The shows covered in this post were really exciting and special for us- a double header at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and a crazy pumped crowd in Birmingham.

Here’s part 6 of the Talking Is Hard tour photo journal! Follow me on IG, Twitter and Snapchat for tour BTS content (@annaleemedia)!

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I’m back on the road for a few weeks with the Walk The Moon family! I joined them for a one-off show in Dallas last week between ACL dates, then we camped out in Florida for three dates in Tallahassee, Miami Beach and Orlando.

Bringing you part 5 of the photo tour journal below! Follow me on IG, Twitter and Snapchat for more BTS content (@annaleemedia).

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I know a lot of you have been waiting for this news since I teased it earlier this year, so I’m stoked to announce the #ALMmentorsesh contest! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you on the road and talking about photography, but there are always far more questions than we have time to get to! THIS IS OUR CHANCE.

On the following Smallpools tour dates, I’ll be selecting one person per show to receive:

ยท HALF HOUR MENTOR SESSION
Sit down with me one-on-one to talk live concert photography. We can go over settings, technique, practice shooting, etc. Ask any questions you want!

ยท PHOTO PASS TO SHOOT THE SHOW
Get access to take photos from the pit and put this new info into practice!

SMALLPOOOLS DATES:
10/27 – Kansas City, MO
10/29 – Denver, CO
11/3 – San Francisco, CA
11/4 – Santa Ana, CA *updated*

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Post a favorite concert photo you’ve taken of any band onto Instagram and/or Twitter. (Doing both doubles your chances!) Doesn’t have to be a professional photo- phone pics are great!
2. Include the following in your IG caption or Tweet: #ALMmentorsesh, @annaleemedia, and the city of the show you’re attending. Include a short description of your music photography goals if there’s space.
3. Each winner will be notified at least 3 days prior to their show, so post your entries before then!

RULES/DISCLAIMERS:
1. No previous concert photo experience necessary! The rules of the pit will be explained to you.
2. You must be attending the show to be eligible- tickets are not included in the prize.
3. You must have access to a digital SLR camera and lens(es) that you can bring to the show (own, rent, borrow, etc).
4. The photo passes will allow you to bring a professional camera into the venue and shoot the first 3 songs of each band from in front of the barricade. Venues that do not include a photo pit will be limited to shooting from the crowd. No flash, and no side or backstage access is permitted.
5. You are responsible for ensuring your availability to participate. Mentor sessions will be scheduled sometime between 5pm-8pm. TBD
6. Rules and dates are subject to change without notice.

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^ Photo by Rachel Martin

I had the pleasure of collaborating with some amazing Oklahoma-based wedding talent on a modern, natural styled bridal photo story a few weeks ago! Thanks to all the vendors involved! Be sure to check out the AMAZING BTS video recently added to this post, created by Rachel and John!

Photogrphy: Anna Lee Media | Styling: Jenny Wirt | Venue: The Red Barn on Waldo’s Pond | Florist: Poppy Lane Design | Cake: Brown Egg Bakery | Videographer: Dewberry Cinema | Models: Melissa & Josh Green | Hair: Dianna Troung | Makeup: Chelsey Ann | Table: West Elm | Dress & Accessories: BHLDN

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Oklahoma City is home to so many creative music industry friends! Last week I got together with musician/producer Austin Cannon for a modern and stylist promo shoot.

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