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Hello I am Ashanta, call me Shan. I am a mother and a Gigi. I laugh loud and cry softly. I love outdoors... walking, hiking, mountains and beaches. I choose couples, elopements and weddings because they allow me to laugh and they allow me to cry and quite frankly, they allow me to eat cake! Let's chat...

My truths, I am a believer. I believe in love, I believe in happily ever after and I believe in God. My faith is strong, because it has been tested. I trust God, and understand that my beliefs may not be yours and that is okay. 

Every loss is a lesson. The loss of my oldest son in September of 2017 is devastating, but I know there is a lesson, I am open and willing to learn the lesson, even though I can't see it right now. Tomorrow is not promised, so I will focus on living today.

I strictly capture couples, and weddings, this allows me to focus solely on capturing love.  Preserving memories to produce images that could easily grace the pages of a magazine is my goal. I appreciate the effort put into the most important day of your 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. 

If you are madly in love and know that quality far exceeds quantity...I'd love to be your wedding photographer. Click here!




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



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

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

Most couples average about $3800 for full day coverage.

*Custom collections available

happily every after

intimate | organic | romantic | timeless


I am the photographer for madly in love couples who know that quality far exceeds quantity.

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Collections start with eight hours of photography coverage. If your needs require more or less coverage, I'd be happy to provide you a custom quote. 

But A Moment Photography takes on a limited number of weddings per year, allowing couples to have the best experience possible.


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Engagement sessions are within 60 miles of Raleigh, NC, these are not transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit. You can add one on to the base collection if you'd like.

A non-refundable reservation fee of $500 secures your date. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to your wedding. Credit cards are welcome and payment plans are available upon request.

You will definitely have better images if you do! I'm a pescatarian, so generally a vegetarian meal will be just fine, unless you're having seafood, then that'll work. I usually eat in the kitchen while you are eating, since no one wants pictures of themselves eating.


Absolutely, the cost is $750 for the 8 hour day, the second photographer is typically a meat eater.

Yes, always and without exception.

Waiting is no fun, so I will have you a sneak peek within 48 hours and full gallery in 6 weeks tops!

There are so many weddings submitted for feature and publication every day, I wish I could make that guarantee! Some things that could increase your chances...details, details, details! Blogs and publishers love details!

How about an engagement session?

How do I reserve my date / What's the fee schedule / Do you accept credit cards?

Do we have to feed you?

Can we add a second photographer? 

Do you have backup equipment?

How long does it take me to get my images?

Will my wedding be published?

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

Undoubtedly the nicest person I have ever met...she has an amazing talent and can feel your energy! ~Scott & Brittany


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I will get back to you within 48 hours.  If you don't hear from me 
by then please check your spam, or email me directly at ashanta@butamomentphotography.com

I look forward to 
getting your message!

I will get back to you 
within 48 hours.  

If you don't hear from me 
by then please check your spam, or email me directly at ashanta@butamomentphotography.com