Stacey Randol – Fragile Forest

Posted on May 31, 2012

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stacey a couple times before, so I was excited when she contacted me to work on the cover art and promo images for her new single, “Fragile Forest” (available now on her site).

The concept she had for the cover art was based on a multiple exposure technique, where two separate images are basically taken and combined into one. The result is a very dreamy and surreal effect. We played around with a few different ideas and finally landed on something we could both agree on.

We had just the right amount of daylight left to hop into the woods for the final shot.

Check out “Fragile Forest,” as well as the rest of Stacey’s music on her website,

Music Photo Session with Trent Jeffcoat

Posted on April 12, 2011

Ask Trent Jeffcoat to define his music and he’ll reply, “Traditional Country Music with an Edge.” This Nashville-based singer/songwriter takes his well-grounded Country roots and turns it up a bit.

Trent and I were introduced through a mutual friend and I was excited to work with him on some photos for his website and music promotional materials. I didn’t want to stick Trent in a barn or a field like you would expect for a Country artist. I wanted to add a little bit of that edge that his music has.

We made our way over to Marathon Village in downtown Nashville. I just love the gritty and dirty textures and I thought it’d work well for Trent.

I’d hoped to do some more work outdoors, but the rainy day wasn’t cooperating with us. We focused on some shots in the old factory as well as against a backdrop.

We were both very happy with the shots. Be sure to check out Trent’s music if you’re wanting to sample a slightly differently flavor of traditional Country.


60 Minutes with Stacey Randol

Posted on March 24, 2011

I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with the lovely singer/songwriter Stacey Randol again today. We did a quick 60-minute session in a little shopping area off of Edgehill Ave. in Nashville.

My main intention for this shoot was to just do a quick walkaround the area and try to find some fun and interesting photos. I traveled light; just a Canon 430ex and an umbrella on a small lightstand. One VolumePills of Stacey’s kindergarten friends, Brittney Elise, was kind enough to assist me with this.


We only explored a small part of the area that we were in, but I was happy with the shots we ended up with. Stacey’s one regret was that she forgot to bring her Ukulele!


Check out more of Stacey and her music below: – A very cool fashion/photo blog!

Portrait Photography – Dayna Malow

Posted on October 16, 2008

Dayna Malow came to me by recommendation from a good friend,


Music Photography – Roadmark

Posted on August 14, 2008

I met up with Andrew from Roadmark online, and we were able to work out a date to do some artist shots for the band. The band had gotten some new members, so they were needing to update their band photos.

We met up in downtown Nashville and wandered around the city, looking for some cool locations. We ended up doing some setups right on the riverfront, in a deserted parking garage and an old alley (near Banker’s Alley, what Pokies soon became referred to as “Hepatitis Alley” to poke fun at one of the bandmates that had no shoes on), the corner of 2nd and Broadway (right in front of Hard Rock cafe), and then the Gateway Bridge.


Music Photography – Live at the Rutledge – April 2008

Posted on June 3, 2008

I was invited back to the Rutledge to shoot some performance shots of the bands Four Way Free, Sharif Iman, and Marujah. It was a good evening of music and I ended up getting some cool shots.


Music Photography – Mark Lonsway

Posted on April 15, 2008

Mark LonswayI have the honor of being a co-worker of the talented Mark Lonsway. He’s a great singer/songwriter/guitarist specializing in the Rock Country genre.

He’s a very intense and animated individual in real life, so I wanted that to come out in these pictures. The one main shot I had in mind coming into this shoot was him sitting in a mostly-dark room surrounded by a pile of guitars. Mark brought in all the instruments he owns and we started getting it setup.