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:Wedding: Meet Pauline + Chris

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Pennsylvania Wedding- Pauline and Chris’s love story began and will continue in Georgia, but they decided to tie the knot closer to their family and friends in Pennsylvania. In commemoration of the place where they fell in love though, they brought the South with them choosing Georgia Peaches as their wedding theme. I love peaches so I love the idea of a peach-themed wedding but since it holds a special meaning for Pauline and Chris, I find it extra romantic! Their wedding took place at the Northampton Valley Country Club, which made for some beautiful bride and groom portraits. We even got access to a golf cart so, of course knowing me I had to incorporate it for some fun photos! I still remember the four of us piled into one cart- Michael and I standing in the back… hehe Apparently it’s not safe and we got scolded as we were pulling back into the venue after the portraits…. But, it was so worth it! Thanks Pauline and Chris for allowing us to be a part of your special day and we wish you nothing but the best as you begin your life together in Georgia! ^.^captured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoorcaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoorcaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoor, wedding photographycaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoor, asiancaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoorcaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoorcaptured by erika photography, golf cart, wedding, san francisco, whimsical, stylish, bay area, country club, outdoorShe looks so pretty and delicate in her gown.
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July 20, 2011 - 10:32 am

Jasmine E. - Haha! The little cake topper made me giggle. Wonderful job!

July 20, 2011 - 10:44 am

Patricia - OMG! I’m speechless at how stunning this photos are!! You are truely talented!

July 20, 2011 - 11:00 am

Pauline - I love the photos, Erika!! Thanks so much for being there to document our big day. :)

July 20, 2011 - 11:14 am

Chris - They look fantastic! Thank you, Erika!

July 20, 2011 - 11:22 am

Belkis - so cute!

July 20, 2011 - 11:24 am

Spring Noel - Oh my gosh, they are the cutest couple, and i love their cake topper! Wonderful photos of them Erika:)

July 20, 2011 - 10:11 pm

Suzie - Love the moments you captured Erika!!!! Beautiful work! Beautiful people!!!

July 21, 2011 - 9:24 am

astami - i’m so jeallies about the golf cart! so cute! wonderful work erika!

July 22, 2011 - 10:24 am

Elaine - beautiful, Erika!! :)

July 26, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Jasmine - So cute, Erika! I love that you’ve incorporated the golf cart :D . Looks like a fun filled day full of love! Great job as always, Erika!!!

October 11, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Diane Kwist - Hi – I am so very interested in learning where this bride got her makeup and hair done? She looks great and I am getting married in August and would love to know who her stylist was.

Thanks!

Diane

dianekwist@gmail.com

:Personal: Summer is …

Taking day trips to the beach, enjoying the warm rays of sun, and sharing soft serve ice cream with that special someone…. ^.^Captured By Erika, San Francisco, beach, photography, ice cream, summer, sun,

July 13, 2011 - 9:35 am

Michael - I’m your special someone!? I feel so lucky!

July 13, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Juan Alba - I really liked your pictures on the beach. It gave me some ideas for some weddings I have comming up this summer!

July 13, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Mary - Awww, you guys are so cute! We just did a beach day today, too :)

July 13, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Jasmine - Okay, now I’m jealous that you get to be at the beach anytime while I look at your photos inside my cubicle…. ;( haha.

Great series, Erika. It really looks like you are enjoying life, especially with your special someone! :)

July 14, 2011 - 1:56 pm

rain - adorable! this reminds me of a little snippet in convo before our shoot- you were in the ladies room and chris and i were chatting it up with michael… i think we were complimenting him on how you two create such great work together. and michael chimes in with something along the lines of “oh no, that’s all erika. she is amazing.”

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:Engaged: Meet Rain + Chris

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New Jersey Engagement Session-In your career  sometimes you come across people who are just so in sync with your personality, photography vision and are such a pure pleasure to be around. That’s how I would describe Rain and Chris. From the initial e-mail, I knew I liked them instantly. But a rainy Spring made us postpone the engagement session twice and throughout that time I got to know Rain better through frequent e-mails, making me fall in love with them even more.  I was super excited about meeting them for the first time and they were just like in the emails. Really sweet, laid-back, and fun. ^.^ They chose  Island Beach State Park as the spot for their session, coincidentally one of my favorite spots on the Jersey Shore. After all the planning  with Rain and especially all the delays due to the weather, I am really eager to share the images from our fun afternoon at the beach .  Thanks so much, Rain and Chris for allowing us to capture your love!

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July 7, 2011 - 5:07 pm

rain + chris - we had a great time and can’t thank you enough. already thinking about which ones to frame to put up in the new casa! : D

July 7, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Mary - Love love love!

July 8, 2011 - 9:52 am

Spring Noel - They are such a cute couple, i love all of these, awesome job:)

July 8, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Dana - What a treat! You outdid yourselves again!

July 11, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Jasmine - Great set of photos Erika! I love the variety of poses and expressions that they gave you. Excellent work!!

July 13, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} - Gorgeous! I love the snuggly blanket shots ~ you’ve captured such great emotion!

October 3, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Dana - I love these Erika! So creative!

February 20, 2017 - 1:45 am

FBhackerare programma - Very lovely, they’re so cure together *__*

:Personal: Taste of the Beach

This summer has been really crazy hectic for us, but we did make time for some fun in the midst of all the work. I am such a fan of the ocean and the beach, so it felt great to unwind, reconnect, get some much needed sun and do some personal photography by the Jersey shore. I will hopefully have more to share when once I develop my film, but here’s one from our weekend. I am slightly obsessed with docks. I find them so peaceful. I would love to photograph a nautical/ beach engagement session by a dock someday! :crosses fingers: ^.^*

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:Published: The Wedding Chicks

I started out my rainy, wet Friday morning with a special email.  As I read it, the rain and wet feet (just like me, had forgotten my rainboots (!)) seemed so far away and my day brightened instantly. I don’t know how many times, I read the words over and over trying to revel in this feeling and never forget this joyous moment…. But, I had to share it with my closest friend and partner, so I picked up the phone and texted Michael the news that The Wedding Chicks was featuring our work.

Being a wedding photographer getting one’s work recognized in a publication is really one of the ultimate accomplishments to me. I’m so giddy with happiness and proud that such a wonderful blog that I admire is featuring our Tea Party picnic engagement session! Thanks so much to The Wedding Chicks for such an honor and of course Alyssa and Stephen for rocking out our session and being just plain awesome!

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July 6, 2011 - 9:12 am

Mary - Congrats! That is so exciting!

July 6, 2011 - 9:19 am

astami - how very awesome! congrats sugah!!!!

July 6, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Susans - Congrats girl!!!! Woo hoo!

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