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  • I WOULD LOVE TO SIT HERE IN THIS LITTLE BIO AND WRITE THINGS LIKE "PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN MY PASSION SINCE I WAS 3 1/2 YEARS OLD" LIKE SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN DO. I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT I ALWAYS KNEW THAT BEING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WAS THE CAREER FOR ME & THAT MY FIRST WORDS AS A CHILD WERE "SHUTTER SPEED". BUT NONE OF THAT WAS THE CASE FOR ME, WHEN I STARTED PHOTOGRAPHY 4 YEARS AGO I ACTUALLY HATED IT. I WAS ASKED BY A FRIEND TO DO A QUICK LITTLE SENIOR PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE YEARBOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A 10 PIECE MCNUGGET MEAL SO, OBVIOUSLY, I TOOK HER OFFER. THE SHOOT WASNT FUN FOR ME, I COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHY THE SUN LOOKED REALLY PRETTY WHEN I WAS LOOKING WITH MY EYES BUT WHEN I TOOK THE PHOTO IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS 10 FEET BEHIND HER, OR WHY THE POLICE GOT SO MAD WHEN WE WERE INSIDE THAT ABANDONED BUILDING DOWNTOWN, OR WHY EVERY HOMELESS PERSON WITHIN A 10 MILE RADIUS WAS DRAWN TO ME ASKING FOR MONEY. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I HAD ABOUT AS MUCH AS THEY DID, THUS MY EXCITEMENT FOR GETTING PAID FOR A PHOTO SHOOT WITH A $5.23 MEAL FROM MCDONALDS. I STARTED DOING SHOOTS BECAUSE I WAS A BROKE 18 YEAR OLD. I HAD JUST BEEN LET GO FROM MY PART TIME JOB FOR NO REASON AT ALL (THEY CAUGHT ME SLEEPING IN A CARDBOARD BOX WHILE ON THE CLOCK) SO I BASICALLY WAS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY. I CHARGED A WHOPPING $30 FOR PHOTO SHOOTS (DONT FREAK, THEY WERE ALLOWED TO SET UP PAYMENT PLANS) AND I STARTED BUILDING MY PORTFOLIO. I SHOT THINGS LIKE FAMILIES OF 7 IN ALL MATCHING DENIM SHIRTS AND JEANS, I SHOT SENIORS ON TRAIN TRACKS, AND EVEN THE OCCASIONAL NEWBORN IN A BASKET WITH A BOW AROUND THEIR HEAD THE SIZE OF A FIAT. CLEARLY I SHOULD HAVE BEEN "SWOONING" OVER THESE SHOOTS LIKE ALL THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS DO ABOUT THEIR SHOOTS BUT I WAS HONESTLY OVER IT. I STARTED HATING PHOTOGRAPHY. THEN I READ MY FIRST VOGUE (FOR REAL, NEVER OPENED ONE BEFORE) AND SAW THAT WITH A CAMERA YOU COULD ACTUALLY PRODUCE ART, LIKE LEGIT ART.. SO I DECIDED THAT FROM THEN ON I WOULD SHOOT WHAT I LIKE, WHO I LIKE, AND WHERE I LIKE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IM IN LOVE WITH THIS NOW.

    -HUNTER LEONE
    THREENAILSPHOTOGRAPHY

Three Nails Workshop Mother’s Day Discount

Mother’s day is right around the corner! If any of you know me personally you know how close my mom and I are. My mom has been through it, she has lived an unimaginable life, things that have happened to her growing up could very easily have destroyed her but she refused to let the actions of other people define her. She stood up, brushed off, and became a better person than the people who hurt her. Im thankful everyday to her for instilling this character trait in me. To love yourself and not let the actions of other bring you down. Im am stronger today because of my mom. I cant imagine my life without her in it. So in honor of my mom and Mother’s Day, I am cutting the price of all 4 2016 Three Nails Workshops in HALF. The investment for these workshops at full price is $1500, but for the next THREE DAYS the price per seat will drop to $750. On Saturday May 3rd at 12pm C the investment will raise back up to $1500. This is for all the mommas out there!

 

REGISTER HERE:

{MAY 21- 23, 2016}

{MAY 25- 27, 2016}

{SEPT 3- 2, 2016}

{SEPT 7- 9, 2016}

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Oh, and I have one more surprise. Tomorrow at 2pm C i will announce the winner of a FREE seat to any workshop you like. In order to enter this drawing you have to be a mother or nominating a mother, share this link on social media, and comment on this post letting me know that you have shared and the name of the person you’re nominating.

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April 29, 2015 - 6:49 pm

Sammie B Photography - Fabulous! Moms are important and I have pretty spectacular one to call my own! I’m also proud to call myself mom to one of the daintiest, funniest, kindest little girls I know. I would love to claim a seat at one of your amazing workshops. Fingers crossed, ladies!

April 29, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Steve Raymond - I gave birth at 25 weeks. Near the end his father bailed because he couldn’t handle how sick my son was. We were in the hospital for 6 months. I feel selfish nominating myself….. but i have done all. Total respect to all mommas and especially yours!!!

