Erika is a professional wedding, studio and portrait photographer based in Ealing, West London.
After building a name as a production photographer on films sets, she soon moved onto specialised studio photography and weddings where she developed a keen eye for capturing decisive and emotive story telling moments.
She has a wealth of experience shooting weddings from large scale banquets at the Grand Connaught Rooms to intimate country houses such as Quendon House.
Erika brings a professional and personable touch to your shoot day to capture memories you can treasure for a life time.
The best and only way to know if a photographer is the right one for you is to meet them in person and see their work in print. You and your fiance are more than welcome to come and meet me in the studio for a FREE consultation over a nice frothy cappuccino so you can see my sample albums, prints, frames and images I can’t show online and to discuss the best way forward for on your big day.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”― Ansel Adams
Reportage, photojournalistic and candid. Some of my favourite photographers are from the early days of the era of Magnum and Life. The pioneers who saw things people never did before. Photographers who are story tellers that can weave a rich tale with a single image. This style not only applied to important world events, it applies to all aspects of life, hence why it's so appropriate for weddings. One great photo is worth a thousand words... On the day I will be discreet, yet attentive. I'll always be somewhere close and looking for that brilliant shot. I won't interfere with any of your proceedings and won't interrupt your day. Think of me like a little photographic cherub on your shoulder! (I'll also carry a tissue if you need...)
Weddings are those once in a lifetime events where there is always happiness and expressions of emotions. It's rare and I love seeing it, being a part of it and making images of it. It's always new and unique. People will say things they might not normally have the courage to, do things they might normally be too shy to and feel emotions they might not have shared before. When else do you have all the closest people in your life together in one single place? Good things are bound to happen and I'm always grateful to be there to capture it for you.
I absolutely believe that the best photos will always come from when a couple clicks with a photographer on a personal level then all parties have an invested interest in getting the best photos possible. If I believe you would benefit the most from choosing a different photographer, I will tell you so! I'll keep it short... - Meet the photographer in person! You will be spending the whole day and the most intimate moments of your big day with them so make sure you like them! - Make sure you love the style of photography. - Ask as many questions as you can and want! - Make sure who you meet is the person who is shooting for you on the day. Many bigger companies will hire freelancers who may not be as professional as you may be led to believe. - Stick to you budget and make sure there are no hidden charges. - Choose someone who shoots more than just weddings. Photography is an art and a passion, not a job. Skills in other genres of photography are key to unique and expressive photos.
Additional travel fees apply. Public transport, taxi or petrol fees at AA recommended 40p/mile return. Parking and toll fees also apply. Happy to travel anywhere. Additional accommodation and overnight fees may apply depending on situation.
Aina and I, had the most wonderful wedding and thankfully we had Erika to help capture those moments. From the point of introduction, being half way across the world, she was professional and very accommodating. We approached her very last minute. Despite that she took time out, from her busy schedule, to go through the plans for the day. She was very punctual and even stayed much later than intended on our big day. She is the sweetest person and we are so very grateful for her service. A very talented, hardworking and a truly wonderful person.
We wish to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your incredible service to us.
The photos are absolutely wonderful - I love how many little details you've managed to capture which never in a million years would I have noticed! I must have gone through them all tens of times already - I absolutely love them! They capture the day perfectly and they make me so happy - it feels like I'm re-living it! I can see just how much work you've put in to making them perfect. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. You were absolutely wonderful to have you with us on the day, and you really put me at ease and were fab to be around.
From me and my new bride, we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Erika, our wonderful photographer on our wedding day. She made our day extra special. She is so hard working and reliable. She came in early on the day to make sure she was set up and made my wife feel so comfortable during her bridal preparation shoot. Was great all throughout the day and we can't recommend her enough to everybody! Again Erika you are great and we are so glad we chose you! Thanks
What a great pleasure working with you! I admired the hard work you have put in on the day and also my guests noticed how committed and passionate you are in doing your job.
I am extremely glad I have found you and chose you to be part of our Special day. I sense you are also a wonderful person and I wish you every success in your profession in the short and long run.
Thank you so much for your commitment and patience on the day of the wedding! We had great feedback from our guest about you! They loved how professional you were and also how comfortable they felt when you were taking pictures. We have also shown them the sneak picture album and they got amazed with the pictures and everybody is looking forward to seeing the final album. Thank you once again!
Hi Erika, Just wanted to say how delighted we are with the initial pics of our wedding the other weekend, SO MUCH looking forward to seeing them all. You worked so hard on the day and put so much energy and artistry into capturing every moment - all of our guests remarked on how busy (and lovely) you were! The preview shots you have sent through look absolutely stunning - so natural and spontaneous and full of rich, gorgeous colour. Thank you so much for being part of our special day - will very happily recommend you to all.
From the bottom of our hearts.. thank you so much Erika for being our perfect wedding photographer! Absolutely everyone in our family and friends thought you were so lovely and professional. We really appreciate all you did to make it the most special day.. it goes without saying that your work is incredible and we love every single shot!
Choosing a wedding photographer was a daunting task, until my fiancé and I met Erika! She came highly recommend by friends and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She did an amazing job of getting to know us as a couple, and then using her knowledge to add such a fantastically creative touch to both our engagement photos and our wedding photos!
On our special day Erika was very patient, calm and extremely professional from the beginning. She was so friendly with me and my entire family that made everybody feel totally comfortable and by doing so, capturing a natural and fun photos.
Erika's artistry is unmatched. She consistently went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied and pleased with everything before the wedding, during the big day, and afterwards.
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