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 of courage and inspiration and she proves that your life direction can change in the blink of an eye. Her story is a……

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.

We, as Americans, are privileged to live as freely as we do. The awareness of those here from other……

Fabulous Women Over 40: Kate O’Neill

Kate O'Neill, speaker, author, mentor and consultant in her Nashville home office with her laptop for the photo blog series Fabulous Women Over 40

By Sheri Oneal

Finally SPRING  is upon us, thank goodness! This month’s Fabulous Women Over 40 I am featuring the wonderfully beautiful and talented Kate O’Neill! I met Kate many years ago while attending various Nashville business mixers including the Technology Council. The one thing I always noted about Kate was her energy, her smile and most of all her laughter, she always seemed to be the happiest person in the room. We joke about having the same last name but it is spelled differently…sista-from-anotha-motha sort of thing. I have always……

Fabulous Women Over 40: Lisa Palet Goldstein

Colon cancer survivor, Lisa Palet wearing a denim shirt sitting on stairs in her home and wearing Wonder Woman socks for blog series Fabulous Women Over 40

By Sheri Oneal

Welcome to this month’s Fabulous Women Over 40 featuring Ms. February, Lisa Palet Goldstein AKA “Wonder Woman!”

I met Lisa on Labor Day last year at a party she was having at her house. A friend invited me along and I had no idea what I was embarking on that day. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see more than 20 people I knew, when Lisa welcomed me the first thing that I noticed was her infectious smile. As I greeted those I knew I overheard various conversation’s on Lisa’s……

Fabulous Women Over 40: Tara Bloom

A portrait of Tara Bloom wearing a purple sweater sitting on her white couch in her living room near a window for the blog series Fabulous Women Over 40

By Sheri Oneal

Welcome to 2015 everyone and here’s to hoping you have a wonderful and productive year ahead! I am working on a new blog series this year featuring fabulous, inspiring women over 40. Here is Ms. January of the Fabulous Women Over 40: Tara Bloom!

When I first met Tara I was drawn to her passion to help others. As I got to know her, I found that her 20 (plus) years of marketing experience and involvement with the healthcare system was an instant connection with me because of my clients. This……

Nashville Loves Food: City House

Chef Tandy Wilson in City House Nashville restaurant writing his daily prep list drinking sweet tea from a jar. Tea in a jar next to prep list

By Sheri Oneal

Another year is almost over, and boy has it gone fast! This is my last blog for the “Nashville Loves Food” series and it showcases Chef Tandy Wilson of City House Restaurant. I love this restaurant and I know many of you in the Nashville area feel the same. When I visited him in August he was in his kitchen prepping for the day ahead……