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Erik Christian Photography

Monticello, New York, Sullivan

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Hello. I am Erik, the founder of Erik Christian Photography. I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I love capturing those candid moments at weddings and use a very distinct artistic/photojournalistic style. I travel near and far for weddings big and small throughout the northeastern US, always bringing my unique style to your wedding or portrait session.

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22 December 2019

Erik photographed our daughters wedding in what is not an easy venue, Howe Caverns, 10/19/19. The photos are amazing, emotions captured at just the perfect moment. So many special moments perfectly captured for us. I am so happy he came highly recommended to us, and recommend him to anyone considering working with Erik. You will be thrilled. Thanks Erik, it truly was a pleasure! More...

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22 December 2019

Erik is an extremely talented photographer with a great eye and attention to detail. My now wife and I hired him for our wedding and were absolutely blown away by the quality of his work, and so were our friends and family! He worked with us to make sure he got every shot we wanted for our engagement shoot as well as the wedding, and came up with quite a few ideas as well that we, our friends, and our families loved! He was professional from start to finish, very responsive throughout the planning phases, and made this part of our special day absolutely stress free. I highly recommend him! More...

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16 December 2019

Exceptional quality photos, courteous, friendly, easy to work with. Easy communication and work received as promised. A true photographic artist! My daughters wedding was in Howe Caverns, 10/19/19. More...

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6 October 2019

Could not have asked for a nicer or more professional photographer for our wedding. My husband and I were looking through our preview album, and all I could say was 'wow. .. this is *exactly* what we wanted'. Amazingly creative and thoughtful. Could not recommend Erik enough. More...

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6 September 2019

Erik was beyond amazing and far exceeded any expectations my wife and I had for our wedding day. Erik made this an extremely easy, comfortable and overall fun experience - which allowed for us to focus on our wedding and each other. I would HIGHLY recommend him without any hesitation. Erik is a genuinely wonderful person, incredibly kindhearted and extremely professional. More...

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22 August 2019

Erik was beyond amazing and far exceeded any expectations my wife and I had for our wedding day. Erik made this an extremely easy, comfortable and overall fun experience - which allowed for us to focus on our wedding and each other.

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27 May 2019

Erik shot our wedding on 5/24. He did an amazing job! He was so helpful, courteous, genuinely thoughtful and caring!! The photos look unreal! ! I would recommend Erik 100xs over, he gave us memories for a lifetime!!!!! More...

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10 May 2019

My husband and I loved our wedding photos by Erik! Our wedding day was dark and rainy, but you’d never know it from looking at the photos, they came out absolutely amazing! A very talented photographer, and an expert in lighting, we highly recommend! More...

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19 April 2019

My wife and I were beyond happy with the way Erik captured our wedding day. When you get married 156 feet underground you expect dark photos. Not with Erik. It was lights,camera,action. He was even willing to put in some extra travel time and go to a brewery with us to take some more photos. So if you are looking for a photographer who will go the extra mile (no pun intended) to make sure your experience is perfect, then Erik is your man. More...

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20 January 2019

We hired Erik just a couple of weeks before our wedding. My husband shared what we were looking for (informal shots, a night photo in front of the NYS Capitol and reception shots of family and friends) and he nailed it all! He was a pleasure to work with and a true professional from start to finish! More...

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27 December 2018

Erik Christian Photography has our highest recommendation! From day one of wedding planning, Erik impressed us with his talent, patience, and professionalism. Erik’s distinct approach combined photojournalism, classical shots, and highly artistic photography. He truly captured the love and joy we felt that day.Our guests also complimented Erik! We had over 260 friends and family in attendance, and Erik captured everyone! We received all our photos electronically and via flash drive, earlier than expected!We put our trust in Erik, and he exceeded our expectations. We are beyond grateful. Thank you Erik!Dorothy and Matthew Santiago More...

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28 November 2018

Erik Christian Photography has our highest recommendation! From day one of wedding planning, Erik impressed us with his talent, patience, and professionalism. Erik’s distinct approach combined photojournalism, classical shots, and highly artistic photography. He truly captured the love and joy we felt that day.

