Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company?
My name is Antoine Lever, owner of A. Lever Studios, and I am a photographer and my artist career started in college, at Christian Brothers University, in Memphis, TN. I took some art classes, and through those classes I actually picked up my first camera and pretty much lead me down a long journey to full time photographer, and to open my brand-new studio right here in the Medical District.
What attracted you to the Medical District?
For the past two years I’ve have been covering various MMDC events, and through that I have learned quite a bit about the community and what stands out most about the Medical District is the people. The people, the diversity, the love, everyone is always trying to give out a helping and hand bring each other up. Not only that, they are always doing new things in the community. Just down the street they just opened up the Treedom park. That was amazing to have the opportunity to capture through photograph. There was a parade and the people in the community started to get involved, and came out their businesses and homes and started to dance in the street with us as we passing by; and even jump in line with us. Its stuff like that, that stands out the most to me. It’s the culture of the District that is amazing.
Compared to your previous studio location, do you have a lot of clients down here? Do you hope to attract more?
Absolutely! Throughout the years I have noticed that more and more of my clients live in Mid-Town and Downtown, and being right here in the District helps me to be right in the middle of the two. Also, working with some of my bigger clients like UT, I am right down the street from their events. Even as a person, I just fit in here. I think I am attracted to the Medical District, and I think the Medical District is attracted to me!
When will you introduce the new studio to the public?
I will be doing a Studio Warming/Holiday Mixer the first weekend in December. The event will be open to the public. It will be family friendly, we will have music and refreshments, and we will have the photo booth out as well.
Tell us a little more about the photo booth?
I have a photo booth services outside of my professional photo services. We cater to any type of events, baby showers, weddings, birthday parties and beyond. If anyone needs a photo booth for anything coming up in the winter, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Speaking of giving you a call, how can the people get in touch with you?
Is there anything else you want to share with the people? Any upcoming promotions?
As far as promotions, I am offering 10% off any services for anyone who works or lives in the Medical District from now through New Years. And I am also looking for a new intern, so anyone who has interest in furthering their knowledge of photography can email me at email@example.com.