St. louis



Hey there! I'm Erika! So glad you're here!

read the post

Emily and Daniel’s wedding at Triple 3 Vineyard was nothing short of magical. Held at the beginning of May, the day was a beautiful blend of love, laughter, and a few unexpected surprises that made it even more memorable. The weather was stunning for most of the day, with crystal blue skies and gorgeous, white, […]

read the post

In the gentle whispers of time, I discovered the profound truth nestled within the silent frames of a photograph- a truth etched in the heartache of loss and the sacred dance of grief. It was in the absence of a single image, a captured moment forever denied, that I unearthed the boundless significance of each […]

read the post

If you’re a senior in St. Louis looking to capture the essence of your final year in high school in some of the most epic locations this city has to offer, this St. Louis Senior Photographer is here to help guide you! Or, perhaps you’re a parent seeking the perfect backdrop for your child’s senior […]

read the post

We had an amazing time adventuring all over Forest Park and the St. Louis Arch for Marin’s fall Senior Session!

read the post

Karla And Emanuele’s wedding photographed by Erika Cockerham of Erika Rene Photography in Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY.

read the post

Welcome to Erika Rene Photography- St. Louis MO wedding and senior photography studio where art meets heart

read the post

St. Louis Senior Portraits are in full swing as graduation in just a couple short months away! Right now, as the trees and glowers are blossoming, is the BEST time for senior graduation sessions at SLU and every college for those who love pretty blooms. I’ll be honest- the pink and white blooms on the […]

read the post

SLU Graduation sessions are about to be in full swing as we enter the spring in a couple weeks here in St. Louis! Spring in St. Louis is truly the most beautiful time for photos, but it lasts for two seconds! One day the tulips are here, and the next, they’re gone!! I was THRILLED […]

read the post

Caitlin and James’ very end of winter Sunflower Hill Farm wedding in Augusta, MO was nothing short of perfect! Its always a gamble here in MO with the weather, really no matter what season it is! But for the very beginning of March in St. Louis, Caitlin and James could not have had a more […]

read the post

St. Louis College photographer, Erika Rene Photography and the SLU Campus Rep Team had an amazing time downtown St. Louis at Styled and Staged for our very first session of the year- a Valentine’s Day session! We began with a meet and greet where I presented each girl with a personalized gift bag full of […]

read the post

Happy New Year, everyone! Days before Christmas last year, I went to deliver a wedding album and canvas to one of my sweet couples and what might’ve been a 10 minute visit ended up being 45 minutes long with an extended prayer session. Josh and Bethany’s wedding earlier this year was nothing short of a […]

read the post

Carrie And Kyle’s wedding photographed by Erika Cockerham of Erika Rene Photography in Lehmann Mansion, Lake Villa, Illinois.

View the experience


Hello Lovely!

I'm Erika! A lover of Jesus, marriage, and all things beautiful, I'm here for the couple seeking a faith-driven, artistic approach to capturing their love story. I have an unwavering passion for immortalizing special moments and unique personalities, while also helping you to slow down during this season and prepare for your marriage just as much as you're preparing for your wedding. My commitment lies in crafting an unforgettable journey that culminates in timeless visual narratives, preserving every cherished moment from intimate exchanges to grand celebrations. My couples value covenant, creativity, art, authenticity, and heartfelt connection, so if that's you, I think you just found your wedding photographer and I can't wait to get to know you! 


erika rene


"Her passion for photography shines through in every shot, capturing the essence of our special moments with grace and beauty."

Looking for wedding inspiration, pro tips and some of our favorite resources? Join us on Instagram. Each week, we share tips, tricks and a whole lot more!

Weekly Resources for Brides