Nashville Photographer Paul J. Hughes Commercial Highlights







Do you need photos from atop a 300-foot tall wind turbine?
Are you a musician looking for your next CD cover shots?
This corporate assignment area gives you a cross-section of some of the many commercial projects Paul has provided photography for.

From the biggest auto manufacturers to public relations firms looking for a quick turn-around, Paul J. Hughes Photography is available worldwide. Fill out a request on our CONTACT page and we'll be in touch.

There are too many fine associates in the convention and meetings business to mention, however below is a sampling of some recent Paul J. Hughes Photography projects:

Gordon Ellis Music

Music CD by Gordon Ellis, singer-songwriter titled Messages. Photography for the CD and website.

STEM Innovation Summit

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit brings together teachers and innovators to advance learning. The two-day event includes speakers and vendors to promote innovation in learning. Paul J. Hughes Photography is proud to serve STEM for the past two years.

California Raisin Board/Fleishman-Hillard

Blissdom, a national conference for women bloggers completed another successful convention. Paul J. Hughes Photography provided photo coverage for the California Raisin Board. (Repeat Client)

Neil Armstrong - Huntsville Times

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, photographed by Paul J. Hughes, was more recently published in the Huntsville Times business section with a story pertaining to the NASA space program in Alabama.


A Washington D.C. area company specializing in the design and placement of convention displays, Hargrove selected Paul Hughes to photograph a recent convention (NSTA) for promotional purposes.

MINI Cooper of Nashville-Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Fundraiser

MINI of Nashville was a sponsor of the latest fundraiser for4 Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  Paul J. Hughes covered the events including a giant balloon road rally.

Photography for ASCAP's annual sales ceremony and awards event. (Repeat Client)

Flats at Taylor Place

A new condominium project in the Germantown area of Nashville hosted a tour of national contractors. Paul Hughes provided photo services to document the event.

Middle Tennessee High School Football Awards Banquet 

Nashville Sports Radio presented awards to the top senior football graduates as selected by coaches from each area high school.  Awards went to top drafted students by colleges and universities.  The banquet was held at Omni Nashville Hotel and the event was photographed by Nashville photographer Paul J. Hughes.

AZZ GALV - Nashville Sounds Baseball Stadium

First Horizon Park is home of the Nashville Sounds triple-A baseball team.  AZZ GALV is a Tennessee company that fashioned all of the interior and exterior galvanized steel for the facility.  From signage to railings, artsy gates, light posts and detailing, AZZ GALV was the chosen fabricator.  Paul J. Hughes Photography was selected to photograph all of those steel details for a national steel architecture competition among galvanized steel purveyors.

Gulch Crossing

Paul J. Hughes Photography was hired for the grand-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gulch Crossing, a high-rise mixed-use building.

CMT Awards parties for OLE' Music,

a Nashville Music Row company based in Toronto.

Church's Chicken

World's Fastest Drummer is an annual event sponsored by Church's Chicken where drummers from all music genres compete for the title award. Photography by Paul J. Hughes.


Bethesda, Maryland-based communications design company August-Jackson produced a Nashville client conference and hired Paul J. Hughes to augment the in-house company photographer to cover the event.

Satcom Direct

A cutting-edge aircraft communications technology company visited Nashville for a convention with attendees from all over North America. Photography is provided for the marketing department for web and internal/external communications. (Repeat Client: San Diego, New Orleans, Washington, D.C.)

Music City Center

Paul J. Hughes provided photography for a private event honoring the artists whose works were chosen for permanent display in Nashville's newest convention facility.

Pink Zebra Sales Convention

A Houston based marketing company, Pink Zebra is a scent & decor home sales company via thousands of national reps. Pink Zebra conducted a week-long event in Nashville.

Al Taglio Restaurant Grand Opening

A fresh new restaurant design on the corner of Nashville's new Music City Center.  The public was treated to a free lunch during the opening day at Al Taglio, 321 5th Avenue South. Paul J. Hughes Photography was selected for the event.

HomeFree USA

A national organization based in Washington D.C., HomeFree USA provides banking relationships for Americans in need of foreclosure intervention and ownership assistance. The organization held a national convention in downtown Nashville with Paul J. Hughes providing continuous photography coverage.

