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Tana: "I cannot say enough about Athena and Empiria Studios to adequately explain how AMAZING she is. She first shot my brother's wedding, then we hired her to do my sister's wedding, and this summer she photographed my own wedding. My only regret is that I am now out of siblings and we don't have another wedding for her to photograph!! She is an incredible human being, she has an unmatched talent for seeing light, shadow and architecture, and she is able to capture emotions of the day that many other talented artists couldn't. She loves what she does, she loves her clients, and she truly cares. Book her!! Thank you, Athena for everything!"
Heather: "Empiria was such a joy to work with. From the start of the planning process and through the big day, the Empiria team greeted all requests and questions with a smile and sense of ease that was tremendously appreciated. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Although it appeared that things “just happened”… we know it was our coordinator who constantly ensured behind the scenes that the day was flawless. Empiria exceeded all expectations and constantly went above and beyond. The day truly could not have happened without them!"
Rachel: "Athena is amazing and so wonderful to work with, she is truly a joy to be around. Not only does she do and amazing job capturing the most beautiful photos, moments and emotions she went above and beyond by ensuring everything on our wedding day stayed on track for time while not rushing anything! She was a great resource for so many of my wedding related questions to the moments coming up to our engagement session and the wedding. She is very organized and her communication is exceptional. She also was SO prompt with getting our photos back to us, and she had some amazing sneak peaks posted the DAY of our wedding! We were a bit nervous for our engagement photo session as we have never been the center of attention but Athena made us feel so comfortable! She also did a great job knowing exactly what shots to take and did this in a timely manner! We absolutely love all of our engagement and wedding photos, I am having such a hard time picking which ones to print! 10/10 I would highly recommend Athena for any of your photography needs!"
Erica: "Okay, not many people would say that they've been waiting their whole wedding just to be able to write a review about Athena and Empiria Studios - that just goes to show literally how amazing Athena is!! From the moment we met Athena, she was genuinely enthusiastic about learning more about our relationship journey, our vision for our wedding, and how we envisioned our photos to turn out. Neither my partner and I are huge camera people and the day of our engagement shoot, she showed up with a playlist of ALL our favorite songs, made sure that there was no one else nearby so we could be comfortable and shot THE most beautiful sunrise photos in a flower garden for us. We've been incredibly lucky to have her shoot not just one, but two of our weddings because of COVID-19 and can confidently say that she shoots both intimate (our first wedding) and large (our second wedding) celebrations equally well. No detail is over looked and she has a knack for capturing photos that when you look back on it, the memories and emotions of the day rush back to you like no time has passed. Athena is truly spectacular and we couldn't say enough good things about her! But the last thing to note, while she is an immensely talented photographer, she is an even better human that shows up ready to welcome and love everyone one (no matter their background). We had several cultures coming together for our wedding day and she navigated the day with ease, fitting in no problem, and taking everything in stride Athena would be my first photographer of choice, hands down, every time."
Hannah: "I was lucky enough to come into contact with Athena for a photoshoot prior to my wedding, so by the time I got engaged, I knew I already had one big decision out of the way! Athena is so sweet and easy to work with. My husband is incredibly uncomfortable in front of the camera - Athena went out of her way to make pictures take as little or as long as we wanted them to. We celebrated our 6 month anniversary this week and I'm still giddy looking at our wedding pictures (and engagement pics for that matter!). She's also super professional - communicative throughout the wedding planning process, sending tips & tricks for makeup/outfits/etc, and asking all the right questions so that every special moment is captured. The fact that she is kind and caring is icing on the cake! We couldn't be more pleased and can't wait to work with her in the future for family/home photos."
Sami: "If you're looking for someone who will creatively capture every single detail and moment, as well as every candid smile, laugh and tear on your wedding day, Athena of Empiria Studios is your gal! We absolutely LOVED having Athena as our wedding photographer. Not only does her work speak for itself, but her upbeat/positive attitude, spunk and calming nature truly did wonders to all of our nerves and excitement the day of and prior to. On top of her awesome personality, Athena is also very proactive, organized and adaptable, and she made the entire planning experience such a breeze (even during COVID!). We were super impressed with the timeliness of our several sneak peaks, and also, how prompt she got us our entire wedding album! Athena was a true joy to work with and get to know, and we look forward to having her capture future moments/occasions. Now go check out her website, view her work and hire her - that’s exactly what we did - I promise you won’t regret it!"
Paulette: "Where do I even begin? 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. All of our friends and family, particularly in the wedding party made so many comments about how great the photographers were. I had no idea someone could truly capture the entire day so beautifully. My family and I will be asking Athena for photography work in the near future and for years to come."