Vanessa came to us from Charlotte, NC to create beautiful portraiture in our Asheville photo studio.
Photography: Cat Ford-Coates www.studio-828.com
Hair & Makeup: Wendy Ballance, Blush Asheville
Music: Gerson Lopes “First Light”
Cat Ford-Coates, Principal Photographer for Studio 828 Photography creates branding headshots for the girls attending the first annual Camp Girlboss here in Asheville.
Camp Girlboss is a summer camp for middle-aged girls teaching leadership and entrepreneurial skills wherein the girls each walk away with not only an amazing experience, but the foundational skills of being an entrepreneur, confidence and developing their integrity as business owners, and the marketing collateral to launch their businesses.
“It was such a fun opportunity to participate and watch each of these girls develop their ideas from “Oh I dont know…” to create tangible business concepts for themselves. Being able to photograph them to help bring out their confidence too was so amazing to watch. I hope to participate on a more in depth level next year too.” - Cat Ford-Coates
Emily Breedlove is not your everyday entrepreneur. In fact, she is more engaged in the entrepreneurial community of western NC than any 4 people could hope to be. She’s what you call “plugged in”. Cat Ford-Coates created her new personal branding campaign at Studio 828 Photography.
Bri is a professional stylist that I’ve worked with on a few occasions in Los Angeles and Italy this year. After following her for a time and then working with her in January I just knew I needed to photograph her. She has this uncanny beauty you just dont find in most women. There’s a spark there.
I absolutely loved photographing her this spring and the portraiture we created…well, I’ll let you decide.
Behind the scenes videography: Saray Taylor-Roman
Music: “First Light” by Gerson Lopes
Jaime came to Cat Ford-Coates for to create new branding materials for her new resilience coaching business. What she realized was that in her portraiture, she is more than just a headshot.
Cat Ford-Coates has immersed herself in the ballet community worldwide. She is photographing dancers in Asheville, North Carolina, Los Angeles, California, and in Venice, Italy in May.
Video by Caitlin Timmins
Melissa came in with her daughter for Mother Daughter photos and we even had Dad come in for the last 30 minutes or so to create some beautiful family portraits of all of them together too (Dads LOVE it when I do that!)
Personal branding photo shoot for western North Carolina wedding and portrait photographer, Adriane Etheridge.
Equestrian portraits in western North Carolina bring my heart so much joy! There are so many young women and men who love their horses and farms and being able to create beautiful wall art and portraiture for them makes my heart SING!
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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
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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Creating a branding campaign with Wendy was not only fun, but really exciting!!!
Thanks to The Social Lounge and Strada for location and delicious food!
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.