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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

Kaylyn & Tyler: Jackson, Mississippi

IVE BEEN ITCHING TO SHARE THIS STUNNING MISSISSIPPI WEDDING! I LOVE WEDDINGS LIKE THESE, JUST PRETTY. EVERY LITTLE DETAIL HAS NO OTHER WORD TO DESCRIBE IT AS “PRETTY”. KAYLYN WORE THIS STUNNING CLAIRE PETTIBONE GOWN AND USED MY FAVORITE FLORIST EVER “TULIP FLORAL” FOR THE FLOWERS AND STYLING. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS GORGEOUS BOHO WEDDING! HAPPY MONDAY!

-HUNTER

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February 10, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Linda - Gorgeous wedding photos. Stunning, as usual. By the way, your bio is A. MA. ZING!

February 10, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Abby Camarata - DREAMY!!!! WOW! Gorgeous wedding, stunning bride, fabulous photography! <3

February 10, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Cody Emberton - Perfection in every way!!

February 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Amanda Myree Scott - Absolute. Perfection. The end.

February 10, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Emily Annette Benson - Your photos are seriously my favorite ever. Every shoot you’ve posted has made me want to play wedding crasher just so I can see you in action. Like, seriously, you’re amazeballs, and I WILL get to one of your workshops someday!

February 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Emily Annette Benson - Your photos are seriously my favorite ever. I’m generally more drawn to the portraits, but every photo in this set was captivating. Every shoot you’ve posted has made me want to play wedding crasher just so I can see you in action. Like, seriously, you’re amazeballs, and I WILL get to one of your workshops someday!

February 10, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Zina Moll - SIMPLY AMAZING! <3

February 10, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Emily C. Bellew - Love, Love, Love!!! You captured every detail perfectly!!! Beautiful wedding

February 10, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Avion McNab Robinson - love all of these. Her dress is soooo stunning:)

February 10, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Margaret Woodard Campen - Beautiful

February 10, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Suzanne Garland - Obsessed. So stunning.

February 10, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Lauren E Sherman - yeah. pretty lovely. good job hunter leone.

February 10, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Alyona Oborn - so beautiful , I can hardly wait for the workshop!!!

February 10, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Kani Thornton - Absolutely Fabulous !!! I love your work .

February 10, 2014 - 10:31 pm

Brynne Weaver - This is STUNNING.

February 10, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Shira Plain Friedman - stunning! boho style for the Dec. workshop, please!

February 11, 2014 - 3:31 am

Melissa Taylor Jones - Exquisite!

February 12, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Shelly Lange Photography - Beyond awesome Hunter! What a beautiful day and what an amazing job you did capturing it all.
I can hardly wait to come to your workshop in hot July – looking so forward to meeting and learning from you!

February 12, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Sheila Carson - I love her dress! Do you have a link to the designer?

February 12, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Brandi - These are beautiful!

May 23, 2014 - 3:57 pm

fendi italia - thank you for share!

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Bailey & Garrett: Engagements

SO ALICE AND THE MAD HATTER ARE FINALLY TYING THE KNOT! IN CASE YOU DONT RECOGNIZE THESE 2, THEYRE WERE THE MODELS IN MY ALICE IN WONDERLAND PHOTO SHOOT THAT I SHOT 3 YEARS AGO! GARRETT PROPOSED TO BAILEY A FEW MONTHS AGO SO I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PHOTOGRAPH THEIR REAL ENGAGEMENT SHOOT. HERE’S SOME OF MY FAVORITES!

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January 8, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Zina Moll - Your work is AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!!

January 8, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Lisa Maria Reppert Haynes - LOVE, want to see more!! LOVE

January 8, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Lisa Maria Reppert Haynes - LOVE, want to see more!! LOVE

January 8, 2014 - 10:36 pm

Paula Dumas Methvin - Hunter, once again, you did a fabulous job!!

January 8, 2014 - 10:42 pm

Stephanie Maloney - These are fabulous!

