My name is Athena. I’m just a girl who tends to see best with my eyes closed. I am a storyteller, a hopeless romantic, a tattoo addict, a mother, a knitter, and a perpetual optimist. I love fashion, styling, and clean, curated design. I get lost in literature and have a soft spot for cold days and hot coffee.  

I could go on to tell you how I love the smell of autumn and a good pinot noir, or how I prefer the beauty of chaos over ugly perfection. I could tell you how I’m not your typical photographer, that I don’t shoot what I see – I aim to capture what I feel. I could write a million things that sound like every other about page you’ve ever read. But I don’t want to do that. Because this isn’t about me.

i am athena

This is all about you.

It’s about your life – real, authentic, uninhibited – being lived out loud in front of my lens. It’s about telling your story and creating images that matter. It’s about kindness and grace and spontaneity and humor. It’s about love, and laughter and scrunched up noses and hugs that linger.

I believe wholeheartedly in living a life less ordinary. In chasing after dreams with wild and ferocious abandon. I believe that life isn’t very pretty at times but it is always remarkably beautiful. But most importantly, I believe that being a photographer (documenting people and love and stories and life) isn’t about perfection or planning or poses. It’s the messy and mundane stuff that matters. It’s everything unplanned and spontaneous. The truest beauty – the heart of your story – exists not only in what we see. But in everything we feel.

My heart – and my camera – would be honored to document it for you.

                                                                                  (photo by jen woodruff)

I’m currently booking 2015 – and would be thrilled to document your story.
Wedding collections from $3500, portraits from $500. Contact me for more detailed pricing information.