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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: Let Them Eat Cake

These are some of the photos from a past Three Nails Workshop that was Marie Antoinette. This is one of my favorite workshops, all of the sets were hand built from scratch! We even built the boat and used fake grass to give the illusion that it was spring and not 40 degrees! Ill be announcing another one of these “wedding” workshops very soon so be on the lookout;)

MUAH: Meka Bennett
Props: Pursuing Eden Rentals
Gowns: Vera Wang

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February 4, 2016 - 11:17 pm

Chasmin Cummings - Breathtaking

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Surprise Backyard California Wedding

This was quite and interesting wedding to photograph. The bride and groom decided to surprise their guests and make them think they were just holding an engagement party. Then, when the bar quickly converted into an alter and the bride walked down in a wedding dress, everyone was in shock! Such a fun experience!

 

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January 9, 2016 - 10:21 pm

Rebeca Chavarria - Gorgeous work!

January 10, 2016 - 12:20 am

Monica Schwartz - Exquisite! Everything: the photographs, the dress, the light, the location, the styling of the wedding, the teepee and the swing… and the couple. Must have been fun!

January 10, 2016 - 2:32 am

Ashley Coker Franklin - THAT DRESS!!!! ❤️❤️

January 10, 2016 - 11:39 am

Amanda Vivian Roeben - That dress is just incredible. Beautiful photographs.

January 10, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Erynne Myers - Amazing work, as always. I adore her dress!

January 10, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Lauren Hackett - Beautiful

January 10, 2016 - 6:37 pm

Susie Wood - Amazing photos!!

January 10, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Molly Sanchez - Love love love

January 11, 2016 - 2:00 am

Emma Migrino Waterman - Blown away! The pics and the couple are gorgeous!

January 11, 2016 - 2:52 pm

Debbie Vega - Amazing

January 11, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Erica Cesar Hernandez - Gorgeous photos!

January 24, 2016 - 6:53 pm

Lottie Fowler - Beautiful!!

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Yumi & Daniel: Washington, DC

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December 2, 2015 - 8:42 pm

Amber Cather Herendon - Wow. Your work is just so amazing.

December 3, 2015 - 2:04 am

Lisa Marie Gonzalez - left me speechless. truly amazing work!

December 3, 2015 - 3:06 am

Nicole Heflin - I know you’re told by so many how amazing your work is but you really are an artist with exceptional talent. Everything you do is so rich and real. I have several idols in this business and if I had to pick just one as my absolute favorite it is hands down you! I pray I get the opportunity to meet you one day and learn what I know would be life changing experience!

December 3, 2015 - 3:24 am

Bodamaestra- Day of Wedding Coordinator - Wow, Hunter! Pictures are amazing! I was their wedding planner @BodaMaestra. Nice working with you; will make sure to bring you back to DC again ;)

December 3, 2015 - 3:40 am

Arleen Jones - You’re work is inspirational !

December 3, 2015 - 11:45 am

Cindy Schroeder - Speechless!

December 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Rhonda Rhyne Dysart - Absolutely beautiful wedding and beautiful work

December 3, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Jodi Andrea - Beautiful wedding, beautiful dress, location and most importantly the pictures! Superb!

December 3, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Vicky Sanders - Stunning Hunter!

December 26, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Morgan Fabrizio - Your work is flawless and this wedding was gorgeous!

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Three Nails Cyber Monday Sales

We’re happy to announce that we will be having some massive sales tomorrow afternoon!

