About Me - Erika Pierson

Photography is my passion. Inspired by my talented photographer father, I have been taking pictures since I received my first point and shoot camera from him as a young child. Throughout my youth and college/graduate education in the U.S. and abroad, I have always loved photography.  

After the birth of my first child, I bought a Nikon D60 which I practically wore out, taking photos of our rapidly changing little one. A few years later, I graduated to a D300s. In 2010 I attended a photography weekend put on by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, which took me away from the Automatic setting on my camera, moving me to Aperture and Shutter modes. Realizing that my passion for photography was ever growing, I returned to Rocky Mountain School of Photography to complete the “Photography of People” course in the summer of 2013. There, I switched from Aperture/Shutter to full Manual mode. In order to further challenge myself and increase my skills, I completed the Certificate of Professional Studies in Photography program at the University of Washington in Spring of 2016. I continue to pursue opportunities to learn and grow through workshops and learning from my colleagues.

Everywhere I look, I see beauty through my lens in the human experience of the individual and in natural interactions between people. My mission as a portrait photographer is to capture this uniqueness and the beauty of each subject through my lens, and to create a work of art that is elegant, sophisticated and timeless. 

If you like what you see here, I am currently available for head shots and individual/family portraits on the Eastside and in the greater Seattle area. 

Contact me for more info at epmcello@gmail.com. 

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