I'm Erik Anderson! Currently based out of Loves Park, Illinois, I live an extraordinarily blessed life with my wife Samantha, our American Staffordshire Terrier mix, "Moxie", and "Archibald", our prickly hedgehog friend. As a completely energetic introvert (weird, right), I spend my time as a plant dad, cleaning the house, playing my bass at Heartland Church for student worship, researching ways to grow my business, working on jigsaw puzzles, drinking craft beer, watching Golden Girls with my wife and then being an extrovert with some of the most amazing people I've ever met... You and your future spouse!
I randomly began my photography journey in 2008 and have since had many brushes with failure and success. However, my success has been solidified by honing my talents, befriending and creating worthwhile relationships with couples, and by giving a one-of-a-kind and rewarding experience to over 100 couples since 2014. Not only that, but I am lucky enough to have earned two college degrees, had the the opportunity to work for more than eight newspapers as a freelance photojournalist at one time, and have had the opportunity to document nearly a thousand events in my lifetime. This includes, weddings, engagement sessions, any sporting event you can think of, birthdays, maternity sessions, massive events, funerals, portraits, airshows... any and all things.
Needless to say, my business is based around people. It's about accurately documenting and representing moments in peoples lives, and nothing gives me more passion than doing just that. I'm a daydreamer of fleeting and passing moments, all of which I store in my mind and pull out when I want to re-imagine a moment in time. Because of the way it gives me joy to do so, I have and will spend my life doing that for others. That's what photography is to me and I hope that I can bring you that joy.