Hello!  I’m Erika; a Toronto wedding photographer for almost 10 years.  I’m a firm believer in images that are timeless.  It’s important for me to create images that I know my clients will love 5, 10 and even 20 years from now.  A significant amount of my inspiration comes from my surroundings and from my clients and their relationship with one another; not from what’s trendy.  I create timeless stories for my clients that are personalized to their event; a documentation of their day.  The exception to that is when it comes to the “posed portrait” part of a wedding day; if you’re worried about being awkward or shy in front of the camera yet you still want a documentary style photographer then you’ve found yourself in the right place.  My approach, and the approach of our whole team, is to provide gentle direction while evoking real emotions from our clients.

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A worthwhile investment

The detail I got from Erika was more than I ever expected.  She really listens and cares about you and is able to understand your business and what you need to do to help yourself out.  She was really open about everything and wasn't afraid to say what I needed to hear.  My bookings are up, I'm getting clients that match me and I'm so confident in my brand now.  I'm so glad I worked with Erika!

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LIKE WORKING WITH AN OLD FRIEND

Erika and her team are so professional.  Everything from quick answers to our questions to helping us through some of the more stressful parts of our wedding day.  It didn’t feel like we were working with just another “vendor”, it felt like we were working with a friend.

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A TRUE REFLECTION OF THE DAY

We didn’t want to look too posed in our photos but we also wanted someone who was comfortable working with people who needed some guidance too.  We feel like “us” when we look at our photos and we were so comfortable the entire day.  I’m so happy with my wedding photos!

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ERIKA: TORONTO ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

INTERVIEW

Q: Why do you include engagement photos in your packages?

A: I think of engagement photos not as an opportunity to create images; but as a way to build the rapport we need to make sure you’re getting the most out of your wedding day photos (you know, that big day that’s non-repeatable?) The engagement session is a time for us to get to know one another and for you to learn what it’s like to be in front of a lens. Many moons ago when the engagement session used to be an add-on, couples wouldn’t do it because they deemed in frivolous in regards to their budget. Unfortunately many of those couples would be quite nervous around the camera come the wedding day and that nervousness could be seen in the resulting images. After we introduced engagement photos as a complimentary (ie: free) part of the package, we noticed that couples were so much more relaxed on their wedding day and the resulting images showed a more genuine representation of the real emotions of the day.

Q: What is someone doesn’t want to do the engagement photos (even though they’re included as a complimentary thank you)?

A: You don’t have to take advantage of free photos, you can opt not to do them, but it won’t change the cost of the package.  It’s genuinely complimentary.  I prefer working with couples who will opt to take advantage of the engagement session, though, since it shows that they’re devoted to establishing a relationship with me and investing into their photos.

Q: What are the advantages of taking engagement photos?

A: There are so many advantages of taking engagement photos.  First, it lets you build a rapport with your photographer.  Rapport means trust and trust means better photos.  It also gives you a chance to get those “first time jitters” out of the way.  You might be a tad nervous for your engagement photos but come the wedding day, you won’t flinch at the sight of a camera.  It also gives you the opportunity to see how your makeup looks in photos (a great day to do your makeup trial!) or to go to a location that you can’t otherwise get to for your wedding day photos.

Q: Where is your favourite place to take engagement photos

A: I definitely prefer places with a variety of backgrounds and textures but more importantly, I prefer shooting as the sun rises.  Crazy, I know, right?  Sunrise sessions are insanely early, BUT it virtually guarantees that you’re alone at the location without people hanging out in the background of your photos.  Not to mention, sunrise light is goooorgeous.  There are so many places in Toronto that are beautiful photography locations but are so filled with people that you can’t use them… unless you opt for an early wake-up!  More and more of our clients are opting for these types of sessions and we’re thrilled about it.

Q: What’s one thing couples should bring to their engagement session?

A: The right attitude.  That’s the best thing you can bring.  No props, no suitcases filled with multiple outside changes, no list of Pinterest ideas – just bring the right attitude.  Clients who are willing to be a little bit vulnerable and show some affection, trust in my skills and really let their personality emerge will help me create amazing images.