I’m a wedding + portrait photographer born, raised, and living in the suburbs of New Jersey, but at my absolute happiest when I’m in a cabin in the woods somewhere. My husband and I built our relationship on road trips and weekend getaways to New York state, eventually getting engaged and also married in New York.. so, basically, I *HEART* NY. 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.
My photography is relaxed, fun, and happy and I 100% believe that’s how a couple should be on their wedding day. My documentary shooting style and true-to-color editing style create images that show what your wedding day really looked like - a lot of smiles, a lot of happiness. The way I see it - make it official, take some awesome pictures, then celebrate accordingly. I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years and will never get tired of documenting each and every way couples decide to marry - you do you, I'm here for it!
While we're working together, my goal is to support you and to have your best interests in mind for your perfect wedding or elopement. 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!
For every wedding and elopement, I work closely my couples to create a detailed timeline and shot list, even if its simply an hour or two of coverage. We'll do our homework - through emails, planning calls, walk-throughs, 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 sessions are included in my micro wedding coverage, because 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 the wedding day.
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
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 calls can be scheduled on my online calendar as needed and, on days we're meeting or shooting, I'll be available by text too.
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 and be connected. And, of course, that the photos are awesome and real.
Erika’s talent + experience
Planning and consultation time + venue walk-through
Detailed day-of timeline + shot list
Curated + edited digital JPEGs
Delivery within 6-8 weeks
Full sets of color + black & white images
Print-ready + web-ready versions
Online gallery for sharing + printing
USB with digital images mailed to your home
If you want to treat yo' self, I also offer the following add-on services!
Additional hourly coverage
Additional event coverage
Custom designed heirloom albums
Travel outside of NJ + Hudson Valley areas
4 Hours of Coverage
1-Hour Engagement Session
$550 per hour
Pssst... I'll also send you a few sneak peek images shortly after the wedding!
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. :)
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.
wedding photography in New Jersey
NJ, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks + Beyond
Wedding + Engagement Photographer
NJ, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks + Beyond