Hi! I’m Pat Shrader, a photographer based in Mills River, North Carolina. Mills River is nestled between Asheville, NC and Hendersonville, NC. I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and absolutely love living in Appalachia.
I have been an active photographer for years. I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC). I’m currently working on the Certified Professional Photographer certification and Master of Photographer degree offered through these nationally recognized programs. I have worked for the local newspaper as a sports photojournalist, landscape artist, and a family & senior photographer. These activities are chronicled as a part of my main site: www.BlueRidgeExpressions.com.
The Mountain Allure brand builds on this work, showcasing my boudoir, glamour, and model work. I enjoy helping people look their best, and I have built a network of incredible hair & makeup artists to support these photo styles. I love creating things, and I will work extra hard to make your vision come alive.
I would love to work with you! Please reach out and find me here: