Eight Days of Ecuador…Day 4

A fishing boat sits off the coast of Isla de la Plata island in the South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador

Photographer, Sheri Oneal shares travel day 4 in Ecuador while teaching a travel abroad class to students from Nossi College of Art. Including Puerto Lopez, Manabi Province, beaches and boats, the Patacon Pisao Restaurant, Isla de la Plata island in the South Pacific Ocean, blue footed booby’s, Saiananda Hotel, Tibetan singing of the bowls and Ceviche with shrimp and octopus.

Eight Days of Ecuador…Day 3

I man, his small son and their dog play in the water along the beach at sunset in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Photographer, Sheri Oneal shares travel day 3 in Ecuador while teaching a travel abroad class to students from Nossi College of Art. Including Montanita, Hotel Rosa Mistica, Ruta de Sol, Santuario Blanca Estrella del Mar, Manabi beach, ceviches carts, Agua Blanca museum, Cabanas Playa Sur Hotel and Puerto Lopez.

Eight Days of Ecuador…Day 2

Guayaquil, Ecuador city photos

Sheri Oneals second day of travel abroad class in Ecuador with students from Nossi College of Art. This is her photo essay while in Guayaquil, Ecuador where she  visited LEXA art college, Parque Seminario, Montanita, Hotel Rosa Mistica and explored the night life.

Eight Days of Ecuador…Day 1

American Airlines to Miami from Nashville.

Travel photographer Sheri Oneal her first day adventure teaching a travel abroad class in Ecuador to students from Nossi College of Art. Leaving Nashville to Guayaquil, the Manso Boutique Guesthouse Hotel and Chiva Farrera.

West Side Digs: answer. restaurant

West Side Digs: answer. restaurant, fish, Nashville

Nashville commercial photographer Sheri Oneal shares a blog series “West Side Digs” interviewing Answer Restaurant in Sylvan Park neighborhood in Nashville.

20 years of photography for SOP!

A collage of photography by Sheri Oneal, Nashville commercial photographer

The 20th year Anniversary of Sheri Oneal Photography, her experience as a commercial photographer and her best photography of 2015!

Family Portraits of The Goldsteins…

A family portrait of Lisa, Rob, Sara and dog, Ginger photographed in the green grass of the front yard of their home in Nashville, Tennessee

By Sheri Oneal

Over the weekend I photographed family portraits of my favorite couple “The Goldsteins,” over several hours my goal was to shoot various photos of Lisa and Rob with their beautiful daughter, Sara. As a commercial photographer this is a little out of my element and for whatever reason photographing friends always makes me nervous for fear they won’t tell me if they truly like the photos (yes even as a pro for almost 20 years I still doubt myself at times). When I went to their home I wanted to be sure and……

Fabulous Women Over 40: Payge McMahon

Fabulous Women over 40, Payge McMahon, adventure athlete and yoga instructor in red jacket walking down a hiking trail at Percy Warner Park near Nashville, TN

By Sheri Oneal

Wow, this summer got real busy and I fell behind with my interviews for my Fabulous “Women Over 40” blog series but I have a very inspiring woman to showcase for September!

Payge McMahon is an amazing testament……

Fabulous Women Over 40: Rita Maggart

Rita J. Maggart in a green shirt, outside her Nashville, TN sitting on some railing near a row of colorful flowers sharing about teaching in a women's prison

By Sheri Oneal

May almost slipped by me but I squeezed in a day this week to interview a wonderful woman for my Fabulous Women Over 40 blog series. I am proud to introduce Mrs. Rita J. Maggart! She is an artist, a writer, a floral designer and a teacher who began volunteering her time 24 years ago as a teacher’s assistant at the Tennessee Prison for Women.

Fabulous Women Over 40: Loan Hillsten

Loan Hillsten telling her story as Vietnamese Refugee in the U.S. at the age of 12 for Fabulous Women over 40 blog series

By Sheri Oneal

This month I am excited to share Ms. April in my blog series Fabulous Women Over 40. Loan Hillsten and I have had the same circle of friends for about two years. I learned of Loan’s story at a dinner party one night when inquiring about where she grew up. She is a vibrant and caring person who carries a secret past most of her friends and colleagues do not know about.