“Ever since I saw Erika’s work in Fall of 2012, I had decided that once I was planning a Wedding she would HAVE be my photographer. I became engaged in Summer 2015, and Erika was one of the first people I contacted. I had to make sure I chose a Wedding date where she was available! Her style is so elegant, soft, and natural…and I knew that would be perfect for my October Wedding at Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH.
My husband and I met with Erika about a year prior to our Wedding, and from there on out she took very good care of us…always answering any questions or concerns I had throughout my planning process! She is very patient and gives great advice, when asked. When we met with her a couple of weeks prior to our Wedding to run through the timeline and review the questionnaire, I left knowing that nothing would be missed!
Come wedding day – NOTHING was missed! From getting ready shots, to our first look, mountaintop ceremony, and wild dance-party of a reception, Erika beautifully captured the emotions we felt during every moment. She has extraordinary attention to detail, and we couldn’t be happier for choosing her to document the most magical day of our lives! We truly feel as though we are re-experiencing it when we look through our photos (which we still do, on a daily basis).
Many people tell the bride to “stop worrying about all of the little details…nobody will notice anyway!!” But Erika noticed ALL of the hard work we put into every detail, and captured it for us. Not only that, but I think I have at least one shot of EVERY wedding guest. With the help of our Best Man, she was even willing to basically crawl down a ravine into a river with us to capture the most breathtaking and unforgettable shots.
Erika gave us a few sneak-peeks during our honeymoon, which was SO fun to see, and had all our photos ready for us in just over 2 weeks from our wedding date! We could not be more pleased with the product, with such reasonable market-rate pricing. Erika is incredibly talented, and we highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer that will capture every intimate moment along with the natural beauty surrounding you!”
Lauren & Joseph, Manchester NH
“It was Erika’s appreciation for natural beauty and comfortable, yet elegant, photography style that caught my attention. We jumped on the opportunity to have Erika photograph our engagement session last summer, and our wedding on August 12th. Erika is an ideal pairing of professional and fun! She has a natural eye that can’t be beat and was able to capture so many beautiful moments at our wedding. She is a true artist.
Erika was a pleasure to communicate with from the start of the wedding planning process to its completion. It was so nice to be able to shoot her an email with questions from time to time and be able to get such a quick response. Erika has such a sweet personality, and she is so patient! I was running a bit behind for my first look photos and Erika never made me feel rushed or added to the stress I was already feeling.
Erika flawlessly photographed the best day of our lives. Adam and I truly feel privileged to have had her as our photographer and would choose her 1000 times over!”
Kathryn & Adam, Durham NH
“Besides actually getting married, having Erika photograph our wedding is the best decision I have ever made. As soon as I saw her work, I knew I had to have her as our photographer. She was immediately warm and lovely. We did not meet until the actual wedding day but I felt as though I had known her forever. She let my husband and I have our day. She was an absolute dream to work with! She gave us perfect direction while taking group photos and was so wonderful and accommodating to our large bridal party. She made it fun!! Erika cared so much about how important our day was and it showed. I would be willing to get married again just to work with her again. Erika, thank you so much for everything, you flawlessly captured our favorite day. your beautiful works speaks for itself. We are so so happy. We love you!
Daniella & Craig, Pembroke MA
“There really is no better choice than Erika for your wedding photographer. We can’t say enough good things about her. Leading up to the wedding she was helpful, encouraging and supportive of all our ideas. At the wedding she was calm and unobtrusive – so many of my guests commented that they barely noticed her like so many other photographers. Yet, she still captured EVERYTHING. She is also fast! During the formal portraits it was 2 clicks and then on to the next one and again, she didn’t miss a single shot. Our wedding had a lot of non-traditional elements – our guests didn’t sit down for the wedding, we asked her to tromp through a field with waist high grass for some of the photos, and we asked her to stay for our last dance (which didn’t go as planned and she saved the day). She really went above and beyond with her professionalism and still managed to be a perfect photographer. Her photographs are beautiful. The turnaround time for the photos after the wedding was less than 2 weeks and the format you view/download your photos is beautiful and easy to use. I would recommend Erika to absolutely everyone and I wish we needed more a photographer for another event just so I could work with her again.”
Leah & Justin
“I did a vast amount of online research before settling on Erika to capture our wedding. We had never met in person before I booked her because we lived in Florida and were planning our wedding in Laconia NH. After perusing her work on her website and speaking with her on the phone, my husband and I felt more than comfortable to book her for our big day.
I should begin by saying I am not a huge fan of getting my picture taken but love to have them after the fact. I know how much I enjoy having pictures to relive memories, so I wanted to make sure she fit my personality. I feel like artists do their most beautiful work when they aren’t ordered around and are able to flow with their own style. From her previous reviews I could tell that she takes a more organic and subtle approach to her art. This had me and my husband written all over it, so I knew we were a match.
