• Welcome! I am an Asheville area custom portrait photographer specializing in fun filled, colorful and stylish maternity, newborn, children and family photography. With me you can relax and enjoy the moment and let me do all the work of capturing memories and creating art for your home. Art not just beautifying your walls and making your home more inviting, but reminding you each and every day of how much love can be found within those walls.

Even if aspect ratio is an unfamiliar term to you, you are probably well aware of its effect. Has it ever happened to you that you had a photo with great framing and composition, decided to print it only to realize part of your image will be missing or even worse you are about to chop an arm? What is going on? Aspect ratio is to blame!

Aspect ratio (crop ratio) simply describes the relationship between the width and height of an image. It is the measurement of photograph’s long side to the short side. Most cameras produce photographs in a 3:2 aspect ratio. What it means is that the long side is 1.5 times longer than the short side. This ratio will produce a 4×6 print and larger sizes (8×12, 16×20) in the same ratio. But when we want to print the same photo in, let’s say, 8×10, which is a different ration (5:4), part of the photo will be cropped. Yes, a piece of the photo will be cut off. There is no way around that.

This is certainly something to be of aware when printing your own photos. Most labs (definitely the one I recommend to my clients who purchase digital files) allow you to preview and adjust your images for the desired crop without losing any limbs and heads.

Now, let’s look at some examples. Below you can see how different ratios relate to different crops of the same image. The original photo is in the 3:2 ratio.

An image explaining different cropping ratios.

Here are common crop ratios with corresponding print sizes.

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Raise your hand if you are ready for Spring. I know I am!! Even though I like to cozy up on my couch by the fire with a good book while the winter gales roar outside, I am equally ready again to enjoy the warm sunshine and hear the birds signing and my camera shutter clicking…
So, how about you and I getting together for a quick and “painless” photo session to update your family photos or quickly capture your child’s new milestone?
How about a SPRING MINI SESSION with me??!!

P.S. Spring mini sessions book very fast and there is a very limited number of spots, so please do not wait.
To hold your spot, full payment is due at the time of booking. Thank you!
Spring mini session announcement

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How about a share of my favorite images from last year? Here at Lenka Hattaway Photography 2016 has been such a great year. As an Asheville Family Photographer, I have thoroughly enjoyed the great privilege to record memories, life stages and milestones for you, my sweet clients. I cannot wait for what 2017 brings.

Lenka Hattaway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child and family photography.

Asheville Maternity Photographer | Asheville Newborn Photographer | Asheville Child Photographer | Asheville Family Photographer

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Hello again!

I am thrilled to introduce to you sweet baby boy N. His mom told me he is a very easy going child and sure enough, he was a happy-go-lucky for the whole shoot and such a pleasure to photograph! Based on mom’s desires we discussed during our pre-session consultation, we decided to shoot at the Asheville River Arts District. It has been a while since I have shot at that location and made me realize how much I love it.

Thank you, Michelle, for such a fun session.

Baby standing next to a small ladder.Sweet baby sitting in dry grass, looking at the camera, in Asheville park.A boy smiling at teh camera, stadning up.Mom holding a baby boy on her lap, both are sitting down in grass.A mom with her small boy photographed at the River Arts District in Asheville, NC.
Lenka Hattaway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child and family photography.

Asheville Maternity Photographer | Asheville Newborn Photographer | Asheville Child Photographer | Asheville Family Photographer

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