kind words from clients

MN engagement photos

"Something I'll treasure forever"

ARIELLE: "My mom and sisters were not worried about capturing all of the dresses, and they could focus on relaxing and playing with accessories (and drinking champagne) with me. Athena is super timely, she had all of these in a digital album to me before a dress store even called me back! Athena captured that moment where my mom started crying, which is something I’ll treasure forever! I would hire her for every single wedding event...because really... it’s an entire year of events, and she captures every emotion leading up to the wedding, in addition to totally slaying the wedding itself."

Molly: "I love your joy! You made us feel like the most special couple on the planet, and I think that passion for your job translated into the quality of our photos. I had several favorites, but I am always drawn to the ones with big smiles because happiness is always contagious, I think!"

Minnesota Wedding Photographer

"A dream to work with"

Emily: "Empiria Studios was a dream to work with. She is calm, collected and very professional. I have a large family (9 siblings!) and was so impressed with how Athena got to know many of them throughout the day, helped corral them all for photos, and managed to capture little moments when they weren't watching. For our family, pictures can be a huge and sometimes stressful/exhausting ordeal, but Athena's ability to keep everything moving quickly and efficiently made it so much easier -- we were actually ahead of schedule all day! Aside from that, she has a stellar personality and makes the day fun and exciting. By the end of the night my entire family was raving about her and asking for her contact information. She's extremely talented and I would highly recommend her, especially to anyone like me who appreciates natural light photography. Athena is great at it."

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"Her personality instantly relaxes you"

Amber: "Athena is such a fun person to work with! The moment we met with her at caribou, we knew she had to be our photographer. She works so well with the whole bridal party, everyone loved her! The work she does is purely amazing. Extremely easy to work with, responds to emails quickly, she goes above and beyond to make sure she gets the pictures you want."

Katie: "We were looking for clean, crisp, vibrant photos that didn’t look too posed or staged. Athena’s photos stood out to us immediately and when we met her for coffee we knew we found the one. Her personality instantly relaxes you and makes you feel comfortable, she connects with you on a level I didn’t think was possible. No questions asked, you need to have her. Period."

Minnesota Wedding Photographer

"One of the best decisions I made"

Paulette: From the moment we met Athena, she immediately won us over. Her sweet personality and energetic vibe was just what we were looking for when it came to our wedding photographer. The photos are stunning. I had no idea someone could truly capture the entire day so beautifully. If there’s one piece of advice I have for you soon-to-be-brides out there: reach out to Athena with Empiria Studios. You won’t be sorry. It was one of the best decisions I made throughout 2017.

Kathryn: "We were looking for someone who captured informal, genuine moments as well as someone a little more modern and less traditional. We really felt like she had good flare and a down to earth approach. Athena lead the shoot but also was sensitive to feelings."