Honoring Mom for Mother’s Day {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

What DO we get Mom for Mother’s Day?

Whether your Mom is getting ready to BE a Mom, IS a Mom or is the Mom OF a Mom why not treat her to a portrait session? Not just any portrait session either. Look, anyone can go to the park and snap some photos with their phone. It used to be you could even roll into a Sears or a Walmart and get a quick style family portrait made on the cheap. Those days are gone. Even the big guys came to terms with the fact that it simply wasn’t a profitable enterprise.

Shouldn’t your gift to her for Mother’s Day be one wherein she is treated like a queen? Where she is given a makeover, a glass of wine and treated as though she is the only woman in the world? Or perhaps double up on a makeover and shoot WITH your Mom? When was the last time (be honest now) where you AND your Mom had a picture together?

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Love you mom!

I’m guilty of it too. I just had a session with my Mom in January and did I think to set up the tripod and shoot us both? Of course not, never even crossed my mind.

I wish I had.

Your mother gave you life. Hey Dads, she did after all have a little something to do with bringing YOUR children into the world. Do you think maybe for an afternoon you might watch them to let Mom out for just a little “ME time”? You may even want to schedule a sitter so you two can head out for date night afterwards…I’m just sayin.

So, THIS Mother’s Day let’s all make a pact with ourselves to get a real portrait with Mom this year. I’ll make the same promise too. I will even post it up here on the blog!

Thank YOU Mom. I wouldn’t be here without you. I wouldn’t be the person I am without you in my life.

In fact, to honour mothers everywhere I will offer my clients a double makeover and portrait session (that’s right, a mother/daughter session – or sisters – of BFF’s – whomever YOUR favorite mother is) for 50% OFF. That is professional hair, makeup AND a photography session for TWO people. In fact, I will also include $100 towards prints and artwork too. That is a $450 Value. Is that value worth giving your Mom an amazing memory she’ll cherish forever? I will honor up to 10 double photography sessions at this discounted rate before June 15th so feel free to call me or email to schedule your consultation. Don’t worry, your consult is simply so we can chat about your vision for your session. This way I can tailor your session specifically to you. Feel free to call 828.275.9932 or email Cat@Studio-828.com.


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Studio 828 will honor 10 double photography makeover/photography sessions at this discounted rate before June 15, 2013. Call or email Cat to claim your gift today. Cat@Studio-828.com

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Emerson’s FIRST Birthday {Asheville Family Photographer}

Can I just take a moment to mention how it just makes my heart smile when I see that people actually VALUE photography? I don’t say that to raise anyone’s ire, or even toot my own horn, but to point out how in most cases photography is considered a luxury. This thought process stems from the thought that there will always be more time, shoot on another day, etc. What I love about these particular clients is that they LOVE capturing these precious moments with their (very soon-to-be) one year old son. They get so excited about upcoming shoots and bringing plenty to work with in props and his wardrobe.  They do this because this time IS very dear TO them. They know that if they don’t document it now, there won’t BE a later. Can you tell me the last time  you looked at YOUR son or daughter and thought to yourself  “Wow! They grow SOOOO fast!” They sure do…

So, without further adieu, Mr. Emerson (& Mom and Dad too)

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An image from our first photo shoot in 2012 when Emerson was ittle-bittle!
An image from our first photo shoot in 2012 when Emerson was ittle-bittle!


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Giroux Family Photos {Asheville Family Photographer}

Studio 828 Photography had her one year anniversary in March. This of course had me pretty excited! You know what else had me jumping up and down? When my very first clients called on me to do their annual family pictures!!!

Megan called on me and we discussed how she wanted something a little different from the setting we had last year (At Fletcher Park in South Asheville) and we decided upon shooting at City Plaza downtown. Laila had plenty of room to run and play (yep…she’s running and movin and groovin!), we had a few tree settings and the beautiful new stage and auditorium to shoot with also and the list goes on.  In other words, plenty of options!

Laila was too fun (and fast!). Of course this year, she was a little more cautious of me than last year (she loved her some Cat last year) but we had fun. She even did her Shaun T jumps and a little planking with Mom at the end of the session. By the way, if you are thinking of amping up your exercise routine and eating a bit healthier, Megan is your Go To Girl! She is a personal coach with Beachbody and has access to amazing workouts, great recipe tips and is quite friendly. She won’t just sell you something and leave you to figure it out on your own. Go ahead, get in touch! She’ll be right there with you with motivation and she’ll hold you accountable when you fall a little behind.

OK, without further adieu, the Giroux family!

Laila gets very excited when you even mention Shaun T. She loves working out with Mom & Dad...even at TWO!
Laila gets very excited when you even mention Shaun T. She loves working out with Mom & Dad…even at TWO!

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Laila from our first shoot in the Spring of 2012
Laila from our first shoot in the Spring of 2012



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Focusing on the Groom {Asheville Wedding Photography}

Good morning wedding universe! I think it is safe to say that Spring is FINALLY here!!! (No thanks to you Punxatawney Phil). As of this weekend, Asheville is officially the most beautiful place on earth. What do I do when I have a little free time with weather such as this? Have some friends over for a photo shoot!

I’ve been doing my due diligence, researching current wedding trends, what’s hot, what’s not, that kind of thing. One major commonality I’ve been finding in recent wedding photography blogs and postings is a complete lack of focus with the grooms and groomsmen. The bride gets ALL the glory! Well, Studio 828 wedding photography does things a little differently. While, of course our brides are glorious (as noted in these images below)- let’s bring it home for the gents shall we? Bravo guys! Bravo!

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