Commercial photographer Sheri Oneal transplanted to Nashville from Florida in 2001. Her imagery captures an audience by bringing a storytelling spirit to every photo shoot. Each photo assignment is the chance to record a moment in time with enduring soul and style. For 23+ years, she’s captured poetic, unique, and memorable photos for travel, architectural, editorial, corporate, and advertising use. Her forte includes culture, lifestyle, environmental, executive, commercial, corporate, and location photography. As a professional visual storyteller, a look through her work is proof that “commercial” photography, no matter the subject or industry, can live and breathe with beauty and purpose.
Oneal’s creative intuition is revealed by her ability to place her subject within a unique environmental backdrop and blend assorted light sources together to achieve a final image. Her calm demeanor and positive attitude help develop trust and comfort between her and her subject. Approachable and professional, Oneal easily gains the trust of art directors, editors, and business associates. Her career is built upon her unwavering commitment to the client, her love of people, and the art of photography.
Though a seasoned pro, Oneal takes on new photography projects with fresh energy, always excited about the next story to be told. With her experience over the years working with writers, editors, creative directors, business owners, and the like, she understands the importance of building a brand and selling a product or service. She works with her clients to help them tell their stories and share their visions. Her years of experience as creative also offer a strong understanding of the industry with professional photographic direction. The result is a unique style of imagery that shows compassion, strength, and beauty. Sheri Oneal is a visual storyteller who creates poetic imagery that is both profound and timeless!
Over the years Oneal has mentored and lectured for groups such as the ASMP, Art Camp, and the Boy Scouts of America. She has earned recognition in the PDN/Nikon Awards, The Ad Federation, and FLA Magazine Assoc. among others. She has led travel abroad classes for Nossi College of Art and offered workshops and consultations to working professionals in various industries. She was the founder of a 2010 Nashville flood relief organization “ReTune Nashville” and she cares deeply about culture, people, and the environment.
Sheri is available for commercial/editorial/travel photo assignments, for commissioned visual art pieces, small writing assignments, and mentor/speaking/travel abroad engagements and assignments.