St. louis



Your memories are the vessel that carries the essence of your love, imbued with the emotions felt on your special day. By prioritizing the depth of your experience, I craft bespoke works of art that mirror the uniqueness of your bond. I capture more than images; I encapsulate the very heartbeat of your love story, creating evocative photographs that serve as portals to your most cherished moments. It is the blessing and honor of my life to weave the threads of your narrative into a visual symphony that resonates with the depth and beauty of your love, ensuring that each glance at your wedding album transports you back to the magic of those once-a-lifetime-memories. 

the tears, laughter, UNEXPECTED, INTIMATE MOMENTS THAT TAKE PLACE ON A WEDDING DAY and all the moments in between...this is what I live for

the wedding experience

2024 + 2025

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When it comes to authentically telling your love story, every detail matters! You crave timeless photographs bursting with joy, capturing every moment and every emotion. That's the essence of the Erika Rene Wedding Experience: a celebration of love, ensuring that your memories endure eternally. 






let's be friends

let's get you married


let's plan

Being fully present in each moment and enjoying the heck out of your wedding day, each other, and your loved ones is what your wedding day is all about!  After you inquire, we'll set up a time to connect so can really get to know you, your story, and your vision for your big day! Then I pull together a customized collection that is specifically tailored to your needs. 

You've signed your contract and paid your $1,000 retainer, so now the real FUN begins! I'll send you my 90 page bridal guide in the mail that will help with ideas for your engagement session as well as answer questions you didn't even know you had! I've been told by past brides that I should sell this, but this guide is EXCLUSIVE to Erika Rene couples only! I'm here to offer as much help as you'd like during the planning process. We'll talk timeline, family formals, shot list, special traditions, and anything else that will bring your vision to life on your big day!

The engagement session is one of the most crucial parts of our time together as it helps us to truly get to know each other as well as enabling you to get comfortable in front of the camera. No worries if you feel awkward- I promise you can't do this wrong! I'll guide you the whole way and promise we'll have a ton of fun together! 

The big day is here and I couldn't be more excited! Just relax, soak every moment in, know that I'm here to serve and support you and that I will do everything humanly possible to give you the best experience and best photos ever! I can't promise not to cry though! I've never photographed a wedding without crying at some point because I'm just so happy for you all!

Within a month of your wedding, we'll schedule an image reveal party- at my office for those within driving distance of St. Louis, and over zoom for couples not local to St. Louis. Feel free to bring anyone who wants to relive the experience of your wedding day through your photos! We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll design your album, and I will personally deliver it to you when it comes in!

Let's Do This!

let's Party

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A $1,000 non-refundable retainer and signed contract locks your date into my calendar. Once your date is officially reserved, we'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. I'm happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more, and will work with your planner to ensure your vision is brought to life the way you're dreaming of it!

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The Wedding Process

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Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos.

Engagement session

The Wedding Process

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I check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day. But, I'm also available to you at any time if you need me for ANYTHING during this process, so always feel free to reach out!

wedding prep

The Wedding Process

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It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be amazing!

the big day

The Wedding Process

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You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery the night of your reveal party which is 2-4 weeks after your wedding. Your albums and any wall art you order at your reveal will be hand delivered by me if you live in or near St. Louis and will be carefully sent in the mail to out of town couples.

they're here!

The Wedding Process

Ashley and Kevin

 'She really listened to our requests and executed perfectly. She was so positive and upbeat the entire day, exactly what we needed. We had a blast shooting with her!'

"Erika was absolutely the most WONDERFUL wedding photographer we. could have asked for!"

New Haven, Missouri

cedar Creek

Bethany and Josh

 EVERYONE in our families/friends LOVED her. And the results are AMAZING! She is an artist in her execution as well as the work she produces. Joy, joy, JOY!'

"...she added significantly to our JOY...treated everyone like a VIP, and had wonderful energy and attitude all day.

the franklin of soulard

St. Louis, Missouri

love letters from lovely couples

You're unique and so is your wedding. That's why I create custom collections for every one of my couples after getting to know you and your needs for your wedding day. From full day coverage to rehearsal dinner and day after brunch, to heirloom albums and wall art, let's create a collection perfectly tailored to your vision for your wedding!

For more details on wedding collections, availability, and to find out more about a custom collection, please contact me. 




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