Erika Parker Photography

Louisiana Photographer

I'm a fine art photographer based in New Orleans. I love the dreamy look film gives to pictures, it really makes photography an art for me. When I first picked up a camera, I started shooting film, and recently I have come back around, it has been like falling in love all over again.

Erika Parker Photography

Louisiana Photographer

I'm a fine art photographer based in New Orleans. I love the dreamy look film gives to pictures, it really makes photography an art for me. When I first picked up a camera, I started shooting film, and recently I have come back around, it has been like falling in love all over again.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPENT IT... being outdoors, I would definitely be out for a hike, or at a yoga or dance class. I might even be planning a dinner party, and thinking about having people over for wine and a good meal! In real life though, I would probably spend a free Sunday doing laundry, and watching Law and Order.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE... was going to Malta with my parents. I’ve traveled with my parents my whole life, but Malta was special. It’s in the Mediterranean off the coast of southern Italy, north of Africa. It was beautiful, colorful, and so different. We had an amazing time there as a family, and I’d love to be able to go back one day.

THE COUNTRY I'D MOST LIKE TO VISIT IS... that’s a hard question to answer! Tibet, Tahiti, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are all high on the list.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS... creating beauty. Its such a great feeling when I look back through wedding images that make me catch my breath, and I know I’ve delivered images that the couple can connect with and fall in love with.

IF I DIDN'T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE... to be honest, I don’t want to be anything else! This IS the job I would do if I could do anything. BUT, once apon a time, I wanted to be a ballet dancer, and for years, I did ballet, and loved every minute of it. I think those years really contributed to my growth and evolution as an artist.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... to keep dating! Even after you’re married, still go on dates, keep the small things going, still be thoughtful, still plan special surprises. Its so easy for the romance to get away from you, life gets busy, work, bills, school, kids…. Keep the romance alive.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE... I live in New Orleans! Its an amazing city. We have second lines, parades for no reason, great music, great food, we throw parties for literally any reason, what more do you need?

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE... oh my gosh, that is hard. Maybe Europe. I speak French, somewhere on the coast of France would be a dream. Or Bali. Anywhere near the ocean and blue water.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS... Point Break, and Reality Bites.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I'VE EVER EATEN... believe it or not, I had the best homemade pasta I’ve ever had at a restaurant in Japan outside of Hiroshima.

THE PETS I OWN ARE... two beautiful golden retriever labs.