Erica Streelman

I am small town girl who grew up in a Northern Nevada valley who now lives by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Maybe it is my small town values that allow me to appreciate life's finest details, beautiful scenery and foster close relationships with "good people."   I am an observer of life, but I will jump at any opportunity to seek adventure, learn and create.

I am inspired by history, the old world, Europe, natural compositions and textures and believe strongly that our five senses connect us deeper than anything else could- the touch, the scent and taste, the sight and the sound of a lover. 

I feel that connection is important in a photograph, however, I feel it is even more important who you are connecting with that matters most.  I want honest images that reflect my couples and their relationship with each other, which is why I will ask you questions that go deeper than the details of your wedding day.

I want to know who you are as individuals and who you are as a couple.  What do you love about each other, what makes your relationship your own, what makes you smile when you think of them?  I want to know how you hold each other, make each other laugh and in the end it is my goal for you to fall even more in love with each other.

If you are someone who loves authentic story telling, natural beauty and trusts a small town girl who leaves her heart everywhere she goes, then I know we will create plenty of magic together.

Erica Streelman

I am small town girl who grew up in a Northern Nevada valley who now lives by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Maybe it is my small town values that allow me to appreciate life's finest details, beautiful scenery and foster close relationships with "good people."   I am an observer of life, but I will jump at any opportunity to seek adventure, learn and create.

I am inspired by history, the old world, Europe, natural compositions and textures and believe strongly that our five senses connect us deeper than anything else could- the touch, the scent and taste, the sight and the sound of a lover. 

I feel that connection is important in a photograph, however, I feel it is even more important who you are connecting with that matters most.  I want honest images that reflect my couples and their relationship with each other, which is why I will ask you questions that go deeper than the details of your wedding day.

I want to know who you are as individuals and who you are as a couple.  What do you love about each other, what makes your relationship your own, what makes you smile when you think of them?  I want to know how you hold each other, make each other laugh and in the end it is my goal for you to fall even more in love with each other.

If you are someone who loves authentic story telling, natural beauty and trusts a small town girl who leaves her heart everywhere she goes, then I know we will create plenty of magic together.

Corona Del Mar, California
United States

[email protected]
www.ericastreelman.com


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… going to church followed by brunch and spending the rest of the day relaxing by the ocean.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… traveling through Europe with my husband in 2012. We started in Paris and drove to one country after another. We stopped when we wanted and tried to experience each place like a local.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… anywhere! I love travel and know there is so much to see… I can’t pick!

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… relationships. I love that I get to know my couples so well that we create a bond with each other. You will spend of your wedding day with your photographer so make sure your personalities mesh well and you enjoy each other.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… I was a History teacher before I pursued my passion for photography. I would be back in the classroom teaching and mentoring high school students.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE…you will get more out of serving each other rather than yourself. Do more for the other and find true happiness in their experience.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… there is no place like Southern California! The warm weather, golden light and proximity to family is perfect for us.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… Anywhere near water!

MY FAVOURITE MOVIES ARE… A League of Their Own and Forest Gump (or anything with Tom Hanks)

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… at a tiny Italian wine shop and cantina in Florence called Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. I still dream about the mushroom risotto and chianti wine paring as we laughed and talked under the stars by the Palazzo Pitti!

THE PETS I OWN ARE… Sadly, none. But I would a Golden or Labrador retriever in a heart beat!