Valise are very talented recent friends from right here in the South. These guys hosted an incredibly successful release show at Three Links in Deep Ellum for their debut full-length Young Bloomer, right before they headed out on tour with Copeland. We met up early for some promo shots.

March 28th, 2015

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These two were all kinds of adorable and romantic- can’t wait for their wedding in less than a month!

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Handsome Ghost opened for X Ambassadors between tours a few days ago. It was a privilege to shoot with these guys! If you don’t know them, please check out their EP. Beautiful music.

Handsome Ghost
June 30th, 2015
The Tank Room

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I did a small promo set with Jon and Luke of GGFO in Dallas this Spring! Check out live photos from their show the same day with Magic Man in this blog post.

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Magic Man – Before the Waves Tour
w/ Great Good Fine OK & Vinyl Theatre
3/29/15 @ HOB, Dallas
3/31/15 @ The Parish, Austin

My pals in Magic Man finished up an amazing headline tour this past Spring and I met up with them for some TX dates! I also did a few promo shots with tour main support GGFO in this blog post! Vinyl Theatre came out with us for the Smallpools Lovetap! Tour- check out more photos of them in my tour photo journals.

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These two traveled in from LA and had amzing weather for their Oklahoma Spring wedding! It took place at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown OKC. Elisa created tons of stunning DIY succulent details that she brought with her all the way from the West Coast that filled the naturally lit, modern space. Their quirky and silly personalities made it so fun to work with them through the whole process, and the Hora (Jewish chair dance) was hilarious to witness!

See their Santa Monica beach engagement session with their adorable pup here.

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Tour just ended a few days ago, so this is my final installment of the Lovetap Tour photo journal! It flew by. Love to look back and see how far this band has come- 20 out of 26 shows sold out!

Since my last post, we’ve covered Kansas City, Denver, SLC, Portland, Santa Ana, & the motherland LA! (Seattle and San Fran as well, but I flew home to shoot a few weddings that weekend.) Hunter Hunted joined up and we inherited some more girls on tour! They are fab- check them out. We had some really rad, huge venues in there. And SoCal is always a pleasure of course, finishing it off at the El Rey!

#ALMfancam went SO well! Stay tuned for a blog post dedicated to some of my favorite shots from your disposable cameras over the last couple of months! And if you don’t already, follow me on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat (@annaleemedia) for continuing photo updates & BTS!

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Can’t believe tour is already more than half over! We’re finally making our way across the country and have been camped out in the Midwest for a few days now. Since my last update we’ve covered some really rad cities including Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, NYC (double header!), Indy, & Minny tonight. Although it’s crazy busy, NYC is always a fave stop especially with all the tour friends coming through! But we were very sad to say goodbye to Vinyl Theatre there, as their leg of tour had come to an end. Love those dudes!

The absolute best part about tonight: We are currently down a band, so our bus driver Lenny Mayes opened up the show with some crazy rap skills. Such as awesome guy to have around- none of us knew how talented he is!

Here’s a photo journal from the last several days! Follow me on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat (@annaleemedia) for more daily photo updates & BTS!

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I’m a week (6 shows) into my month on tour with Smallpools! By now touring with these buds (plus a few new members to the crew) is as familiar as any other job I’ve held, which is the best feeling. The next 3 weeks are going to fly by!

So far it’s been spent exclusively in the Eastern Midwest hitting Pittsburgh, Philly, Columbus, Cinci, Richmond, and Princeton. (I was also able to make it to the Tulsa show right at the beginning of tour.) My favorite venue during leg one has been Union Transfer- such a beautiful room. And playing for Princeton University was a very interesting and hospitable experience!

I’d met Vinyl Theatre previously on the Magic Man tour, so it’s great to get to hit the road with them this time! Their set has killer energy every night and gets everyone super hyped. I also made some new friends in Grizfolk- super sweet guys with beautiful music!

Here’s a photo journal of week one!

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I’ve had the privilege of working with these gentlemen a few times now. Love shooting them! We met up during the #DTW10 tour for some press shots. Lighting assistance by the talented Victor Zeiser.

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Victor Zeiser, Lighting Designer:

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