The day of our wedding, Erika was perfect. She knew how to float graciously around the room without looming. I am sure most of my guests didn’t even know she was there capturing the priceless moments that only a true master of their craft could envision. I believe the best photographs are revealed through spontaneity. At no point did I feel “fake” or “posed” during our pictures which made the whole process feel natural.
Thank you so much, Erika, for capturing the organic moments of a day we will never forget. I can’t think of a better way to relive those memories then through the storybook of photographs you designed that is perfectly us.”
Janelle & Byron, Chicago IL
“I should have written this review months ago, but I’ve come to terms that there are just not enough words from this bride to express how much I ADORE every photo Erika took of our day. The pictures are real, beautiful and Erika really captured how our day felt. Plus, Erika is pretty much just awesome, very quick to communicate and not at all bothered by questions or updates on wedding planning! We will never be able to thank you enough, Erika!”
Caitlyn & Matt, Dover NH
“Erika is an amazing photographer who expertly captured our wedding day. From start to finish she was prompt and professional with an easygoing manner. We are beyond happy with our photos. I am usually uncomfortable when “posing” for photos but Erika quickly put me at ease and captured photos I am happy to hang on our walls. And the candids were perfect whether it was a loving glance from bride to groom or the handmade details we worked so hard on. She even indulged us with a quick trip a nearby field for a photo-shoot with just the bride and groom. The STUNNING pictures she shot took our breath away; they are our favorite pictures from that day. Our family and friends have loved all of our wedding pics and commented how great our photographer was. Choosing Erika was a decision we will never regret and neither will you. She is truly talented with an amazing eye for detail. She gave us beautiful everlasting memories of that day and we are very grateful. We would 100% recommend Erika to my friends family and anyone looking for a photographer for their special day!”
“Erika’s personality, coupled with her pure artistic talent, made her a dream to work with. I can’t imagine having anyone else document our wedding. It’s impossible not to be comfortable around Erika, which explains why so many of our photos don’t look posed. Her laid back and noninvasive approach to photographing made me often forget she was even there. At the same time, however, she was somehow everywhere at once capturing our guests on the dance floor, intimate moments after the ceremony, and every single important event. It takes a lot of talent to be everywhere, while somehow seeming removed at the same time. The photos are simply remarkable. Erika has an eye for details, highlighting all of the personal touches you spent so much time finalizing leading up to your wedding. She caught the most perfect lighting and angle for every single shot she took – everyone and everything looks like they belong in a magazine. She’s truly an artist, and you would be fortunate to have her photograph your wedding.”
Sam & Myles, Washington DC
“Erika’s portfolio is unique, brilliant and charming – we did a lot of research trying to find a photographer for our wedding, and as soon as we saw her work we knew she was the one! She does an amazing job highlighting the big and small wedding details in her photos, from the food items to the centerpieces, bouquets, etc. And overall does an outstanding job capturing all the candid moments! I loved how none of the pictures she had us do felt fake or posed, everything just happened the way it did. I personally am not always comfortable posing for pictures, but she made me feel very confident during our wedding shots. We had a mechanical shark at our wedding that people could ride, and she captured an amazing moment with my husband and I on it, as well as other guests – absolutely hysterical! She also captured a great moment of me and my Dad playing air guitar for our father – daughter dance, totally cried after seeing that one! I’m beyond the moon that she captured moments like that, and she did it all behind the scenes – I don’t think anyone really noticed she was there! Erika is a brilliant photographer, and I’d recommend her to any couple that is looking for some unique photos of their wedding day!”
Carly & Brad, Leominster MA
“Erika was a wonderful photographer for our rustic barn wedding. Her natural lighting approach was just what we wanted. She was flexible, including allowing us to move up the timeframe for her services by an hour. She also helped me, as the bride-to-be, by providing a detailed questionnaire that prompted us to think about who we wanted to be included in the posed family photos, and handled the family photographs with sensitivity and grace. We knew we wanted Erika for our wedding from the get-go. . . in fact, we reserved her time before we even finalized the wedding date to make sure she was available!! She is a consummate professional and we would highly recommend her.”
“Erika was so wonderful to work with. Her easy-going manner made the entire process — from our initial meeting to the big day — a breeze. Her prompt responses to emails were also very helpful to a stressed-out bride. We had an outdoor wedding in October (on her birthday and her own anniversary, nonetheless!), and wanted to capture the beautiful foliage and relaxed atmosphere of our small wedding. Despite the cold temperatures for the day, Erika took it all in stride and shivered with us during our first look photo shoot to the fireworks at the end of the night. With every additional photo I asked of her, there were no complaints, and we moved right along throughout the day. Her photos turned out stunningly — and all my relatives say they are they best wedding photos they’ve ever seen (that’s not an understatement!). They captured just the right moments, and everything in between — and the addition of a photo proof book with all of the photos she sent us was the cherry on top of the (wedding) cake. I would highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for elegant, rustic, in-the-moment shots.”
