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i'm Aja. 

I grew up in a family obsessed with memories. A grandpa with a video camera on his shoulder at every family gathering. A dad who recorded his dad's tall tales to save his voice for future generations. A grandma who saved every scrap of art her grandkids created up until the day she passed. Framed family recipes, hand built hope chests and pillows made of old sweatshirts are the type of gifts I received from my family growing up. Still to this day, when I visit my hometown, there's always a photo album getting pulled out so we can feel that liquid gold feeling of "the good ol' days" flow over us. 

But then, when I got married, I realized not everyone grew up with that luxury of endless candid memories.  That's when I knew I had to provide a way to create that liquid gold experience, that feeling of home, of peace in your every day life, for every human I could get in front of my camera.... 

...and I hope you're the next beautiful face I see. 

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I'm a 2w3 ennegram meanning i care DEEPLY about your wedding day. There's not a dance floor in the world I've met that I haven't spent all night on. If I could eat a diet consisting of only french fries, sprinkle donuts and hard kombucha (and not die), I absolutely would. I'm a girly-tom boy... meaning I love to dress up but I'm also not afraid to skin my knees playing a sport. On your wedding day, this translates into me dressing the part, but also not afraid to lay on a soaking wet ground to get the shot.

If I'm not behind the camera, I'm most likely getting my hands dirty with some kind of planting or yard work, loving on my 5 (!!) animals or making up some ridiculous game with my husband Alex.


A bit more about me

My name is Aja (pronounced like Asia) and I was born and raised in South Bend, IN. I moved to North Carolina about 8 years ago, and I've lived in the Hickory area for almost 4 years after buying my first home! I'm a type 2w3 enneagram. Which to you means I care deeply about each and every detail you've put into planning your day and I feel each wedding day as if it is my own.

I live for the little things in life. I love hand written letters and getting cards in the mail, I love the smell of outside just before it rains and I love witnessing the little, every day interactions that make life worth living like: a dad teaching his daughter to throw a baseball or a couple flirting with each other in the grocery store. These little moments are the inspiration behind my photography style on your wedding day, the tiny interactions we don't realize we want to hold onto forever until they're already gone. That's my super power.  


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fun facts

I've known my husband since I was in 3rd grade. We were neighbors and best friends first :) 

My mental + physical health are a huge priority for me. I can't take care of you fully on your wedding day, if I can't take care of myself.

My go-to adult beverage is a spicy margarita.
Extra salt please.

I'm afraid of worms.
Dramatic, I know. 

photo by: olson design photography

"First off, you’re here because you’ve already seen Fur & Lace’s photos, they’re amazing! Most importantly Aja is awesome! She’s fun, energetic, will fit in with any crowd and will make you feel at ease. She just recently photographed our wedding (November 2021) and she ran the show. We had a large wedding party and Aja orchestrated the group like a professional. She was able to capture every moment and had sent us sneak peaks within a few days. We are extremely pleased with how every photo has turned out and plan to recommend Fur & Lace Photography to all of our friends and family. 10/10 will be working with her again!!!"

alyssa + kyle | November 2021

"Aja is like the best friend I didn't know I was missing. It feels as if she knows what I am thinking/envisioning, even if I can't fully describe it myself, and brings it to life. She's taken my wild ideas and ran with them, capturing the moments that felt truly real and genuine. She's not afraid to get down and dirty, have a great time, and just laugh along with you. She captures the intimate moments and the moments when we're living our best lives laughing our heads off. Her photos are gorgeous, perfectly captured, and she always seems to just understand us as a couple and individually."

sydney + elliot | Couples session 2020 + 2021

"When anyone has asked us who the most important vendor was from our wedding, we have said Aja hands down. Not only were the photos we received from her INCREDIBLE, but she also took the time to check on us personally through the day and made sure to steal us away so we could take a breather if we even looked a bit overwhelmed. She cares about the people she works with. She is thoughtful and kind, hilarious and relatable and absolutely amazing at what she does. You can tell that she 100% loves what she does through her photos because they are so intimate and personal. Working with Aja is not just working with a professional photographer who will give you excellent photos you will cherish forever, but it’s a confidence booster, you’ll gain a new friend, and she will make your wedding or photo session fun and stress-free."

faith + austin | October 2019

Aja is a dream to work with. She has captured so many significant moments for our family beginning with our engagement photos. Aja shot our wedding, our move to our new home, our first baby announcement and most recently our maternity photos. It's a different kind of appreciation that you develop for your photographer when you realize they are not just documenting milestones but celebrating them with you. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful for Aja, her talent, her outgoing personality and her kindness. 10/10 recommend working with Aja.

katrina + chris | 2020, 2021 + 2022

Working with Aja was absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else there to capture our wedding. We both felt so comfortable and at ease with her. Not to mention every. single. photo. is. INCREDIBLE. She is officially our forever photographer. 

ally + devin | september 2021

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"First off, you’re here because you’ve already seen Fur & Lace’s photos, they’re amazing! Most importantly Aja is awesome! She’s fun, energetic, will fit in with any crowd and will make you feel at ease. She just recently photographed our wedding (November 2021) and she ran the show. We had a large wedding party and Aja orchestrated the group like a professional. She was able to capture every moment and had sent us sneak peaks within a few days. We are extremely pleased with how every photo has turned out and plan to recommend Fur & Lace Photography to all of our friends and family. 10/10 will be working with her again!!!"

alyssa + kyle | November 2021

"Aja is like the best friend I didn't know I was missing. It feels as if she knows what I am thinking/envisioning, even if I can't fully describe it myself, and brings it to life. She's taken my wild ideas and ran with them, capturing the moments that felt truly real and genuine. She's not afraid to get down and dirty, have a great time, and just laugh along with you. She captures the intimate moments and the moments when we're living our best lives laughing our heads off. Her photos are gorgeous, perfectly captured, and she always seems to just understand us as a couple and individually."

sydney + elliot | Couples session 2020 + 2021

"When anyone has asked us who the most important vendor was from our wedding, we have said Aja hands down. Not only were the photos we received from her INCREDIBLE, but she also took the time to check on us personally through the day and made sure to steal us away so we could take a breather if we even looked a bit overwhelmed. She cares about the people she works with. She is thoughtful and kind, hilarious and relatable and absolutely amazing at what she does. You can tell that she 100% loves what she does through her photos because they are so intimate and personal. Working with Aja is not just working with a professional photographer who will give you excellent photos you will cherish forever, but it’s a confidence booster, you’ll gain a new friend, and she will make your wedding or photo session fun and stress-free."

faith + austin | October 2019

Aja is a dream to work with. She has captured so many significant moments for our family beginning with our engagement photos. Aja shot our wedding, our move to our new home, our first baby announcement and most recently our maternity photos. It's a different kind of appreciation that you develop for your photographer when you realize they are not just documenting milestones but celebrating them with you. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful for Aja, her talent, her outgoing personality and her kindness. 10/10 recommend working with Aja.

katrina + chris | 2020, 2021 + 2022

Working with Aja was absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else there to capture our wedding. We both felt so comfortable and at ease with her. Not to mention every. single. photo. is. INCREDIBLE. She is officially our forever photographer. 

ally + devin | september 2021

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