About Verve Studios


Tony Hayes

Tony Hayes
Professional Photographer/Creative Director/Retoucher

A native to Kentucky and now sharing time between Nashville, Tennessee and Miami, Florida, Tony Hayes began his photography profession after attending the New York Institute of Photography. He became fascinated by the artistry of photography at a young age when his mother would take him exploring and traveling on shoots. Tony has since developed a passion to capture the people, the colors, the glamour and the scenes of the world. Photography is simple enough to do by just about anybody, but it is profoundly challenging to master. This challenge keeps his interest high. Visually exploring life’s moments for various clients and being published across the globe has given Tony a chance to discover that “unique angle”. The initial spark started with an old film Kodak, but digital technology has since fanned the flame to expand his visual adventure and has turned into a photography studio known as Verve. While establishing his portfolio Tony concentrated on classic and contemporary styles of photography to create glamorous images with a hint of photo-journalistic flare. His current gear includes camera equipment manufactured exclusively by Nikon, lenses from Nikon, Sigma and Tamron, and digital software such as Adobe Photoshop, Nikon Capture, Lightroom and Photomatix Pro. He thoroughly enjoys the experience of taking photos and sharing them with the world. His current stock includes thousands of images and here you'll be able to see some of them. The galleries will be updated frequently so please check back often.

If his photography seduces your emotions and places a smile on your face then Tony knows that the “big picture” has been achieved. May you enjoy this intimate view of the world as you journey through the lens of Verve Studios and its founder. Thank you for visiting the galleries at Verve Studios we look forward to capturing your look.

Annelise Carey

Annelise Carey
Celebrity Makeup Artist

Growing up in Mississippi, Annelise’s passion for the art of makeup, fashion and style began at an early age. At 7 years old, she discovered her Lebanese grandmother’s vanity filled with Oscar’ de La Renta perfume, Estee Lauder crème rouge, Lancôme powder and Revlon red lipstick. Her grandmother Meme owned high-end women’s tailor and boutique and Annelise was constantly surrounded by fashion forward style and rare vintage multi-cultural designs. She was intrinsically immersed with a love of vibrant colors, patterns and shimmers that developed her attraction of using makeup to create an artistic palate of unique styling techniques.

Currently living in Nashville, Annelise has over 6 years of makeup artistry experience in Nashville, L.A. and the Southeast. She has had the opportunity to work with multiple talented fashion, wedding, lifestyle photographers and videographers in the industry. Her clientele portfolio includes bridal, pageant, wedding, lifestyle, fashion, musicians including country, pop, rock, indie bands and singer songwriters. Annelise’s work has been displayed in publications such as Real Simple magazine, Mississippi Bridal Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes blog, and NBC’s The Voice, multiple country and independent artists music videos. Creating a unique, yet naturally enhancing, beautiful and classic look is her method of choice when working with clients. Annelise is known for her flawless application techniques and use of colors that accentuate and highlight features to a truly transforming camera-ready style.

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