My own wedding in October 2003 was 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 started Erika Follansbee Photography in the spring of 2010, shooting families and kids. In addition to portrait clients, I was lucky enough to work with my first food photography client, The Black Forest Cafe, and it is a relationship that I still and will always hold dear for giving me that very early opportunity. In 2011, with more experience under my belt and a constant appetite for learning, growing and expanding, I officially formed an LLC with the state of New Hampshire and I added more portrait clients that I felt chose me for my more defined style and emerging niche in the local market, which was wonderful and rewarding. The commercial aspect of my business also expanded with the addition of A&E Coffee Roastery and the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester as clients. 2012 brought even more diversification with the addition of wedding commissions, and new commercial/editorial relationships emerged as I was hired by The Hippo Press to cover the 2012 Taco Challenge, along with Planet Marshmallow and The Bedford Village Inn , as well as a unique opportunity to have my work featured in the national publication Imbibe Magazine. Finally 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.
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 (especially for food) 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 its amazing details, as well as lifestyle & food commercial uses.
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.