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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LOVETAP!‘ is out today! These boys and their music mean the world to me, and I’m so thankful to have worked with them for the past year. In December we set out to do a photo shoot in the SoCal desert which later became artwork for the new album. This photo story includes never before seen promo shots, b-roll and outtakes from that day- digital and film.

Also check out the Spotify promotion for the album release on The Drop, including some more behind the scenes photos from tour. See you all on the road this spring/summer! Follow me on Instagram (@annaleemedia) & come say hi!

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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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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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Finally posting Part 2 of Smallpools tour this summer supporting Neon Trees. This set starts at Chipotle’s Cultivate Fest in San Francisco and ending in my home state at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Check out their upcoming headline tour dates here!

Follow my Instagram and Twitter for future tour photo updates!

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