Erika is a great photographer because not only is she technically good with a great eye, but she listens to what you want, what you would like to achieve and she wants you to enjoy the process. Erika photographed my wedding and it was one of the best bits of our wedding experience.
Before the wedding I always felt that I didn’t photograph well; I dreaded being in front of a camera which made me awkward and uncomfortable and it showed. At our first meeting she was kind and funny, she put us at ease with her relaxed and charming manner and spent her time getting to know us. When we did the engagement shoot, she assuaged my nerves by making it fun. She was prepared to be different and use her technical skill to play with long exposures so we could make some fun, absolutely unconventional pictures. What we got back was so brilliant, and so very unique to us, that I couldn’t wait to do the wedding pictures.
By our wedding day, our photographer was our friend. Knowing she was ‘on my side’ made me relaxed and comfortable enough to open up and trust her. Her photojournalist style meant I didn’t have to stand in a line up hating every minute. She caught every careful detail of our day. Little things that would otherwise have been forgotten. To look though our wedding album now is to relive our special day. To remember the silly thing that made me laugh, or the way my new husband looked at me as he made his vows. There are also the clever shots, the beautiful quirky ones that are my favourite. What we got were beautiful, treasured pictures that fill the walls of our home with happy memories. Thank you Erika.