Hi, I’m Erin
I am an experienced portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. My camera is my constant companion and it is the way I process my world. Over the last 20 years, I have built a legacy capturing authentic portraits of industry leaders and trendsetters in the entertainment, advertising, and political worlds, from pop-culture icons Dave Chapelle, Megan Rapinoe, Awkwafina, and Tina Fey, to power players Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and even the 45th President of the United States.
Insatiably curious since childhood, I have always loved meeting and connecting with people from different cultures. On set, I enjoy creating a conversational and warm environment that allows my clients the freedom to express themselves fully. My unique balance of professionalism and playfulness is the key to capturing these iconic images and producing impactful art.
After getting a degree in fashion design from Drexel University, I followed my passion for photography and moved to New York City in the late 90’s to kickstart my career. I began shooting news and hip-hop for magazines, resulting in many enduring friendships and years-long collaborations. I became a regular contributor to Vibe Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Newsweek, and shot advertising campaigns for The Chappelle Show, Xbox and Motorola. More recently, I have worked with Netflix, Penguin Random House, Universal Records, The Open Society and The Wall Street Journal.
I am a seasoned photo-shoot producer, and highly skilled at building diverse teams and planning shoots that elevate my subject, my client’s experience and the final product. My early experience as a female photographer breaking into this industry makes me hire differently today. I prioritize opportunities to advance the historically overlooked. Another way I express this value is through my pro-bono work and by mentoring young women.
Having been raised with five siblings in Pennsylvania, my immediate and extended family is an integral part of my history and experience, and I owe my love of storytelling and sense of humor to my Irish-American heritage. I currently live in Brooklyn, where I am raising my teenage daughter, Maya. I work regularly out of my photography studio, steps away from Pratt Institute. I love being able to meet and photograph so many different people, to hear their life stories and to connect with them in a meaningful way, even for only one day.
Advertising - Atlantic Records, 3D Communications, Comedy Central, Canon, Dennis Publishing, Dupont, DDB, Fuse TV, G2, Grey, Invisalign, JDK, Lewis Communications, Penguin Random House, RGA, State Farm, Spotify, Time Warner, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Verizon, Universal Music, Uniworld, Williams Sonoma, X-Box 360, VSA Partners
Education - New York University, Columbia University Law School, Success Academy, Manhattan College, Case Western University, Seton Hall University
Editorial - The Atlantic, AARP, Billboard, Bloomberg, Essence, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Fortune, Golf Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Inc, The New Republic, The New York Times, Parents, People, Philadelphia, Readers Digest, Runner’s World, Texas Monthly, Time Magazine, Vibe, The Wall Street Journal