ophelia - portrait photography - outside - Asheville photographer

Eeeeep! Summmmmmmmertiiiiime!! Y’all, I am SO excited! On July 14th, we are taking appointments for Ophelia-style river sessions here in Asheville.

  • What is an Ophelia session?

    • You are photographed in the water. This can be implied nude, in a ball gown, in a flow shirt, with flowers, with fabric, and the list goes on.

  • How does it work?

    • We will process a retainer to secure your appointment and it will be 100% applied toward your portrait purchase.

    • We will have a pre-shoot design consultation where we discuss what you’re envisioning for your session. Let’s face it, anyone who is scheduling an Ophelia-style session HAS SOMETHING in mind. Let’s talk about it! It will help me to design your shoot FOR you. We’ll also discuss how you should prepare and what to expect during and following your session.

    • At your session you will receive:

      • professional makeup application (on location)

      • If you’d like to discuss including extensions for epic mermaidery, they will be available for an additional fee and dependent upon length.

      • 45 minute session with the Photographer in the water. I can photograph you in up to 3 looks during allotted time. Looks can be determined at your consultation.

    • About two weeks following your shoot we will meet again for your in person reveal and ordering session. You will review 15-25 images that have been personally selected by me and given a full magazine retouch and then you will choose your favorites for your order. You only purchase what you love, nothing more.

    • BACKUPDATE: Should there be more than a 40% chance of inclement weather for the day two hours prior to the first appointment, the day will be rescheduled for July 14th


Checkout Alden’s video below for behind the scenes!

BIG Thanks to the following people for making this featured river session so special:

  • Model: Alden Gwyn

  • Hair and Makeup: Jessie Smark

  • Floral Design: InspiredbyLindz