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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

Anna Campbell Lookbook

I LOVE working with my friend Anna Campbell, her gowns are other worldly. Check out her full collections at www.annacampbell.com.au

MUAH: Meka Bennett           Model: Cherish Roberts          Venue: Race and Religious

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April 3, 2016 - 11:23 pm

Meka Bennett Reliford - This is so awesome! I love all of it!

April 4, 2016 - 12:27 am

Shelly Humble McCormick - Just beautiful !!!!!!!!!

April 4, 2016 - 12:48 am

Elbee & Hobbes Photography - Awesome and soooo elegant Hunter!!!!

April 4, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Amanda Hammarstedt - …and I’m crying.
Absolutely stunning.

April 5, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Carol MacGregor - So beautiful! I’d love to take part in your next styled shoot!

April 6, 2016 - 12:51 am

LeAnn Davis - How beautiful

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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

February 18, 2016 - 5:50 am

Ushna Khan - Magical and Dreamy! can’t wait to do one of your workshops <3

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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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