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Buckman Family Portraits

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Buckman Family Portraits

Julie and her daughters were photographed by Cat Ford-Coates to create beautiful branding images for their business website and legacy heirloom portraiture for their family to cherish. Read all about it!

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Personal Branding for the Inspired Professional

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Personal Branding for the Inspired Professional

Personal branding for the inspired professional.

Meet, Maggie Marie.

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She was an absolute joy to photograph! As a small business owner, she is rebranding her copywriting business and was interested in showcasing her own persona as the face of her business. As many of you know, your first impression is not made on the consultation or the work, or even in the delight of your current client base (though, that absolutely helps!).

Your first impression is made when your potential client somehow connects with you, with your image, with your brand. In a single image your readership will judge whether you’re professional, delightful, quirky, lazy, friendly, ambitious, and yes, authentic. What does your current head shot or branding profile say about you?

I loved every second of working with Maggie. Her work is inspiring, her words are crafted and her spirit is limitless.

Thank you Maggie.

Are you interested in taking your branding to the next level? Please feel to reach out here for your personal consultation to design the brand you want for your presence.

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Elegant Portraits in Asheville

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Elegant Portraits in Asheville

A wife, a mother, a grandmother and a civil servant. Beautiful and elegant glamour portraits were the perfect anniversary gift for your husband. Wishing you both many, many more years together.

Thank you Robyn. I loved every bit of photographing you.

Hair and Makeup: Andrea, Doll Box Productions

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Are you considering your very own portrait session in Asheville? I would love to photograph you.

Get in touch for your no obligation consultation to discuss how you envision being photographed and answer all of your questions about our photography service here in Asheville.

Talk Soon,

Cat

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Modern Portraits with Christine

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Modern Portraits with Christine

Christine, GAH! I have had SUCH a blast with you! Ladies and Gentlemen, this beautiful woman is a dance instructor and a nutritionist and, in her words she “lives holistically with a sense of humor”. Needless to say she is a ball of fun and gorgeous to boot! My makeup artist and I are headed to a show she has coming up at The Orange Peel, too. Seriously, I can’t wait!

Photography: Cat Ford-Coates, Studio 828 Photography

Hair and Makeup: Wendy Ballance, Blush Asheville

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We were able to give her a fun-filled and relaxing day of pampering and laughter, beautiful portraits for her business and for HER. Sultry, inspired, friendly and authentic.

Thank you so much Christine. I adored photographing you.

Xo,

Cat

Are you considering a portrait session with Studio 828 Photography? Whether it is for a personal branding session for your business, updating your family portraits this Fall or enjoying a day of glamour customized just for you, I would love to photograph you. Reach out for your personal consultation. We’ll chat, answer any questions that you may have and address your vision so that I am able to tailor your portrait session specifically for you and your needs.

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Celebrating 40 and Fabulous {Beauty Photographer}

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Celebrating 40 and Fabulous {Beauty Photographer}

Photography: Cat Ford-Coates, Studio 828 Photography

Hair and Makeup: Daisy Chavers, Love, Daisy Salon

Celebrating 40 with everything you are! Nicole came to Studio 828 Photography with her daughter for a portrait session. Instead of shirking away from her birthday, she is embracing it in all it’s glory and creating a beautiful memory with her daughter.

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I always love it when moms bring in their daughters for their session. We play dress up and have fun in the studio but, little do the daughters know that in the game of “girl’s day” we are actually teaching them the value of SELF. She and her mother now, will have beautiful portraits for a lifetime. Portraits of the day. Portraits of their love for one another. Portraits they can both, always look back on to find the spark in their eyes.

When I delivered Nicole’s folio, she was going through the images and there is an image of her daughter she simply adores and she looks up and says to me “Now, I’ll always be able to remember her just like that…” It is so true. Have you ever had a memory, you thought for sure would be bright and bold in your thoughts forever? And then, little by little, that memory fades? It gets filed back in your subconscious behind all of the new bright and bold memories you make as time moves on.

Don’t wait. Celebrate everything you are, right now. Exist in photos for and with the people you love.

