Erika El Photography

Erika El Photography

Based In: Asheville, North Carolina
Photographer: Erika El Photography

Erika El Photography

Based In: Asheville, North Carolina

You deserve more than just beautiful images. You don’t need someone to just take pictures. You need someone who cares.

Someone who feels the weight of this day with you and is willing to take the time to get to know both of you.

Someone who sees the value in how you’ve chosen to celebrate your commitment and is there to ensure it is documented intentionally.

Someone who is going to be just as excited as you are on your wedding day.

Hi, it’s me!

I serve couples with a deep connection to nature and a love for beautiful details, in the mountains of North Carolina and Colorado. Above all else, I believe in marriage and think it’s worth celebrating.

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I don’t even know where to start. Erika was THE ABSOLUTE BEST!! I promise, hiring Erika to be your photographer will be one of your best decisions. Her overall ease of her amazing work, the way she is always laid back and on top of everything at the same time, is unmatched. She is truly so talented at what she does. Whether we were hiking, taking photos, or whatever, we honestly felt like we were hanging out with a life long friend. Our families could not stop raving about Erika and her amazing photos.

Rachel + Lyle

Working with Erika was more than a dream - it was perfect! Her talent is truly amazing, but she’s also just an incredibly kind, thoughtful and professional photographer. We are two very awkward humans, but she made us somehow feel so comfortable. We will cherish our photos forever and can’t thank her enough for everything that she’s done!

Kristin + Mike

Like any other couple looking to elope, we had no idea where to start. Erika was such a blessing to us; she helped us every step of the way. She made our dream day come true! Erika really made an effort to get to know us and our vision for the day, which made us feel like we had a friend spending the day with us rather than a stranger. Lastly, we are blown away by our photos. They are perfect and we will treasure them forever!!

Shelby + Krik

There are no words to properly express how fantastic she was! When we first consulted with her she asked how we wanted to feel on our wedding day, we felt that and then some! She made our day seamless, eased all of our anxiety, and captured our day better than we ever could have imagined. Erika and Jake have become a part of our family and we are so thankful to have had them to capture our day! We will treasure these pictures for the rest of our lives!

Hanna + Kyle

Please hear me… The absolute best. Phenomenal. Use her for all your photos for forever.

Starting with her free elopement guide, Erika opened the door for us to planning our perfect day even before we hired her.

And once we did, her skills and expertise were on display everywhere. She was always quick to respond, knew great vendors to recommend, helped us get our officiant (shout out Jake), and then there are her perfect photos!

We had a small wedding so the energy of each and every person present was important to us and Erika understood our needs and vibe perfectly. She was so fun to have on the day of and made taking pictures easy, fun, and not awkward.

Photos were my most important purchase surrounding my wedding and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product.

Betsy + Simba

Erika and her husband Jake are amazing people. You expect professionalism and competency. You might even expect artistry. But what I never expected was the genuine warmth, impeccable care, and truthful humanity exhibited by this wonderful pair of humans. My fiancée and I descended the mountain as husband and wife, with two newfound friends in tow. Erika and Jake will hype you up on your day, but it isn't artificial. They both actually care about you. They will laugh with you, cry with you, dap you up, give you affirmation and love, and it's all one hundred percent genuine. The way up the mountain was filled with laughter inducing, anxiety-crushing joy. Stories and jokes. Sweat and singing. It was like we were meeting up with friends we hadn't seen in a long time.

Special shout-out to my boy Jake for singing with me, making me feel at ease, swapping lame jokes with me, and gushing about shared experiences. Jake was the officiant for our wedding and he curated the ceremony script based on my wife's and my needs. He also served as Erika's second shooter, and all around support system. Grooms, take note: I didn't have a best man, but Jake felt like my best man that day.

My wife and I are so happy that we chose to have the wedding we wanted to have, and we will never regret hiring Erika. You won't regret hiring her either.

Parker + Nic

Erika is the photographer you're looking for. As a guy who is not a fan of photoshoots, she truly makes all the uncomfortableness typically associated with photoshoots go away. The first time we all met for a consultation it was like catching up with an old friend. You could tell she truly cared about us and wanted to provide us with memories that matched our style.

We love the NC mountains, and Erika was super knowledgable about many hidden gem areas that perfectly captured that scenery. At one point during the engagement shoot we were just running and dancing on a highway overlooking a valley. We laughed throughout the whole process joking about how crazy we looked, but those pictures turned out to be some of my favorite pictures of my wife and I, and I'm so grateful Erika provided the expertise and atmosphere to capture those moments.

Our wedding was an absolute blast. The most fun I've had in years, and the perfect way to bring two families together. Erika worked fast, but in no way were we rushed. She was able to produce stunning photographs that captured our entire family. During our newlywed pictures she did it again. Erikas best photographs usually are captured after she says "you guys are gonna think I'm crazy but trust me on this one." Erika made the process so easy and we were able to get back to our reception and party! I probably sound like a broken record by now, but once again she perfectly captured the mood of the reception.

I can't recommend Erika enough. She was a vital part of of our wedding going as smoothly as it did. She was extremely professional the whole time while making us comfortable enough to be ourselves. She was always on time and absolutely nailed time management day of the wedding. Fast turnaround, great communication, and ultimately helped us capture moments that we'll hold dear forever. 10/10, two thumbs up, 100% satisfaction, you will not go wrong with Erika El Photography!

Jake + Lexi
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Hey, we're Erika & Jake!

We split our time between the mountains of North Carolina and Colorado and prioritize creating the best experience for our couples. We consider it an honor to celebrate along side you as you begin your greatest adventure. Marriage is pretty freakin cool.

Wandering Since 2023

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