Monthly Archives: September 2009

Rachel. Bridal.

My good friends Jesse and Rachel Leos were married yesterday.  It was an amazingly beautiful ceremony and it was just such an honor to be a part of it.  There will certainly be more on that later ;) In the meantime, that means that i can now show Rachel’s bridals!   So here she is, […]

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  • September 20, 2009 - 5:49 pm

    shiprap - gorgeous! I really like the way you have all kinds of moods with these bridals. You’ve still got some of those amazing fashion/glamour type shots that you are a master of, but also some great in-the- moment type images. Does that even make any sense? Anyhoo… fantastic series, Erik. One of my favorite sessions to date.

  • September 20, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    shipra - btw, this bride has some seriously awesome coloring. Man, do I wish I could be a fly on the wall at one of your sessions!

  • September 20, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    Jen Arthur - Amazing! Seriously, can I come and learn from you? Your work is truly art : )

  • September 21, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Jesse - By far the best session you will ever create (I am a little biased though). So awesome to see these for the first time at the reception. Even though you could shoot this bride in a trash bag and her be beautiful, you really did nail it…pause

  • September 21, 2009 - 11:38 am

    Tara - I love that you preserved her freckles in every shot. She’s gorgeous! Beautiful set.

  • September 22, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Becka @Studio222 - Gorgeous! I love her necklace too. And her freckles!

  • September 22, 2009 - 7:24 pm

    fer juaristi - lovely bridal! the mood is simply amazing.

  • September 23, 2009 - 10:27 am

    Kayla - Fabulous! Love them!

  • September 23, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    sarah - okay, so i’ve seen flip flops and i’ve seen blue stilettos and i’ve seen ballet slippers, but lime green sneakers are BY FAR the raddest wedding foot attire ever.

    also, i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the four half cropped face close up photos. how clever.

  • September 24, 2009 - 1:12 pm

    ryan flynn - freckles – awesome. longboard – sweet. great set.

  • September 30, 2009 - 6:09 pm

    Christian - Fantastic- as inspirational as always.

  • October 3, 2009 - 8:46 am

    Kat Braman - love the skateboard shot with the green shoes! and that last one, wow.

My Avery.

This little beauty just started middle school.  It is amazing how quickly time flies.  That sounds completely cliche, but it is so true.  Anyway, She needed a picture for a project at school and instead of just using one that we already had, we had a little impromptu session in the living room.

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  • September 16, 2009 - 4:51 pm

    Shari - What a gorgeous smile she has! I bet the boys are calling and texting her all the time! ;-)

  • September 16, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Destiny - Such a cool little girl..not into boys yet. Thank u Jesus!
    She loves life, and wants to travel the world, boys are in they very far distant future….

  • September 16, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Papi - Actually, no. But not because they aren’t interested, that’s for sure :)
    She is too busy playing and reading and being an AMAZING daughter and sister to be talking to silly boys, in her own words, “I’m eleven”. LoL. God has blessed us to be able to watch this angel grow in our house. Seriously, everyone likes her. She’s THAT girl. I can’t say enough about my Avery, she just brightens everything she does and everywhere she goes.

  • September 16, 2009 - 10:42 pm

    Rach - Love these!

  • September 16, 2009 - 10:46 pm

    rich m - that’s a heck of a set of photos for a middle school project :)

  • September 17, 2009 - 9:44 am

    Kayla - These are awesome!

  • September 17, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    ryan boone - You have a beautiful daughter, Eric! Heck, your whole family’s beautiful. The pictures are ALRIGHT, I guess. ;)

  • September 18, 2009 - 4:35 am

    Alexandra - Awesome photos! She’s beautiful :)

  • September 18, 2009 - 8:52 am

    Susan - You can really feel the love; yours for her and hers for you. Just joy overflowing. Beautiful.

  • September 19, 2009 - 7:59 am

    Eric Foley - Your right! My son just started pre-K and I’m like, whoa, how did this happen already. Beautiful images BTW.

