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Welcome to our website/blog page. We are Joel and Michelle Hartz, husband and wife wedding and portrait photographers based in Nashville, Tennessee. Our contemporary reportage style is influenced by our mutual love of photography and music, Michelle’s love of Fashion and Joel’s love of Cinema. We seek to tell your story through our eyes.

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Hartz Photographic Studios are members of the Professional Photographers of America, and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.



{LATEST NEWS}

- Booking for 2013 & 2014!

- We will be doing some updating on the site over the next few weeks



Nashville Commercial Photograper: Katie Holt EPK {Part 1}

Katie was a blast to work with! We photographed Katie Holt for her Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and forthcoming album.  As I mention before, the shoot went really smooth, despite a late start and a cold day. It was a great shoot and a great location at Houston Station. Since this was part of her EPK  there was a video crew shooting some Behind the scenes. I manged to get in front of the camera a bit, which I is not a place i generally like to be, yeah right, Michelle says I’m a ham. Once the EPK is ready, I’ll share it with everyone!

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Photographer Assistant: Robbert Bennett

Make Up: Ashely Lollis
Location: Houston Station and Noteable Blends

Special Thanks to Jeffery Boucher, Jeff Thornhill, Scott Davis, and Katie’s Mom Diane!

If you are an Artist, Musical or otherwise, and need to update your Head shots, EPK,  or portfolio, give Hartz Photographic Studios a call!

Lynne - Beautiful !!!!!! Nice job Joel.

Jonathon Campbell - These look great. I love the lighting is so complimentary and does not overwhelm the image. Beautiful girl too!

Artist Portrait Photography: Milton

Here are a few of my favorite images from a portrait session with Milton. I tried to mix it up a little and throw an edgier vibe into this shoot while shooting with two speedlites to keep it light and quick since it was super cold! I went all strobist on this shoot!

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Oh, did I mention that Milton is a drummer? If you are an Artist, Musical or otherwise, and need to update your Head shots, or portfolio, give Hartz Photographic Studios a call!

adrienne scott. - Awesome images. Love the location you chose. And Milton's wardrobe choice is freaking awesome!

Cinema Inspired Bridal Photography: Black Swan

Black Swan Inspired Bridal PhotographyWe are always told to show what you want to shoot, so here it is… this is the type of photography we want to shoot! We shoot a lot of really nice stuff, but I want to shoot more to my roots, cinematic inspiration, darker, edgier, the stuff I’ve always been drawn too. So we decided a couple of months ago we wanted to start doing more personal projects that give us the freedom to experiment and indulge our creative sensibilities. Enter our first  attempt, a Black Swan Inspired Bridal Shoot!

So after seeing the Oscar winning film starring Natalie Portman who won for Best Actress, and directly flawlessly by Darren Aronofsky,we literally walked out of the theater saying we need to shoot something like this! So we called up Jennifer Hamilton of Mr. and Mrs. Events, and asked her to help style the shoot. Long story short, We got everything to come together at the last minute despite some bumps in scheduling. Enjoy the images! You may already have seen a few on www.wedcandy.com, but here is the full post! Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment!

Check out the amazing Bouquets by Hillary Robson owner of Brocade Design

Stay tuned for some cool Behind the scenes to come soon!

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All the wonderful people who made this happen!!

Styling and wardrobe by Jennifer Hamilton of Mr. and Mrs. Events

http://www.mrandmrsevents.com/

Floral Arrangements by Hillary Robson of Brocade Design

http://www.brocadenashville. com/

Hair and Makeup by Amy Lynn Larwig

http://www.amylynnlarwig.com/

Wedding dress and hairpieces courtesy of the Bride Room

http://thebrideroom.com/

Model: Meghan Whittenburg

Photography and Art Direction: Joel and Michelle Hartz of Hartz Photographic Studios

http://www.hartzphotographic. com/

Behind the scenes footage and lighting assistant: Rob Bennett

More Behind the Scenes to come!!

Contact Joel and Michelle of Hartz Photographic Studios to shoot your Bridal Session!

jen - Looks really great guys! Love the pin lighting!

Jonathon Campbell - Diggin all of the mixed lighting, Joel! This is truly unique- you and Michelle along with all of your talented contributors killed it!