Do You Exist in Photographs? {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

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Exist in Photos

Do you exist in photographs with the people you love? With the people that love you? Portraits with your mothers, daughters,sisters, grandmothers, best friends, husbands, partners…

You see, it doesn’t matter what you look like, if you haven’t lost that last twenty pounds, or even the first twenty. Maybe you are too short or too lean. Maybe you are feeling like you don’t deserve to feel beautiful. You are perfect just as you are right this very second. I know, I know “Cat, that’s crazytalk. I’ll call you when (insert ethereal goal here).” No, THAT is crazytalk. You are perfect. You are enough. Let me show you.

What will your children have to remember you by? What will you have with your grandmother after she is gone? What will you have to remind you in 10, 20 or even 40 years to remember this wonderful time in your life? You are valued and I would love to photograph you.

I’ll even sweeten the pot for you. For clients that schedule a makeover and photo shoot during and in the month of May, I am offering a gift voucher for $300 towards the purchase of any folio collection. That is not a typo, $300.00. This can only be applied for new clients and the voucher is not redeemable for cash. Give me a ring, send an email or use the contact form just below. I would love to show you how I see you, through my lens.



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You’re Invited {Girl’s Day Glamour Party in Asheville}

We have partnered with Mary Kay’s own Ashley Fender to celebrate women, to celebrate you with a Girl’s Day glamour party May 23rd right here in Asheville at Posh Pink Studios on Charlotte Highway.

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“What’s the catch?”

Yesterday I photographed Ashley and we were talking about how much we LOVE our jobs. Not only do we get to work in careers we are both passionate about but our jobs actually require that we find the beauty in every woman we meet and, to take it a step further, help them to see that beauty too. How great is THAT? What better way to showcase our services in beauty and empowerment than to offer them up at no cost to introduce ourselves to more of our market here in WNC? The catch is, you simply have to RSVP for your appointment (828-545-2239), come in solo or with your mom/sis/bff/partner (be sure to include them when booking your appointment) for a mini makeover and be photographed by me. Oh darn, right? You’ll even receive a digital 5×7″ portrait from our session at the party. There might be a few other perks in it for you but we’re keeping those as a surprise for now đŸ˜‰

There are limited appointments for this girl’s day glamour party with Mary Kay and Studio 828 Photography. Call today to confirm your session.

See you soon!


Thank you for Loving your photographs {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

Thank you for loving your photographs, truly. It is quite apparent to me that you love your photographs because you are referring me to your friends and sharing my work on your social media. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. To take it a step further, please tell those people who you are sharing those portraits with, to tell me that YOU sent them to me. I would love to send you a gift.

Much Love,


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Are you interested in a beautiful photo shoot to celebrate you? I would love to photograph you.

“You are Beautiful. I want to capture you for all time” – Sue Bryce {Mother’s Day Portraits}

How are you celebrating your mother this Mother’s Day? Will you be taking her out for brunch? How about creating a fabulous portrait with or for Mom? We are offering a limited offer to celebrate ALL mothers this Spring. We are offering to you a portrait session with us, bring your Mom/Sis/BFF/Partner along for no additional sitting fee. You read that correctly, a photo shoot for two. Two professional hair and makeup stylings, a photo shoot together and time in front of the camera individually. Why? Because everyone should have a portrait with their Mom, with their sisters. Every one of us should exist in portraits with the people who love us.

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I would love to photograph you. Book your beautiful photo shoot with us before April 20th (it can be scheduled for any time in 2015) and bring a second person with you for no additional sitting fee.



Studio 828 Photography  828-275-9932


Portraits of a Dancer {Asheville Photographer}


It has been on my bucket list for some time to create portraits of a dancer. I even put it out on Facebook “Hey Universe, I’d love to photograph a ballerina, please and thank you”. Well, a few weeks later, I received an email from this dancer’s mother with interest to have her portraits made with Studio 828 Photography here in Asheville.

ELATED! [insert photographer happy dance here]


Thank you Autumn!

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Do you have interest in a portrait session with Studio 828 Photography? I would love to shoot for you!