Baby Yourself Magazine sat down with Erika to learn what inspires her and how she became a professional photographer.
A portrait session is more than rich colors and soft airy light, it’s about having fun and letting me capture pure unguarded LOVE.
Do you have kids?
Yes, I have an 8 month old little girl, she is the light of my life. She has completely changed my vision behind the camera. Love is an amazing thing, something you can’t really describe, and something so amazing it hurts.
Your perfect day.
The perfect day to me would be a simple outdoor day with my family. My arms wrapped around my husband and a happy laughing daughter equals perfection, as far as I am concerned!
Give us the who, what, when, and where for your photography, what is your specialty?
I specialize in Newborn, Maternity and Family Photography for the last 6 years with a primary focus in Central Florida, along with limited sessions in the Charleston and Charlotte area.
Describe the moment when you said, "I want to be a photographer... like for real!"
There wasn’t really a moment when I decided I wanted to be a photographer. You could say photography has been calling me, all along. From snapping 100s of shots with my first camera, at the age of 6, to photographing 100s of children per day; at my very first job. From the beginning, one thing is for sure, I have always had two loves: photography and children!
Night owl or early riser?
Night owl. I feel the most productive working into the wee hours of the night. There is something about the quite darkness that keeps me extremely focused. Plus, for every hour I work at night is an extra hour I am able to spend with my daughter!
Confession time, what reality show sucks you in every time?!
Rehab Addict on DIY Network. In my spare time, I enjoy taking old tired antiques and bringing them back to their glory days. Maybe in my next life I will rehab houses AND be a newborn photographer!