  • September 20, 2009 - 5:52 pm

    shipra - yikes, where does the time go?

  • September 20, 2009 - 6:55 pm

    Fred Egan - A.) Do not get this girl a cell phone.

    B.) If you have already done so…turn off texting.

    C.) Institute a No Dating mandate until she’s 18.

    This should remedy the avalanche of young boys that you have dislodged with these photos of you daughter.

  • September 21, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Tasha - i remember holding this small baby at 2 weeks old. i remember a certain 2 year old shivering at bennigans that she is freee-cold. i remember a picky 4 year old picking chocolate off of my strawberries. i dont remember her growing up like that. whoa.
    i love her hair being so long. she is so gorgeous.

  • September 29, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Marie Foruria - I CAN’T believe how much she has grown. I remember her walking into CCF just a tiny little girl. She gets more and more beautiful each time I see her. Hope all is well with the family. Thanks for sharing these. :-)

  • October 10, 2009 - 10:59 am

    Carol - very nice pics!

  • October 16, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Jon S6 Photography - bl00dy brilliant

Barrett and Jessa. Married. Atlanta, Georgia.

Barrett and Jessa flew me into Atlanta, Georgia to document their wedding story a couple of months ago.  What a blessing it was.  Jessa is one of the brightest, happiest people i have ever met.  Her smile is absolutely captivating and honest.  I constantly found myself drawn into the intimacy of the story between these […]

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  • September 2, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    Amber Hughes - These are ridiculously good! I love how well you balance your portraits and photojournalism… just beautiful.

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Michael Smith - dude.

    sick.

    holy post.

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    Tara K. - mmm, seriously? wow. the whole set is sick, but my faves are the night portraits against the city skyline. nailed it, again!

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Will Duris - I’m leaving some love for sure… wow simply perfect…

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Krista Photography - ugh! these are GORGEOUS!!!

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:50 pm

    J Parker - This post is epic.

    but…

    You went back to the hotel with them? That’s just crazy ;)

  • September 2, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    Lisa - absolutely delicious.

  • September 2, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Lauren Z - WOW.

  • September 2, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    kari - you blow my mind with your imagery….mind blowing

  • September 2, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Jonas Peterson - I want to eat this post.

  • September 2, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    rich m - The sheer amount of awesome, awesome images is staggering. I love being a little overwhelmed by your blog.

  • September 2, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    {inkedfingers] - Perhaps some of the best portraits of the bride and groom you’ve EVER done…

  • September 2, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    ken kienow - ERIK…these are INSANE. My jaw’s on the floor.

  • September 2, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    jeff - I don’t know you man, but i saw your link in My friend ken’s twitter… these are some great shots. I am really impressed.

  • September 2, 2009 - 5:47 pm

    jason - fml

  • September 2, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    emily - wow, speechless these images are absolutely divine.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    Kat Braman - this is crazy, just crazy good!

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:03 pm

    reg - you owe me a camera, because I just hurled mine out the window. these are incredible, really.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:05 pm

    Jenny Zandstra - Absolutely stunning. I’m speechless.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:11 pm

    Pop - So, again, I sit here in tears. I see the wonderment of God in every image He allows you to take. His Love and His creation are resplendent in your imagery. I am soooooooo proud.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Dana Goodson - I love these images! You are a very talented photographer.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:20 pm

    craig j stodola - This post is frickin’ fing’r lick’n good. :)

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:29 pm

    Rima - my gosh, your insanely talented. I adore the shot of the bride through the window with the lights of the night coming through

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:38 pm

    Gabe - holy effin h e double hockey sticks….easily the best wedding blog post i have seen from anyone…period!! WOW erik.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    jay.eads - maybe my fave post of yours ever. just saying.

  • September 2, 2009 - 6:42 pm

    Shari DeAngelo - Erik, you may have even outdone yourself on these. Truly beautiful work!

  • September 2, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    Sis - Seriously…no words!

