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Workshop : Three Nails Photography

This summer, I had the most amazing opportunity arise. I had only ever dreamed of working with and learning from Hunter Leone of Three Nails Photography, so when he offered another discounted workshop – I took the plunge and registered. As Courtney (Courtney Nicole Photography) and I packed up and headed out for Shreveport, we couldn’t really believe that we were ACTUALLY going to the workshop, it seemed so unreal!

^ Hunter : the brains behind all the amazingness you’re about to witness ^

Now I know this took place a few months ago and I’ve had people saying to me  “OmGeee.. Like why have you waited SO long to post these!!?”

My answer to you would be : Have you ever experienced something so surreal and wonderful that you just wanted to keep it to yourself for a while because it seemed like a dream? Something so fantastical that showing it to the world would just blow their minds? Something better than anything you’ve ever imagined!?

Well, that’s what happened here. I was so blown away by the immense amount of inspiration I gained and I just had to let it soak in for a while.

This workshop included three styled shoots : Engagements, Bridals, and a full blown mock Wedding. When we first started walking to the engagement shoot, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the old Volkswagen vehicle. (For those of you who know me, you know this is one of my dream cars!) I quickly realized that this was turning into my dream shoot, every single detail was right up my ally … I was just speechless. The clothes, jewelry, accessories, color palette, textures, patterns, on and on an onnnnnn!!!

This has been the best investment of my career so far. I could have gone with just my iPhone and learned so much from Hunter. I have gained so much inspiration and motivation to stick to my dreams and do what I truly want to do without conforming to what other people tell me is “technically correct”. I hope you enjoy all the photos as much as I did/do/always will!

Oh, and there’s some great “behind the scenes” photos at the bottom of this extensive post:)


All of these photos were taken at the Three Nails Photography workshop.

Styled by : Three Nails Photography

Hair and Makeup : Meka with Motives


Courtney - Mwaahah! So proud of you for tackling the monster of a project that we have! I feel the same way about my secret stash of Three Nails photos! I feel like it’s something I don’t want to finish for fear of it being OVER! Such an awesome experience and it wouldn’t have been half of what it was without a great friend beside me! Love them all- and the way they’re put together is just stunning. !


Christina - Wow, beautiful work.

Kelly & Skyler : A Kansas City Engagement

Kelly & Skyler

This couple. What can I say? These two are the cutest.

 We woke up at sunrise to start our adventure, started off by heading to a ‘lookout bridge’ that also led down to the Mississippi River and ended our session at the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art. And of course stopped at Starbucks on the way back!

OH! AND we met up for dinner at Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ (so good.) Best day ever?

These two were full of laughter (even though I’m 99.9% sure they were laughing AT me half the time, which is totally okay).

Thanks you two for a great morning in Kansas City! And SKYLER- I promise to never call you Spencer again… maybe.


Babette & Blake

Babette & Blake

These two are so in love (It was obvious every minute of our shoot!)

When they walked up to the location with their pup, I was so happy.

Although I looked absolutely ridiculous while trying to get his attention the whole time yelling “Eddie!! EDDIIEEE!!! Hey Eddie!!!” in my best ‘puppy’ voice…

Any couple that considers their dog a part of the family is okay with me:)