Thanks for stopping by to check out more about me! I’m a true southern belle who grew up in the one light town of Rutherfordton, NC. And yes, it is pronounced ruth-er-ford-ton! Could you have anymore syllables in a name right? After attending college and graduate school at Western Carolina University, another one light town, I moved to Charlotte NC to pursue my career in school counseling. I married my college sweetheart and were blessed with three little angels from above. Our kiddos are now 3, 5, and 7 and definitely keep us on our toes! We decided that being a stay-at-home mama would work best for our family. Snapping pics of my little ones sparked my hobby in photography which has turned into a career while soaking up every sweet (and sometimes not so sweet) minute with my babies!
Behind the Lens
I am a Christian gal who loves to keep busy, talk on the phone, and can shop like its my job! I am obsessed with everything Anthropologie, love a good Starbucks chai tea latte, and watching a marathon of Southern Charm. I feel most at home in Lake Lure, NC where I spent most of my summers growing up. I am lucky to have married a man that likes to cook! It’s not my forte’ but I love southern food and can make a killer tomato pie! Not only is he a great chef, but I call him my personal travel agent. From the time we met in college till present, we have traveled to Greece, The Netherlands, Monaco, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and are instilling our love of travel in our children. We spend most of our summers soaking up the sun in Kure Beach, NC where we indulge in long bike rides and are slightly obsessed with searching for shark teeth! We are a busy family full of playdates, playing flag football, swinging under the tree and cheering on our beloved Carolina Panthers!
Erica Mark Photography Was Created
My passion for photography came alive when my arms starting filling up with my own little ones. I wanted to document EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. from the good to the bad to the really ugly. After documenting this crazy, unruly, oftentimes beautiful mess season of my life, I decided to take a leap of faith and began documenting these same moments for others. I opened my business in 2015 and receive so much joy in meeting my clients and telling their unique story. Whether it be a fresh new baby who is entering his/her home for the first time or a senior getting ready to embark on the greatest moments of their lives, I want to tell YOUR unique story through my lens and create artwork for your walls that you will cherish for a lifetime.
I am a North Carolina based newborn, family, senior and event photographer who is passionate about unique storytelling. I love meeting new families and will never ask you to be anything but yourselves in front of my lens. You will spend time laughing, cuddling, and playing while I capture priceless moments to last a lifetime. If you want to create meaningful portraits in a laid back, fun filled environment, then I am the photographer for you! Let’s get together and chat about planning the perfect session for you and your family!