Micro Wedding + Elopement Photography

💕 😎 📸 🌿

happy, vibrant, documentary photography

with personal, one-on-one service

Hi, I'm Erika!

chillest photographer ever 😎

 

I’m a wedding, event, + family photographer born, raised, and living in northern New Jersey, but at my absolute happiest when I’m in a cabin in the woods somewhere. My husband just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary (!!!!) and we built our relationship on road trips and weekend getaways to upstate NY, eventually getting engaged and also married there.. it's our happy place. We now have three little (very silly) kids, who we’re totally obsessed with and think are the best humans ever, though we’re probably a little biased. I’m so lucky.

 

Erika Koop Photography, LLC was officially established in 2014 after I began photographing weddings and families in 2012. From 2008-2015, I worked in NYC as an event photographer and photo editor at the World Trade Center with Silverstein Properties. I graduated with honors from Muhlenberg College in 2008, double majoring in studio art and anthropology.

 

📸🌲💕⛰ 🌈🖤✨

Likes: Good food, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, watching TV, swimming, tolerance, respect, positivity, sports, art, lazy Sundays, farmers markets, being outdoors, being low maintenance, horses, puppies, naps

 

Dislikes: Conflict, cancer, humidity, being sweaty, popcorn, people who lack empathy, disorganization, not getting enough sleep, taking life too seriously, wasting time, cheesy wedding photography trends

 


WORKING WITH ME...

 

My photography is vibrant, happy, and relaxed and I want my clients photography experience to be easy-going and natural. My documentary shooting style and true-to-color editing style create timeless images that show a lot of smiles and a whole lot of happiness. As a small business, I personally handle everything beginning to end, so you'll be working with me directly through the entire process.

 

Taking beautiful, real photos is obviously the overall goal, but my highest priorities are also clear communication, organization, and comprehensive planning to provide my clients with the best possible experience and photos they envision. I strive for all my people to feel taken care of, valued, and like they are working with a friend, who has their back 100%.

 

A wedding is a celebration, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly.

Professional-Friend

While we're working together, my goal is to support you and to have your best interests in mind for your ideal wedding. I want you to feel comfortable with me around, like spending time with any other friend.

 

I'm a super easy-going person in general, so I get along with mostly anyone. I think this is especially handy for intimate weddings, I always fit right in! If you're looking for the cool, calm, and collected vibe, I'm definitely your girl.

 

I want to create incredible photos, but beyond that, I want to be as helpful and supportive as I possible can!

comprehensive SHOT LIST

For every wedding and elopement, I work closely my couples to create a detailed timeline and shot list, I always want to be totally prepared. We'll do our homework - through emails, planning calls, and online questionnaires.

 

I make sure I am super organized, have all the info and know all the VIPs. The last thing you should be doing while getting married is worrying about photography, you should just be enjoying yourselves!

Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are included in my micro wedding coverage and can also be added on to elopement coverage at a discounted rate. They're a great way for us to get to know each other and for you to get some practice in front of the camera before your wedding!

 

I like to keep sessions easy and fun, I only ask that you two enjoy each other's company and smile - I'll give you some simple direction and take care of the rest!

 

"SMILE!" - Me, every 2 seconds

Communication

The more communication the better! Once you decide to book me, I'll send an email outlining all our steps in working together - and then I'll send reminders to keep us on track and in touch throughout the process.

 

I'm always available by email if you have any questions along the way, I normally reply to emails within 24 hours. Phone/video calls can be scheduled on my online calendar whenever you need to chat!

The WEdding day

It's time to enjoy your day - and I got your back! The planning is done, I have my plan (and back up plan) and know your expectations, you just need to have fun and get married.

 

My priority is that your day runs smoothly, so you both can relax, focus on each other, and live in the moment -- that will allow your photos to be awesome and real.

All coverage Includes

Erika's talent + expertise
Planning, consultation time + venue walk-through

Comprehensive day-of timeline + shot list

 

Coverage by Erika + a 2nd photographer

Curated + edited digital JPEGs
Full sets of color + black & white images
Print-size + web-size versions

Delivery within 2 months


Online gallery for downloading, sharing + printing
Printing release

Investment

MICRO WEDDINGS

4 Hours of Coverage

1-Hour Engagement Session

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$3,000

ELOPEMENTS

2 Hours of Coverage
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$2,000

 

Pssst... I'll also send you a few sneak peek images shortly after the wedding!

ADD-ONS

If you want to treat yo' self, I also offer the following add-on services!

 

Additional hourly coverage - $500 per hour

USB Drive mailed to your home - $200

Engagement + anniversary sessions - $500

Rehearsal dinner + event coverage - $500 per hour

Travel outside of NJ + Hudson Valley areas - Varies

Albums, print products + ordering sessions - A la carte

 

See custom album options + pricing here!

$200 off all albums when purchased upon booking!

Let's ChaT

I would love to capture your day, let's talk sometime

and get to know each other better!

 

Find a time via my online calendar below

to schedule your consultation call. :)

 

Talk soon,

Erika

 

erika@erikakoop.com

201-658-8181

100% Inclusive

I am proud to support however people decide to marry! I do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status. I strive to use inclusive language, gender neutral posing and seek to celebrate diversity in all its forms.

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Erika Koop

wedding + Portrait photographer

NJ, NY, HV, ADKs + Beyond

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