  • September 2, 2009 - 8:00 pm

    Jen Arthur - Holy WOW!!! I’m totally blown away.

  • September 2, 2009 - 8:36 pm

    David Redding - Oh wow! Just wow! Why the F’in hell were you not in the Top 10 Wedding shooters list?! This post alone proves you should have been listed!!!

    On a side not…Those ceremony images need to be emailed to every minister/preacher/priest/church to show, when you don’t restrict the photographer magic can happen!

    Just killer dude!

  • September 2, 2009 - 9:21 pm

    Marc - Wow. You never cease to amaze with the creativity and variation in your style! Awesome awesome awesome!

  • September 2, 2009 - 11:23 pm

    grant... - incredible! probably the best wedding post i’ve seen…

  • September 3, 2009 - 12:47 am

    Marcin - I will not sell my camera. I will not sell my camera. I will not sell my camera… this is sick.

  • September 3, 2009 - 6:23 am

    Jakob Granqvist - These are totally amazing. Incredible job!!!

  • September 3, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Laura Stiller - Oh my gosh. I can’t remember how I found your blog – but I LOVE IT! I couldn’t stop scrolling through these images, and then I went through them again for a second look. Usually I get just skim when there’s more than 8-10 pics – but this has got to be the BEST wedding series EVER! Thanks for sharing.

  • September 3, 2009 - 11:06 am

    Madelynn Kenoly - How can I put this. . . These are F’n dope!! These are nuts! You are freakin amazing. Wow.

  • September 3, 2009 - 11:21 am

    John - Dude I saw you tweet about this yesterday and I just had the opportunity to look at them. WOW… that is all I can say WOW!! Truly amazing and an inspiration!

  • September 3, 2009 - 11:38 am

    Sarah Rhoads - um seriously?? the tears… holy smokes erik!? that literally stopped me in my tracks. this whole set is out of this world. Your couple couldn’t have asked for better images or found a better photographer for them had they searched the globe. your obvious connection and inspiration by them is so apparent :). kudos friend.

  • September 3, 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Tammi Nowack - I lurk and never comment….but this…was…UN.BE.LIEVABLE.
    I’m speechless.

  • September 3, 2009 - 5:48 pm

    imthiaz houseman - wow…seriously the tears are EPIC! sweet set your are so lucky to have met Otto, he is simply amazing!

  • September 3, 2009 - 6:32 pm

    Casey Lewis - The pictures are amazing.

  • September 3, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Richard & Sharon Par - The pictures are amazing – you are truly an artist. As we looked at these pictures, we again shed tears of joy. Their love was revealed in each photograph. Thank you

  • September 3, 2009 - 9:22 pm

    David Lee - Bro these are PHENOMENAL!! Seriously, these should get some sort of award for being on another level of cool, on top of having a ridiculously beautiful couple, this shoot tops them all man!! Keep Holy Spirit keep giving it to him, cause he’s inspiring us all with these!!

  • September 4, 2009 - 9:13 am

    Reggie - This looks like a greatest hits compilation… It would take other photogs years to get this many awesome images and you did it in one wedding.

  • September 4, 2009 - 10:41 am

    Renee Booe - These are amazing! Truly amazing.

  • September 4, 2009 - 11:00 am

    otto schulze photogr - BRILLIANT! You’re ability to see is totally GOD GIVEN brother!!!

  • September 4, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Echo - Love your sense of composition and use of line. Just beautiful images :)

  • September 4, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Milos Horvat - Once again you showed that you are NOT FROM THIS PLANET. This is just unbelivable.

  • September 5, 2009 - 10:00 am

    David - Radtastic!

  • September 5, 2009 - 12:33 pm

    Eric Foley - Are you friggin kidding me? This by far is the best wedding post I have EVER seen! I’m talking in the entire industry! Seriously dude, well done! What a great inspiration.

  • September 6, 2009 - 12:08 am

    Sweet Caroline Photo - I am a fan. That is all.