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Dance Portraits


Dance portraits with Cat Ford-Coates are not just about "getting a good shot". Cat curates your portrait session with care to create artwork that not only assists in you creating your legacy, but is soulful in such a way that you can't help but honor your craft as a dancer and movement artist. Whether you're a ballerina, tap dancer, or jazz dancer I would love to photograph you.

Call for your personal consultation and to chat about what you have in mind for your dance portrait session. 828-417-7400

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Dance Portraits


Dance portraits with Cat Ford-Coates are not just about "getting a good shot". Cat curates your portrait session with care to create artwork that not only assists in you creating your legacy, but is soulful in such a way that you can't help but honor your craft as a dancer and movement artist. Whether you're a ballerina, tap dancer, or jazz dancer I would love to photograph you.

Call for your personal consultation and to chat about what you have in mind for your dance portrait session. 828-417-7400

Ballet Portraiture with Cat Ford-Coates

 
 

DANCE PORTRAITURE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER,

CAT FORD-COATES

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Ballet isn't just to have an extracurricular activity. If you've studied any kind of dance for more than a year or two, you understand that there is a dedication almost unparalleled both physically, and mentally.

When I was growing up, I had been enrolled in gymnastics, and ballet, and jazz. I LOVED it. I'd also been enrolled in vocal and piano lessons and truth be told, music has stuck with me. I don't think I'll ever stop singing. At any rate, my instructors would pull my mother aside and tell her that if I was going to pursue dance on any kind of professional scale that "we all" needed to take my diet more seriously. I was a big kid anyhow so, it just added insult to injury. Most people think I'm taller than I am (though, I give credit to my personality there). I have been known to have a large presence. ;-)

When you have trusted adults tear apart your body as a tween and teen something shifts. It isn't something that "needs to be addressed" frankly unless you're a medical professional. I hear it from clients constantly how this agent or this mentor insisted on them losing weight. It still makes that little girl inside me cringe.

I've always been attracted to dance. There is a poetry, a strength, and a song in body movement that I find so admirable. It is what occurs when you combine art and athleticism and I find it fascinating. This is where my dance portraiture lies, in that fascination. 

It is my way of honoring that craft, that dream I held so tightly as a little girl that I let go of out of shame and fear of who I was as a person. Today I honor that little girl by helping you to honor your craft as a dancer. To create portraiture with you that captures that grace, power, and dedication you hold so dearly yourself. 

I invite you to a personalized portrait session in my studio. I would love to photograph you.

Xo,

Cat

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Fitness Portraiture


Fitness portraiture is a way to honor yourself; your journey, your effort, your dedication. So many of us avoid celebrating the success of our bodies. "It's vain" or "narcissistic" when the reality is, it is a serious undertaking to make and keep your health and growth as a human a priority. 

My purpose is to create your legacy with you. Whether that is celebrating a time in your life with the people you love, or your business, or your health. My fitness style portraiture is not about cheesy posing and crazy tanning with bright lights on a runway. It's about posing you in a flattering way in a magazine style portrait session to showcase not only your body, but you in a way you want to be remembered.

Call for your personal consultation and to chat about what you have in mind for your fitness portrait session. 828-275-9932

Fitness Portraiture


Fitness portraiture is a way to honor yourself; your journey, your effort, your dedication. So many of us avoid celebrating the success of our bodies. "It's vain" or "narcissistic" when the reality is, it is a serious undertaking to make and keep your health and growth as a human a priority. 

My purpose is to create your legacy with you. Whether that is celebrating a time in your life with the people you love, or your business, or your health. My fitness style portraiture is not about cheesy posing and crazy tanning with bright lights on a runway. It's about posing you in a flattering way in a magazine style portrait session to showcase not only your body, but you in a way you want to be remembered.

Call for your personal consultation and to chat about what you have in mind for your fitness portrait session. 828-275-9932

Fitness Portraiture with Cat Ford-Coates

 
 
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Fitness portraiture with cat ford-coates

You show up to work out every single day. You watch your food intake and occasionally, enjoy a donut (c'mon...we ALL love a good donut), and then you burn it off again. You organize your personal schedule based on your fitness schedule, and you look and feel better than you have in YEARS. 

Maybe you're competing? You're hoping the photographer at your event will catch at least one decent shot while you're on stage. To be honest, that is incredibly likely. Is it the image you want? Is it the image you hope your children will be proud of when they talk about you to their kids in forty years? Or would you rather create actual portraiture celebrating this time in your life? Portraits that showcase not only your physique, but YOU. 

Look, if you're in it just for the event photographer's shot, by all means, GO for it. But if you aren't competing and just hustling hard and want to celebrate that, if you want to create a legacy to not only document your effort, journey, and success to set an example for others; for your friends, your kids, others in your circle, then give me a ring for your own personal consultation. We will design a magazine style fitness session based on your desires, and goals. 

I look forward to photographing you.

 

Kindly,

Cat

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