It all started when...
I took a chance.
let me tell you MORE...
My name is Erika and I am mostly known as a fine art photographer and business coach. I’d like to tell you more then what I do, so if you’ll take a moment to connect, I’d like to share with you a glimpse of my heart and then hopefully I’ll get the chance to know a glimpse of yours!
I believe in the power of vulnerability. I believe that we always have the opportunity to find the positive in our challenges, in our failures and in our pain. People often refer to me as an inspiring, optimist who loves to engage in authentic conversations (typically over tacos and a margarita, obviously) But truly, I believe it's because this is the best option - we either grow bitter or we grow better. Life is beautifully messy and the more we open up our hearts and connect with one another, talk through it all and find gratitude where we're at, we will succeed. And we will succeed together. This is what fires me up; that amidst it all we can rise strong in this experience and continue to love on another and find the beauty in it all.
In college, I got vulnerable and decided to follow this dream of being a photographer. I took the chance and bought my first camera. It was then that this beautiful journey began for me and I fell in love with photographing people. When I have my camera in front of my eyes, I see better. I see beauty and love. I see that there is only one life to live. Within that life we will experience precious moments that become part of us. As a photographer, I believe it is my responsibility to capture these moments and the energy of life; to help people see what they don't normally see on the surface.
As a business coach, I partner with creative entrepreneurs to pursue the dream that burns inside them. I am the luckiest girl to learn about others people’s passions, coach them to overcome their struggles and achieve greatness in their businesses and lives! It is my calling to help people feel something deeper inside and to assist in the awakening of a part of their spirit. It's my privilege to greatly encourage these special lives that I am blessed to cross paths with.
When I’m not working on a gorgeous wedding, or helping people accomplish their goals I’m spending time with my husband on our sailboat, snuggling with my pups Amos and Sasha and the best cat in the world, Prince. My husband Josh and I love retreating to any off-the-grid beach, listening to live music, hiking, exploring and finding places that offer a killer margarita and tasty tacos (there I go again). Oh did I mention I'm Mexican? It should make more sense now. I love reading, hanging in coffee shops, writing and poetry.
If you’re curious, here are some of the top things you might not know about me:
1. I have a thing for plants, especially the type that hang and grow wild
2. Someday, I’d like to write a book
3. I am terrified of running over an animal while driving, even bugs lol
4. I sing, and I used to want to be a singer but I just hate doing it on a stage now
5. Before this season in my career, I was a server at a Mexican Restaurant and always snuck the chips and salsa in the back.