I am continuously amazed and fortunate enough to be able to photograph the beginning of a couple’s journey as husband and wife. There is no better job than that which reminds you of what is truly important in life. Honestly, this job makes ME a better person. Every time I hear those strong and everlasting vows, every time I see him look at her, every time I see all those people you invited to your wedding and how much they love you- that's powerful. All I have to say is thank YOU for considering me to be the one to capture it all. 

I’m Erika Gutierrez, photographer and owner of Erika Rae Photography.

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Will you cry at our wedding?  Definitely. 

Who is that adorable little girl in those photos?   That's my 2 year old, Emry Rae :) 

And the hunk in the photos?   Why, that's my hunky husband, Rey ;)  

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How long have you been shooting weddings? Just about 3 years now. 

Where in the world would you like to visit? I would love to take a trip to the Scottish countryside or to New Zealand.

In regards to your photography, what inspires you? Natural sunlight, in all it's various forms. That palpable connection between two people in love. History. Architecture. Minimalism. Landscapes and location. Psychology/sociology/anthropology. (Is that last one weird?) 

What's an important lesson you've learned in life?  It is very important to show kindness and grace to yourself. Learn to truly love yourself, it is invaluable.