- captures their spirit
- Erin is a true pro
- she's genuine, curious
- live in the moment
- high profile event at the MOMA
- LOVE LOVE LOVE Erin Ashford
- so sneaky
- totally got into it
- resourcefulness, talent, flexibility
- quite shy
- a photo-ninja
- incredibly artistic
- extreme professional
- ready so quickly
- laughing and happy
- a bridge to our own experiences
- broadly illuminating
- winsome personality
- hands down
- warm and comforting presence
- chasing down the "perfect" light
- truly beautiful
- love every single photo
"At the Thiel Fellowship we have worked with Erin for over 4 years. Her photography work is fantastic. We have worked with her for both capturing events and portraits. She has a great way of working with people and really integrates herself into our events and gets to know our community. Therefore, when she gets people's pictures, she really captures their spirit. It's always a joy to get the photos from her!"
Program Director for the Thiel Fellowship, "20 Under 20," The Thiel Foundation.
“Erin is a true pro! I have used her many times for both event photography and editorial photography for our very sophisticated, upscale, glossy magazine. She has a very artistic eye, takes fabulous photos, she's easy to work with and is especially good at portraits as she puts people at ease, guaranteeing flattering shots. She is also fantastic when it comes to candids: they are offbeat and always charming. She really captures the mood and flavor of a scene, person or event and never dials it in, always goes well beyond the call of duty.”
Nancy Staab - Owner of LuxeCrush Magazine
I've worked with photographers quite a bit in an earlier life and Erin stands out among all of them. I'll get to her artistic expertise in a moment. First, Erin is someone that I actually enjoy being around. She's genuine, curious, and exudes positivity without being overwhelming. Erin defines the term "breath of fresh air". As for her professional qualifications, she approaches her work with an enthusiasm and passion that is contagious. Erin spent time getting to know my partner and I and really listened to what we were looking to portray in our shots. She got us both feeling relaxed and we were able to just be with one another while she captured the spirit of our relationship. Erin also brought a few creative ideas to the table and those photographs turned out to be our favorites.
Throughout the entire process, Erin was attentive to our needs,easily adapted to the situation, never rushed us, and was quick to get back to us on any questions we had. The pictures turned out better than we expected and we are now hoping to get her as our wedding photographer when the time comes. I'm careful and cautious about providing reviews online because I don't want to mislead anyone. But in the case of Erin, I'm fully confident that you will be pleased in having her as your photographer. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Louis & Joanna
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Last weekend, Erin gave my family the gift of a lifetime! We arranged to have Erin meet our family in San Francisco for family pictures to commemorate our 20th wedding anniversary... we came upon a very loose plan - "renting bikes and cruising Golden Gate Park" to which Erin showed up with.... roller-skates!!! How better to document our biking extravaganza than eight more wheels in the mix! Okay! So not only does Erin have more energy than a certain battery bunny, but she is super awesome at keeping two teens engaged and comfortable, and she can snap photos and do crazy stuff with her skates at the same time! Erin helped us live in the moment, enjoy the beauty of the day and savor a bit of her lavish attention! She sees things in settings that you cannot imagine until two days later we received pictures that made my mouth speechless and my cheeks wet.... she captured pieces of our day in a way I cannot even explain. She captured each of our personalities and relationships with each other in such a special and tangible way that we will cherish forever! Erin is art, exuberance, and life all wrapped up in an awesome package!
BethAnn - Studio Cake owner
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Erin was our photographer for a high profile event at the MOMA. She was incredibly professional and personable from start to finish. She made the guests feel comfortable and was able to get great candid and posed shots throughout the evening. We look forward to using her again for future events and would recommend her to others without hestitation.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Erin Ashford'...”My husband and I both craved the idea of having our wedding documented as real, and as true to life as possible! We were thrilled when seeing her past work online and even more excited after having met with her. The three of us were on the same page from the moment we sat down. The final results were well beyond our expectations. Our most favorite pictures were taken without us even knowing she was there! It was such a nice surprise going over the photos for the first time and seeing our day unfold so organically and beautifully. We've been asked by many who our photographer was and even had friends pick her for their upcoming wedding!”
Jennifer - Bride
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Erin photographed our wedding this fall and we could not be more in love with the gorgeous images she captured. She came highly suggested from a close friend of ours and from our initial phone conversation with her we knew we wanted to have her be a part of the big day. She was professional but comfortable (our f&f thought we had known her for years!) And she is so sneaky! There were photos she caught that we had no idea were being taken. Looking back through them all now really gives us an honest look at how the day unfolded. The photos are natural, true and real. And so is Erin. She is as comfortable as a friend with the talent and genius of a 5 star photographer. (I'd give her many more if it let me.)
