I have a love hate relationship with social media at times. This past winter Zach and I sat down and decided we were going to live a more present and intentional life. We stopped endlessly scrolling, we put our phones down, we took the chargers away from our nightstand, we sold a lot of stuff and minimized our life. It felt great it felt freeing, but a lot of it only lasted a few months. Comparison is the killer of creativity and self worth and social media amplifies it. So many times have I had to stop scrolling and remind myself that I don’t need to compare myself, my work, and my life to someone else’s highlight reel ( I know I can’t be the only one.) I’m also super guilty of being on the other side too, for a good couple of years I got so caught up in creating a better version of myself online hoping that I would feel better in real life. ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ʜᴇʀᴇ ɴᴏᴡ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ɪᴛs ᴏᴋᴀʏ ᴛᴏ ғᴇᴇʟ ʟᴏsᴛ ɪɴ ɪᴛ . Part of me wishes I grew up before the comparison game but part of me is glad I’m in the now. My business would be nothing without social media, it’s my voice, it’s how I’ve met so many amazing people, it’s how I met my husband; It’s a double edged sword. This upcoming year I will be working on taking my social media outlets and making it more personal, more real, more me.
There’s nothing quite like the pacific northwest’s moody fog, mountain tops, and mile long evergreens.
Somewhere caught between a raging waterfall and a boulder of ice.
I realized I never really announced that I’m taking on weddings for next summer in New York / Washington so here I am. If your looking for someone to help guide you so that you get the best authentic emotional moments with the best light without being bossy, who can also be a fly on the wall capturing moments as they come then I’m your girl. It’s weird but after years and years of photographing weddings I can basically feel what’s going to happen before it does. I feel like it’s a third eye thing going on that couldn’t go away even if I tried. I feed off emotions in an entire room and I can anticipate who will show them the most, I can anticipate the first tear drop or the biggest laughs and quite honestly I live for it. That probably just comes with the experience of shooting well over a hundred different weddings in multiple cultures, countries and styles but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Anyways I will be taking on a few weddings starting now until atleast next July so if your looking for a wedding photographer and think we’re a match feel free to reach out.
// Although I do love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes. It’s the mountains that beckon me with the sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. To become more.\\ -Vicktoria Erickson
I get asked if I even take smiling at me Christmas card pictures anymore, and the answer is yes a few, but my sessions are just so much more than that. They are about emotional connections between loved ones, it’s about flowing wind, families connecting with nature, and embracing memories. It’s about stopping time, adventuring and just being together however that may be.