Archive for 'Band Photography'

Husband and wife musical artists, Jason and Natalie Wilson, make up the band Blessed are the Broken.  Their gifted melodies and strong arrangements, make their debut album, dare I say... Anointed? Their lyrics convey what the heart cries out.  The messages of not being alone, of being strong in weakness, are introspective and encouraging.  Enchanted by the wide array of stringed instruments, and captivated with the Wilson's crystal clear vocals, remind us of a greater story seen through small moments of grace. I have listened to the entire album countless times, and I have a physical reaction to this emotional collection of modern day hymns.  Deep fears, released.  Dark hurts, mended. I have found solace and relief through the prayers they have put to music. Their album, Refuge, drops today! You can download it is available on iTunes and Spotify.

To keep up with Blessed Are the Broken on social media and learn more about upcoming events, visit the Blessed are the Broken website

I am blessed and immensely grateful to call the Wilson's my friends and am humbled  to be a part of their visual team for this album. It is an honor to share some of the photos from our shoot here.

Painting by Greta Coalier. Graphics and layout for the album by Jen Hahn.  Photography by Beautiful Mess Photography.


Today is an exciting day for two reasons.  Two available downloads to be specific.

First, if you have been waiting with bated breath, now you can exhale, because today you can download the new single Move by the band Years Later!

Second, the day has arrived to download one of my favorite movies of this summer, Pitch Prefect 2! So funny and great music!

Go. Download. Enjoy!

Band Photography 002 007 009
I have to say I'm pretty excited to be shooting with these kids again!  Nathan Eswine and Steve O'Neal make up the band, Years Later.  Home cooked right here in the STL, these guys are awesome to work with.    Writing, recording and live band rehearsals, make up most of their days, but they have carved out some time tonight for a photo shoot. Nathan's easy laugh, and Steve's stoic adorableness, makes shooting these rock stars an easy task. They also make amazing music.  Their soon to be released single, Move, is a touching and eloquent, almost ballad. A fantastic compliment to their already released single, Fire Now, which was featured in the movie, Marshall the Miracle Dog,  in theaters later this month.  Stay tuned for live performance dates, info on their upcoming album, and of course amazing photographs!  Get ready to be a fan!Years Later Band 11-12-14Years Later Band 11-12-14Years Later Band 11-12-14Years Later Band 11-12-14Years Later Band 11-12-14