Portrait


"Give me a camera, light, and a reflector and I can change the way you see yourself. I can change your life. I cannot wait to photograph you.”

-Cat Ford-Coates, Portrait Photographer

 

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Portrait


"Give me a camera, light, and a reflector and I can change the way you see yourself. I can change your life. I cannot wait to photograph you.”

-Cat Ford-Coates, Portrait Photographer

 

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Studio 828 Photography

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Studio 828 Photography in Asheville, specializes in contemporary portrait photography locally and is available worldwide. Whether you're in need of beauty or boudoir photography in Asheville, professional headshots and branding portraits, or family portraits, we would love to talk with you. We create this portraiture by making each of our clients not just look, but feel unapologetically beautiful just as they are.  So often we hear that "I hate having my picture taken." or, "I'm just not photogenic. I look terrible in pictures." Lucky for you, photographer Cat Ford-Coates is an expert in posing and direction. It is our job to coach you from pose to pose to ensure that the only thing that shines through in your pictures is your grace and your own light. Remember, there is no such thing as being photogenic. That is our job.

No matter your purpose for needing imagery, call for your personal consultation with Studio 828 Photography. We will discuss your needs and thoughts around how you'd like to be photographed and create a session tailored specifically to you and your vision so that you can prepare and feel confident in your choice of portrait photographer.

Examples of Portrait Sessions (include but not limited to)

  • Three Generations

  • Mother Daughter

  • Mother & Baby

  • Father Daughter

  • Fine Art

  • Dreamscape

  • Dance

  • High School Seniors

  • Athletic

  • Branding

  • Headshots

  • Sisters

  • Best Friends

  • Engagement

  • Building Self Confidence at ANY and EVERY age

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
— Marianne Williamson, "Return to Love"
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TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS

Portrait Intention


How do you dream of being photographed? What do you need your portraits for? For you? For business? For family? Whatever your purpose, I would love to hear about what you have in mind for your photo shoot with us. 

Portrait Intention


How do you dream of being photographed? What do you need your portraits for? For you? For business? For family? Whatever your purpose, I would love to hear about what you have in mind for your photo shoot with us. 

Portrait Intention

The intention you have for your portrait session sets the tone for everything we do. Are we creating head shots and branding imagery for your business? Are we shooting to celebrate you? Are we creating heirlooms for your children and theirs? Whatever your choice, I would love to create that with you.

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Portraits for celebrating you

  • High School Seniors

  • Niche Portraiture (Fitness, Ballet)

  • Achieving personal goals

  • Boudoir

  • Beauty & Glamour

BRANDING - HEADSHOTS - PERSONAL BRANDING - business

portraits for your business

  • Head shots

  • Product lines

  • Personal Branding

  • Queen Branding

  • Marketing campaigns

MOTHER DAUGHTER PHOTO SHOOT - MOM - DAUGHTER - FAMILY PORTRAITS - MY LITTLE GIRL

portraits for your family

  • Mother/Daughter sessions

  • Three generations

  • Sisters

  • Couples

  • Children

  • Anniversaries