Author Archives: Erika Nizborski

About Erika Nizborski

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UPDATE // Where have I been?

Hello there!

Well, it happens to the best of us. I got super busy towards the end of 2017. Here we are, almost April and I have yet to post anything. At the end of 2017 I had the honor to document several important events: Weddings, families, communities, and political movements. I’ve been behind my camera A LOT and in front of my computer very little. So I thought I’d share the latest news!

I’ve been working on a personal project very close to my heart. It’s a documentary called 30 at Thirty. On November 14th I turned 30.  Like most of us I was dreading the birthday but then it happened and I felt amazing! I feel like I’m the greatest version of me. I had also been brain storming ideas for a personal photo project to work on and at that moment it all came to be. So, I’ve given myself 1 year to interview and photograph 30 women at the age of 30. I’ve decided to keep it just inside the US, but I want to make sure I interview women from all over our country. To date I’ve been to: CA,DC,DE,FL,HI,IL,MO,OR and I’m trying to plan a road trip to TEXAS maybe in the Summer.

You can follow my journey on IG: @30atthirty or on FB: https://www.facebook.com/30atthirty/

Each subject gets to choose where she is photographed. The interview consists of the same 15 questions (I’ll get into that later). But I will share this- I’m learning thru this process that as a whole this generation is working hard to be our best selves, (no) not all of us are drowning in  student debt, almost all of us want a family, and we all suffer from anxiety.

Here’s 18 portraits from the series so far:

Are you 30? Do you identify as female? If you answered YES to both of those questions and live in the US please contact me: erika@erikanizborski.com , I’d LOVE to interview you.

 

Stay tuned for more!

Meet me in Polkadot Park! // 9/23 Community Portrait Day

Hello! Over the past few weeks something incredible has happened in my beloved town of Hyattsville, MD. Local design boutique Green Owl Design has organized a community mural painting project and it has evolved quickly into something truly inspiring!

On Saturday 9/23, the same day as Hyattsville’s Arts and Ales Fest there will be a community painting day AND  from 5:00pm-7:30pm I am excited to announce that I will be offering FREE portraits to ANYONE who would like to have their photo taken with the murals. I only ask that you wear something FUN that makes you HAPPY!

We will start at 5:00pm at 5302 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781 and we will be moving around the area mural hopping.

If you can’t find us when you arrive please  call or text me: 202-617-0593 and I will let you know where we are! 🙂

RSVP on FB HERE

 

River Farm Wedding // an intimate gathering

Looking back over the past few months of weddings I remember small little moments of each one that stand out and make each day individual and different. Both big and small, elaborate and simple. Each day holds their own special moments that set them apart. Back in the beginning of the Summer I documented Leslie and Greg’s wedding day.  It was an intimate gathering but there was no shortage of details. They had put the wedding day festivities together in just 1 month, and if I didn’t tell you that I bet you wouldn’t have ever guessed. A pair of wanderlusts Leslie and Greg had their Volkswagen Van decorated for the occasion and a replica in cookie and cake topper form which really tied everything together. The love the two of them have for each other radiated thru every moment of the day and it was pure joy to photograph.

Here are some highlights…

Baltimore Wedding at AVAM // is it fall yet?

Hello! WOW, so the past 6 months have been a whirlwind and, I can not believe I haven’t posted anything. (I’ve barely had time to breath!) I’m picking things up right where I left off. It might be August but a fall chill is in the air and I think that TODAY is a great day to share this fall wedding from last year. M&M got hitched at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on a WARM November day.  The foliage was peak of the peak and the whole event was down right stunning! Here are some of my most favorite moments from the day….

Fall Wedding // Inn at Mount Vernon Farm

This past fall I had the absolute pleasure to go back to the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville, VA to photograph another wedding there. It was Maggie and Will’s BIG DAY and they were surrounded by some really amazing family and friends… and their furry four legged family too! Around every corner I found sentimental details, which led to lots and lots of photos.   These two are also diehard Chicago Cubs fans, though they had hadn’t won the world series quite yet at this point they did have a very special surprise at the end of the ceremony. Here are some highlights from the day…

 

Thank you to the amazing Jessica Yurinko for helping me to document the day!  Also- Thank you to these vendors:

Venue: Inn at Mount Vernon Farm

Flowers: Flourish Root Florals

Dress: Schone Bride

Suit: Urbana Custom Clothier

Catering: Rochelle Myers catering

Band: Bachelor Boys Band

videographer: Shutter and Sound

String Trio: The Bloom Trio

 

In Honor of Valentines Day // Ruby Red Fall Wedding

Back in early October I had the absolute honor to photograph my Ice Skating Coach’s Wedding! Let me tell you the pressure was on for this one! We nailed it and took home the gold with Jenny and Nate’s flawless day.  They had a warm and sunny day at Glen Ellen Farm surrounded by family and friends they tied the knot and danced the night away with a bonfire and pig roast!

The wedding party and details were decked out in ruby red, which is fitting for today.  Happy Valentines Day! <3

Fall Wedding in DC // Longview Gallery

It’s 2017 and over here we have delivered all the beautiful fall weddings, we have decompressed from the holidays, and are now ready to move full speed ahead into the new year! I can not wait to share every detail that was captured over the past several months.  Let’s pick up right where we left off…

H&M got married in early October.  The day began over at the Marriott Marquis with Bridal Prep , first look, and a few wedding party portraits.  There was some on and off rain that day so we called the Uber and off we went to my back up  portrait location at the National Portrait Gallery! The Ceremony and Reception were held at Longview Gallery.  We had a break in the rain so we were able to take a few portraits in Blagden Alley. 🙂 yay!

The whole party moved next door for the after party at Lost and Found. A little rain didn’t put a damper on this wedding!

 

Here are some of my favorites from the day…

 


None of these moments would have been possible without the amazing Victoria Ruan shooting with me!

 

Vendors:

Floral: EDGE Floral Event Designers

DJ: Bruce Pike Productions

Hair/ Makeup: Locks & Lace

Catering: Main Event

Dessert: Puddin

 

Happy New Year! // What Will 2017 Bring?

I hope everyone had a great New Years! We still have lots of events and weddings to share from Fall 2016 but here is a little recap of some of the highlights from the year! Thank you to all of my amazing clients, nothing is possible with out you!

Cheers- Erika

Santa Baby // Newborn session

Sometimes I am lucky enough to get asked to photograph a newborn.  These sessions can be a challenge because well, it’s a newborn and let’s be honest- They call the shots! This precious Santa Baby was patient and adorable as could be!

I’m excited to show the highlights from this session, Welcome Baby Brynn! Brynn arrived just before Thanksgiving and I got to meet her shortly after with her amazing family.

And, being that it’s the week of Christmas I thought this would be a very timely post!       

Happy Holidays!

-Erika