Our guests also complimented Erik! We had over 260 friends and family in attendance, and Erik captured everyone! We received all our photos electronically and via flash drive, even earlier than expected!

We put our trust in Erik, and he exceeded our expectations. We are beyond grateful. Thank you Erik!

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5 November 2018

Erik Christian Photography just completed our engagement photos and we were completely blown away by the professionalism, talent and passion Erik has for what he does. The photos turned out amazing and we cannot wait to work with him again at our wedding next year! More...

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26 October 2018

Erik was the photographer for our wedding and man on man he is great! Even late at night when we told him to go home because he lives about 45 minutes from where our venue was he stayed until the very end! He was a pleasure to work with and even got our final photos back to us in 1 month. He also has a reasonable price for all day coverage! We would recommend him to anyone! More...

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18 October 2018

great job

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18 October 2018

The hardest working photographer I know - Erik has an incredible eye for photography, lighting, seeing the big picture. From family portraits to weddings, he’s able to capture moments that most wouldn’t even notice, preserving memories and precious moments. Very professional and able to wrangle kids to get the perfect shots! Super thankful for his talent! More...

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23 July 2018

Erik is one great photographer! We had to plan a wedding in five weeks and he was extremely accommodating. Very easy to work with, Love the fact that he likes the natural-look and tries his best to take the most real looking shots which really capture the moment. He's very laid back, and very focused! You will not be disappointed with the way your photos come out I can promise you that!! SO pleased with his work!!!! More...

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23 July 2018

Mr Erik did a photo shoot for my wife and I for our one year wedding anniversary... one of the best decisions I made. From professionalism to Picture quality this guys here is truly a God sent. Everything was a 10 out of 10, just perfect. Anytime me or my wife or the both of us are having another special event, you better believe Erik Christian will be our go to photographer More...

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23 July 2018

We had to throw a wedding togerher in five weeks time because my daughter's fiance is in the Marine Corps. and so he has certain time constraints that we had to be able to work with in order to pull this wedding off! . We had our wedding at the powelton in newburgh in the chilly month of december. Erik did an amazing job on capturing special moments of the day! Never felt like he was intruding on our time at the wedding and he took amazing photos! Within 48 hours we had preliminary best shot photos.. and i have to say they came out beautiful!! Better than we ever imagined! Erik really added something special to the wedding with his own style of photography and we now have many memorable moments in time captured on film because of him! Would recommend him over and over again! Thanks erik! More...

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23 July 2018

Eric photographed our wedding for us. It was a last minute decision to have a photographer and he made himself available. I knew Eric was a great photographer as I have seen a lot of his work, but was still in awe of the level of professionalism during the ceremony and the reception, most of the time we didn't even know he was there . We were beyond shocked when we saw some of the pictures he captured and every picture was beautiful. It was so much fun looking through the pictures. We didn't even tell him what we wanted or expected, he just some how did it and got it all. Erik we love, love, love what you did for us. More...

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23 July 2018

Erik has done 2 photo shoots for us at our businesses. Both times the pictures came out great. His turn around time was quick as well. Erik has excellent communication leading up to the shoots. He was on time and efficient. Highly recommended, and we will use Erik again in the future! More...

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23 July 2018

Erik photographed our Saint Patrick’s Day wedding! He captured all the moments we wanted to savor from before the ceremony until the end of the reception. He was great and easy to work with. We continue to look at our photos to relive the day and are able to recap on special moments thanks to his beautiful work. More...

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23 July 2018

I am putting together a brochure for my cookie business and needed each individual cookie photographed. I have seen Erik's work many times before, but he never ceases to amaze me. He is a true professional and pays attention to every detail. He did an wonderful job and I can't wait to see those pictures in my brochure!! Thank you Erik!! You have a true gift in photography. More...