We can't thank you enough, Erin!
Melissa & Sam Thacker
On the recommendation of a friend, we hired Erin as the photographer for my husband's 40th birthday party. We were thrilled with her work. Erin is a really cool person. Our party had a 20's theme, and Erin totally got into it by wearing a 20's outfit, which really helped her fit in with the guests. Both the posed and candid shots came out great, and I love that she captured so many great moments of us and our friends. She was very proactive with respect to getting great shots of all of the guests in the different areas of the party. We would definitely work with Erin again! Finally, we really appreciate the way she provides us with the images so that we can order prints as we like, rather than feeling pressured to buy prints immediately following the event.
To say that Erin is an incredible photographer is one thing, but there are not enough words to describe her resourcefulness, talent, flexibility, creativity & overall ability to deal with all the craziness that you endure as a bride. We heard from so many of our guests that she was one of the best photographers they have seen at a wedding. She has an supreme ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. Not to mention, she is like a "photo ninja" snapping incredible photos when no one is expecting it. We are beyond excited to see the pictures she captured and could not have asked for anyone better to capture our special day. Erin is truly the very best.
Mollie & Tyler
"Erin is truly one of a kind. My partner and I booked Erin to do our engagement photos with our 3 huge dogs. We were nervous because neither of us is very comfortable in front of the camera, and we had no idea how our dogs would behave. Erin's positive energy was so calming that it made the whole situation feel natural, which meant that she was able to capture intimate and true moments between us. Erin has one of the best eyes for amazing and unique shots. It was clear in looking through our pictures afterwards that she's a true visual artist. We loved our engagement photos so much that we booked Erin to be our wedding photographer a year later (even though she'd moved across the country by this point). We could not be happier with our pictures! As expected, Erin captured incredibly special and unique moments that happened during the wedding. One of the things we hadn't expected, though, was how big of a role her positive energy played in making the day go so smoothly. Between helping keep our families calm, to making everything just that much more fun, Erin was so helpful in setting the right tone for the day, and our pictures really reflect this happiness and joy. We absolutely ADORED having Erin be a part of our special day, and we are so thrilled with our uniquely beautiful photos."
Carrie & Pupp
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My husband and I had maternity photos taken by Erin when I was 33 weeks pregnant after she was recommended by a friend who had engagement photos taken by her. We had a 2-hour session in our home, which was super convenient and comfortable. Erin was flexible with the photo shoot fee since we really wanted to document the pregnancy but were tight on funds.
We both really enjoyed working with Erin! The best part was that Erin was very cool and easy to work with. My husband and I are quite shy when it comes to having our pictures taken, and not very photogenic, but she was very relaxed and professional and made us feel really comfortable. She arrived on time and brought some lighting equipment with her to ensure that we had the appropriate lighting for the shots we wanted to get. We showed her around our place, sharing with her ideas we had for shots to capture. She was amazing in coming up with a bunch of new ideas for shots as well! She even got to know our dog, who is a very special part of our family, and incorporated her into several shots that ended up being our favorites.
All of the best photos (about 100) were available for viewing and online ordering about 2 weeks following the shoot. She also sent us a CD with all of the best photos so that we can have them printed over time as we wish.
I cannot say enough good things about Erin! If you are planning to have professional photos taken, for a special occasion or no particular reason at all, I would recommend her hands down.
Dara & Julius
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“We couldn't be happier with Erin and the way she captured our beautiful(and crazy) wedding! To be completely honest, I can hardly remember seeing Erin at all! She was like a photo-ninja, popping in at the perfect moments, never forcing anything, always going with the flow and snapping away in the most organic of fashions. Going through the photos we were both amazed at the creativity, composition, lighting and most importantly - the way she captured the spirit and emotion that embodied our wedding. This girl is MUCH more than a wedding photographer, she's an artist. We both would most definitely recommend!”
Olivier - Groom
I first found Erin while trying on my wedding dress in Atlanta. She was completing a promotional shoot for the store. After a few shots she took, I knew I found the right photographer for my wedding. Not only have I hired Erin to photograph my wedding, but also a boudoir shoot and recently the arrival of our new baby boy. She is incredibly artistic with her shots and we have loved everything she has done; I have recommended Erin to everyone I know. She is very easy to work with, has incredible patience (especially when working with our 10 day old son), and is willing to accommodate any of your requests along with suggesting great ideas for creative shots. I am so thankful she has been there to capture so many amazing milestones in our life.
