Tag Archives: Culture

2016 Wedding Season // Kick off!

Last Friday I kicked off my 2016 wedding season with Lili and Brian.  These two eloped in the morning and met me down by the White House after lunch for portraits.  We walked around Lafayette Park and then ventured into the Renwick Gallery.  After learning about these two and their interests I suggested a few locations and we decided that the Renwick’s current exhibitions would make the perfect backdrop.

These two both enjoy nature and the outdoors but, being early March we didn’t have too many options. Thankfully the Renwick encourages photography! We braved the crowds and came out with a nice set of portraits!

Here are a few highlights…

Lili and Brian

Lili & Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

The Bride, who knows an awful lot about bugs ended up giving an educational tour of the room in her wedding gown!

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

If you could have your portrait taken in an art gallery which one would it be?

-Erika

 

Website Face Lift!

Happy Friday! I just wanted to post an update and let you all know that if you tab over to my portfolio, also known as my official website you will notice that some things have changed. I’ve taken some galleries down to make way for some new work.  Stay tuned and patient, this process might take a few weeks.  I’ll let you all know when it’s done. 🙂 ALSO… I’ve been saving this photo for a post and I wasn’t sure when I was going to get to use it, I can’t wait any longer…

This is a recent portrait of my cousin Eugene. Last month my family threw a surprise 80th birthday party for my Nana.  It was great to have everyone in the same room! This is Eugene pulling up to my Nana’s house in Palmetto, Fl.

We had flurries this morning here in DC, and it had me missing the Florida sun!

 

Have a great weekend, and stay WARM!

-Erika

Sunshine in Historic Dixieland // Portraits

This time a week ago I was basking the the Florida sunshine, today I’m fighting blizzard conditions!

Here is a warm and sunny look at Katie and Evan.  Katie is a longtime friend of mine who recently hightailed it out of Maine with her boyfriend Evan in search of warmer days! They now call Lakeland, FL home. This 1960’s Spanish Hacienda is located in the heart of the Historic Dixieland neighborhood and is surrounded by green leafy palms and oaks that have been there long before anything else. They enjoy afternoons on their front patio manicuring plants and  playing the guitar and Katie’s dulcimer (which she crafted herself).  Seriously, don’t you wish you were here right now? Put your sunglasses on!

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This last photo is a view of the Airstream Ranch located on i4, naturally we had to do some exploring when we saw these from the highway.

 

I hope this helped a little bit as cabin fever sets in on this blustery day!

-Erika

A year in Review // 2015

One of the first words that comes to mind when I think about the past year is : WOW!

What a year it has been! ENP had it’s best year yet, I got to work with so many amazing clients many of whom I won’t ever forget! I was just going through all of the photos I took over the past year and it’s hard to pick favorites but I think I’ve managed to come up with a decent recap of some of my best. So here it is, the ENP year in pictures for 2015! Enjoy.

                        

 

2015, thats a wrap! Happy New Year !!!

 

-Erika

 

 

Pumpkins + Mums // Wedding Sneak Peek!

In honor of Thanksgiving which is just a day away, I wanted to share this Halloween Wedding I had the pleasure to document over at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek.  Kristen and Daniel love the outdoors, so it only made sense that they bring some nature to their BIG DAY.  Their first look was down by the creek, the pumpkin and mum lined ceremony was over looking the beautiful fall skyline, and the reception was held in front of a grand hearth with a roaring fire.  Kristen and Daniel were surrounded by family and friends on their wedding day, several of the guest traveled great distances to attend, all the way from Peru! Here is a look….

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

-Erika

Sneak Peek // Annapolis Farmhouse Wedding

Hello! This Thursday I’m traveling all the way back to 3 weeks ago when Dorji and Hyun-Soo tied the knot.  These two got married overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, it was breathtaking. Their venue was a 1920’s farmhouse  that is actually listed on the popular Air BNB website.  This was my first Air BNB wedding, and let me tell you, it is the way to go!

The wedding was a fusion of cultures. Dorji is Butonese and Hyun-Soo is Korean, together they celebrated with both traditions.  For the Reception Dorji changed into her American wedding dress and the couple danced the night away.  Guests sent them off with a festive sparkler exit!

The wedding was coordinated my Sonia of Clarity and Class, Hair and Makeup was done by Yesli of YesliHMUA.

Here is a Sneak Peek of the day…

              

Are you and your partner from two different cultural or religious backgrounds? If so, what are your plans or ideas on how to bring them together on your BIG DAY?