Erika Coy

STORYTELLER. LOVE DOCUMENTER. WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN HAWTHORNE, NEW JERSEY.

This is where I’m supposed to tell you I’ve had a passion for photography since I was born, that I use my camera to freeze time, that I want to create images you can pass down for generations, and lots of other clichés about memories, legacies, and moments.

The truth? Yes, since a kid, I have been my family’s photographer and that passion grew even more after having my first son and experiencing how fast time really does fly! My story is pretty ordinary. And I think you might feel that way about your story, too.

But just because it's ordinary doesn't mean it's not awesome.

We have become blind to the power of our everyday lives. We are constantly looking ahead to milestones, comparing ourselves to celebrity strangers on social media, and are constantly told that in order to be happy we need to have more, do more, be more.

The more stories I tell with my camera, the more I realize I’m not driven by the desire to “capture memories you’ll cherish forever,” but to offer a new perspective on your right now. To show you the beauty in simplicity. To show you the beauty of the real you. To create art that serves not just as a memory, but as a reminder. A reminder to stay inspired by the quiet, subtle, seemingly insignificant present.

I am a wife to my hard working husband Jerod, and a mother to 2 amazing little's, Emma & Jack. I love rescuing dogs, and would have a house full if my husband would let me. I wanted to make a positive difference in my own family’s life and in the lives of others. In 2016 my mom had recently passed away from cancer and I realized every photograph brought a memory. 

I like to think I’m somewhat of a ball of energy but I am also in love with making people feel at ease, have fun, and be comfortable when they are in my presence. Making those around me feel good about themselves and who they are as a person is my favorite thing in the world. Your happiness, brings me happiness. This world is beautiful, you are beautiful, and showing you that is what I adore most. There is nothing I would love more than to get the opportunity to show you how incredible you truly are.

I live in Hawthorne, New Jersey with my handsome hubby, 2 sons, and 2 fur babies. When there’s not a camera in front of my face I’m usually starting a series on Netflix, spending time with family, online shopping, or reading entire books in one sitting.

I definitely travel for weddings & photo sessions. I definitely have a candy pocket in my camera bag usually with Sour Patch Watermelon Slices. I love laughing until I cry, lifting others up, creating my own happiness, keeping promises, and working with fun people.

I turned my hobby into a business and haven't stopped since. I'm a lifestyle photographer specializing in wedding, portrait, and event photography. I focus on the real moments that naturally occur between people who love each other. My photography style is real and authentic and I will do just about anything to make you laugh. I have a passion for business and photography and have helped many entrepreneurs get found online with the BKLP SEO Guide. I love helping businesses grow and believe in community over competition. 

New Jersey is full of talented photographers, what sets me apart is the C2P experience. My clients tell me time and time again I have a great sense of humor and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. 

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What is Erika like? What is a session/wedding with Erika like?

See what C2P clients have to say….

I don’t think I can say enough good things about Erika! She not only made me feel super comfortable but she kept me laughing and made me feel AMAZING about myself the entire shoot. Thank you so much Erika! You’re the BEST!

— Name

Such an amazing person, easy to work with and takes wonderful photos. Erika captured beautiful moments that will last a lifetime! Will continue to work with her any chance we get!

— Name

The photos were more beautiful than I could have dreamed of.

— Britt + Chris

My wedding was even more beautiful in her photos. The pictures weren’t only perfect but Erika was simply amazing to work with! She put me and my super nervous fiancé at ease.

— Julia

When we got our photos back, I cried….multiple times (from pure happiness)! The best part was sometimes, when looking at the photos, we would say, “I didn’t even know this happened at our wedding!” Erika is fast, like a ninja - she seemed to be everywhere and captured so many candid moments but she blended in with our guests - she was never one of those over-the-top, super-obnoxious, right in your face camera people!

— Name

Our wedding day - absolutely NOTHING was missed! Erika captured everything! She paid attention to all our details, small and large. We couldn’t be happier for choosing her to document the most magical day of our lives!

— Name


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