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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

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! :)

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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.

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Cold Hearted

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November 16, 2014 - 1:02 am

Kaylyn Weir - Freaking fantastic. That last one gets to me.

November 16, 2014 - 2:51 am

Elizabeth Jamison - Breathtaking.

November 16, 2014 - 4:06 am

Andrea Heaberlin Tharpe - LOVE!!

November 16, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Becky Singletary - Beautiful pictures Hunter! You have an amazing talent!

November 16, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Lorie Crigger - Gorgeous

November 16, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Julie Golden - Absolutely stunning! Great concept and captures, Hunter! I aspire to be like you one day.

December 24, 2014 - 8:56 pm

PaulaandWayne Gates - I could literally sit and look through these all day. Good work!!!

January 11, 2015 - 5:05 am

Adria Pacino - Just amazing, as always Hunter Leone

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Additional Feb Workshop

You guys are insane!! INSANE!! haha Im trying to do everything I can do to squeeze everyone into these workshops who have wanted to come. This is really the last I can do though, after this Im done opening no more for a long time. So for everyone blowing up my Facebook and email here is your LAST chance. Im opening up another workshop for Feb at the discounted price. After 48 hours the price goes from $750 to $1250. Half is due to register, the other half is due 30 days before. The dates for this workshop are Feb 18th and 19th. It will take place in Shreveport, La. This workshop is also nontransferable. I just opened up another May workshop and it sold out in an hour! PLEASE do not hesitate and lose your spot because theres really nothing more I can do.

 

<<CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

October 20, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Alycia Goddard - So bummed it was filled before I even saw it…

October 21, 2014 - 12:51 am

Megan Artus - Super stocked for this workshop! I’m curious how many other people have signed up.

November 7, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Kim Wiygul Williams - When’s the next one?

November 13, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Nena Munoz - Did I miss the discount?

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