Erika Renae Photography | About
Hello and welcome!

A little bit about me...

First and before anything else...I am the mother of two awesome "not so little anymore" boys, one beautiful step-daughter and the wife of a wonderful, talented man! My husband, Stefan, was one of my first clients many years ago and now he is my second photographer at most of my weddings! We are a great team and I love working with him more than I ever thought possible. Don't be surprised if you see us giggling with excitement when we get that great shot! We really try to make your experience fun and relaxing. We are an experienced team with way too much equipment (backups of backups), we may say silly things, we may give each other the evil eye sometimes (haha!), but we always have fun!
Photography has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I really started to see it as a career when my first child, Tristin was born. He is now almost 12 years old and, if you can only imagine, I have snapped 1000's of pictures of him and my other son, Noah, over the years. They are so great at posing for me! Noah, age 9, is already interested in photography! This Christmas he got his first DSLR Nikon and loves to do his own editing!
Years ago, (over 10 years now!) I started out in my living room with a black sheet and natural light from a window. It's amazing how far I've come! I also traveled the United States for several months when I was younger and always had my camera on hand, ready to find unique and interesting things to photograph. As much as I loved nature photography, I realized that photographing people and emotions was my calling. I love being different and creative, fun and a little wild with portraits and especially, weddings. I look for laughs and smiles, love and beauty... Capturing real life moments is my goal. I do like beautifully posed images, as well. For instance, pin-ups! (Another passion of mine!)
Needless to say, I love my job! I feel like the luckiest person on the Earth. After all these years, I still get overly giddy when I get that perfect photograph. I suppose, for me, it will be a feeling that will never get old...and when you, my clients, love it just as much, well, icing on the cake....mmmmm, cake :).

Please take a moment to sign my guestbook and if you have any questions, please email or call me anytime. I may not always answer right away (kids and all!) and I may be at a wedding or on location, but I will get back to you as soon as I can!
Thanks for looking and I hope to hear from you soon!

Erika Renae
(and Stefan, too!)