Hi! I'm Erica...
and I am a wedding photojournalist. Unlike most documentary-style photographers, I actually have a background in photojournalism.
I enrolled in college as a young artist where I learned how to create and critique art, which would later become the foundation for my photography career. After graduating in 2008, I took an internship as a photojournalist at The Valley News Dispatch--now known as Trib Total Media--where I fell in love with visual storytelling. After working for newspapers for 8 years while shooting weddings on the weekends, I am pleased to say that I am documenting weddings and portraiture full time since 2015.
My appreciation for art taught me composition and awareness to light, and the skills I developed as a photojournalist trained me to document candid moments with ease. I combine these elements in fun ways to help you relax in front of the camera and capture your personality, not stiff poses. If you don't know what you're doing--that's okay!! I have a few tricks to help get you "in the moment."
In addition to beautiful candid portraits of yourselves, I also look for the little moments to tell the story of your day. Whether that is a photo of your flower girls giggling in the back of the church, detail shots of macaroni art hanging on your fridge from your in-home lifestyle family session, or a candid portrait of yourself with a huge laugh with nose wrinkles from your high school senior session.
I reside in Cabot, Pennsylvania near Saxonburg in Butler County but I am willing to travel to document your milestone event, whatever it may be. Be sure to check out my blog (linked here) to view my most recent work. I try to update my blog once a week. Feel free to add me on social media as well! I love getting to know my clients on a personal level.