January 8, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Shannon VonEschen - This is amazing per usual!!

January 8, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Carla Brewington - Absolutely beautiful!

January 8, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Shelli Petty Hilliard - Beautiful work!! Their children will be gorg!!

January 8, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Joyce Gary Lee - Love these Hunter!

January 9, 2014 - 2:26 am

Linda Berry - Love these Hunter. But it’s easy to take good pictures of pretty people.

January 9, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Melba Haynes Ashworth - Beautiful

January 10, 2014 - 4:17 am

Lisa Heimann - Wow! These are great!

February 3, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Jeremy Gouge - I have always been a fan of photography and the stories that we can tell through our vision and our images and I am such a fan of yours!. I get lost in every image and find myself obsessing over your work as a whole. Amazing set!

March 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Linda - These photos are gorgeous.

September 15, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Ray Ban Or Aviator - HURRAY! can’t balladeer. by virtue of himself by what name highly.

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Anna Campbell

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TRAVELING TO MALIBU, CALIFORNIA TO SHOOT THE AMAZING ANNA CAMPBELL’S NEW COLLECTION. CHECK HER STUFF OUT, YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED.

 

 

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DESIGNS: ANNA CAMPBELL

MUAH: MEKA RELIFORD

MODEL: CHERISH MCCORMICK

STYLING ASSISTANT: BAILEY NOEL

December 21, 2013 - 2:28 am

Kristen Driscoll Alfonso - Stunning as always :)

December 21, 2013 - 2:32 am

Emily Chidester - Man this is gorgeous stuff.

December 21, 2013 - 2:33 am

Mariam Naba - Stunning as always :)

January 5, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Ki Thomas - Absolutely beautiful photos :-)

January 13, 2014 - 3:03 am

Sola Fide Photography - It’s unreal how gorgeous these are!

March 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Ashley Morgan - absolutely stunning! was this shot digitally and post-processed or did you shoot film? what equipment was used? thanks! :)

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Angie & DJ: Calgary, Canada

ONE OF MY FAVORITE WEDDINGS TO PHOTOGRAPH SO FAR, THIS “CARNIVAL” THEMED EVENT WAS NON STOP BEAUTY. FROM THE FULL BLOWN CARNIVAL RECEPTION TO THE PINATA SMASHING TO THE FOOD TRUCK DINNER, IT WOULD PUT THE RINGLING BROTHERS TO SHAME.

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December 12, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Abbie Touchet Boudreaux - These are some of the most absolute stunning and emotional pictures I have ever seen! Just amazing!!!!

December 12, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Linda - These photos are stunning. And the fact that they were shot in Canada draws on my Canadian heart strings. Love it!

December 12, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Shelly Lange - Awesome! What a great way to celebrate a wedding. You did a great job capturing, and telling their story Hunter. I love it!

December 12, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Shelly Lange Photography - Awesome! What a great way to celebrate a wedding. You did a great job capturing, and telling their story Hunter. I love it!

December 12, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Lisa Taylor Hatfield - Absolutely stunningly amazing!

December 12, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Shellie Smith - Gorgeous! Every single shot is just amazing!!

December 12, 2013 - 5:50 pm

lisa - STOOOOP it with all the goodness!!

Can you tell me where they purchased the stenciled balls and the ceremony backdrop? It is gorg!

December 12, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Eva - That’s a wedding done right! What a treat both visually and I’m sure it was tasty. What a wonderful opportunity. Congratulations and beautifully captured.

December 12, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Melissa Chapman - Good graces, these are BEYOND amazing. Being just hours away from Calgary, I can assure you, these weddings are rare in these parts.

December 12, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Kayla Gravel - The details are incredible!

December 12, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Ashley Alexander - omg this has got to be the most beautiful wedding pics i have ever seen!!! what a great wedding theme so amazing!!!!

