As a mother I know just how fast children grow up. The first year alone is filled with so many amazing milestones. The tiny hands that used to grip my finger are now exploring books and crayons. Before I know it I will be holding that same hand as I walk them to kindergarten. Capturing the true essence of a child is what I strive for as a photographer. Each child is unique; each stage in their life is special. Having worked with children of all ages for many years, as an art teacher, through after school programs and various other forms of childcare, I understand the different methods of approaching a child in order to comfort them so that they are comfortable in front of the camera. I work in a very relaxed manor with no preconceived expectations aside from capturing great moments that you will treasure for a lifetime. With a background and degree in Fine Art Photography, I bring an artistic approach into all of my work. I wish to not only capture your most prized possession through the lens but to create something artistic and beautiful that you will treasure for decades to come. I truly love what I do!
We are more than merely “photographers.” We are the doorway between what the heart feels and what the camera sees. In each of life’s generous moments there is art. There are clues to the future as well as relics from the past. Generations pass in an instant but our eyes tell their tales. We capture these stories and record them into memory through the simple act of being a conscious observer.
Ever since I was a little girl, I was constantly looking for some way of expressing myself through art. It could have been painting, pottery, scrapbooking, poetry, playing the piano and much more. I grew up among painters, singers, poets and the weekends were family reunions with the last showing of the movies and pictures that my dad had shot during our vacations. I can still hear the noise the old reels made. I remember playing with my dad’s 110 film camera but I was usually in front of the camera then. As I grew older I began to like taking pictures of my cousins and make them look “artsy” I would make them pose or I would look for strange places to shoot some pictures. I must say that I enjoy being in front and behind the camera equally. The only difference is that behind the camera I can express myself just like I did when I was a little girl. As I began my college life, the fact of being thousands of miles away from my family, made me realize that I needed to document my life in some way that they could see and feel what I was experiencing. So I made them feel my life, my successes and my sadness through the lens of my camera. I believe that pictures are messages much more powerful than words and after all, pictures are the tangible memories that will be with us for the rest of our lives. One of my favorite life events to photograph are weddings. Wedding photography gives me the opportunity to feel all the emotions that come with it ; happiness,love, sadness, surprise, hope, fear, to mention some. These are the emotions that drive me into grabbing my camera and connect with life through it. To witness the commitment between two people and to be the one who will tell the story to those ones who were and were not there, is priceless.
Typically taken from 28-32 weeks. This is the first session that captures the new beginnings of your changing family. Creative Fee is $150 weekday/$250 weekend. (Artwork is purchased separately)
It is suggested to photograph Newborns at 8-10 days old. Newborn sessions can take place in the studio, on location or your home depending on the approach you are wanting, I am happy to go over all the differences when we are planning the session. I have a large variety of props and accessories but you are more than welcome to incorporate anything you wish. We offer a wonderful Little Miracles one year collection that includes four milestone sessions. From maternity to first birthday. Creative Fee is $150 weekday/$250 weekend for individual sessions. The Little Miracles collection is $595. (Artwork is purchased separately)
I approach photographing children in a couple of ways. Capturing beautiful, timeless portraits, that show the simple beauty in your child. But also focus on capturing them in a true photojournalistic manner, telling the story of who they are, their interests and personality in particular stage of life. I want you to look back and say, I remember this stage. Carrying the doll she wouldn’t leave home without or the missing two front teeth. Their love for superheros or princesses. Creative Fee is $150 weekday/$250 weekend for individual sessions. (Artwork is purchased separately)
Similar to how I approach children’s photography, I use a mixture of posed portraiture and candid moments that show the connections between you and your children. You do not need a separate session to step in for a few photos with your child, this is all included. Creative Fee is $150 weekday/$250 weekend for individual sessions. (Artwork is purchased separately)
Capture your childs special events in an artistic, photo-journalistic way!! The baseball tournament, ballet recital, bar mitzvah, the birth of your child or even just a day at home with the family. Prices vary depending on the length, package, and nature of the event. Please contact for more details on A Day In the Life events.
Erika is the main wedding photographer at the studio and I couldn’t be happier to have her as part of my team. One of her many gifts is being able to tell your unique wedding story through imagery. She is a master a capturing the details that you have planned for months and the many emotions that come from the day you say I do. We provide consults and encourage you to contact us at anytime throughout the year to ask advice or provide us with your wants and needs for the big day. Collections with albums begin at $1895.