Making my couples happy & spreading joy in the world is why I'm in love with being a wedding photographer :). Even after all this time, getting to know my couples - seeing their beautiful uniqueness & the things that make them cool, quirky, warm-hearted, awesome people, and bringing this out in their wedding story - keeps everything so exciting and fresh!
This is why I believe it's sooo important for me to take the time to understand their needs and personalities, not only so I will know how to best create photos that speak to them and have that authenticity, but also help make them feel as relaxed and as at home as I possibly can. I actually think that all of this is an integral part of my photographic style, and super important to me!
Please do let me know if you have any questions at all and I will be very happy to answer them! I simply love photography and would be so happy & honored to work with you too :).
Lots of Aloha,
~ e <3
Just Some Quick Info!
Erin has been shooting weddings professionally for 10 years & is a published wedding photographer who has shot both in the US & Internationally. She has studied art her whole life (including drawing & painting) & holds a BA in Fine Art. She also loves teaching photographic workshops and shooting for the wonderful folks at Make-A-Wish whenever she can.
She offers wedding photography, engagement sessions, proposal photography, & event photography. Although based in Los Angeles, she absolutely loves shooting international/destination weddings as well. Erin learned to shoot on film, so is also very proud to offer wedding coverage in 35mm Black and White film upon request.
Please visit her site for more info, & if you might like to learn more about her & her work!
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Erin Shimazu Photography is a wedding photography company based in Los Angeles, California
60 Reviews for Erin Shimazu Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Nicole · Married on 08/27/2016
There aren't enough words to explain how amazing Erin is! Not just as a photographer but as a person, it was an amazing experience working with her from the first consultation meeting to our engagement session to the wedding day itself! We really wanted to find someone who could capture us as a couple, and not just the same generic wedding photos and poses you see these days, and Erin completely blew us away. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos has commented on how she captured our personalities. Going through the photos now, they take me right back to the day and I get butterflies all over again, that’s how perfectly she captured each moment. I can’t say enough about how lovely Erin is as well—she has such a sweet, warm, funny demeanor and made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera (which is really saying something because my husband and I are so awkward). I can’t get over how great this experience was, how breathtaking the photos are, and how wonderful it was to have someone as lovely as Erin with us on our big day!Sent on 01/17/2017
Chrissy S · Getting married on 02/01/2021
Stunning photos, wonderful photographer
Erin was absolutely wonderful! First, her photos are stunning. She can capture such a spectrum of emotion from a couple fully relaxed, to in stitches with laughter, to moving and dramatic. She helped us to feel ourselves, both at are most confident and vulnerable. She is super conscientious--in how she approaches photography and her relationships with her clients. Erin listened for the special moments and roles of our guests in our lives, and photographed them accordingly--making them especially heartwarming too. She shot details beautifully, from my jewelry to the accents and architectural details of our venue. In spite of my too-big nose, I fell for her profile photos, which were ultimately among my many favorites of us.Sent on 04/10/2020
Erin's kind and gentle demeanor helped us to relax, put us and our families at ease , even being a refuge when moments of stress came up. The way she laughed and spoke with us made us feel like we'd known her forever and ultimately gained a new friend. She was generous with her time to ensure she understood what we wanted from our wedding photos, the details that were unique and special to us, like capturing an inside joke. Erin's warmth and positive personality just puts a smile on your face. She asked us questions along the way and always answered ours promptly and thoroughly. Her second shooter for our wedding, Adam, was also really great. He echoed her calmness, ease, attention to detail and ability to capture photography rich with light and emotion--whether in an expression or an elegant cocktail.
Thank you so so much. We would choose you again in a heartbeat and couldn't recommend you more. All the best. C & A
Tracy · Married on 07/17/2020
Amazing engagement photos
Erin is amazing to work with. She is so kind and makes the whole experience fun. You can tell that she really cares about her clients. Our engagement photos were absolutely stunning.Sent on 07/27/2020
Erin Shimazu photography was exceptional!Erin was one of the very first vendors to arrive at the venue! She took a lot of time. We arrived early as well and Erin took so much trouble to take so many images of our flowers! The Castle Green at Pasadena, is a historic venue and Erin placed our floral deco in very unique areas of the hotel that made it stand out so well! She has an exceptional eye! We loved her style of photography and would highly recommend her for your special day!