Welcome

Hi, I’m Erin - a Louisville, KY photographer on a mission to capture legacies, tell stories and preserve memories through classic printed portraits. Unlike common drugstore materials, my framed, custom artwork is created on archival paper with UV resistant acrylic. It's designed to last not just decades, but centuries. Your family is worth it.

I love to capture the connections, the imperfections and the crazy life moments, including:

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  • the loving glance between husband and wife

  • the tear-welled eyes when she holds her first grandchild

  • the grin from an inside joke  (“Frau Blucher,” anyone?)

  • the moment when your laughter becomes a cackle.

Your story is worth capturing-the past, the present, and the future.
How will yours be told?

The Backstory

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, with a big extended family. There were a lot of turkey dinners and the occasional spilled sweet tea. My voice could barely be heard above the dull roar. But it didn’t stop me from inquiring about all the black and white pictures along the wall.

Who were these people, my own flesh and blood? I was curious about my family’s legacy - especially my great-great-grandfather Dietlev from Denmark, a portrait photographer and world traveler who immigrated in 1906.

I got my first camera at age 8, recording family vacations and reunions. I've been at it ever since, but sometimes life gets in the way.

I earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and a masters in geography (I sort have a thing for maps), and then spent many years providing strategic planning, project management, program direction and analysis for the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2015, I needed a change and opened my photography business. It was like learning to fly. Back to my roots I ran with open arms!

I’m really just an old soul who’s a sucker for nostalgia. I love Marx Brothers movies. I never miss the Kentucky Derby. I find a bit of peace in a frosted mug of root beer.

The older I get, the more I understand that while we’re busy living life, time marches on. Let’s capture our laugh lines. Let’s record our candle-lit birthdays. Let’s document our life with intentional process and traditional craftsmanship. For generations to come.