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23 July 2018

All I can say is WOW. Erik photographed my wedding, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. Everything from initial contact to execution was absolutely perfect. He responds to emails very fast, and sent us our edited photos within 4 weeks of the wedding. I'm so happy we decided to move forward with him, and would recommend him to everyone! More...

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23 July 2018

Whether for commercial work or family photos Erik has always achieved the essence of what I looked to capture. He is a true professional, while being personable and accomodating. I highly suggest Erik for any type of photographic needs. More...

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23 July 2018

What a professional! My new husband and I really appreciate the time and consideration he took at our consultation. On the day of our wedding, he took every step to get just the right shots. The care was evident in our photos. We recommend him for ANY event! More...

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23 July 2018

Eric was a great wedding photographer! He was so accommodating and really focused on getting us great shots to remember our day from! So many photos captured us in the moment and we still love looking at them 2.5 years later. Thanks so much Eric! More...

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23 July 2018

I was so happy with my wedding pictures! He was super easy going: took suggestions and gave suggestions without being pushy. I heard horror stories of photographers bossing around brides/grooms and Erik was NOT like that at all. Best of all, he made a potentially bad setting (torrential down pour) and made it look beautiful. Super lucky! More...

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23 July 2018

Love your work, and will have to have you come out again when I can get the family back in the same state for a weekend. Still have my ATV family portrait hanging on my wall and get tons of compliments on it More...

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23 July 2018

Hands down, Erik is one of the best photographers working in the Hudson valley. He shot our wedding and the photos were fantastic. I will recommend him every chance I get. More...

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23 July 2018

Thank you so much for your outstanding job in taking my son’s graduation pictures. You captured him perfectly and your lighting technique is amazing. Now it will be extremely hard to choose which pictures we will use for enlargements. Thanks again, I will pass your name one to anyone in need of a photographer. More...

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23 July 2018

Erik was a fabulous photographer , very nice and easy to get along with . It was a chilly day for my family and he was quick and efficient . We got our beautiful photos online within the week and ordered what we loved they were all great quality, can't wait for another shoot ! More...

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23 July 2018

Erik is a consummate professional and outstanding photographer. He snapped our August wedding, which encompassed three venues and two homes over an eight-hour period, and didn't miss a beat. He nailed the big spots, took great formals and, most importantly, captured those awesome spontaneous moments that make a wedding personally perfect. When Erik met with us, he noted that his goal was to document the day without intruding, be a fly on the wall, so to speak. He did exactly that.

And his photos are terrific. Erik sent us an immense amount of digital proofs along the way, allowing us to quickly share with family and friends who didn't attend the wedding. And he edited anything we needed, handing us our discs promptly. The shots are beautiful. He has a strong eye and is a master of manipulating light. Our batch of finals includes a handful of photos we instantly framed and hung.

Erik met with us at the beginning of the process, then checked in as we neared the wedding. I made final adjustments with him just before the weekend, and he was prompt and prepared for his shift. Our guests who had a moment with him loved him. We did, too.

Highest recommendation for wedding and event photography.
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23 July 2018

Erik has an amazing talent in capturing people at their best. He played with different ideas and made any scene work in a short period of time. Each of his photo is captivating with full visual effect that tells a story. Not all photographers are capable of doing that. But, Erik can. The beautiful photos he took of me can be seen in Oct/Nov issue of Orange Magazine. More...

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23 July 2018

Needed a perfect head shot and BOY did Erik deliver. He knew exactly the look I wanted and made it happen. He secured location and it was a fast, easy shoot. Very comfortable to work with. Excellent rates. So happy I found him. More...

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23 July 2018

we hired Erik to do family portraits to celebrate an 80th bday celebration. Pre photoshoot, he was very easy to work with, responded promptly to phone and emails. Day of shoot, he was on time, came totally prepared, Had great suggestions for poses, easy to work with, professional , overall outstanding. He had the photos ready when promised and they all came out great . Would highly recommend him. More...

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22 May 2016

Erik takes stunning photos. He is truly talented and we appreciate his work!!

