Since the age of eleven I’ve been exploring my surroundings through the frame of a camera. It’s limited my view and necessitated that the subject be important enough to capture for later viewing. Almost twenty years later, I’m still doing so. Then, I walked the streets of the City of Los Angeles people watching, city watching: Moment watching and watching for the moment in which to photograph. I was watching the light and the angles. The expressions and the story in my subject’s body language. I was listening to my surroundings with my eyes. In 2007 I photographed my first wedding, for a cousin of mine. From the turn of the century until now I’ve grown mentally, emotionally and even spiritually, as well as in what I’m saying and how I'm saying it with my photographs.

If you would like for us to work together, I will give you something unique. The care I put into you sets me apart from my fellow photographers. I’m interested in who you are. In you, your fiancé, child, boyfriend, mother, company, and the story you want to tell with them, for them, about them. I want to know your goals, your convictions, your plans, your joys. I want to know how you and your significant other work things out, and the love you have for each other. Where you met, how long it took to turn into a relationship, the moment you knew you two were meant to be and when he or she did as well. I’ve photographed straight, gay, black, white, Persian and Hispanic events, so I’m not close minded about any lifestyle or belief. Rather, I’m open to you and without bias will make memories out of your experiences.

I have a desire to do more with you than just take photo’s once, but my goal instead, is to build a relationship. I want to see your life evolve. Just a couple years ago I realized that a longtime friend was the perfect woman for me. She became the love of my life, we had a child together and we are happy together working out our issues peacefully and like a team, loving each other, and having fun. I know how wonderful it is to meet that person. I know how great it is to have someone in your life, as I was a single man for five years and this on the other hand is nice.

I want to get to know you, to see you walk down the aisle, I want to watch you have kids, or succeed in your enterprise, I want to see your child enjoy their prom. Whatever it be. I will sit down with you multiple times if it be necessary to talk things through. We can talk about the story you look to tell on the day of the event. We will look through Pinterest boards together, email each other back and forth ideas, whatever you need, all with the professionalism that you deserve. Please inquire about your needs and let me know a little about yourself and the event. I have worked in many different fields in the photographic world, and I always bring something special to each field when I pick up my tools to make memories.

Thank you so much for your interest,

Erik
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