Portraits of a Singer, Izzi Hughes

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Portraits of a Singer, Izzi Hughes

Not only is Izzi graduating high school but she is also upleveling in her career as a performer. We were sure to not only create fun and modern concepts for her senior portraits but create a dynamic range of portraits for her to utilize in marketing her upcoming performance and touring schedule in wnc. And wow! Did we have a blast!

  • Photographer: Cat Ford-Coates
  • Hair & Makeup: Deidre Mattingly

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Beautiful, Powerful, and Loved - Audrey

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Beautiful, Powerful, and Loved - Audrey

When I asked Audrey WHY she was choosing to do this photo shoot NOW...her response blew me away. You can imagine how my heart stopped when I read that, can't you? Creating not only a legacy she is proud to call as her own but to give her a platform to STEP INTO BEING HER MOST POWERFUL, AND AMAZING SELF and have tangible evidence in front of her from now on, until well past her dying days that SHE EXISTS/ED. Yes!!!!! (Insert all the hallelujahs, amens, and hands to the sky here please)

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Fall Internship Announcement - Asheville Business

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Fall Internship Announcement - Asheville Business

Looking to learn more about a business with hands-on experience? Have 10-15 hours per week to devote to dive in? Have interest in sales, business philosophy, administration, and hustle? Apply for Studio 828 Photography's Fall Internship program today.

Applications being accepted through September 8th, 2017 at 5:00pm

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Three Generations for a Family Photo Shoot

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Three Generations for a Family Photo Shoot

In April, Ace called me about photographing her daughters and mother-in-law for Mother's Day. She wanted a wonderful gift for her husband's mom to celebrate HER. I was over-the-moon!!! These three generations photo shoots speak to every fiber of my purpose in business; creating a legacy. What a wonderful day.

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Studio 828 has MOVED!

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Studio 828 has MOVED!

Studio 828 has moved! Asheville portrait studio Studio 828 Photography, with Cat Ford-Coates as principle photographer is now located in west Asheville at 370 N Louisiana Ave, suite G4 Asheville, NC 28806. 

We look forward to photographing you. Call for your portrait consultation today. 828-417-7400

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Mother Daughter Photo Shoot with Cynthia & Jacquie

Mother Daughter Photo Shoot with Cynthia & Jacquie

How old will you be when you finally decide that your relationships with your favorite people should be celebrated? How will you create your legacy with them? A trip or adventure? A portrait shoot? Perhaps even both. This is how Jacqueline wanted to celebrate her relationship with her mother this Mother's Day. 

Portrait Client Feature - Dr Lulu Shimek

Portrait Client Feature - Dr Lulu Shimek

Dr Lulu is a naturopathci doctor here in Asheville and she came to us for a beautiful portrait session for herself, her business, and to celebrate her life alongside her husband, Dave.

Destination Queen Branding Portrait - Charleston

Destination Queen Branding Portrait - Charleston

Creating a queen branding portfolio for every day women all over the world. This feature takes us to Charleston South Carolina where we photographed Jaime at sunset in the spring.

Kim's Asheville Portrait Session

Kim's Asheville Portrait Session

Destination portrait session right in our very own back yard. We photographed Kim in our Asheville photo studio and on the streets of downtown Asheville.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

What are you doing for Mom this Mother's Day? Book her in for a makeover and photo shoot and she will decide that you are her favorite :-)

She is growing up, isn't she?

She is growing up, isn't she?

Empower your little girl to be her best self. Let her be a model for a day. Whether we style her for a fashion campaign or an incredible art piece, let her experience what it is like to be valuable enough to be seen as the very best person she can be. Book her photo shoot today.

Purpose, Passion, and Business

Purpose, Passion, and Business

When sleeping women wake, mountains move. - Chinese proverb

How identifying with another photographer taught me that infusing passion and purpose, I was able to design the business that I loved.