Elopement + Wedding Photographer
Hi there! I'm Erin and I'm an adventure-seeker and world-traveling photographer specializing in adventurous elopements and intimate weddings. I capture candid images of people in love, beautiful landscapes, and faraway places that each have a story to tell. I blend candid lifestyle and wedding photos with landscape-style photography, capturing the beauty of human connection within the beauty of nature.
I truly think that elopements and intimate weddings with a few of your very closest loved ones are the best way to celebrate your special day. I’m thrilled that there are couples out there who are saying no to spending tens of thousands of dollars (or more) on a wedding. I'm so happy that there are couples willing to say no to what the wedding industry tells them their wedding should look like. Who are putting the focus on their love. That's why I think the best weddings are small weddings - just you and your partner with a lush forest or an epic mountain top as your venue. Or the two of you and the 10 closest people in your lives in a backyard or a park or a campground. What really matters is two people and the love they share. I'm thrilled to be photographing elopements and intimate weddings for adventurous souls like me, and I can't wait to get to know you and plan an amazing adventure together! And if you're having a big shindig of a wedding, I'd love to photograph that too. I just thing weddings should be uniquely you.
In my down time, I can probably be found sitting around a campfire, barefoot on a beach, in the company of trees, or on a mountain top beneath a canopy of stars. I live for life on the open road, exploring new places, and sunrises and sunsets. I believe in the healing power of nature, and I want to inspire as many people as possible to connect with the natural world. I'm completely addicted to travel. I'll take sleeping in hostels, traveling by train, and eating street food over fancy hotels and restaurants any day. I love rock climbing, trail running, and I'm a certified scuba diver. I have five beautiful rescue animals - three crazy cats and two adventure pups who accompany me on hikes, camping trips, trail runs, and backpacking adventures. I love eating healthy, I'm obsessed with Chinese herbs + medicinal mushrooms, and drink tea all day long. I'm an avid reader and writer. I believe in moving and breathing deeply, nurturing the mind, body + soul, and living in alignment with the heart. For me, that alignment is found with my camera in hand surrounded by nature.
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
I was obsessed with film photography all through high school (because digital wasn't really a thing yet...). I used my father's Pentax K1000 and went through many, many rolls of film - mostly black and white Ilford, but also a lot of Kodak Gold and Porta. With those vibrant film stocks began my affinity for bold colors, high contrast, and just the right amount of grain to make a photo seem real, gritty, and authentic. I was so proud when I saved up enough to buy my first DSLR - a second hand Nikon D90 and 35mm lens I found on eBay. That camera traveled all over the US and Asia with me. It went on countless road trips and several international trips. Photography truly became my passion. It became my outlet, and was always there for me through rough times. As an introvert, it was a way for me to share the beauty that I saw in the world. A way to tell a story about a moment in time. I took many self portraits (like this one, taken at the Falls of the Ohio in Southern Indiana) because often times, I was adventuring alone. I eventually began taking photos of friends, family, other adventurous, outdoorsy people, and weddings in addition to landscapes and travel photography. Photographing people has helped me to grow - to come out of my shell. I love to blend my passion for beautiful, breathtaking landscapes with candid photography that tells the story of a couple's love for one another.
WORLD TRAVELER + TRAIL RUNNER + ROCK CLIMBER + CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVER
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
Have an adventurous love story to tell?
choose a photographer who lives for travel and trails, suNRISES AND SUNSETS, sleeping under the stars, who IS truly at home in the wild places in the world.
If you're planning an adventurous wedding day and want to get married in a place as epic as your love story, I'd love to capture the big day for you!