Matty Mullins

I have known Matty Mullins since I was a kid in high school. Over the years I have been so blessed to know this man and see him grow into a fantastic artist, a dedicated and loving husband, a true friend, and most importantly a strong man of God. Matt has been on a whirlwind journey the last half a decade moving from our hometown in Spokane, WA home of the Lilac City Hustlers, to Texas to join his current band Memphis May Fire a formidable force in the current heavy music scene. Over the years since Matty joined Memphis I have seen the band grow, mature, and thrive into a very impressive group of professionals that make music with passion and heart, with a mind for reaching out to their fans with a positive outlook and encouraging message.

Recently Matty, while still maintaining his loyalty and dedication to MMF, has with the help of his friend and talented producer Cameron Mizell developed a phenomenal personal solo project that released recently on 9.23.2014. The self titled record while musically dynamic and a solid effort is also a testament to Matt's heart for his family, his spiritual journey, and his love for Jesus. It is a very brave and bold record that could not make me any more proud to call him a friend. When Matt asked me to make some photographs for his new project I was excited, the set below is a sampling from the session that was created just near his home in TN. We wanted to tie in where he spends his days with his friends and family to this record and I am so glad we did.

Go pick up the new Matty Mullins record at your local Best Buy store and you can find these photos and more in the album artwork, or download it on itunes with the link below!

Click HERE to download the record.           

Dudely Dudes

Ladies, as a disclaimer, before scrolling down you may want to make sure you have something to catch your drool... I recently found myself needing to test a lighting kit for an upcoming shoot. I also happen to have a couple buddies who were more than willing to lift some heavy things in front of my camera for some impromptu fitness shots. I really like what we came up with! Here are a few of my favorite photos. Thank you to Kellen and Matt for modeling and being so strong, I think its fair to say its a better world with guys you can always trust to lift stuff for you.

When Sparks Fly

I have been so fortunate to get to know Brandon and Hallie Ruth over the last year. I love photographing people go after their passions and Brandon is a killer welder. When he asked if I would be interested in shooting some frames of sparks flying I could not resist. The shoot turned into a session of candid photos and amazing portraits that really let HR and Brandon's personalities shine. It was a blast!

These are some of my favorite images, you can also check the story out on my profile in the Stellar Stories app via @shaynegarcia.