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Mother and Daughter Photo Shoot in Asheville

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Mother and Daughter Photo Shoot in Asheville

Nicola and Kerrington were an absolute JOY to photograph! I think I’ll be seeing Kerrington again to intern for me down the line  She was so sweet and we had a wonderful time dancing, and laughing, and shooting all afternoon.

They’ve joined me for our portrait book project and wow! I am so grateful for their participation. The more and more families I meet, the more excited I get for publishing!

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Are you interested in a mother daughter photo shoot, or in being a part of our portrait book project? We’d love to hear all about what you’re envisioning for your photography session in our Asheville studio.

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Mothers Daughters Sisters, a Portrait Book

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Mothers Daughters Sisters, a Portrait Book

“I truly hope you know the absolute joy you have brought to my life and how much you are loved.” – Christy R to her daughter Alicia

We would love it if you were a part of “Mothers, Daughters, Sisters” at Studio 828 Photography. Whether it is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or you simply want to create beautiful memories with your favorite person, all the details for the portrait book are listed here and you’re welcome to reach out about commissions below or to Cat@Studio-828.com

I would love to photograph you.

XoXo,

Cat

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You are worth it and so is your daughter. SHOW HER.

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You are worth it and so is your daughter. SHOW HER.

Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers.

Those roles are each, quite distinct and very, very important in their own way. My birthday gift to myself is to take action in honoring my role as a woman. My role as a woman who empowers other women. My role as a woman who sees the absolute beauty in every other feminine power that she meets, and mirrors it back to them. My role in honoring that in a new way is to create a book that tells the stories of mothers and daughters, and their connection. What those mothers want their daughters to know, the women those young girls are growing into being; their loves, dreams, and desires in life.

We will be inviting 20 women and their daughters the opportunity to a portrait session in our studio in April and May of this year and I would love for you and your daughters to be involved with us in this publication. We will be photographing our subjects in April and May and publishing a book with the imagery and stories of each of these women and their daughters this summer.

Would you and your mother or daughter be interested in a portrait shoot with us? Would you want to be part of an artistic endeavor and a book publication? Are you open to sharing your story and philosophy on womanhood, motherhood, and everything as a feminine being? Please submit your story to us below. How would this benefit you? How might this benefit your daughter(s)? How will sharing your story be empowering for you and for others?

Don’t be shy. We would love to photograph you.

What kind of legacy are you going to leave for your daughters?

What kind of legacy are you going to leave for your daughters?

They will never be this young again.

They will never be this young again.

F.A.Q.

  1. What are you publishing?
    1. A coffee table book honoring women (through portraiture and their own words) in their many roles in life as; daughters, mothers, sisters, grandmothers and the philosophies they want to share with their own daughters.
  2. How do I participate?
    1. First, submit your story and how being a part of this project will benefit you and others and we’ll go from there 
  3. Is there a cost?
    1. Yes. There is a non-refundable $350 fee to participate.
  4. What is your cancellation policy?
    1. Rescheduling for this project will not be permitted. Should you be unable to attend your confirmed photo shoot appointment (or arrive 30 minutes after your scheduled time), your appointment will be forfeited and your confirmation fee can be applied to a full session with our studio only.
  5. What is included?
    1. Pre-Shoot consultation: discuss your family, how this might be beneficial for you, what you want your daughter to know, and general information to plan for your session.
      1. Skype or Facetime
    2. Professional photo shoot in our Asheville photo studio
    3. Hair and Makeup styling for up to two people
    4. One signed copy of the completed coffee table book per photo shoot
      1. Additional unsigned copies available for purchase at $49
      2. Primary contact will be notified upon publishing and an appointment will be arranged for pickup
        1. Shipping additional
    5. In person reveal session
      1. We will review all of the edited imagery from your photo shoot
      2. Prints and packages available for purchase
      3. ADDITIONAL PURCHASE IS NOT REQUIRED
    6. When will you be shooting these sessions?
      1. There are 20 sessions available. Appointments will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.
      2. April: Sunday 24, Friday 29, Saturday 30
      3. May: Friday 6, Saturday 7, Monday 9, Sat 14, Fri 20, Fri 27, Sat 28
    7. Are there any age restrictions?
      1. Please keep applications for children above the age of 7
  6. Look in the mirror. Take a Deep Breath. You ARE worth it and so is your daughter. SHOW HER.

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Home for the Holidays in Asheville

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Home for the Holidays in Asheville

Happy Holidays my wonderful WNC beauties!

So, let me ask you a question: How many of you have family coming into town for the holidays this year? Parents, sisters and brothers that perhaps you haven’t been in the same room with for 2 years, 5 years, maybe more?

For the first time ever, we are opening up on-location or in-studio family portrait sessions here in Asheville and the surrounding communities the week after Christmas.

We are opening 5 appointments between December 26th and December 30th, with special package pricing to create memories with your family.

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OK Cat, how does this work? I know my Mom would LOVE a family portrait of all of us together. How do we make this happen?

Simple! Pick up the phone and give me a call. 828-275-9932 and we will book in your consultation. This can be in our studio in the River Arts district or via Skype. We will discuss your family, what you have in mind, location options, what to wear, when we can schedule your photo shoot, and artwork and package options to suit your family’s needs. We’ll get your appointment confirmed with our calendar and voila! Best. Present. Ever!

Please do get in touch ASAP as I don’t expect these appointments will last for very long.

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Fall Family Portraits in Asheville

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Fall Family Portraits in Asheville

One of the things I pride myself on is how we don’t just shoot and run for our family portraiture. Yes, I am well aware of how much kids and dad just LOVE to be in front of the camera for hours at a time (Yes, that is sarcasm there, haha). We have designed our portrait sessions a little differently than most.

Family Portrait Sessions everyone can be excited about

Family Portrait Sessions everyone can be excited about

Mom, you are single-handedly saving the world, 7 tasks at a time. We see it. You are the last on your very own list for care and we know how much you’ve been wanting portraits made of your beautiful family. We have designed a portrait session like no other. Instead of just meeting you out somewhere, running a brush through your hair quickly, and hoping that your kids thought to brush their teeth we put a little thought into designing a photo shoot that is more than that. So much more than that.

We bring Mom into the studio for our full service hair and makeup styling and photograph her in up to 4 different outfits. Mom you are also welcome to bring your daughter in for this experience as well. We can schedule you both together. Then, following your in-studio photo shoot we will meet up with any children and Dad out at your favorite location for a 30-45 photo session with everyone for just long enough to keep their attention, and not so long everyone hates the world. 

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Would you like a family portrait session that everyone will be proud of? I would love to photograph you.

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Three Generations Portraiture Asheville

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Three Generations Portraiture Asheville

Generations portraiture always, always, ALWAYS pulls at my heart. Family, well, it means the world to me. I was so fortunate in photographing Jean, Jennie and young Hattie that I simply was bursting at the seams!

See what I mean? Gah! I LOVE photographing generations

See what I mean? Gah! I LOVE photographing generations

These wonderful women had cancelled a family vacation over the summer due to some personal issues however, they were bound and determined to create some wonderful memories together when they found me. I am so thankful they did. I loved capturing wonderful images for each of them to cherish. Love, love, LOVE.

Are you interested in creating beautiful portraits with your children, and grandchildren? I would love to create beautiful portraits for your family too.

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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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