Samantha Hearn is a photographer and videographer based in Nashville. Her specialties include musicians, portraits and events. With a dark twist, Samantha's work evokes a provocative and gritty aesthetic that can be tailored to meet client's needs. She also has experience shooting corporate events, professional headshots and more traditional photography styles. To view work, visit (link hidden).
Price Range: $250 and up
Samantha Hearn is an independent photographer, videographer and creative director living in Nashville. With a background in both news reporting and the theatre, her work leans strongly towards storytelling and portraiture with a maximalist, flamboyant flair.
Visually, her work has a seductive and dark aesthetic with an eye for color, shadows and natural light. Her work has gravitated towards musicians, with a knack for creating vibes that directly relate to a group or artist’s vision/brand. Samantha’s experience in fashion, costuming and styling give her a multi-layered advantage to the creative process, with attention to details being a strongpoint. She loves to work with artists of all kinds, and enjoys other projects like weddings, corporate and portraiture.
As a photographer Samantha aims for the sensually unexpected, combining provocative elements with an artistic approach. A self-taught Canon shooter, she looks for subjects with honest, moving stories. She has shot for brands like Female Collective, a t-shirt company that donates back to women in need, and has shot for Jet Black Alley Cat, a Nashville pop/rock band, since 2015 – crafting countless photos and a nearly 12-minute documentary that was released as a deluxe version of their ‘Part One’ album in 2017. Other clients include Greystar Properties, Event Photographers of North America Corporation, (link hidden), ArtOfficial Makeup, I Am The List and Black Shag Vintage. In addition to her work behind the camera, Samantha is also skilled at website design, creating electronic press kits, writing press releases and crafting great social media content.
Samantha is a Middle Tennessee State University alum where she studied journalism, double minoring in global studies and theatre. Before that she was a journalism major at Volunteer State Community College where she was the editor-in-chief of the award-winning magazine The Pioneer. She also served countless hours on the school’s President’s Ambassador scholars program, was an SGA representative and a Delta Psi Omega theater club leader. It was during this time that Samantha first picked up a DSLR camera and began to shoot photos in addition to writing. She was the photography editor for MTSU Sidelines, an online and print news publication, during her senior year where she handled all visual communication as well as contributed stories as a reporter.
As a Seigenthaler Scholar covering federal courts for The Tennessean in 2013, she wrote about drugs and gang-related crime in the city on a federal level. She also worked as a reporter for The Tennessean in 2013 for four weeks as a news intern, and her background as editor-in-chief of The Pioneer Magazine led her to be recognized with a resolution from the Tennessee State legislature in 2011 for outstanding performance and leadership.
From 2015 to 2016, Samantha was the Associate Editor for Brentwood Home Page, covering government, police, crime, business, development and people. After realizing her true passion for photography and videography, she left journalism in late 2016 to pursue visual arts full-time. Still holding a passion for stories, Samantha contributed in 2016 & 2017 to Noble Nashville, covering fashion, music and lifestyle stories in addition to taking photos. As a photojournalist, she has covered protests, political events, fashion shows and musicians such as Santana, The Kongos, Andra Day, Reeve Carney and Kaleo, just to name a few.
Past Booked Events
|April 16, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
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