Life has been a little crazy the past 5 months or so, and i am long overdue for an update here.
Shortly after my birthday I was diagnosed with MS. It was of course a hard pill to swallow at first. Leaving me with tons of questions, feelings and followed by a bout with depression. After speaking with a few friends in the industry that also have it , a new mind set settled in . Several folks said well, you can sit on this, and keep it to yourself or you can use the platform you have and help educate and raise awareness . Which is exactly what i did after finding out the National MS Foundation had a walk here in Nashville in a couple weeks. I started a team, spread the word and myself and two friends did the Walk in the snow and raised just under $1300 in 2 weeks. Next year I will make a MUCH bigger impact. You can donate at anytime to my team here Not MS’n Around
Not long after this my dear friend Debra Muller introduced me to an amazing woman in the UK , Natalie Loren Conway. Natalie is the head of TAG PUBLICITY EUROPE , and graciously took me on as a client . Over the course of the month Natalie has put together a press release about me, and shared it globally. Since it’s release she has received numerous requests for interviews which has resulted in almost 30 interviews already. Over the next few weeks they will start appearing on radio,blogs, television and more. She has also secured me a new endorsement with Heavy Leather NYC. We are currently working designing signature Chad Lee Photography leather camera strap . I will post more about that as it moves along, and when and where you can order one.
Below are several links to some of the interviews that have posted so far.
Tag Publicity Europe press release . Please forward any press enquiries to Natalie Loren Conway at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all I have done press with so far !
New Web Store
Last week I re opened my online web store which you can view and shop at here Chad Lee Photography Web Store .I am now working with a new fulfillment store that produces, packages and ships all of my items. All items are shipped Priority mail with tracking info from their warehouse. There are lots of new items including prints, canvas wraps, shirts, pillows, phone cases , coffee mugs and more. I will continue to add new items regularly . 10% of each order benefits and goes directly to the National Ms Foundation. I would also like to give a huge thank you to Suzane Penley of PENLEY MANAGEMENT for everything she has done over the years as my US publicist. Aside from business, she has become an incredibly dear friend, that I can not thank enough !
20 years of Chad Lee Photography
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Chad Lee Photography and my work in the music industry. I am extremely humbled, thankful for every minute of it and the friends, family and fans that have supported me along the way. I look forward to bringing you life through my eyes for another 20 regardless of what MS may have in store for me !