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April 29, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Dina Godzik - I shared and nominated me! I would love to attend and learn some tips to help my business so I can provide more for my girls! Thanks for the chance!

April 29, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Erica Beth Fedorovich Stinziani - Beautiful. Happy Mothers Day to your momma… What an awesome inspiration. My mom and I have a similar relationship. She went through it all calling her a survivor doesn’t do her justice… She is thriving. I love her so much. Now that I’m a mom I nominate me! I work like a dog and need an inspiration break:)

April 30, 2015 - 12:56 am

Lisa Brockman Jones - I am nominating Sue Ellen Tolman! She is such an awesome collaborator and is a stellar mom and grandma! I know she would love this and benefit from it. Sue Ellen and I met when my daughter modeled at a workshop she took back in December. She has not stopped sending me yummy images as well as supporting me in my photography journey.

April 30, 2015 - 1:18 am

Regina Byram - Shared on my personal facebook page. I am a mother and have a pretty amazing mother. I would love to attend one of your workshops one of these days

April 30, 2015 - 2:08 am

Andrea Surak - I shared on my business page (Andrea Surak Photography) and my personal page, too. You’re work is so amazing, and I would be honored to learn from you.

I would also love to tell my story to you, too. Mothers are so amazing and it feels so wrong to take such an amazing gift away from one of them… but I feel like we all deserve a little GOOD in our lives, and when GOOD happens, it would also be very wrong to turn it away.

You’re amazing for sharing your gift in this way! <3

xoxox
-A fellow colleague out in the Lone Star State, Andrea

April 30, 2015 - 6:43 am

Jen Driesbach - I shared and would die if I got to go! Finally being a mom has a serious perk…well, besides having awesome kids! ;)

May 4, 2015 - 3:07 am

Alicia Seepaul - I’m a mom to a beautiful little girl named Arabella who will be 3 on May 10 :) Not sure if I could ever afford the plane ticket but man oh man would this be an opportunity of a lifetime <3

May 4, 2015 - 3:39 am

Sally Watson - Agh!! I would die to win a seat!!!

May 4, 2015 - 4:12 am

Carissa York - I am nominating myself! I would be honored to win this and learn amazing things from you. Thank you!

May 4, 2015 - 11:06 am

Ashley Giffin - I would looove to be a part of a workshop!! I’m a mom of two little boys and a photographer. My website is http://www.ashleygiffinphotography.com Like your mother I refuse to let the things I have been through at the hands of others define who I am as a person and momma bear to my little Men. I shared on my Facebook!!

May 4, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Jodi Felker - I would like to nominate Tisha Garza-Cook for your workshop. She’s an incredibly talented, motivated Mother of 2. She is a sweet soul, and always hungry to learn more! Please consider her for your workshop winner. You will definitely enjoy her there!

May 4, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Heather Barrios - I nominate tisha cook!!

May 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Aaron Garza - I would like to nominate Tisha Garza Cook first of all for being an amazing mother of two and very talented photographer not to mention the best sister a brother could ask for.

May 4, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Sasha Garza - I have nominated Tisha Garza Cook. She is a wonderful person and mother. She has an amazing spirit and will do anything for her two kids.

May 4, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Trinity Tolbert - Hello! I am a mother of a four year old son, and I am expecting another this November. I am also a photographer and I am so excited to attend this workshop. I shared on social media, so trying my luck at winning a free spot. :)

May 4, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Tiffani Burgess - I nominating Tisha Garza Cook….

May 4, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Faith Scott - I nominate Jamie Laden

May 4, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Sarah Newsom-Knuth - Aaahhhhhhh this would be the best Mother’s Day present ever! I’m a mommy to a 2 year old and 6 month old!

May 4, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Crystal Soberon Lucero - I’m nominating myself i am a mother of a 10 year old son and 2 furbabies . Not only giving to my family but community. Veryyy active in my son’s school. I would love to win a seat at your workshop. Praying i win

May 4, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Autumn Skoczen - I would L.O.V.E to be at a workshop! I am a mom of two boys, Auguste and Atreyu! My photography website is elliemelliephotography.com liked and shared of course too! ✌️

May 6, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Savannah Henderson - Would love to do the workshop I am a mother of 5 ages 10,8,7,5 and 3.

May 9, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Marley Botta - I nominate myself Marley Botta of Daring Dames Photography- I started photography almost a year ago. After doing a Pin up Shoot for my husbands birthday I fell in love with photography and all its magic. Six months later I was in a horrific car accident – during the 18 months of recovery those pictures saved my life. They were the beacon of hope, the light at the end of this physical therapy nightmare. I wanted to give others the same experience I felt during and after that shoot. So as soon as I could walk with out assistance, I marched to the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and signed up for their photography program…I am the proud mama of three beautiful girls 18,14,10 – I am their role model for everything but especially the empowerment of self !

May 9, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Frankey Redd - I nominate Marley Botta!