“Erin is an extreme professional, whose creativity and liveliness give her work an element of unique character not found in many. She comes to every assignment well read, energetic and full of ideas to best bring out a message or carry out a theme. She is willing to be flexible and never turns in the same result. We look forward to growing our partnership with her and are lucky to have her talent in our company.”
Jenni Williams, Modern Luxury
"Erin, We all came away from our photo shoot laughing and happy - thanks to you! Thank you for making it so easy. We loved the experience but especially loved meeting you."
Janet - Mom
"I rolled over this morning to check the time and email and this- THIS- was waiting. Joanna's eyes opened real big and she sat up faster than I've seen. Usually in the morning she stirs about but the idea of your photographs jolted us both awake.
So far, in the first 20 minutes, we've been through them 5 or 6 times. We are so fortunate to have connected with you and you serve as a bridge to our own experiences. You've reconnected us to our most cherished day but also captured the smiles, eyes, and love of all friends and family.
Thank you! We're on a strict schedule (look at all photos every 5 minutes) and must get back to it!
"I have had the pleasure of working with Erin from 2005 through December 2007. She was hired to photographically document a major retrofit construction project of a live data center in Alpharetta. She has managed to expertly and creatively capture a very complex project. Her work is broadly illuminating as well detail sensitive. When specific photos are required Erin takes direction well and always manages to capture the required images but with a personal touch. She has captured very artistic views of some normally very mundane objects. She can be counted on to create a useful portfolio of powerful images. Another important attribute is her excellent customer-client relationship skills, Erin has become a part of everyone's
Pete Ruys - Architect and President at Ruys & Company
Having worked with many professional photographers over the last 30 years, I was very, very impressed with Erin Ashford. She did a family shoot, on a particularly hot day here in Marietta, where many of the pictures were taken outdoors. Her winsome personality, sense of humor, and flexibility made the whole experience a fun event. Erin was remarkably creative and off the cuff in coming up with great ideas of fun poses, etc. And finally, the pictures are just fantastic! I highly recommend Erin for any photography project you may have. She's the best!
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"Words simply cannot express how much we LOVE the images...seriously beautiful. And every bit (and more) of what we dreamed of when we imagined our wedding pics. As you know, we had quite a few snags that night, which were disappointing. Honestly, your pictures made that night a perfect memory. I'll remember it the way you captured it :) Asking you to be a part of that night was THE BEST decision we made...hands down."
Nina - Bride
We had the most incredible experience taking our family photos with Erin Ashford. She has a very warm and comforting presence so you immediately feel relaxed when she is shooting photos. She spent a long time with us and took some absolutely beautiful photos. She connected with everybody in the family- grandparents, parents, and kids. By the time she had finished we felt like we were fast friends.
BOOK NOW As for the photos... "oooh la la..." Truly awesome! Spontaneous, artsy, occasionally a little edginess and all of them really really beautiful. She took the time to present them in two different color formats which was another big plus. We enjoyed working with her immensely and categorically recommend her to anybody interested in investing a little time and money into a set of family photos. You won't be sorry!
the Alizadeh family
Erin photographed my wedding this fall in Savannah and what a pleasure she was to work with! She is so personable and after the whole experience, she wasn't just my photographer but a friend. :) She is incredibly talented and you can certainly tell she loves what she does. She and her assistant were so kind, flexible, and I had wedding guests coming up to me during the wedding and later afterwards commenting on how awesome she was. A highlight for sure was hopping into the car and chasing down the "perfect" light for our first photos as husband and wife. If you are looking for a photographer to get those priceless candids, little details and shots that really exemplify your happiness and love for one another, she is your gal!! Thanks SO much, Erin!!
Erin - Bride
I am just now getting the quiet moment to sit down and go through my wedding photos properly. I just wanted to say thank you so much. I love them. They are truly beautiful. You captured the day perfectly. Thank you, thank you.
So much gratitude,
"Absolutely love every single photo you took! I want to thank you so much for making the photo process an easy and enjoyable one. You were so wonderful to work with, so helpful, and so kind. So many people commented on how great you were. And everyone LOVES the film!"
Gabrielle - Bride