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Athena Hays Empiria Studios

Hello! I’m Athena.

I’m a big dreamer and whole hearted lover (as seen by me and this baby goat). I’ve been a creative soul for as long as I could hold a crayon, and a photographer since high school. Filling my days with excitement and love is the absolute best!! I dance in the kitchen alone, am obsessed with farm animals, and enjoy jigsaw puzzles with a big glass of wine.

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Planning a wedding? I’d love to talk to you all about your plans and visions over drinks, coffee, or ice cream! My treat!