Laura & Mike, Sunapee NH
“My husband and I got married a month ago tomorrow. It was a very special, intimate day and Erika was so terrific to work with. She answered all my questions, made us comfortable, and captured some perfect moments. She has an eye for photos that we loved from the start. I’m so happy we found her!”
“We can never thank you enough for the beautiful photos you took of our wedding day. They are stunning. Every single one. We have been so happy and excited to share them with our family. Thank you for being so organized and creative. Choosing you as our photographer was an easy decision. You captured the moments better than we could have dreamed of. Many thanks and love,”
“Thank you so much for choosing to shoot our wedding! We loved the pictures and couldn’t have asked for a better person to be with us all day. You were so easygoing and great about our fluid plans. Your blog was amazing too! Your writing and photos brought magic to our day.”
“Erika Follansbee is a gift from heaven! With less than two months to plan our wedding I found Erika’s website and emailed her in the middle of the night frantically looking for some information. Erika responded quickly, calmly and made me feel like we could do this! The weeks leading up to we talked about the direction we were going and the concerns I had. (My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I wanted to make sure she captured every single second with my dad) the morning of the wedding she came to my families house which was pure chaos and she jumped right in with my crazy family working around all of the obstacles that were thrown at her with ease and grace! She was able to get the most beautiful images on the foggiest day I’ve ever seen! She was fun, made everyone feel comfortable and toughed it out on a rainy chilly day! We hiked to the waterfalls at the Castle in the Clouds and she gladly geared up and helped me carry my dress!
I cannot say enough amazing things about Erika as a person and as a photographer. People gush over our photos over a year later! My dad passed away not too long after our wedding and she was able to capture my dads loving, kind and gentle spirit perfectly. I will forever be grateful because of that! I am determined to convince her to be my photographer for the rest of my families life events! Erika, I am SO thankful that my 2am Google search sessions led me to your website! Thank you for giving us the most amazing memories from our wedding day!!!! I will continue to sing the highest praises to any and all that will listen!” —Samantha
“My wife and I were lucky enough to hire Erika to be our photographer for our wedding in June 2013. During the planning process I was convinced that the photographer portion of the wedding was the least important. I am thrilled to say that my wife proved me wrong when she found Erika. She captured our day perfectly and We are so thankful for the images she gave us. My wife continues to tell me each day that she was looking through our photos and is in love with them. Thank you, Erika!” — Andy
“Erika Follansbee was an amazingly lucky find for us when we were searching for a wedding photographer. When we met in person and saw some of her albums, we instantly knew we had found the right person. She provided a thoughtful questionnaire before the wedding so she could be prepared for ‘day of’. When the day of our wedding came, I was amazed at how she didn’t interrupt the flow the wedding day at all- we barely knew she was there. However, a couple weeks later, we realized that she was very busy behind the scene. Her wedding blog, and our subsequent digital pictures, were beyond my wildest hopes. I never imagined I would have a ‘Pinterest-worthy wedding’, but Erika captured so many details and so many great candid pictures of people. Erika was also very detailed-oriented in her delivery of service- our pictures came to us in the cutest wooden box with our names etched in the top. I highly recommend going with Erika if you are getting married in New Hampshire (or even surrounding states!). She is wonderful to work with and produces unbelievable results.”
“Working with Erika was an absolute pleasure! She made us feel so comfortable and every single photo came out amazing. I have referred so many friends to her! She was so pleasant with family and friends. It felt like she was part of the family, everyone loved her! Such a relaxed personality, I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. I look forward to working with her again in the future!”
“Thank you for all of the amazing photos you took at our wedding! You captured some wonderful images of us, friends and family. We hardly realized you were there–and still you were able to capture moments and details that will make us remember how special our day was.”
“Erika is the best photographer I have ever met and worked with, including my own father, who went to the Rhode Island School of Photography! She is professional, considerate, extremely talented, and punctual. Our communication was open and clear, she took the pictures we had wanted, and sent us our album very promptly, and the pictures were breathtaking. If you’ve seen her website, you know she specializes in outdoor weddings, and she absolutely does the best job. Tears were in my eyes as we looked through our album as I saw our garden wedding as a picturesque fairytale. As it was, the weather was SO hot but she kept her cool and did amazing work and never let on if she was uncomfortable with the weather (which if she did, I would have understood, but she was a trooper!). She set up her own shots with our favors and wedding items and everything looked like it was in a dream. If you work with Erika, you will definitely be hiring the best photographer in the New England area, hands down. You definitely won’t regret it! Erika, thank you for making our day a beautiful memory! Your wonderful photographs will adorn our walls happily ever after!”
Amber and Jen