Beautiful portraits of a daughter

Beautiful portraits of a daughter

Are you interested in a portrait session with Studio 828 Photography? Get more info today about a beauty portrait session here in Asheville.

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Family Portrait Experience Like No Other

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Family Portrait Experience Like No Other

Beautiful portraits of a wife and mother with Studio 828 Photography

Beautiful portraits of a wife and mother with Studio 828 Photography

School is in, summer is dwindling and the days seem a little less harsh than only a few weeks ago. Fall is right around the corner and the leaves will change before you can even say “homecoming queen”. I got to thinking, how can I set Studio 828 Photography apart in this season? Here in western North Carolina, these upcoming months are a stunningtime here in the mountains. The natural backdrop and landscape are…majestic. What better time of year to have your family portraits?

Now, there are a million ways to go about having your family portraits taken. What I can say is that I will not offer a turn and burn service to get you in and get you out and only be hopeful that I’ll catch a couple pretty moments before the next family comes along in 20 minutes.

Personally, I think your portraits are more than that. You’ll have this beautiful artwork for more than a lifetime. Each piece will be passed along from generation to generation and frankly that deserves a bit of planning, a little glam and your family, front and center.

Introducing the Asheville family portrait experience like no other…designed around YOU. 

  • We’ll bring Mom (& daughters) into the studio for professional hair and makeup styling and a photo shoot with 4 wardrobe changes
  • We will then meet the spouse & other family members out, in a park or urban setting and photograph a session with everyone.
  • It’s the best of both worlds; beautiful studio imagery and some amazing beauty images of Mom and the girls (or solo for some definitely needed pamper time) and then some beautiful portraits with everyone outdoors in a beautiful setting.

Sound like a plan? Get in touch today for your personal consultation about your Asheville family portrait session. If, after your consultation you decide this styled session isn’t for you, that’s okay. I’m glad we had an opportunity to speak a little and maybe you’ll change your mind down the road, or refer a friend that might enjoy this experience. However if you DO decide that this is for you, I promise we’ll have a fantastic experience together and with a little coaching and guidance in how to prepare, what to wear and in posing you will all look like a million dollars and be able to look at these portraits for years to come and think about what a magical time it truly was.

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Portraits of Sisters

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Portraits of Sisters

Sisters. I have always loved the connection between sisters. How their personalities ebb and flow when they are together. It is this beautiful melody. Their mother came to me for a beautiful session that we kept, just for her. And then we had a portrait session with her family and her daughters simply, beamed. I couldn’t NOT share them with you, they are lovely, wonderful girls.

Photography: Cat Ford-Coates, Studio 828 Photography

Hair and Makeup: Wendy Ballance, Blush Asheville

Cherish these moments

Cherish these moments

That moment, when all their wildest dreams are at their fingertips

That moment, when all their wildest dreams are at their fingertips

To see the future, the woman she will become

To see the future, the woman she will become

Are you interested in booking a mother/daughter/sisters photo shoot with us? We would love to photograph you.

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FashMob IV

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FashMob IV

Fashmob IV. What. A. Fun. Event. Hands down. Getting outside of my own business for half a second and stretch my creative legs was EXACTLY what I needed. Whew! Who knew?

So, WTHeck is a “Fashmob”? Photographers, models, stylists and designers of all levels in the fashion community to come together to create art, flashmob style. Which is exactly what we did. I think I lost count after about 45 photographers and dozens of models all wearing designs from some of my favorite Asheville clothing designers. Oh, you mean I show up, meet with 80+ people all in it for the love and art of it, work with them in groups and individually to create art we love and are proud of? Duh. I’d LOVE too! Meet new people, laugh and connect? You BET! Put faces to names I see almost daily on social media? All over it! Share the love? Yes.

Ladies of VaVaVoom boutique in downtown Asheville

Ladies of VaVaVoom boutique in downtown Asheville

Thank you Duncan Chaboudy for putting this together. I absolutely see it as part of my “must participate in” events list. Thank you Asheville, for coming together to create art, collaborate and make our days just a little bit brighter. Read more about Fashmob IV on Ashevegas!

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