i'm erin!

Yellow makes me happy, audiobooks are my jam, and though I'm always up for adventure, I usually need a sidekick to make it happen. When I’m not behind the camera or computer, you can find me hanging out with my husband and our three kids—most likely cleaning up after someone, but I’ve been at this long enough to know that’s just life. ;) 

what i do and why i do it

There are a lot of things I love about what I do— I love golden hour, I love creating beautiful backlit pictures, I love honing my craft, and I get super excited when I find a pose that really works well for a couple and they look and feel AH-MAZE-ING. I love the challenge that photography and business bring into my life. 

But can I tell you why I’m really here? 

I see photography as a vehicle to meet, care about and serve other people. 

my philosophy



I drop book recs like they’re going out of style.



Kind people are my kinda people.



I’ve tried, but I just can’t live without ice cream! 



I’m married to the best Nice Guy. He’s the Ross to my Rachel, the Jim to my Pam, and the Luke to my Loralai. 



Call me dynamic, animated or passionate—but I talk and write in capitals and exclamation marks! Can’t. Help. It.

things you should know if we're gonna be friends:

how i serve my couples

When I book a wedding, I work with that couple over the course of MONTHS, if not more than a year. During that time, the couple—especially the bride!—is bombarded with countless decisions to make and problems to solve. It’s overwhelming. And exhausting. And sometimes, it’s easy to get so caught up in it that you lose sight of the reason for it in the first place—you’re getting married because ‘home’ changed from a place into a person, and you want to spend forever with him!

When you hire me, you’re getting more than pretty pictures (although, there will be PLENTY of those!). I’m this unique blend of creative and analytical, and I marry those two skill sets to help my clients make more sense of what they’re experiencing and bring peace into their lives as they plan their big day. 

What does this have to do with photography?

It’s pretty simple, really. Preparation and Education are the key to being in the right frame of mind for an amazing wedding day (and therefore, amazing pictures!).

Put another way, 

I don’t want you to look back at your wedding and remember stress and overwhelm—
I can help you manage that.

Relaxed, happy and playful people +
Relaxed, happy and playful photographers =
Relaxed, happy and playful pictures.
(I’m really good at math. ;)

Relaxed, happy and
playful people +
Relaxed, happy and playful photographers =
Relaxed, happy and
playful pictures.
(I’m really good at math. ;)

the wedding experience

These are some of my most favorite pictures ever. So tender, and I will always—ALWAYS—remember this day thanks to you! Love you to pieces!

Chelsea Newman

kind words



Sunshine Picture Project is a photographer specializing in wedding photography in Las Cruces New Mexico, Albuquerque New Mexico, El Paso Texas, and available for travel, including Portland Oregon. Erin is located in Deming, New Mexico.