Meet Erica Ann With Erica Ann Photography

Today we are highlighting Erica Ann with Erica Ann Photography!!!

In Oregon it seems as though you could throw a rock and hit a photographer. Now we aren’t saying that is a bad thing, we love the choices and variety, however in the world of Google it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We want to make that a bit easier!
We absolutely love working with Erica Ann Photography! We appreciate photographers that are willing to go above and beyond for their clients, whether hiking to a waterfall, putting her camera an inch from the water or climbing through the snow Erica will do whatever it takes to get your perfect shot, and if you don’t believe us, just check out the pics below!
 

What made you decide to become a photographer? 

My photography professor in college had a wedding photographer friend looking for an assistant. I helped him shoot one wedding and I was hooked! I loved being able to capture all of the special moments that only happen on a wedding day, there's such a wide range of emotions! 

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

That can be so different depending on the wedding day. I think my favorite things are always the adventures and unplanned surprises that can sometimes happen. At one wedding the bride and groom jumped into the pool and started a pool party at the end of their reception. One wedding at Silcox Hut was a crazy blizzard in October - a time of year that doesn't even have snow every year. Or when the couple honored the bride's grandmother with "At Last," the song she sang over and over when she got out of the Japanese internment camp! 

What makes you stand out in your field?

In everything that I photograph, I strive for the truth. I'm not interested in standard poses and always looking at the camera. Those have their place, but the images that my clients love are the real emotions and beauty of their story.

In your experience, what is one piece of advice that you would give your couples?

Give yourself extra time in your schedule and hire a professional wedding coordinator! (Seriously) The day flies by so fast, you don't want to be worrying about little details and adding stress for yourself. Its so nice to have little breaks through the day to pause and enjoy everything and everyone around you. 
We absolutely loved having Erica as our wedding photographer!! From the day we met her to our wedding day, Erica has a fun-loving bubbly personality, is very reliable and timely and has the best creative eye. We first took our engagement photos with Erica and after the session she turned our photos around so quickly (which is always a plus because we were anxious to see them :)) We were blown away by how unbelievable the engagement photos turned out! She has an amazing creative eye to different angels and lenses that made our photos so beautiful. And on the day of our wedding Erica, and her assistant Kim, were absolutely perfect. They were flexible with our timeline, directed our wedding party and family photos effortlessly and were always there to capture every moment. A few weeks ago we met Erica to review our wedding photos and we are beyond happy with the pictures. Erica took hundreds of photos and gave all of them to us on a thumb drive and with the package we bought she created a book for us as well. When we got the book in the mail, I was so impressed with the quality of the book...well worth the purchase! We are so happy and thankful that we chose Erica as our photographer and will definitely use her again in the future!!
— Melisa Monarque

What are you most excited about for this upcoming year?

I'm excited to add a new branch to my business - Newborn by Erica! And coincidentally, have my own little bundle of joy!