Photography for Couples {Portrait Photographer}

I always love when I’m able to provide photography for couples at our studio here in Asheville. Not only will we capture beautiful imagery of her, or of him but the real joy is had with their portraits together.

Courtney and David are below and we had. a. ball. They’re both fun and so ambitious! We laughed most of the afternoon. Thank you both for shooting with us at our Asheville photo studio. I am more than grateful we could create beautiful portraits for you both.

Hair and Makeup for Courtney: Wendy Ballance, Blush Asheville

When was the last time you had an opportunity for not only a makeover and an empowering photo shoot but THEN bring in your partner to capture some amazing images of you both together? That sounds like a fantastic day to me! Come, book a shoot with our studio. We’ll have a fun-filled day where you are the star and then you both can go out on the town looking AH-mazing! Let’s celebrate You. Call today.

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Super Duper Asheville Model Call {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

A brand new year calls for brand new photography challenges. Challenges I welcome with open arms and am so excited for, it is going to be ah-mazing! I have enrolled in some continuing ed for Studio 828 and will need your help! Listed below are needs I have for models in the coming months for assignments for the class. I’ve already started on some of them, which you will be seeing very soon. In the meantime however, please see below for upcoming needs. If you’re interested in modeling for us, please send a recent snapshot (cell phone pics and selfies are totally okay!) with your contact information: email, phone, etc. to

Also, please forward this link to your family and friends and anyone you know that may be interested,

What is provided for a model call:

  • Professional photo shoot with Studio 828 Photography in studio in Asheville’s R.A.D.
  • Gallery viewing of all of your edited imagery
  • One matted 8×10 fine art print of your choice from your session
    • Additional artwork may be purchased from your session at a 10% discount from our regular rates within 7 days ofyour in person viewing
      • Detailed pricing menu available upon request
    • Purchase is in no way required

Requirements of Models:

  • Signature for a model’s release for promotion by Studio 828 Photography
  • Arrive with hair and makeup for your session (Professional styling can be added for $150)
  • Wardrobe for your shoot* (We have a few odds and ends in the studio but we ask that all models bring a selection of outfits. We can always narrow down after you’ve arrived.
  • A fun and happy attitude


Models Needed: *Please note that the dates listed are relative. If we can schedule your shoot within 10 days of the date listed, that is fine.

Please note that the highlighted sessions are still in need of models. Please get in touch today if you’re interested in shooting with us.

  1. Feb 2:
    1. Two women:
      1. BOOKED one any race, age 30-55, up to 5 outfits ranging from casual to black tie
      2. one dark-skinned African-American woman, age 25-40, up to 5 outfits, preferably dresses and gowns or monochromatic outfits
  2. Feb 9: BOOKED One woman, any age/race, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
  3. Feb 16: BOOKED One woman, age 15-25, any race, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
  4. Feb 23: Three couples: male and female as well as same-sex couples welcome
    1. age ranges 25-30BOOKED/30-40BOOKED/40+, 2 outfits; one casual and 1 dressy with a suit jacket if male
  5. Mar 2: BOOKED One woman, age 35-45, 2 outfits; one casual (t-shirt and jeans) and one of your choice
  6. Mar 9: One woman, age 50+, 2 outfits; one casual, one black tie
  7. Mar 16: Three women (2 shoots):
    1. BOOKED One woman, age 30-40, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
    2. BOOKED Mother-Daughter team:
      1. Daughter age 16-25
      2. Mother age 35+
      3. Wardrobe: 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy. Consider complimentary color palettes when planning your session.
  8. Mar 23: BOOKED Two Women (2 shoots): ages 30-40 and 50+, wardrobe range from casual to black tie
  9. Mar 30: 2/3 BOOKED Three Women (3 shoots): The Curvy Gals! I don’t care if you’re kinda curvy, really curvy…the whole point is to shoot them curves girl! Let’s do it! age 25-65, 3 outfits from casual to dressy
  10. Apr 6: BOOKED 4 models, one shoot ages 35-50. casual and monochromatic/dressy. We’ll be shooting 2’s, 3’s and 4’s
  11. Apr 13: BOOKED two families, two shoots, any age group welcome, complimentary color palettes, indoor*
  12. Apr 20: three models, three shoots, any age group/race welcome, casual to dressy.
    1. Must arrive clean face and hair and do makeup (or have styled) in studio.
  13. May 4: BOOKED three models (3 shoots), ages 14-19, wardrobe casual to dressy
  14. May 18: three models (3 shoots), age 35+, wardrobe casual to dressy – 1 Shoot still available
  15. May 25: BOOKED two models (2 shoots), any age, corporate wardrobe. We’ll be focusing on the corporate headshot only.
  16. Jun 1: BOOKED one model, age 30-40, casual wardrobe for an outdoors shoot
  17. Jun 22: three models (3 shoots); age 50+, wardrobe upscale casual to dressy
  18. Jun 29: BOOKED two models (2 shoots); age 30+, light colored/ethereal wardrobe
  19. Jul 6: BOOKED two models (2 shoots), age 18-35, three outfits ranging from casual to dressy
  20. Jul 13: BOOKED two models (2 shoots), age 25-40, wardrobe for beauty shot only (so comfortable pants and a few different necklines/textures)
  21. Jul 20: BOOKED four models (1 shoot), ages 30+, wardrobe upscale casual to professional
  22. Aug 3: three models (3 shoots), male, ages 25+, professional casual – 1 Shoot still available