Sports & Entertainment Magazine - Nashville

This Nashville magazine features stories about the movers and shakers in the city's music and sports worlds.  Paul J. Hughes contributed several images for an article by Chris Lee about the inner-workings in the business of local sports talk radio.

Rack Room Shoes

At a recent convention at Gaylord Opryland, national shoe retailer Rack Room Shoes hired Nashville photographer Paul J. Hughes to cover meetings and an awards ceremony dinner for store managers.

Evergreen Ministries

On-location headshots of executives over a two-day annual Evergreen conference in Nashville.

B-58 Memorial


Paul J. Hughes Photography was selected as the official photographer for the B-58 Memorial dedication in McKinney, Kentucky. Over 200 friends, family members and public officials participated in a state road marker dedication commemorating the crash of an Air Force B-58 on a training mission in 1967. All three crew members perished.

NFL Alumni Association

Paul J. Hughes provides coverage of fundraising activities for the NFL Alumni Association (Repeat Client)

Paul Hughes was recently selected to photograph corporate headshots for Mac-Gray, a Boston based service company.

marie claire - The Magazine

Paul J. Hughes Photography was selected as the photographer for an event hosted by marie claire magazine, New York. The publication featured a line of fashion jeans in Nashville and across the nation.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The AIAA convention was held in Nashville. Paul J. Hughes was selected for the awards ceremonies and keynote speakers during two days of the event.

RE/MAX Tennessee - Kentucky
Our latest project included headshots on-location at a Nashville area RE/MAX awards ceremony and sales recognition gathering.

The Orchard
Photography services for worldwide music distributor The Orchard, celebrating their new Nashville office.

Cushman & Wakefield
Photography for commercial real estate in Nashville's Cool Springs area. Cushman & Wakefield hired Paul J. Hughes to photograph the interior and exterior of a large commercial building for sale.

World War Two Field Artillery Reunion
Paul covered the reunion of remaining members of the WWII Field Artillery Unit.

UNUM Nashville hired Paul J. Hughes for executive headshots to be featured in their national sales book.

Fisk University
Paul J. Hughes Photography provided portrait photography of Fisk President Hazel R. O'Leary, former U.S. Secretary of Energy.

Phi Sigma Pi

Nashville convention photography for Phi Sigma Pi fraternity organization based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Repeat Client) 


Photography for the annual Genesco corporate banquet and awards ceremony for employees from across the nation.

Aerospace Technologies

The three-day convention focused on 6000 attendees from around the world. Nashville photographer Paul J.Hughes was selected to photograph the entire event with keynote speaker Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

Quebecor World

Photography of a newly installed robotic pallet loading system at the Quebecor World printing plant in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Alfresco Pasta - Nashville

An additional project was completed for this purveyor of fresh pasta for restaurants across the Southeast. Paul Hughes was contracted for trade show booth design and production and a corresponding two-sided full-color print brochure. (Repeat Client)


Nashville photographer Paul J. Hughes provided three-day coverage of the annual Sprint wireless dealers convention.

Link Resources

Photography of the completion of a 60,000 square foot refrigeration warehouse. A unique interlocking insulated panel system was used to construct the building.

Convenience Store News - New York (VNU Business Media)

Digital photography of Marketing V.P. Paul Pierce of MAPCO Stores for a feature article.

Lake Forest Foods

A Red Hat Society official licensee. Paul Hughes captured digital images of delectable gourmet foods in a mock tea room setting on location.

Motorboating Magazine - New Jersey

Paul J. Hughes was hired to photograph a 42 foot Formula motorboat empowered by the new Volvo IPS motor system. The shoot was on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky.

Shakespeare in the Park - Nashville

Macbeth on stage! Jim Stevens is authoring a book on Macbeth and Paul Hughes was retained for photography of the current Shakespeare in the Park production in Nashville.

