Stay tuned for much more new happenings with Erika Rech Photography!
I'm honored to have been chosen to show a piece at Jai Gallery. My very first gallery showing turned into a great success. For all you art lovers out there-don't miss the opportunity to check out the exhibit in downtown Orlando.
Stay tuned for much more new happenings with Erika Rech Photography!
Ladies and gents…a new wedding film preview is here! Brittany & Greg got married on November 9, 2013. Congrats to the Newlyweds!
DJ/Guitarist: Adam Isgitt adamisgittmusic.com
Venue: Sunset Harbor & Yacht Club
B/W Stills provided by : David & Vicki Arndt dvarndtphoto.com
Video Assistant/second shooter: Karina Zavaleta http://www.karinazavaleta.com
Music: Just the way you are by The Piano Guys http://thepianoguys.com
These young OBS ladies are so talented and fun to photograph. This class in particular is a Level 4 Pointe class. Thank you OBS for welcoming me into your studio!
On the same subject, I'm looking for participants for my Narrative Editorial class project. Message for details!
Patty & Ray are planning their wedding for this coming Summer! They chose Princess Place to shoot their engagement session because it's where they spent their first date. How sweet! I'm so excited to work with this couple on their wedding day. Congrats to Patty & Ray!
BEHIND THE PHOTO: Larissa and Michael got married at the Hilton near Down Town Disney,fl. After photographing a few shots, we walked down the hall way for a bit more and the bar caught my eye. Yes-the bar. The bartenders and guests were quick to relocate for the photo. Who could say no to this adorable couple and their adorable photographer,haha. I positioned my off-camera flash to the side. The groom mimicked the victory fist from the Breakfast Club movie. Congrats Michael... you scored the babe!
I can honestly say 2013 was the year of increase for me. Increase in freelancing gigs, personal relationships, and spiritual growth in my faith. So many blessings. Before I jump into the new year, I wanted to go through my archive and pick some of my favorites from the past year. These moments explain why I adore what I do. I've worked with many many couples this year. 20 wedding photography clients and 3 wedding video clients.
I hope my words encourage you to dream big in 2014. My prayer for all who are reading this is to have a prosperous new year!
The day after I finished my college finals I left flat and humid Florida for the mountainous and freezing California. Yep-California! I visited with my good friend, Holly, her sister, and brother in-law in La Verne. Also, I had the chance to spend a day with another good friend, Hansong. The plus side of having good friends move away is I have a reason to fly across the country,haha. I can't express how much this trip meant to me. God knows my heart's desire and He is so faithful! You would think that it's sad and heartbreaking to have good people removed from your life (And it really is) , but God has a plan! He made a way for me to make this trip, so I took it. By the way, I had a lot of "firsts" during this trip. This is my first time flying alone, FLYING TO CALIFORNIA ALONE, meeting Holly's brother-in law, wine tasting, riding horses with my best friend near the mountains, eating In&Out, etc….it was a pretty awesome time. I'm so thankful for Holly, Christa, Nick and Hansong! Now I'm back in flat and humid Florida, but I'm not totally disappointed. I'm excited for what God has planned for me next. It's probably to write follow up e-mails to clients and get back to work,haha. Anyways, I'll leave you with this…keep an open heart and mind because God's plan is so much bigger than you would ever imagine.
I have the great pleasure to annouce Sara and James are finally married! I photographed their engagement session over summer and the entire process working together has been wonderful. Sara, James, and I attend the same church together, so photographing their wedding is a very special honor to me. Pretty neat to have the opportunity to work with my church family! Also, a big thanks to Antoine Ashley for assisting me, Pastor Dee for keeping the schedule running smoothly, and both to the Cameron and Carey families.
Venue: Camp Ithiel, Gotha Fl
DJ: Billy Carrion
Caterer: Alan Proteau
Decorator: Luella Ball
Pie caterers: family friends of Sara & James
Click this link to view their Engagement session!
On September 1,2011, Justin and Julie met at college, which happens to be Julie's parents anniversary. ha! The couple got married at the Orlando LDS Temple on June 15, 2013 and hosted their reception at the Debary Historic Hall.
Assistant/Second shooter: Karina Zavaleta
Cake by Rachel Smith
Food catered by Firehouse BBQ
Flowers by Sam's Club
Dan Warren-Instrumental Son of God freemusicarchive.org/music/Dan_Warren/Son_of_Strelka_Son_of_God/Instrumental_-_Son_of_God
Wooden Ambulance-Dusty Summer Road freemusicarchive.org/music/Wooden_Ambulance/River_Sand/03_-_Dusty_Summer_Road
I'm kinda diggin' the interview thing. What a blessing to have this recognition!
Sonny & Michelle got married at the Estate on the Halifax located in Port Orange on August 16. The venue is a lovely a place to host a wedding, because of the beautiful location and excellent staff. Katie Hunt and her team kept the wedding running very smoothly! My assistant, Nadia held the off-camera flash and she also photographed from the balcony during the ceremony. I'm sure every photographer experiences one of the "Aha" moments when they shoot a great image. The sparkler exit photo turned out to be one of my favorites from the wedding. The image would have been fine without a back light, but it definitely added more quality to the moment. I'm not ashamed to say, Nadia and I gave each other a high-five after we looked at the back of my camera,haha. By the way, the couple is expecting their first child together- a baby girl named Emma! Double congrats to the couple!
-Erika Rech,Lead Photographer
*All images taken for Michael's Photography
Barry and Lori tied the knot inside the lovely historic Garden house at the Leu Garden’s property in Orlando. The couple is so sweet and fun! Lori rocked it out during her bridal portraits with a beautiful smile and sass to go with it. The entire bridal party got a kick out of posing for portraits too.
Most importantly, the wedding truly represented the couple-simple, sweet, modern, and filled with their faith. Several close friends offered their blessing and marriage guidance base on their Christian faith. The love poured out from all the friends and family enriched the ceremony with a special touch. In addition to the blessings, the ceremony shifted into a few minutes of worship and praise for the union of Lori and Barry. During the first kiss, I couldn’t help but giggle seeing Barry’s leg pop up. Too cute!
Just a side note, a Bridesmaid’s made the initiative to compliment how calm and collective I remained while photographing. She continued to tell me she is a wedding photographer too and she understands how chaotic weddings can be at times. Her encouragement definitely lifted my spirit and reconfirmed I’m doing a good job. Michael’s photography team values hard work and dedication. We’ll get the job done right with a smile!
We wish you many blessings in your marriage Lori and Barry! Good luck in the next chapter of your lives!
-Erika Rech, Lead Photographer at Michael's Photography
*Images taken for Michael's Photography
Here are some photos taken from our recent trip to the Florida Keys and Miami Beach. What a blessing to enjoy great company, beautiful scenery, foods, and drinks. Ha! We stayed at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, then Fountaine Bleau in Miami.