About Erika

IMG_2032Thank you so much for taking the time to explore my work and find out more about the woman behind the camera. A little about me: born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, with deep Tar Heel roots and a proud graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill,  I now live in Goffstown, NH  for the past 13 years with my husband Dave and two little boys, ages 5 and 7.   I love gardening,  hushpuppies, banana  pudding, and iced tea.  I’m a huge fan of BBC’s Sherlock, and all things Benedict Cumberbatch. I studied abroad one semester in Australia, and due to my intrepid spirit, I consider a desk job in a call center for a large health insurance company in the early 2000s one of the worst experiences of my life.

My own wedding in October 2003 was vintage Halloween-themed, and filled with DIY touches that I poured my heart and soul into. To this day, I still have people comment about it. So I have a deep appreciation and enthusiasm for couples who choose a wedding theme, or at least create a highly personalized event to share with their loved ones.

I am so excited and creatively inspired by unique locations full of natural beauty and history, like old barns, historic bed & breakfasts, quaint orchards, and vintage themes & decor. Couples who bring their own chic and stylish vision to personalizing these locales makes an unforgettable wedding. As a published food photographer, I find that my experience photographing and styling food lends a highly trained eye for details and light to my wedding photography, and the two specialties complement each other perfectly.  In late 2013 the  food photography side of my work deserved its own separate identity, and Parker Street Imagery was created at its own home on the web. Check it out if you have a minute!

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I pride myself on being a completely laid back, no-fuss photographer who uses minimal equipment to produce high-quality images.  I love to travel light and I find excessive gear just slows me down with all the hassle. Natural light photography is my primary interest, and I will always consider real and authentic images superior to ones that are overworked and fussed upon.  What is my style? I consider it natural, organic, light-filled, elegantly casual, and as easy going as a Southern accent. It lends itself well to beautiful wedding days with all their amazing details.

And if you’re having a Halloween themed wedding? Well, we need to talk. I’m the Queen of Halloween, and I’m your wedding photographer.