Brittney & Chris Engagement {Asheville Engagement and Wedding Photography}

If I said Brittney and Chris were just your everyday engaged couple, I would be lying. I’ve known them both for about 7 years now and watching how they both have grown as humans truly makes my heart smile. When Brittney called me a few weeks ago about scheduling engagement pictures, I went through the roof! I know she wanted the “Happy couple” pictures, outdoors so we definitely scheduled that and then I knew that they needed some intimate couple’s moments as well. Moody, loving, terrific! So, I also had them come in studio for some sexy and fun portraits as well. We did both shoots the same day and I couldn’t be happier about how they turned out! In fact, I’m a little proud. I had done a boudoir shoot for Brittney last fall…they do say one leads to another.  Haha!

As a photographer, I am privy to many instances that most people aren’t. I get to share in moments with them that they might normally share between just one another. Sure, we stage a few but when two people are this close, and this happy, that light shines and it is my job to capture it.

XoXo to you both! I couldn’t be happier for you!


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Are you getting married in 2014? Let’s get those engagement sessions and wedding dates on the books! 2014 dates are filling up quickly through October.  I’d love to shoot for you!

Booking Inquiries: 828-275-9932

Behind the Scenes {Asheville Glamour Photography}

Why hello there! I am having the BEST time editing all of the artwork from the Beauty marathon from last weekend, and I thought it might be a fun blog post for you to see what goes on behind the scenes. So, I brought on my assistant and her focus for the entirety of the two days was to shoot behind the scenes; hair and makeup, me shooting, she took the before shots for each of my clients (wanna see the before and afters? Check out the website, they might just blow you away!)and I simply cannot thank her enough! She was organized, motivated, fun and ON IT! Thank you Jennifer!!!



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Are you thinking of some legacy portraiture? Thinking you might just shed those last ten pounds? That is crazytalk! You are beautiful! Let’s capture you, as you are, right now.

Jessica & Adam’s Engagement Session {Asheville Wedding Photography}

One of this year’s first wedding couples, one Miss Jessica Greenberg & Mister Adam Renfro had me shoot their engagement photography over the weekend. Saturday I was biting my nails because the weather was Gaaaa-Ross!! Hey Sunday, Thanks!

When Jess and I first met we talked about what her vision for her wedding, all the particulars and then found out that Adam was a little more than uncomfortable to have his picture taken. Well, we put a stop to that! I thought they did great!

Congratulations Adam & Jess! Looking forward to your wedding in October!

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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 (
  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!!!


NC Mountain State Fair & lil Love to Boot! {Asheville NC}

Mitch and Jake are two of my most favorite people in Asheville! We’ve been friends for a long time and when we decided to enjoy the NC Mountain State Fair I couldn’t pick a better venue for their portraits! They’re both full of life, humor, a little whimsy and fun! Here are a few images from our jaunt to the Western NC Ag Center.