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On WeddingWire since 2019

Based in Stanfordville, NY, Love in Focus photographs weddings throughout the East Coast. Documenting couples’ milestone moments is Owner Erika vonGraevenitz’ dream. This talented photographer is bursting with passion and creativity. She aspires to delight and surprise couples with beautiful photojournalistic images.

Erika has always loved weddings since childhood and was inspired to follow her dreams for photography by her father. This skilled artist has worked hard to build on her talents. She studied photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. From here, Erika developed her own style and decided on her photojournalistic niche. This experienced professional followed her wedding photography dreams.

Love in Focus is set up to capture the genuine moments and love as they are happening during the big day. This talented creative takes the atmosphere and elements around her to inspire her stunning artistic images. Erika reveals the feelings and personalities of the people in front of the lens. Her posed and candid images let clients look back on their special day with wonder and joy. Erika strives to take pictures of magical moments. Her photos highlight the intense love between couples on their special day. After the celebrations, Erika shares digital files and can produce prints and albums of the event. The digital files can easily be shared with loved ones on social media and through a custom link. This keen professional offers engagement sessions to document he clients’ story from the beginning!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Photojournalism
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
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Reviews of Love in Focus

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99% recommend it
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Starr
Starr Sent on 12/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Erika for your wedding!!

I simply can’t say enough good things about Erika. She was prompt, super friendly and extremely helpful timing out our day - shes a total pro, not to mention the photos she captured are STUNNING. So happy she was our photographer - thank you Erika!!
Breanna
Breanna Sent on 05/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Photographer!

Erika and Stefan were awesome! Created such great memories for us, even with our unique wedding situation. The photos they captured were more then we could of asked for.
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Kaila Sent on 09/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Hire her!!!!

SHE’S IT! I can remember searching through wedding wire and thumbtack then moving to scrolling through instagrams of photographers for days and hours on end. Trust me when I say, you’ve found your photographer!

Starting months before my wedding, Erika asked all the right questions to prepare for my big day. She promptly answered any questions I had and she is so personable that I never minded emailing or texting her my million questions. I even made a shared Google doc for my “brain dump” I’d add to at all hours of the night and she was totally on board with that.

The day of, she came at 9a and stayed until 1030pm until I had to tell her to go home! She came early and scoped out the entire venue for the best photo spots- which I thought would have been obvious but nope, she found spots I wouldn’t have even imagined! She is so creative and her pictures are a piece of art.

I always feel so awkward taking photos, but with Erika’s sense of humor and her professional coaching (i.e. back straight, hand here, tilt head, look here) she made every photo look so natural and made it so much fun in the process. FOR EXAMPLE! After my hair and makeup I had a couple minutes and was on my second, okay maybe third…, slice of pizza and Erika says “Wanna have some fun?” I knew Erika for a total of 2 hours that day, but already knew I’d love whatever she was about to create- which was a hilarious photo sesh of me eating pizza in my white robe, water falls in the background, in a vintage chair. I was dying laughing the entire time and the pictures came out awesome!

One thing I never realized about hiring a photographer is the organization and dictating skills they MUST have! We had a large wedding party-with me and my husband, there were 20 OF US and then of course children. Try to imagine getting a rowdy group of excited girls and nonnn stoppppp joking guys to get in position and hold still for a photo. It’s not easy, but Erika could totally read the room and knew when it was okay to tell everyone to shut up and hold still hahaha LOVE HER! Also worth mentioning, is that Erika worked well with the videographer with communicating and sharing moments they both would like to capture.

I don’t know how she did it, but Erika and her assistant Stefan (LOVE HIM TOO) captured EVERY MOMENT OF OUR DAY! The day went by so unbelievably fast that there was so much I didn’t see or even remember- me dancing with my uncle, grandparents dancing, family laughing, cousin falling out of his chair, brothers combing their mullets (hahah), and soo much more! I truly appreciate all the photos of our friends and family. Every time I see someone now (and it’s been months) one of the first things they say is how awesome the photos were- and they’re not even talking about the beautiful portraits, they’re referring to all those captured moments throughout the day.

I was worried when I heard there would be an assistant photographer because I was nervous the pictures would be of lesser quality, but Erika’s assistant, Stefan, was so much fun to work with. The guys loved him the moment he said pitter patter. Stefan was personable, professional, had a great sense of humor, and his pictures also came out beautiful! They both do amazing work!

My husband and I both agree our day would not have been the same without them there. Besides the laughter and comfortability they brought to our day, they became friends we follow on Instagram and hope to see again soon. Erika helped me with my jewelry, my dress, and we even got a bit personal with making sure my “bussom” was in proper place hahah.

Erika started sending photos to us just a week after and we had them all just within several weeks! She uploaded them to Google Drive which made it very easy to select the ones we wanted to share with family and friends. The pictures are so beautiful I’ll definitely be ordering prints through Erika because I could just look at these photos all day.

The next time an opportunity arises for photographs, we wouldn’t call anyone else! I highly recommend you hire her. You will get much more than “just” great photographs. I can look at my photos and remember how comfortable I was in those moments and many where I busted out laughing after.

I’ll include some photos, but it’s so hard to choose because they’re all so great!
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Kaila & Sean
78 photos · 07/16/2021
Nancy & Paul
25 photos · 07/06/2019

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