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Portrait


"Creating portraiture is what I love. I love the transformation that happens from the moment you walk through the studio door, and again in front of my camera, and even as you leave that transformation is everything! I have spent years mastering my craft and will continue to do so for as long as I live because my craft is the heart and soul of who I am as a person. The portraiture we create together is a byproduct of that transformation and one that will outlive you, me, and your children. They are your legacy. 

I invite you to a portrait session in my studio, or anywhere in the world. It truly will change the way you see yourself."

-Cat Ford-Coates, Portrait Photographer

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Portrait


"Creating portraiture is what I love. I love the transformation that happens from the moment you walk through the studio door, and again in front of my camera, and even as you leave that transformation is everything! I have spent years mastering my craft and will continue to do so for as long as I live because my craft is the heart and soul of who I am as a person. The portraiture we create together is a byproduct of that transformation and one that will outlive you, me, and your children. They are your legacy. 

I invite you to a portrait session in my studio, or anywhere in the world. It truly will change the way you see yourself."

-Cat Ford-Coates, Portrait Photographer

Studio 828 Photography

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Cat Ford-Coates of 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 head shots and 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 about how "I hate having my picture taken." or, "I'm just not photogenic. I look terrible in pictures." Lucky for you, Cat specializes 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.

 

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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 - HEAD SHOTS - PERSONAL BRANDING

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
 
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