Erica Reade Photography

"Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t believe how much they look like “us!" This is my promise to you, that your photos will be real, and they'll be you. I care about making you feel good, making sure you're totally comfortable in front of the camera and having the time of your life. Let's be real, a lot of wedding photography can feel cheesy or too posed. Your photos should feel like YOU, at your most happy, vibrant, emotional, candid selves. Your photos will be a reflection of your love, your identities, your community, your friends, your family. I want you to feel good and have fun. And you get to give back. A small portion of each wedding goes to a charity of your choice. Also, Polaroids included.

A bit about me: When I'm not shooting weddings, you can find me at the beach or hanging out with my cats, cooking, and tending to my plants (70 and counting). I grew up in Montreal Canada, live in Brooklyn, and I love to travel. I'm equal parts extrovert to make sure I can direct all your best shots , and laid back enough to make sure you have a totally FUN, stress-fun wedding photo experience with me. I married my love of photography with my passion for social change into my wedding practice and here I am.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I don't agree with a lot of the messaging in the wedding industry, and I've combined my history of activist work with my passion for photography in my wedding business. Feminist wedding photography values your love in all its identities, AND gives back to the issues that matter most. I embrace non-traditional love stories, couples and ideas, and events. A small donation of each wedding is made to a 501c3 non-profit from the following organizations of the couple's choice: Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or Black Lives Matter.

"My Wife and I were married on November 3rd of 2018 and Erica captured our day beautifully. She was with us every step of the way from our engagement photos to on the dance floor! Her personal touch is second to none. She got to know us as a couple, and the moments that we shared during our wedding really shine through in her photos. Erica went above and beyond to accommodate our large guest list and photo requests. From taking family portraits to pictures of each of us getting ready, Erica was there to keep us on point and take the pictures that mattered the most to us. It was a day that my wife and I will never forget, and the pictures that Erica took will help us remember what an amazing day it was!"

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Examples of my work

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Rates

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