XL Health Baltimore

Corporate assignment: XL Health provides diabetes patient training. Nashville photographer Paul Hughes was hired to photograph staff and clients in both Nashville area locations

Polaris, Inc

Corporate Photography: National dealer show for this ATV and Motorcycle manufacturer held at Opryland Resort, Nashville. Paul Hughes provided coverage for three nights of presentations of new products for an audience of 3000 attendees. (Repeat Client)

New Kentucky String Ticklers CD

The debut CD "Generations"  by The New Kentucky String Ticklers - features the photography and CD liner notes written by Paul J. Hughes. The recording includes 12 cuts by this Americana/Bluegrass trio that hearkens back to the first generation sounds of the original String Ticklers from the 1930s. Produced by Ed Commons - Red Barn Radio Records, Lexington, Kentucky.

Tim Steed - Comedian and Corporate Speaker

Web site photography: See some of Paul's work when you click on Tim's site.

Vestas - Denmark

Tennessee wind farm: Nashville photographer Paul J. Hughes was hired to photograph a new wind turbine electric project in Tennessee by Vestas for an annual report publication. The 18 turbines stand 265 feet tall and generate electricity for middle Tennessee. Coverage included shots from atop one of the turbine housing units and various property landscape views.

SportsRadio 560

Web site text and photography: Nashville's SportsRadio 560 WNSR just revamped their entire website with photography by Paul Hughes.
Photos of the on-air talent and management team.

Provence in Spring
Paul J. Hughes photographed the annual event at Cheekwood to benefit Thistle Farms/Magdalene, a program that rehabilitates women.

All Seasons Sunrooms

Start-up collateral: Destined to be one of the nation's top sunroom manufacturers, All Seasons Sunrooms has begun soliciting for new dealers. Paul J. Hughes was hired through GRANDESIGN to write all the collateral material. This kit includes an introductory letter from the President, a two-sided 6 x 11 card with a perforated mail-back reply card, a 4-color display piece, a final note incentive folded card and various application materials.
All Seasons Sunrooms is a manufacturer based in Lexington, Kentucky. GRANDESIGN is an advertising graphic design firm.

Centre College

The recruitment department at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky asked Paul Hughes to photograph summer interns for collateral alumni material.

House of Commons Films

Photography for a video documentary about the history of the Wyoming Big Horn and Wyoming historian Bob Edgar, who has collected and restored frontier buildings. Black and White stills and color transparencies were shot for inclusion in the video and accompanying book as well as project promotions. Six trips have been made to Wyoming for this extensive project. Paul Hughes also assists House of Commons for various projects on a consulting basis including Red Barn Radio, a weekly live Americana music show.

Alfresco Pasta

Web site & corporate collateral: Alfresco Pasta serves restaurants and other commercial food accounts across the Southeast. Crab ravioli, low-carb fusilli, pesto gnocchi, fettuccine, and more have been photographed in production from the blending of ingredients to the final table service.


Magazine editorial photography: When ARI of New Jersey was involved in the sales of new vehicles to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Paul J. Hughes shot photos of the ARI representative with Chattanooga TVA members for an upcoming national business magazine.

Genie Walker

Paul Hughes and crew shot a full day with makeup and props with a tropical motif for a CD project. Digital and medium format transparency film was used.

Venture Inward Magazine
Two Paul J. Hughes stock photos were used for publication of the bi-monthly full-color international magazine Venture Inward. The photos depict a county fair ride spinning in motion and ice and snow in trees at Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky. 

It's Just Lunch
It's Just Lunch is a national franchise dating service for busy professionals with over 60 locations. Paul J. Hughes was retained for Public Relations for all media releases and advertising purchases in the Nashville area. To date, the franchise company based in San Diego is responsible for over 10,000 marriages. 

Hazleton Live! CD
"Kings of Instruments" refers to a dual instrument concert. Renowned theater organist Tom Hazleton performed live on a Moller Opus 11, 192 and on an Allen MDS 317 for this double CD issue.  Photography and CD liner notes were created by Hughes for this release.

Scene Magazine - Nashville
Feature photo of engraved tree trunk stone "Our Father" by Paul Hughes for Father's Day feature

CD release by Jeffery Alfiero
A new CD release by Nashville singer Jeffery Alfiero featured photography by Paul J. Hughes. Jeffery is the resident performer at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant in Nashville. The photography included images from the recording studio as well as shots from Maggiano's.

