exhausted, working on little sleep and have been dragging my equipment around all day, I can’t help but think…I LOVE my job!! :D

RCA family presents Jake and his wife with a plaque…the week Baby Olive Pearl was born, his song went number one..now that’s a good week!  :-)

Jake Owen ~ Miranda Lambert ~ Jason Aldean at Fenway Park – {Nashville Music Photographer}

What an awesome trip to Boston and Fenway Park….special thanks to RCA Records and Columbia Records!  With great showcase on Friday night for Leah Turner, a Duckboat tour of the city, a private tour of Fenway Park, meet & greet and sound check with Jake Owen and Miranda Lambert and lastly a packed house after party at the House of Blues with entertainment from Dee Jay Silver and showcase for Bush Hawg…the weekend was a blast…lots of music and lots of fun!  Stayed tuned for highlights from the Chicago/Wrigley Field Events!

Wade Hayes – {Music Photographer Nashville}

When Wade Hayes called us to do his photos we were more than honored.  He is a one of a kind genuine person and talented singer/songwriter.  I met him several years ago when I moved to Nashville.  Anyone would agree that he is the classic version of a good ole’ southern boy with a huge heart.  In the last couple of years he has battled cancer and after a long hard road he is cancer free and back out doing what he loves!  Check out his new song about his experience…http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H1KrnP67Ny0

Lookin’ good Wade!

Jessica Dawn – {Nashville Musician Photographer}

Jessica Dawn, great singer/songwriter and even better friend!  Jessica and I met because we were both supporting a cause near and dear to our hearts.  She performed for a fundraising event I was organizing.  When we spoke on the phone, I could tell she was a beautiful person inside and out!  Since then, she has done nothing but continue to inspire me….reach for your dreams, keep on keeping on and to use what you have to help others.  We may have met because of difficult situations in our lives, but Jessica is a perfect example of silver linings.

Needless to say, with her hilarious personality and fun spirit, you can imagine what a great time we had for her latest photo shoot.  Thanks Jessica for everything and just for being you!  Love you girl!  :-)

You can download her latest singles, Red Electric & Shotgun on iTunes.

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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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Swine Ball – {Edwards Photography Studios}

A “pre-event” fundraiser for the the Music City Festival & BBQ Competition is an event known as Nashville’s “Most Tastefully Tacky Ball”.  The last couple of years, EPS has sponsored the funny photo booth at this fun evening of BBQ and dancing….and let me tell…that’s exactly what it is…just plain FUNNY…I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

(A portion of the event proceeds were donated to the Community Resource Center.)

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