I’m Erin, and I love cats, travelling, tea and dancing. I specialise in capturing weddings for multicultural couples, to celebrate their love, the joining of their families and the way they fuse their respective cultures into their celebration.
Why multicultural weddings?
My vision is to spread global compassion, acceptance and equality, and it’s my mission to do that by documenting and sharing real cross-cultural love stories in a way that is beautiful and honest, while always providing exceptional service and being a source of help and reassurance for my clients.
That’s the formal part! On a more personal level, I understand what it’s like to blend two cultures in your relationship – I’m a typical Aussie girl, descended from Irish convicts, and my partner Chris is first-generation Australian-Chinese. We’ve been together since 2006, and in that time he and his family have taught me so much about their culture and traditions – from food to festivals and even a little feng shui. Once I started capturing weddings in 2011, I found myself fascinated with the traditions of the other cultures I came across and the different ways they bring families and hearts together, and I fell in love with those couples’ stories. From knowing the order of a Greek Orthodox ceremony or the symbolism of a Chinese tea ceremony, to understanding how cameras read light differently on different skin tones, I have studied, I have practiced and I have loved every second.
I’m particularly blessed to live in such a multicultural place – Chris and I live right in the heart of Brisbane with our little black and white cat, and I love walking through my city and hearing so many different languages around me.
My little business is just me, my cameras and my computer; so every email, every meeting and every image is personally handled by me. This direct communication and connection is what allows me to better understand you, what makes your love special, and what you want and need from your photographs. I don’t want to just show up and shoot on the day – I want to meet you for coffee to talk about what you need, I want to be a sounding board for your ideas, and I want you to be completely overjoyed with your photographs.
I’ve been living my passion since 2011, capturing weddings and couples and families of various backgrounds and being inspired by the love and the heart in each of them. I love to capture every moment and every detail – big, small, quiet, joyous, teary and proud. I’m inspired when I see two cultures and two families come together in love, and the weddings and portraits I capture go beyond pretty people in pretty clothes in a pretty setting – you have important stories to be told, and I’d be honoured to help you tell them.
I really can’t explain how nice it is to have someone I trust there on my wedding day to photograph all my dreams and make me feel like a million dollars… We feel like you were just part of the family.
Amelia & Dylan, married October 2015
We are so happy with our wedding photos, we can’t thank you enough Erin! Neither of us are particularly photogenic, so photos were something we were very nervous about leading up to our wedding, but you made us feel so comfortable and at ease. We especially love the candid shots you took – they captured our day perfectly.
Samone & Jarryd, married November 2015
“You have done such a beautiful job with our photos and our album, we are so grateful! Thank you! Thank you forever and always!”
Ashley & Curtis, married April 2016