Fun Family Day in South Asheville {Asheville Family Photography}

What does a wedding photographer fill her time with in the off-season? FAMILIES! Oh Asheville, you provide us with amazing backdrops all throughout our little city!

Below you will find images from Studio 828 Photography’s latest family client, the Neuberts! Thank you so much for allowing me into your beautiful South Asheville world!

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  • Cat Ford-Coates is not your average wedding photographer. She is creative, focused and treats each wedding with the utmost care and attention not found with other Asheville wedding photographers.
  • Creative, heartfelt and sincere. These are words often used to describe Studio 828 Photography in Asheville, North Carolina, New York and Sarasota, Florida. We are available to photograph your wedding anywhere in the world.
  • Our clients are looking for heirlooms, for artwork verses snapshots burned onto a cd. This is of course what draws them to Studio 828 Photography as their wedding photography company.
  • Studio 828 Photography provides wedding coverage primarily in Asheville, NC but also in the surrounding areas of Hendersonville, Brevard and Charlotte. In addition, we are available for weddings in Sarasota Florida, new York City and beyond.
  • Not looking for a wedding photographer? We are also available for senior and boudoir photography. Email for your appointment today.
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Thoughtful, Loving & Inspiring {Portrait Photography in Savannah, Georgia}

So, my Mother is kind of amazing. No really! Just bear with me…I was a pretty terrible kid growing up and, by terrible I mean…well I won’t bore you with the details. We’ll just say I was a “difficult child”. Anyhow, she has been more than supportive of me and my endeavors to branch out into entrepreneurship. I might even dare to say she is even proud. So, when she asked if I might take pictures of her…how COULDN”T I?

A little to know about my Mom. She isn’t your typical 9-5’er. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all of our paths as adults. Career choices, who we choose to spend our lives with, and so on and so forth. Up until a few years ago I just assumed her choices were the same as the rest of the world. Job to make money, raise her kids, pay the mortgage, etc.

One day I had a slight epiphany.

My mother doesn’t do much of anything without her participation having some kind of purpose. Over the years she has been an oncology nurse, a grief counselor, and a minister to name a few. Not to mention she raised my brothers and I and is now a grandmother to my brother’s three terrific kids .

Anyhow, I would like to honor her now. Right here in this post. For all of her efforts in raising me, for all of the difficult decisions she has had to make over the years, for how much faith she has in me and in life. Thank you for bringing so much light to us all Mom! I love you!



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Enjoying the Ringling Grounds {Sarasota Teen Photography}

As I was recently in Sarasota, one of the shoots I am soooo grateful for is this Saturday afternoon I spent with Madeline. Sure, we’re related (can you tell? haha!), but this shoot also meant Mads and I could spend some time together catching up about her life, her first year as a high school student at Riverview High School, the Kiltie band, boys, family aaaaand we got to have some creative “Madeline is a model because gosh darnit she’s pretty” photo shoot time to boot!

Thanks for coming out to play Mads! Hope you enjoy the images!!!

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  • Cat Ford-Coates is not your average senior photographer. She is creative, focused and treats each client with the utmost care and attention not found with other Asheville photographers.
  • Creative, heartfelt and sincere. These are words often used to describe Studio 828 Photography in Asheville, North Carolina, New York and Sarasota, Florida. We are available to photograph your wedding anywhere in the world.
  • Our clients are looking for heirlooms, for artwork verses snapshots burned onto a cd. This is of course what draws them to Studio 828 Photography as their wedding photography company.
  • Studio 828 Photography provides wedding coverage primarily in Asheville, NC but also in the surrounding areas of Hendersonville, Brevard and Charlotte. In addition, we are available for weddings in Sarasota Florida, new York City and beyond.
  • Not looking for a wedding photographer? We are also available for senior and boudoir photography. Email for your appointment today.

The Femme Frames Valentine’s Boudoir in Asheville {Asheville Boudoir Photography}

Hello ladies! Boy! My inbox has been all a flutter for Valentine’s Day events! OK, so the Sarasota event is January 20th which I am crazy excited for! Spending a week at the beach? I mean, ensuring amazing luxury experiences for each and every one of my beautiful clients!!! haha! In all seriousness though, for you lovely Blue Ridge mountain ladies, I have a situation that only YOU can address…

Currently the next Femme Frames event scheduled for Asheville is February 24th. However, I’ve noticed a LOT of traffic here on the  blog and have had a few inquiries for a boudoir event so that you lovelies can have your albums and prints to use as Valentine’s gifts. Hey, I’m game if you are!!! How does January 27th sound?

Sooooo, if you ARE interested in booking a Femme Frames appointment, please DO email as soon as possible so that I can lineup my team and reserve a suite at one of our exclusive luxury hotels here in Asheville. Let’s get pretty!!!

Cat@Studio-828.com

Studio 828 Photography Boudoir Website

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Happy Engagement Season!!! {Engagement Photography Session Contest, Asheville NC}

All the new year.  While everyone is jumping into their resolutions, cleaning up from the holidays and panicking over their credit card bills…it is ALSO Engagement season. The majority of wedding engagements happen over the holiday season. So…to kick off engagement season, Studio 828 Photography is offering a contest! YAY Contests!

The Prize: FREE Engagement Session

“Oh My Gosh! My boyfriend and I/my best friends just got engaged!” What a great idea!

OK Cat, so how does this work?

Phase One

  1. Leave the most romantic engagement story in the comments section of the blog below, tell me why YOU should win! Feel free to send me pictures, the whole nine yards (Cat@Studio-828.com)
  2. Go over and LIKE the Studio 828 Photography Facebook Page – it’s cool, the facebook page won’t bite you
  3. Share the facebook page on your facebook wall telling everyone on your friends list that you’re trying to WIN a FREE Engagement photography session and they should like the page too

Phase Two

  1. On January 12th, I’ll choose the top 3 favorite engagement stories (YAY! Romance!) and post them here on the blog
  2. We will collect votes (via the comments section on the blog) until Saturday January 19th. This means that everyone should blog, tweet, instagram and facebook to rally your friends and family to vote!
  3. The winners will be announced January 21st to win the FREE Engagement Photography session here in Asheville THIS Spring!

OK…so let’s get this show on the road! Did you get engaged over the holidays? Looking for a photographer to handle your engagement pictures? Let the world know! ENTER the contest!!!

 

Wedding Day Pictures at The Biltmore Estate {Wedding Photography Asheville, NC}

Crystal and Chris made a holiday decision to elope right here in Asheville! We had been talking about where they might want to take their wedding day pictures (Botanical Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.) when Crystal mentioned they had scheduled a romantic carriage ride at the Biltmore Estate that afternoon. “That’s a no brainer Crystal! We’ll be shooting your wedding day pictures at the Biltmore!” The day was a little overcast and chilly (December in Asheville don’t ya know) but they handled it like pros!!!

Congratulations Crystal and Chris!!!

Wedding Photographer: Cat Ford-Coates, Studio 828 Photography

Bridal Makeup & Hair Artistry: Doll Box Productions

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