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,


thank you

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

Teresa’s Sarasota Boudoir Photo Shoot {Boudoir Photographer}

Teresa is SUCH an amazing client! I cannot even tell you how grateful I am to have been able to shoot for her. She’s funny, sweet and SO friendly! We had a ball! Truly, she was a joy to work with for the Sarasota boudoir photography event.

Thank you Teresa! You are stunning and I cannot thank you enough.




Photography: Cat Ford-Coates,

Hair and Makeup: Tiara from Prestige Artists

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Teresa’s Before and After Transformation

Want to see MORE from Teresa’s Sarasota boudoir makeover and photo shoot? Check out our behind the scenes video right here!

I am a Photographer {Asheville NC}

Why do I love what I do? Why am I enthusiastic? I am a photographer. I primarily shoot beauty and boudoir portraiture for women. I also shoot portraiture for families and contract up to ten weddings per season. I love what I do. I love that I can truly show you over the course of a day exactly how bright your own light can shine. I love that this experience brings joy and self-love to each of my clients. I love that we laugh. I love that I am able to provide this amazing experience for each of you. Giving that gift to you, it brings ME joy. That is why I love what I do. That is why I am happy to get up in the mornings. That is why I love being a photographer here in Asheville. Below are some images from shoots I’ve had over this summer. Each and every one of these women inspire me. They inspire me to be a better person. They inspire me to be a better photographer, to WANT to master more of my craft. I cannot thank you enough.

Mad Love,


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The versatility in shooting for everyday women in Asheville {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

As a photographer who shoots primarily for women, I occasionally have a client that is so incredibly versatile that it blows me away. Destonie is one of those clients. She photographs as though she should have been 25 years old in the mid 70’s, her wardrobe is filled with beautiful pieces from different eras and seemingly all over the world and she is, well just gorgeous. Take a look for yourself below. She is one of those photography clients here in Asheville that gives a photographer a liiiittle bit more room for artistic expression. Thank you Destonie. Glad we could finally get together (we’ve been planning this shoot for almost a year)! Hope you love them!

Are you considering a photography session here in Asheville? I’d love to shoot for you. We’ll work together to plan the perfect shoot for our vision. We are accepting new clients for September and October of this year. Call Cat today. 828-275-9932 View more of our portfolio at the Studio 828 Photography website

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Beauty and Boudoir Photography Girl’s Day {Asheville Boudoir Photographer}

On a chilly afternoon I received a call about doing a boudoir session for two best friends, Staci and Brittney on a fun trip they had planned here in Asheville. Let me just say, I LOVE shooting girl’s days. It is always super fun and I’m tasked with capturing great portraits of not only their relationship but also of each of them individually. The transformations are usually full of laughter and OMG moments as well as gratitude. I’m given an opportunity to learn about women I otherwise would never have had a chance to meet otherwise. We’re women. We can talk about just about anything, and we usually do. Thank you Staci and Brittney, I had a fabulous day getting to know you both and I’m so glad you love your imagery as much as I do!

Thinking of a Siren Boudoir photography session in Asheville? Email or call 828-275-9932 to book your Girl’s Day!

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Girl’s Day Giveaway {Asheville Beauty and Boudoir Photography}

We have a WINNER! Congratulations Heather Meadows! I’ll be seeing you at The Secret Spa with your seven favorite ladies Very Soon!


Good Morning Ladies! I’m writing this as I wait for my flight leaving out of Asheville. I’m heading to the beautiful beaches in Sarasota Florida (happy dance!) but I wanted to touch base quickly to let everyone know about a contest Studio 828 Photography is running in partnership with The Secret Spa here in Asheville. You see, just last week we reached over 1000 likes on our Facebook business page. This of course, for any young business is a huge accomplishment and, my way of saying “thank you ” is to offer up this great contest!

Ever wanted to get your sisters, Mom, cousins, and BFF’s together for a beautiful portrait shoot? A day where you all get together for beautiful makeovers, laughter, your best outfits and photoshoots throughout the day to capture it all? Let’s DO it then!?

Winner to receive:

  • Private Girl’s Day Spa Party
  • You and 7 of your closest girlfriends!
  • Mini Makeover
  • Bubbles (of course, sheesh)
  • Group and Individual Photoshoots All around
  • Matted 5×7″ Print from the day (Additional prints and products available for purchase)
  • $50.00 Credit towards any print package purchase

How to Enter:

Winner to be announced via Facebook on February 7th. Contest ENDS at 12:00AM (that’s midnight) on January 31st, 2014. Ladies, let’s get this party started! Have YOU entered for your chance to win? If so, have you shared the contest with your friends today?



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*Winners may not use this giveaway in conjunction with any other offers or promotions with Studio 828 Photography

So Much to be Thankful For in 2013 {Asheville Portrait Photographer}

I have been trying to write this post for about two weeks now. My head swirls with all of the topics I wanted to touch on before the end of the year; new photography promotions, being thankful, my favorite images from this year and the list goes on. The main point for this posting however is merely to express how grateful I am for this past year, how thankful I am for the opportunity to grow here in Asheville both as an entrepreneur and an artist. For those of you that have worked with Studio 828 Photography, THANK YOU! I would not be on this path without you and I cherish each of you, as clients and as friends. I have some really fun, divalicious new promotions coming for 2014 and I cannot wait to share them with you!

I am thankful, humbly and graciously. I have had wonderful adventures this year! Opportunities to travel up and down the eastern seaboard from Florida to Manhattan (I am a “half back” after-all).  I have been lucky enough to shoot for some of my favorite people and reconnect with friends I haven’t seen for a decade! To celebrate wonderful new chapters in their lives and to help some come out of their shells and remember that they too are wonderful, beautiful souls that deserve the light and care that these photography sessions bring to you and in turn developed wonderful friendships along the way.

Thank you Asheville. YOU truly have blessed me.



Some of my Favorite Images from 2013

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Thank you Jennifer Burrell for capturing this moment!
Probably my favorite image of New York. Thank you iPhone!
Probably my favorite image of New York. Thank you iPhone!

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Always ask for a Before & After transformation

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Amelia & Warren taking a moment for some laughs

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Their laughter is contagious!!

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No really, he’s GOT this!

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She’s got my heart!
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You always have a good time at frannys farm!

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