In a world that seems so rugged, messy and damaged-
the things that bring us joy still exist.
Recent times have been a whirlwind of uncertainty.
So many hardships have presented themselves and snarled their nasty, sharp-toothed grins.
But like a great wildfire; with death, loss and destruction, there is growth.
There has to be something more, something brighter.
A new beginning.
My name is Erika.
I am a photographer from a once underwater town, tucked away and cradled by
the mountains of Montana.
It is nicknamed the city of soul, because the people who call it home, feel so deeply.
As you navigate my page you will see that my portfolio is colorful.
I don’t only photograph love in the traditional sense.
I believe that love is everywhere. I believe in loving hard.
Love can be what you have for your significant other, of course, But how about that of a bee keeper, harvesting the hard work of thousands of honeybees, or the giggles of sisters, snuggled up on a chalk- scribbled porch.
How about the funky local eatery on Higgins street that has crafted the perfect vegan donut, or the view from the snowy summit of St.Mary's peak.
Thank you for coming to visit my collection of photos, my view of love, my life.
I hope to get the chance to capture whatever it is that drives you wild,
inspires you, moves you. My promise to you, is to paint your beauty as it is.
Raw and real.
Let’s go on an adventure