Photo Credit: Michael Calcagno

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Erika

Hello, I'm Erika! I'm a wedding + portrait photographer based in Bogota, NJ! Erika Koop Photography was officially established in 2014 and I currently run my business from my home office, so I can also be a stay-at-home-mom to two little ones. My husband, Liam, and I met in 2009 while working in NYC and we were married by October 2013!

 

I first picked up a camera in college (Muhlenberg class of '08!) and, without planning on it, have been photographing ever since. Looking back on it, soo many aspects of my life lead me to a career in photography - I've loved art since I was a kid and was always drawing or painting, took art classes all through high school, then I finally took photography courses while studying art in college. I also majored in anthropology, after studying societies and cultures, I now find weddings and their tie to traditions, religions, and current culture completely fascinating. My life experiences (the good and the bad), being an athlete, my own wedding + marriage, and being a mom, all tie into my career as a photographer - being a photographer is simply part of who I am.

 

My approach is to keep things simple and relaxed, I don't want to turn your wedding day into a photoshoot or show my clients in a way that isn't real - I want to document you being you, while still creating beautiful images.

FUN FACTS

 

I'm tall, 5'11" to be exact! It comes in super handy at weddings, especially if the couple is tall as well.

 

I've always been an athlete. I played soccer, basketball, ran track, and swam through high school. In college I was on the track team and competed in a bunch of events, but high jump was always my favorite. I also took horseback riding lessons for about 10 years, but I recently began skiing and it's definitely my new favorite sport. (Farm weddings and mountain weddings, yes please!)

 

FOOD. I eat just about everything, love trying new food, and have a major sweet tooth as well. Exploring local restaurants while traveling is always a must, especially if there's good seafood! My husband and I had an extended cocktail hour at our wedding, because mmmm.

As for that sweet tooth, chocolate chip cookies will forever and always be my favorite.. maybe more-so in the uncooked, dough form! If you choose to work with me, you can expect cookies mailed to you.

 

In my free time, spending quality time with my family is my #1 priority! You can usually find us somewhere outdoors and away from suburbia.. getaways to upstate NY, day-trips around the Hudson Valley, exploring farmers markets, state fairs or parks, wherever we can wander around with the kids and have some fun!

 

To relax, I love reading, watching TV & movies, swimming, baking, date nights with my husband, and snuggling the kiddos.

 

Erika Koop

Wedding + Engagement Photographer
NJ, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks + Beyond

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Based in New Jersey
hello@erikakoop.com
(201) 658-8181
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Based in New Jersey
hello@erikakoop.com
(201) 658-8181
Contact Page

Erika Koop

Wedding + Engagement Photographer
NJ, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks + Beyond

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