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Capturing once in a lifetime moments, North Carolina and beyond.




happily every after

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Hello, I am Ashanta and I'm madly in love with helping couples capture their happily ever after in photos. I am a mother of two boys and Gigi to one amazing little girl. Let's chat...

Hey, call me Shan. 

I am mother to two handsome sons and Gigi to one beautiful, spunky granddaughter. 

I believe in love. I believe in fairytales. I believe in happily ever after. I believe that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me. He has always put me in touch with the right people at the right time. 

I shoot weddings to preserve memories eternally. I appreciate the effort a bride puts into the most important day of her life and that's the story I strive to tell. When you look back at your wedding album and prints, they should reflect the very details you managed to achieve so flawlessly. 

Please, contact me to chat about your big day!

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I've been accused of being country to the core, 
 I can't argue that fact. I love sunsets on a farm.

I've been accused of being country to the core,  I can't argue that fact. I love sunsets on a farm.

Traveling!

TRAVELING!

...and cupcakes! 
Cupcakes will change the world!

...and cupcakes!
Cupcakes will change the world!

Collections starts at $2900* and include 6 hours of coverage by Ashanta Staten, edited digital images, a password protected gallery for sharing and ordering and a print release. 

*Additional collections available starting at $3900 and include 7 hours of coverage plus extras.

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Second photographer included to ensure maximum photographic opportunities.Travel not included for weddings outside of Central North Carolina, please use the contact form to inquire.

Weekday Local Elopement/Justice of Peace Wedding Collection available within 60 miles of Raleigh, NC and includes 3 hours of photography for up to 10 guests, $1000 paid in full at time of booking, along with signed electronic contract. 

International Destination Wedding Collection includes 6 hours of photography + a bonus 1 hour destination couple shoot for $1500 plus travel . 2 nights accommodations for North American and South American destinations. 4 nights for destinations on all other continents. Fee must be paid in full at time of booking, along with signed electronic contract. Travel must be booked and paid in full, not later than 30 days prior to wedding.
  

INVESTMENT

Bridal Portrait Session, 2 hours, $375*

Engagement/Couples Portrait Session, 90 minutes, $300* 

Individual Portrait Sessions, 90 minutes, $275* 

*Portrait Sessions include password protected gallery for sharing and ordering prints. Print release is included. Scheduling requires a $150 non refundable deposit, balance due at time of session. Allow 2 weeks for gallery access.

Add-on Options: Albums, Album Upgrades, Wedding Day Overtime, Prints, Wall Art, Printed 4x6 Proof Box, Second Shooter, see FAQ




Second photographer included to ensure maximum photographic opportunities.Travel not included for weddings outside of Central North Carolina, please use the contact form to inquire.

 

9-15 months as dates fill fast during peak season, occasionally a cancellation will allow for scheduling within a smaller window, just ask.

 



$1,500 non refundable deposit secures your date. Remaining balance due 14 days prior to your wedding. Credit cards are welcome via PayPal for a 3% surcharge.

FAQs



I typically shoot alone. It has worked for me for many years. In the event that you have special circumstances, I can arrange for a 2nd shooter if needed. Sometimes there is just a lot of things going on at once, if I foresee an issue when we discuss the timeline, I will advise you to consider adding a 2nd shooter. Of course I will handle all of those details if you choose to add on this option. 



Yes, I will gladly provide this for the venue upon request, please allow 3 weeks to obtain written documentation.

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Second photographer included to ensure maximum photographic opportunities.Travel not included for weddings outside of Central North Carolina, please use the contact form to inquire.

You have an amazing gift, thank you helping to document this moment. For your professionalism, thank you.  ~Mary & Larry 


Thanks for being there to capture these moments, once in a lifetime and you did it! We really are so in love with these images!  ~Reece & Khaira
 

Thanks so much for capturing these memories, your work is amazing…this is your gift!  ~Noah & April 


Thank you so much for capturing every precious moment of our wedding. You are truly phenomenal & extremely talented!! 
You helped make out day memorable. Now we can revisit our day whenever we like, because of you!!  ~Doreen & Debbie 


 Omg! This was my first photo shoot ever and I can't believe how beautiful all of the pictures are, I was so worried, I'm blown away!  ~Tasha

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