Polaris & Victory
Paul covered the three-day Polaris ATV and Victory Motorcycle annual convention. Dealers were treated to real cross-country tracks to personally drive the latest Polaris and Victory models on the grounds of Opryland resort in Nashville. (Polaris and Victory are repeat customers).

PennWell Corporation
Photography coverage for RDH Magazine's award party for National Dental Hygienist of the Year was provided by Paul J. Hughes.

Website Solutions
Paul Hughes was hired to cover the national convention for Website Solutions in Nashville at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

PIE Network
Coverage of the annual PIE Network event & head-shots of board members. The event was held at Union Station Hotel and the Frist Center for the Arts, downtown Nashville.

Teva Chaffin
Handcrafted artisan jewelry by Teva. Photos by Paul J. Hughes of Teva Chaffin's art using gemstones with silver and copper.

CoStar Group
Photography of Nashville representative Mark McNamara for the commercial real estate company's marketing materials.

Phi Sigma Pi
Photography for the annual Phi Sigma Pi national conventions. The fraternity chapters engage in scholarship, leadership and fellowship activities throughout the country. Through the use of professional skills and leadership qualities, members promote and advance the welfare of humanity.

The American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics chose Paul J. Hughes Photography of Nashville to cover their annual awards and convention at the Nashville Convention Center.

615 Magazine
615 Magazine, a Nashville publication has acquired the services of Paul J. Hughes Photography for events and celebrity photography

CKE Interior Design
Paul provided photography for award-winning CKE Interior Design's web site

Titans' Brad Hopkins
Nashville photographer Paul J. Hughes completed a photo session with former NFL Titans player Brad Hopkins and radio host Thom Abraham for Nashville Sports Radio 560. Photography was created for outdoor billboard advertising and the web.

American Correctional Association
Nashville hosted the annual convention for the ACA. Paul J. Hughes was the convention photographer for the six-day event attended by over 4000 members.

Nashville Sports Radio
Paul J. Hughes is featured on the newly redesigned WNSR web site as the official photographer for the radio station.

The Tennessean
Paul J. Hughes was featured in the Sunday Tennessean Wedding section with a story about a military wedding photographed in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Presidential Campaign News - Washington Post
Despite the outcome of his personal Greek tragedy, John Edwards was a political candidate at the time the Democratic party was vying for the Presidential office. A California political public relations firm hired Paul J. Hughes to photograph an event for the John Edwards for President campaign. Images were distributed to the media and published in national newspapers including the Washington Post.

Cumberland Falls Photo Award
At Cumberland Falls State Park photo competition, Paul Hughes was the winner of a 2nd Place award in the Scenic division. The winning photo was an abstract view of a remote off-trail waterfall in Laurel County, Kentucky.

Huntsville Times
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, photographed by Paul J. Hughes, was published in the Huntsville Times business section with a story pertaining to the NASA space program.

Music City Star
Nashville's passenger rail service (the Music City Star) accepted the use of an ad campaign from Nossi College of Art's Advanced Advertising class.  Every semester, the class taught by Nashville photographer Paul J.Hughes, creates an advertising campaign for area non-profit entities. The campaign for the Music City Star includes outdoor billboard creative designs, a radio commercial and newspaper-magazine print design.

Tomato Art-fest
Paul J. Hughes was one of eight Nashville photographers with work accepted for presentation in Nashville's Photomato gallery during the 2006 East Nashville Tomato Art Festival. The featured image was "Baby Yellow," a miniature yellow tomato covered with frost.

CD Release
The debut CD "Generations" - by The New Kentucky String Ticklers - features the photography and CD album notes written by Paul J. Hughes. The CD includes twelve cuts by the Americana/Bluegrass trio Red Barn Radio Records) and recreates the sounds of the original String Ticklers from the 1930s. The CD was nominated for an International Bluegrass Association Best of the Bluegrass award for package design and received a first-place/gold ADDY award in the music packaging design category. 

Studio Photography Magazine
Nashville Photographer Paul J. Hughes was featured in the latest issue of Studio Photography Magazine. The issue covers various techniques used by wedding photographers nationwide. Included was a photo of one of our outdoor weddings held in Smyrna, Tennessee.