kristenabigailphoto I'm so used to making really incredible announcements, but today I give you a bit of sad news. All good things must come to an end. I are still offering portrait and EPK shoots, weddings and publicity services, but after much deliberation, I have decided the smart move for my business and for my well-being is to discontinue volunteering my talent and time for live music shoots after June's upcoming events.
I've always believed in being authentic, because "fake it till you make it" is not how I roll. I've tried to put my best foot forward, worked very hard to create the best quality images and told anyone how it is. With that being said: Many of you do not know that the music industry doesn't pay photographers very well, or anything at all. Companies have gotten away with and continue to "pay in exposure", which in return will never pay to put roofs over anyone's head or food in their bellies. Photography in my mind is such a valuable asset to any business because a photograph can tell a thousand words. I unfortunately fell for the empty promises that companies and publications have said, but I've learned my lesson and will continue to educate other artists to not fall into the trap in efforts to create justice. I am, however, extremely grateful for the opportunities and lessons learned while I've served the music industry.
If you want to know more about how the music and journalism industry works, please feel free to send me an e-mail. If you wish to help my business stay afloat, please consider telling your friends and family to hire me for any of their photographic needs. I'm available for travel nationwide and I guarantee only the finest quality unique images along with an amazing personality behind each photograph. Kristen@KristenAbigailPhotography.com is how you can get in touch. #hustleover
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kristenabigailphoto Finally saw and photographed The Tallest Man on Earth. I have all of his records thanks to a fine recommendation last year by @careymurdock. // for @bandsintown

#darkbirdishome #thetallestmanonearth #kristenabigailphotography #kristenabigailcollective #kapbands #kapconcerts
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kristenabigailphoto @jacktheradiomusic sent me swagger from home. I know the best people that make incredible music. I'll be wearing this tank when I photograph the CMA Festival reppin' my city and good music!! #CMAFest2015 1d

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kristenabigailphoto Oh this one. I couldn't say enough things I like about @ericpaulsound. Finally got to hear this friend live and oh man it was good. Go listen to his single "Killer" on Bandcamp and then download it, because it's free! 2d

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kristenabigailphoto I know #MCM was yesterday, but it is New Music Tuesday. My dear friends in Family Bike have their debut record out today via @egghuntrecords and @negativefunrecords. Easy to connect to for twenty something's and just a lot of fun to bop your head to. Go get yourself a pretty vinyl copy on either record website and catch their release show at Jellybeans in Wilmington soon!
#familybike #kristenabigailphotography #kristenabigailcollective #kapbands #kapconcerts
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kristenabigailphoto @jessicajorgensenart drew me and she did a beautiful job! I've never had anyone want to draw me so I'm quite honored! Go give her a follow! 3d

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kristenabigailphoto Just a PSA to interrupt your weekend- I got a haircut and maybe now it makes me look closer to my real age. Carry on. 4d

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kristenabigailphoto Taking this 3 day weekend to do some spring cleaning and organizing! These are all my passes and tickets from the last year that were good enough to keep. 48 stickers, 30 tickets, 4 festival passes and 3 wristbands. There are many more shows I've worked but some of them just give me a venue pass or a stamp on my hand. But this shows all the hard work I've put in over the last 18 months. Last year I photographed almost 300 artists- 4 festivals and about 90 shows. By the end of next month, I'll have photographed roughly 148 artists, 9 of them being promos, 2 festivals and 54 shows. Wowza.

#kristenabigailphotography #kristenabigailcollective #kapbands #kapconcerts #kapfestivals
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kristenabigailphoto Happy long weekend y'all! I hope it's filled with adventures in the sun! #tenntype #nashvillefolk 6d

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