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Staff Photographers

Lead Photographer

Eric is New Beginnings' lead photographer. He has been a full time professional photographer since 1993. Even with all of his experience he still considers himself a student of photography, always seeking opportunities to learn and experiment with new photographic techniques. He has photographed approximately 3500 weddings and believes that the most important aspect of wedding photography is interacting with couples so they feel comfortable in front of the camera. He doesn't just document your special day, he captures the emotions and personalities of his clients.
Eric enjoys a variety photographic projects. In addition to weddings he produces advertising photography for many local businesses, especially in the hospitality industry. You can find Eric's fine art landscape work in several regional art galleries where he offers panoramic prints up to 8 feet in length with such fine detail that viewers feels as if they are a part of the scene. He has also photographed dozens of national recording artists such as Luke Bryant, Blake Shelton, U2 and Snoop Dogg for rolling stone, ABC television and EW Scripps publications.

"I appreciate Eric’s patience and willingness to correspond with me regarding all of my questions and his continued willingness and efforts to correspond after our wedding regarding photo ordering. "

Chrtistina D. ~ Decatur, IL.

"Eric was the best photographer I’ve ever met and worked with. He is phenomenal. "

Lauren G. ~ Canton, OH.

Associate Photographers



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