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8 January 2016

Excellent pictures, thank you for capturing a perfect fall day for our family.. !! Hope to work with you again.!

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25 January 2014

Our engagement pictures came Beautiful! We will definitely use Erik in the future!

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4 January 2014

I would use Erik again. He did an awesome job on my daughters wedding in the heat of June, it was an outside wedding.Great job Erik

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12 January 2010

Erik came to my house to take pictures of my 1 year old little boy. Erik had patience and did a great job following the baby around and dealing with a very tired baby. Erik used both artificial and natural lighting to get amazing photographs. I would use Erik again in a heartbeat to do family photography and was very pleased with his every aspect of the experience. From the way the pictures came out you would have thought he had a child very willing to pose and cooperate. Erik did a fantastic job!! :) More...

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11 January 2010

Erik came to my mother's home several days before Christmas to do a photo shoot and the photos were fantastic! There wasn't one we didn't like. Whatever poses we suggested, he was up for - giving us free reign to be as silly or as serious as we wanted to be. He was very patient and willing - he even delivered before Christmas! His work is outstanding and he has been dubbed our family photographer. More...

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11 January 2010

I have to say that I was very happy with Erik. He came to my home and took pictures of my big family. I know how hard it is to take pictures of five kids including an infant and toddler but Erik did a wonderful job. Especially he was so patient and understanding with my 2 year old. He did so many different poses and I loved them all. Our family portrait came out beautiful. Not only was I happy with the quality of the pictures but the service. I had my pictures in less than a week. Erik did an outstanding job and I am looking forward to more future photo shoots with him. More...

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Art. Spontaneity. Candid moments. Those are the three words that best describe what Erik Christian strives for at every wedding he photographs and every photo he takes.

He started my photographic career shooting nature as art. Erik strived to capture the beauty of the moment and share it with the rest of the world. Over time his focus shifted away from nature and natural light to portraits, weddings and the use of creative lighting techniques. Erik wants to translate the moments of the day and the beauty of the bride into a work of art.

Erik was trained by a photojournalistic wedding photographer and still works closely with photojournalists. This close relationship created a unique combination in his photographs, blending storytelling and art.

During a wedding he will capture the bride and groom in natural and relaxed poses. He tries hard to steer away from static posed images and cheesy grins. Erik works to get those candid moments that are real and not staged. During the wedding he won’t ask you to pose or look towards the camera. He let you have your day and will go about getting the images you want.

Weddings are about romance. For the formal portraits and photos of the bride, Erik uses special lighting techniques and equipment to create a portrait that doesn’t look like it was taken by just anyone. He wants your portraits to look like they were taken with studio lighting, without the need for it to actually be present.

Look over Erik’s portfolio of wedding photographs and even his portraits and commercial work. You will see the quality of light (dramatic, creating depth and texture) in all his photos.

He hopes to create works of art from your wedding as well.

I started as an editorial newspaper photographer and moved into magazine, portrait and wedding photography. I found that my photojournalistic style worked great at weddings to capture those special fleeting moments that often pass everyone by. So I decided to move into wedding photography.

My goal for each portrait or wedding is to capture the essence of emotion. For weddings, he not only capture’s the moments of the day in a photo journalistic style, but will also capture compelling and highly artistic photos that convey the emotion and memories of the day.

Services

Upstate New York’s premier wedding and portrait photographer located in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region of New York. If you looking for something different, looking for memorable images from your wedding I hope you will consider me. I strive for a unique mix of creative lighting and capturing special moments. Although I am located in the Catskills I provide wedding and portrait photography throughout the northeast from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire. I offer a creative photojournalist-style wedding coverage

Call (845) 418-4071 or contact me if you are interested in getting more information about us or would like to book an appointment.

Are you looking for something different? Looking for memorable images from your wedding or a creative portrait? Erik will strive for a unique mix of creative lighting and capturing special moments. Erik’s style for weddings is creative photojournalism. His unique portraits have been printed in publications around the world.

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