• 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.

So, you hired (or are thinking about hiring) a professional photographer for your portrait session to capture the beautiful images you always envisioned hanging above your couch or fireplace. What a perfect spot you have to display these captures.

BUT! It can be tricky!! Often it is very hard to “see” how a photo will look in a certain place. What can get especially challenging is choosing the correct size. If you have a nice big wall, a little 8×10 looks lost. Completely lost! You want your photographs make an impact, make a presence…. With a clever choice of size and/or putting together the right combination of a group of photos, you can achieve that. Which brings me to another important point: photo groupings. What a fun way to display many images at once. If well done, groupings have as much impact as individual larger prints.  The options are endless, but again, for many it can be a challenge.

This is where I, as your photographer, come in to finish my job to your full satisfaction. As a part of my services I will help you during your Viewing and Ordering Session to choose the best options for your wall display of your selected photographs.

Below are some examples of how the size of a print on a wall can indeed have a very different impression and appeal. I am also including several examples of photo groupings and what kind of presence they make.  You be the judge.

Wall photo display in 8x10 size.

Here is an example of a large space with a small 8×10 print, which looks completely lost.

Wall photo display in 30x40 size.

Now, this 30×40 print makes an instant impact, doesn’t it?

Wall photo display grouping in 20x30 and 16x20 size.

Here is an example of a grouping. The sizes are 20×30 and 16×20.

Wall photo display of framed group of images in 11x14 size.

A group of 3 framed 11×14 photos with a 2″ mat and 1″ molding. Again, makes a statement.

Wall photo display of four 20x20 images.

Here is a popular quad grouping of 20×20 images. Beautiful!

Wall photo triptych display in 16x24 size.

And last, but not least, is a lovely vertical 16×24 triptych.



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I am finally blogging about this adorable family who contacted me for their maternity/ family session in the fall. They knew they were expecting a baby boy and when I finally have this time to write this post, you guessed it, they had their baby. I’ve already shot their newborn session and will share images from it very soon.

We met at the Arboretum on a lovely fall day, and as you can see from the images below, the fall colors were at their peak.


Please take a moment and check out more of my maternity work in my Asheville Maternity Photographer photo gallery.

Interested to see another full session? Please take a look at an Urban maternity session from downtown Asheville on my blog.

A fall family portrait at the Arboretum in Asheville, NC.An expecting mom during an outdoor family/ maternity at the Asheville Arboretum.Expecting couple sitting down during their materniy/family session at the Arboretum. The Big Sister
A sweet girl in pink dress photographed at the Asheville Arboretum.Mom and daughter sitting on the ground together surrounded by fall leaves in Asheville, NC.
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This year’s fall mini sessions at the Asheville Arboretum turned out to be quite interesting. The beautiful fall colors were teeming in the trees that weekend, but the weather, ugh, was uncooperative. On Friday evening a cold front decided to visit western North Carolina and the lovely weather which had been in charge was replaced with a wet cold mess. For the rest of the weekend, the weather didn’t improve. Unfortunately, and for one reason or another, two of the scheduled families were unable to reschedule their mini session. So, we had to make the most of it. We met at the Arboretum and proceeded to shoot in between the rain drops switching between scenes and peeking at the radar hoping for a break. They were fantastic! They braved the trying conditions and I’m betting you can’t tell of those images below which were ignoring the rain. This is to show you how even perceptually raw, uninviting conditions can’t ruin a shoot. When we have will, we find a way.

Fall family portrait at the Arboretum.A baby walking in front of his parents during their fall mini session at the Arboretum.A mom with her two girls holding tight in Asheville, NC.Fall shoot at the Arboretum.A close up of a boy in a blue sweater.Brothers standing back to back surrounded by fall colors at the Asheville Arboretum.Beautiful fall colors surrounding mom and her two girls.Fall portrait in Asheville, NC.Family portrait taken during Fall mini sessions at the Asheville Arboretum.

Here you can see last year’s Fall mini sessions.

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Over time a lot of my go-to locations for family and other sessions had been turned into schools, shopping plazas and other developments. This is why I am always looking for new interesting areas to use and the spot for the photos here is one such new location. It is a place I have been eyeing for quite some time now. It’s in Asheville and not necessarily a place many people would consider for their family photography session. As I always do, I test drove this new location with one of my girls and knew immediately I found a great one. The fall colors were in full bloom and the setting sun in the background along with the open sky in front provided the perfect light. A lot of great texture is always a welcome.

It was such a beautiful day for the A. family session, despite the wind picking up as the evening approached. Little Daphne was all smiles and in a very joyful mood. When cold, she cuddled even tighter with mom or dad who were only happy to cuddle back.

A family of three close together surrounded by beautiful colors taken by timeless Asheville family photographer Lenka Hattaway.Lovely family photos in Asheville. Mother and father both kissing their daughter.Family having fun swinging their daughter.Father holding his daughter while crouching down.Couple stadning together, woman standing behind the man and wrapping his hands around him.
Photo of dad kissing Daphne has become a tradition during their each photo session. Here is one from this shoot.
Father holding his daughter in his arms and kissing her on her cheek. Naturally lit photo in Asheville, NC.
A hug mom is always a good thing!
Mom nad her daughter hugging surrounded by greenery in a park setting in Asheville.A portrait of a little girl smiling at the camera.

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Another session at the Biltmore Estate! Besides the lovely gardens and the Biltmore house itself, I really enjoy the large open spaces the grounds have to offer. The areas with not so perfectly manicured grass and trees blocking the afternoon sun are the perfect stage for children to run free and have fun without bumping into crowds of people. They give me a lot of room to work with which is my preferred style.

I enjoyed playing with the B. family during their photo session. They were dancing, hugging and definitely doing a lot of tickling. They brought a lot of laughter into the Biltmore that evening!

Family photo by the lake at the Biltmore Estate by Timeless Asheville Family Photographer Lenka Hattaway. The Biltmore House is in teh background.A family posing during a family photo session at the Biltmore Estate.A sweet baby close up being held by her momA couple stadning close together, cheek to cheek, on the Biltmore Estate property.Mom and daughter holding hands and looking at each other on the lawn of the Biltmore Estate grounds.Two siblings, boy and a girl, dancing together by the lake of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC.Black and white close up photo of two sistersDad surrounded by his children sitting on a rock by the lake at Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

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