Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Festival - Merrol Hyde Magnet School

This weekend, November 1, 2014, at Merrol Hyde Magnet School, in Hendersonville, will be their Fall Festival.  I will be hosting a booth and have lots of things for sale.  I will have photographs/framed and many of my prints for sale at the event in different sizes, something for everyones taste.  I will also have Photography Class vouchers available for those wanting to purchase a great Christmas Gift for their family and friends.  The class consists of four hours or so of instruction, and some practice of what we learned if weather/time permitting.  I will also have brochures thier letting you know more about WilkesPhotography and all that we do.  Brochures about our Wedding Packages for those looking for a great wedding photographer for their special day, I would love to talk to you about your special event and how we can remember it forever though great photographs.Come by my booth and chat and tell me what you are looking for in your photographer, I look forward to working with you.

Leslie Wilkes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Personal Photography Lessons in Nashville

Do you have a once in a lifetime trip coming up? Perhaps you're getting ready to go on a safari in the Serengeti or tour the Vatican in Rome. What's the most important thing you pack?

Your camera of course! You have waited all of your life to go see this amazing place and you want every single memory captured on film.

If you're anything like me, you have this big fancy camera with a hundred different buttons on it and you have no idea how to use it! You bought said camera because everyone assured you it would be so easy to use.

I'd like to talk to those people right about now. 

Don't you wish there was someone to show you how to use that fancy camera that you bought? If you're in the Nashville area, there is hope!

Leslie Wilkes Photography offers private photography classes! For $99 (plus taxes), you can learn how to use your camera taught by a true professional!

Together, you and Leslie will go through all of the buttons and settings and afterwards, you'll set out to take some pictures! Whether you're shooting nature, people, or architecture; the class is tailored to you and your specific needs.

Your class lasts about 4 hours and includes a manual of everything you discussed during our session!

Leslie Wilkes photographs everything including families, children, engagement, weddings, graduates, prom, birthdays, anniversaries and just about anything else you can think of!

Studio or on-site, call Leslie Wilkes today for the best quality and prices in the area. Affordable photography in the Nashville area is a hard thing to come by, but with Leslie Wilkes, you get true professionalism at affordable rates. You can reach Leslie at 615-585-4531 or e-mail us at

We're located at 115 Hedgelawn Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Make sure to visit us here for our special offers and discounts!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How To Relax A Photo Subject

Portrait photography can be challenging, even to season pros like Leslie Wilkes, owner of Leslie Wilkes Photography just out of Nashville, Middle Tennessee. Whether you're shooting outdoor portrait photographer, child portrait photography, studio portrait photography, or even self portrait photography, relaxing the subject is key. Here are two portrait photography tips to ensure a great shoot.
If you have the time, sit down with the person you're photographing first and have a chat with them. See what they like, what they don't, and what they respond to. This will be much easier to do over a cup of coffee instead of in a studio.
Remember, lots of people don't like getting their picture taken. Maybe it's for a wedding or a special occasion but most of the time, subjects want the result, not the process. Remember that when you're shooting. Use humor to put them at ease and get that great candid shot. If you have a funny story about other shoots gone terribly wrong - tell it! It will reassure them that they are doing better than someone, at least.

Those are some quick tips to get the most out of your subject. If you're looking for a professional though, head over the Leslie Wilkes Photography at 115 Hedgelawn Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075. With great specials and the consummate professional, Leslie Wilkes is sure to satisfy all your photography needs.