December 12, 2013 - 6:55 pm

Kim Baskin - Why isn’t the bride wearing a ring? Every pic that shows her hands–no ring. Just curious.

December 12, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Editor Faythe - A beautiful wedding and image shot to perfection. I love that you feature “people” more than details in your posts. You are one of the few doing it right :)

December 12, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Christie Nordan - Your pictures are awesome and I would have loved to attend that wedding I just can’t even imagine something so amazing Thanks for sharing

December 12, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Rey - Wow Hunter! What an awesome wedding! The photos are amazing as always, and I love that you put the out of focus shot front and center where it belongs ;) You are a lovely artist.

December 12, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Marianne Nicoletti Bley - Love the uniqueness of this wedding!

December 12, 2013 - 8:38 pm

MitLiebe Photography - This is amazing!!! I love it, you know how :)

December 12, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Nikki Faulkner Evans - Pentecostal couple indeed! So truly beautiful!!! Hunter well done

December 12, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Tomi Morin - Beautiful!!!

December 13, 2013 - 1:12 am

Josie L. Diaz - Absolutely amazing work!

December 13, 2013 - 2:06 am

Sheena Zilinski - Dear Hunter,

My friends are beautiful, and these images are perfect.

Sincerely,

Sheena

December 13, 2013 - 3:56 am

Nikke Whitman - Awesome!!

December 13, 2013 - 4:13 am

Kelly Marshall Hildebrandt - each one like a magical ride wow!

December 13, 2013 - 5:14 am

Mandy Buisson Holloway - Most gorgeous Pentecostal wedding ever!!!! Wow!!! And so much fun!! Stunning!

December 13, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Charity Clark - Simply stunning. Thank you more being so inspirational..

December 13, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Sue - Aw, these came out so great! I wish we could have been there with you, but so happy you had a great photographer to capture all the moments, so those of us who couldn’t be there can see how beautiful it was. What memories you’ve made! Happy for you!~ Aunt Sue and family

December 13, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Gina Capjack - Stunning photos!!! What a perfect day!!!

December 14, 2013 - 2:32 am

Raven Raines - ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

December 14, 2013 - 2:43 am

Michelle Guzman - So, so beautiful! What a creative wedding. Love the decor.

December 14, 2013 - 2:44 am

Photosby Dee - Wow, what an amazing wedding. This needs to on the cover of a major wedding.

December 14, 2013 - 8:47 am

Debbi Jean Marshall - Wow!!! What an amazing wedding & amazing photos!!! I love every single shot & just love everything about this wedding!!!

December 14, 2013 - 11:42 am

Nicole A - Looks like an amazingly fun wedding! Good job, Hunter for beautifully capturing it! :)

December 14, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Katherine Mendieta Photography - Gorgeous images. Darling wedding theme. Looks like a fun time had by all :)

December 14, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Vanessa - I have come back to this again and again. Truly inspired and blown away by this entire set of images.

December 14, 2013 - 11:17 pm

Pamela Stubbs - It’s so beautiful!Im amazed how classic and beautiful she is with no makeup and very modestly dressed wow very inspiring

December 14, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Danielle Stasiuk Grace - Stunning

December 15, 2013 - 5:40 am

Katrina Holmes - To Lisa who inquired about the back drop. The bride and her planner along with a few friends made the back drop from rolls of receipt paper. The stenciled balls you may be referring to are actually large balloons covered in lace.

December 15, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Dana Holmes - Thanks for sharing.So amazing love love

January 6, 2014 - 5:53 am

Rebecca Grace - They are all amazing, but that second last picture. WOW!

February 2, 2014 - 1:05 am

Marlo Hood - Gobsmacked

February 19, 2014 - 2:09 am

Charmaine Ezelyk - The best Wedding I have been to, so much fun lots to do. It would have been nice if all the Guest dressed Vintage.

February 26, 2014 - 8:53 pm

maya - What was the location of this wedding?

November 15, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Wanda Iv P - Stunning pictures and couple

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