let's get to know each other
My name is Erika Anderson
I'm a wedding and portrait photographer, based in Missouri, but available worldwide. I am a mother to 5 sons and a wife to my hunk of a hubby. I binge the Crime Junkie podcast in my car to and from sessions, never turn down an chance to chow down on hot wings, and will always jump on the dance floor with you at your wedding.
I fell in love with photography in high school but never looked at it as a career until I became a stay at home mom to my first biological son in 2016. The rest is history.
Get To Know Me
Favorite Swear Word?
Fuck. 1000%. I am professional through and through but damn if this word doesn't just make me feel so good. It spices up a sentence and its needed. Sorry grandma.
Alcoholic- Cayman Jack Margaritas & Palomas
I binge Crime Junkie like its nobodies business. Pretty much anytime I'm in the car. Otherwise, I love "Yes, and...", "Shine & Thrive", & "Oh, Shoot!"
Bucket List Destination?
My top destination I absolutely hope to get to explore before its my time to go, is definitely Greece. Specifically Santorini. I just think its stunning from all the photos I've seen- so I cannot imagine the beauty it exudes in person. The architecture is jaw dropping, too. So cool.
Coffee Shop Fave?
I have 3 go-to's that I alternate - Tuxedo, Turtle, or Mocha Latte. Iced or Hot. So good.
I can yodel. Yep I know. Weird. Honestly, I love to sing and pursued a music career for a long time before putting that dream behind me.
I can also say the ABC's backwards way too fast.
Life is all about people, moments & emotions that we want to hold on to..
I wish we could hold on to all our memories, and remember them as clearly and vividly as if they happened yesterday. But time plays tricks and our memory gets blurry. That's why I got into photography. I needed a way to save all the beautiful days, trips and moments that I spend with the people I love.
I want to share this precious gift with you. Help you preserve your legacy. So you can share these beautiful memories and stories with your kids and grandkids. Tell them how it all started and what was life like 50 years ago. Trust me, these photos will be your most cherished and dear possessions.
planning a destination wedding?
Destination & Elopements
If you're getting married outside of Missouri, and want me to photograph your beautiful event, check out my destinations I am offering discounts for in 2023!
Cannon beach, oregon
Mt. rainier, wa
santa fe, nm
Love Notes From My Clients
The Noble Family
Erika is a joy to work with! She was also able to capture some amazing shots of our family of 6, even tho everyone was cold and the wind wouldn't give up! Plus she came to us, which is always more convenient getting littles ready for photos! On top of that she helped coordinate our outfits, which is always my least favorite part of family photos! Erika took the stress out of it all, making it an enjoyable day even for Mom!
Your wedding is all about you, your family and dear friends. Be your true self. Show your fun, quirky personality. Do the things that make you happy. Laugh loudly. Kiss slowly. Hug tightly.
I'll be there to capture it all and help you save these beautiful memories for a lifetime.