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I absolutely adore music photography. I love the freedom to do just about anything… to break out of normal portraiture and into more conceptual directions. To be honest, this conceptual realm isn’t an area I have a lot of experience in, but I plan on changing that in 2010. I already have some potential shoots in the planning stages. Fingers crossed.

Eugene may not be Nashville, but we have a fantastic music town. Excellent bands come through here on a regular basis, and I’m going to see what I can do about seeing more of them, and, if I’m lucky, you’ll get to see them, too.

The last image image in that set is from a shoot I did for local group, Caleb & Sol, for their first CD. Below is the most recent shoot we did, and there’s plans for another coming soon. Repeat business is always good, but it is never better than when the job is for someone insanely easy to shoot, and a lot of fun to be around.


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  • Kristopher LundborgI really like the bottom six with the borders and the very first picture. Where do you get these amazing borders?

  • MicheleGreat work Jay! I used to shoot bands and musicians a lot too and loved it, miss it a lot actually. There just isn’t much of a music scene here in West Virginia. God bless u bro.

  • jayeadsthanks michele, i appreciate the blessings 🙂

    kristopher, thank you, i really like those headshots, too. i don’t use the frames much, but i do like them on occasion. i would use them more, but i have a good friend who uses them regularly and i want to respect that. they are the kubota sloppy borders, which is about the only kubota product i have ever liked.

  • Kaarin Sreally digging these Jay!!

  • AndreaLOVE all the photos but the bottom headshots rock! I love how they are all looking at you except the cap dude!


Seriously, I have no words for this session – definitely top 3 ever.  I’ll do my best to say something productive.

I work very hard to try and match the mood of the pictures I take/make to the personality and demeanor of the people I work with.  In this case, we both share the same saturnine personality, with plenty of good humor to balance it out.  Yes, she smiles.  Yes I take pictures of people smiling.  You’ll just have to trust me on that one, because you aren’t going to see much of it here… but we all had a blast. A happy blast.

This senior session speaks for itself, I think, and the longer I type, the more I will screw up what MacKenzie has to say.  {Jay shuts up}



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  • RyanDude, MONEY! Some sick photos, man!

  • oeilholy bageebies…. lovely light fantastic images. your leibovitz obsession is paying off!!!!!

  • PaulI like all of these. My favourites are number 1, 3 & 5.

    If I ever take a shot as good as the first one I’ll be very happy.

    Great work.

  • scottyo
    so rad

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  • Geneamazing jay

  • Kylie DanielsonMy oh my. Stunning.

  • Eliza ClaireStunning. I’d have killed for images like this when I was a teenager.

  • dustin stellersucked the breath outta my lungs… absolutely, supremely so. Way to rock it, bud. Be proud.

    MacKenzie – I hope you’re stoked. I would be. 🙂

  • DebbieJay…I LOVE this! I seriously can’t pick a favorite, they are so simple, yet so different. Great work 😉

  • rosieThat first one is totally captivating!! love your use of light .. brilliant!

  • jayeadsthank you rosie!!

  • jayeadsi really can’t express how much these images define who i want to be as a photographer. “beyond appreciative” is the closest i can get to conveying my thanks!

    i have more coming… i could seriously post 50 images from this session.

  • MomJay,
    I just wanted to say that you have done a lovely job a capturing my daughter and her nature. Beautiful work.

    Mackenzie’s mom :~)

  • mackenzie skybelieve me, i’m very happy with these photographs. they are more than i could have ever asked for or imagined. jay is wonderful [:

  • jayeadswell those two comments are more than i could ask for… i put this session in the WIN column!

  • HarveyHey Jay,

    As always you inspire me to create, I love this post soo much I think you captured her well and it’s one of my favorite pieces of your work.

    Terrific! Can’t WAIT to see what’s next from you.


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