“Prepare yourselves for the top of the line photographer! Hiring Athena to be the photographer at our wedding was not only the smoothest process in preparing for our wedding, but her work and professionalism completely exceeded my expectations. She is delightful to work with, very caring, and extremely talented. Her website speaks for itself with her artistic touch and meticulous attention to detail. She truly captures the very intimate subtleties in nearly every moment. It’s also worth mentioning that she has a special talent- engaging with her clients. Somehow, in a matter of minutes, she is able to pick up on the bride and groom’s personality and really work with them to maximize the authenticity of each shot. All first impressions aside, I was completely blown away that she prepared ALL of the wedding picture in about two weeks. Athena was so amazing that we will contact her for future occasions and we will recommend her to everyone we can. If you are looking for an artistic array of photos, a reliable and easy person to work with, and someone who truly captures YOU in the moments you’ll want to remember, Athena is the photographer. We honestly are 100+% satisfied with our decision to hire her. She really made our day even more special! Thanks, Athena!!!”
“I’ve known Athena for years but would not have hired her had I not also been hugely impressed with her work, which anyone can see is outstanding. My wife and I got married in Los Angeles but decided we’d fly Athena down and put her up for the weekend to have her shoot our wedding. It was well worth it.Coordinating everything was much easier than I expected and Athena did a great job of making the travel work. On the day of our wedding, she showed up early and worked energetically the entire rest of the day. We planned a small wedding and did not have a lot of help on hand, and Athena went well above and beyond her photographer duties to help coordinate and keep everything on schedule, while still making sure to capture all the little moments along the way. My wife later said that she would not have made it through the day without Athena’s assistance, reassurance, and professionalism.As expected, Athena’s work was top-notch. We gave her some challenging lighting situations and a pretty tight schedule in which to capture images of us, our families, and all our friends. She was always ready to step up to the challenge, and her suggestions along the way were invaluable. We hadn’t planned to go to Union Station as we didn’t think we’d have time, but Athena suggested we just go for it and it resulted in some of the best shots of the entire day.Finally, Athena went above and beyond and stayed late to capture the first hour or so of our after-party when a large number of friends and family who weren’t part of our ceremony arrived. Having pictures of all those people was really important to us, so it was great that Athena was willing to be flexible with how we spread her time out with a break in the middle — and then stayed late even on top of that. I would highly recommend Athena to anyone considering her. ”
It poured on my wedding day. 10% chance of rain, and it POURED.
What does this have to do with Athena? Lots. Because of her talent, kindness, and determination, I have beautiful, heartfelt photos from my wedding day.I found Athena 6 months before my big day, when the thought of finding a photographer was overwhelming to me. So much is at stake - these are your wedding photos, your memories. A lot to think about. After a phone call with Athena I felt at peace. I knew she understood what I wanted, and my engagement photo shoot proved this. The lighting was perfect, the scenery fit, and we have lovely photos.Fast forward to May 26th, and life said "This ain't gonna go your way". I had spent a year preparing for an outdoor vintage affair. Complete with a custom stage my musician husband would play on, numerous homemade details, outdoor seating, dancing under the stars. Yadda yadda yadda. Then the rain came and it all changed.Athena was a photographer extraordinaire, and made sure to photograph everything. When the day distracted me she was right there to remind me she still needed to photograph the wedding party, bride and groom, etc. She knew what could happen - chaos, and a bride with 2 decent shots. She didn't let that happen, and her persistence (a theme that day) paid off. I now have a plethora of wedding photos to fill my home, and heart. My husband and I weren't sure what would come of the day, but we were wowed by the results.I can't recommend her enough. Hire her for her talent. Hire her for her spirit. Don't think you need to look elsewhere. "
Life is an adventure, and so is your love! Elopements can be a creative and adventurous expression of who you are. I've photographed some of the most special moments during an elopement and in some pretty amazing places too. If you're looking for a simple way to tie the knot but also for something memorable- this may be the perfect option for you. I have a fully customizable elopment package.
Wedding packages range from 6 hours to full day coverage. Most packages have the option of two photographers, and all of them include a print credit. ( I believe that holding something tangible at the end of the day is very important!) I also offer a variety of albums and each package comes with a custom USB drive with High Resolution carefully edited images with printing rights.
I always welcome an artistic collaboration! I love shooting product/fashion/alternative projects as a way to keep fresh with an ever changing industry, and to keep my creative juices alive. I've worked on a variety of projects over the years- everything from helping to build model portfolios, executive headshots for publication, author profiles, rebranding projects, interior and architectural photography, and environmental portraiture.