 

THREE NAILS WEDDING WORKSHOP: 

  • 3 fully styled photo shoots (an engagement shoot, a bridal shoot, and a full wedding complete with everything you would see at a wedding)
  • A “how to” get published segment
  • A one on one portfolio review with me
  • A full editing segment on exactly how I edit
  • Everything I do from inquiry to delivery with brides
  • A set of some of my custom foundation actions available only to workshop attendees
  • Small shooting groups so youre not fighting other photographers for your shot
  • A photo shoot makeup lesson
  • Learning the importance of social media for todays market
  • How to change your shooting style to book clients that YOU want
  • Dinner every night
  • I go into detail on why I pose the way I do and how to achieve a story line for your shoots
  • How I shoot in both natural and artificial light
  • Shreveport, La

April 23-24   $1250  $800 (half due to register, the other half due 30 days before) available only to the first 5 people to sign up

April 26-27   $1250 $800 (half due to register, the other half due 30 days before) available only to the first 5 people to sign up


 

THREE NAILS STYLING WORKSHOP:

One thing that Ive always loved about my job is styling shoots. Im such a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. My mind is always always in some other fantasy world. So being this type of person has given me a tool to be able to style photo shoots how I imagine them in my head. When it comes to my vision, I don’t settle, it has to be EXACTLY how it is in my head. These “styled” shoots are how I built my portfolio and how I got my name out there in this industry. But this is a side that a very small handful of people have seen. Usually by the time the shoot comes around, everything is already set up. I have a very detailed, step by step plan on how I go about doing a styled shoot. I really have never shared in detail how I style a shoot and maybe 3 people have actually watched me bring it all together. Well…. thats about to change. Due to the amount of requests I’ve recently had, I’ve decided to host an entire workshop on how to style a shoot! Building sets, finding props, learning what is trending, literally everything I do. The different thing about this workshop from other similar ones, is that I will be starting from complete scratch. I will walk into the workshop having now clue what the shoot will look like. I will come up with an idea, find inspiration, all of us will go find props, build the set, do the hair and makeup myself, ALL in front of you. The following day we will all shoot it together, sit and edit (where I will go through step by step on exactly how I edit), then talk about how to get the shoot published. This workshop will prove to you that you don’t have to live in a big city or have a huge budget to style portfolio changing photo shoot. This is not just specific to wedding photographers. Anyone wanting to learn how to style will learn. The dates are March 1 and 2 in Shreveport, La. The investment is $1000. However, when registration opens, for the first 24 hours the price will be only $750, with half due to reserve your seat and the second half due 30 days before. This workshop will be on the smaller side so seats are very limited. Registration opens tomorrow (Nov 5) at 12pmC on the Three Nails Photography Facebook page! As soon as these seats fill the workshop will be closed. Think of this workshop as a “trial” run, depending on how this one goes, I will decide if I want to keep doing these types of workshops. So grab a seat before their gone!
As always, I’m giving away a FREE seat to this workshop! All of you have do to enter is share this post as many times as you’d like and the winner will be announced tomorrow at registration! Good luck!

March 7-8 $1000 $750 (half due to register, the other half due 30 days before) available only to the first 5 people to sign up


 

 

ONE ON ONE MENTORING SESSION: 

This session will last up to 8 hours. It includes marketing, weddings from inquiry to delivery, and it will include an editing segment which will include Hunter’s custom foundation actions.

Session dates will be mutually chosen for what works best for both you and Three Nails.

$1500 $900 (half due to register, the other half due 30 days before) available only to the first 5 people to sign up


 

 

ONLINE MENTORING SESSION:

Three Nails Photography Online Mentoring Session is an online mentoring session via webcam. This session will last up to 3 hours. It includes marketing, weddings from inquiry to delivery, and it will include an editing segment which will include Hunter’s custom foundation actions.

Session dates will be mutually chosen for what works best for both you and Three Nails.

$500 $350 (half due to register, the other half due 30 days before) available only to the first 5 people to sign up


 

 

Sales start TOMORROW at 6pmC! Sale links will be posted on the Three Nails Photography Facebook page! Be ready!:)

 

SHARE this post on your social media to enter to win a free seat to any of the above offers! The winner will be announced when the sale starts tomorrow!

November 30, 2015 - 1:16 am

Leigh Ann Chapman - Shared!

November 30, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Adrienne Asbell - sharing now!!! ahh that would be amazing!

November 30, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Amber Gercken - I’d love to attend the wedding workshop!

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