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Three Nails Workshop pt. 1

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MUAH: Meka Bennet Reliford

April 8, 2015 - 1:12 am

Julisa Haines - Oh My Goodness!!!! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!! You are AMAZING!!

April 8, 2015 - 3:30 am

Traci Lynn - Holy moly! Madi you’re gorgeous! Amazing session!

April 8, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Susan Haines - It’s amazing that this is my Granddaughter! Absolutely beautiful!

April 8, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Alejandro Heras - Congratulations Madi! Juli and Susan!! And don’t forget about my autografo!!

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John Luke Robertson & Mary Kate McEacharn Engagements

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March 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm

CamilleandBronson Rogers - Beautiful great job

March 31, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Becky Spain - These are awesome. My daughter was named after his sister (:

March 31, 2015 - 10:50 pm

Dana Churchill McKnelly - beautiful !

March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Raquel Z. Duarte - Stunning.

March 31, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Gretchen Johnson Photography - Gorgeous!!

March 31, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Christina Marie Spires - Awwwwh! So awesome she is beautiful…natural beauty.

April 1, 2015 - 12:12 am

Becky Price Johnson - Beautiful pictures and congrats on the upcoming marriage.

April 1, 2015 - 1:07 am

Kimberly Hartmann - Incredibly stunning. Second from the bottom is my fave!

April 1, 2015 - 1:20 am

Lindsi Luffman - So cute! Congrats on the engagement! And great work as usual Hunter!

April 1, 2015 - 3:30 am

Irene Bibee - So sweet!!!!!

April 1, 2015 - 11:38 am

Holly Smith - So perfect, as always ! Love them!

April 1, 2015 - 11:43 am

Ashley Dugan-Barker - Love the non smiling stare ❤️

April 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Mallory Melanson - Awesome job. Love this show and the family…God bless the both of them.

April 1, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Jennifer Granger - Omg I don’t think anything could be more perfect!

April 1, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Leslie Smith Anderson - Beautiful pics.

April 1, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Patricia Lasyone - Absolutely beautiful!

April 1, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Sarah Ford - Beautiful

April 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm

Shelia K Perry - She is so pretty and he is so handsome!!

April 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Gwen Weatherly Lambert - Beautiful pictures

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Little Black Dress

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Model: Brytny Marquez

MUAH: Meka Reliford

 

All photos edited and retouched with the Greater Than Gatsby “Three Nails Collection” available HERE

January 21, 2015 - 3:53 am

Nichelle Wilson Russell - I’m speechless! Just wow

January 22, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Amber Gercken - Beautiful work, as always, Hunter!

January 22, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Kat - Love watching your work grow and evolve! So lovely!

January 23, 2015 - 4:41 am

Shannon VonEschen - STOP it! Good grief I love this so much! :)

January 27, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Meka Bennett Reliford - im so obsessed with this Hunter!! Stunning as always!

January 29, 2015 - 6:35 am

Mys Mensah - photo 12 I believe, not to good. the pose been done 100x over. however I love the . 10 absolutely. great job.

March 31, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Bethany Small - That B&W close up is to die for!

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Michelina & Marco: Long Island, NY

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January 10, 2015 - 8:33 pm

Stephanie McNeely - This is stunning!!!

January 10, 2015 - 8:36 pm

Nikki Manninger - wow i luv it

January 10, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Darcy Farris - Very nice work! (The older guy sippin’ some sweet looks like Stan Lee.)

January 10, 2015 - 8:49 pm

Cindy Gillum - Great job as always Hunter! My favorite photos are the little girls and the bride and bridesmaids.

January 10, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Katie Marston- Zumpano - Beautiful! You can feel the warmth<3

January 10, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Nathalie Lopez - You’re so good!! Very well done! Have always loved your work! You are amazing!!

January 10, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Amanda Preto - Incredibly dreamy swoony. Absolutely magical

January 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Cynthia McClellan - Always, and forever, your fan.

January 10, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Perla Photography - you are amazing!

January 11, 2015 - 3:49 am

Trish Engelking - I’m in love. These are fabulous.

January 11, 2015 - 5:56 am

Rey - God I love to hate you. Kinda like when you think a puppy is so cute you want to squash him… it’s how I feel every time I look at your work. Like I love it so much I hate it. Haha, I know I sound crazy. But I’ve seriously never loved anyone’s work the way I love yours.

January 11, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Kelly Johnson Byrd - Awesome! Such a God given talent!

January 12, 2015 - 2:56 am

Misty Johnson - Serene beauty! Nice work

January 16, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Hallockville Museum Farm - Congratulations to Michelina and Marco!! We were delighted to host their magical wedding at our venue ! the photos are absolutely stunning.

March 23, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Linda - These are beautiful wedding photos. All of your work is awesome.

March 29, 2015 - 7:38 pm

Sammie B Photography - This wedding was stunning! I adore your work! I saw that you are planning workshops again which is so exciting! I particularly love your style for shooting the reception. Is this rear curtain sync? I love the effect.

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