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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My stunning friend Cristi got married last year! We did a late summer bridal shoot after the wedding. Love her boho style dress and hair!

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Here’s a few favorites from my week at SXSW this year! Got to see some seriously talented bands and friends, and still didn’t make it to everyone I wanted to.

COIN:
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The Mowgli’s:
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Colony House:
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of Verona:
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Handsome Ghost:
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Born Cages:
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CRUISR:
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Robert Delong:
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Priory:
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X Ambassadors:
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Had a blast with Smallpools at SXSW this year- hope you got a chance to catch them if you were there! The fest kept them busy with showcases and interviews every single day. Here’s some shots from the week!

And check back for my next post featuring the rest of the rad SXSW bands I had the pleasure to hear/shoot!

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I’ve had the opportunity to do a few editorials for the Brides of Oklahoma Magazine! Now that the new issue is out, I can share the result of the latest one. So many talented stylists, hair and makeup artists, as well as my good friends Rachel & John of Dewberry Cinema. Check out their amazing motion editorial/behind the scenes video here.

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BTS snaps from Rachel Dewberry:

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I shot Silverstein at House of Blues in Hollywood last month on their Discovering the Waterfront 10 Year Anniversary tour. Probably my last time at that venue before it’s torn down! My buddy Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights is one of the best LDs I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Enjoyed shooting this set for his website!

Check back for a follow up post with promos I shot for the band later on in this tour!

January 30th, 2015
House of Blues Sunset – Los Angeles, CA

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This super cute lady is Miss Zias (@misszias), stylist and radio host, in West Hollywood. We got together for a lifestyle shoot last month! Check out her three featured looks!

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I had the privilege of documenting Grouplove‘s intimate benefit show (and first show of 2015) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, LA. It’s been a few months since tour, so it was amazing to be back with this beautiful group of people! Read more about the concert’s cause here.

January 24th, 2015

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