Some words about me…

Photography is an incredible medium for storytelling and preserving memories, and it is the way I communicate and share my perspective with the world.

I’ve been photographing since I was a kid, starting with borrowing the family camera to document everything from pets to people!

Photography has been my full time job since 2000, and I usually photograph between 30 and 40 weddings each year, plus an assortment of freelance photography work.

My photography style at weddings is very candid and casual. I prefer to observe carefully, and shoot what’s really happening…quietly…than spend the day posing and creating moments, although I can (and will) step in to direct as needed. The best compliment a client can give me at the end of the day is “I didn’t even notice you were there!”

A wedding is a rush of activities and emotions, and at the end of the day I am always excited to see what I have captured.

Weddings are the kind of event that truly have a life of their own. For all the planning that goes into them, you can never really know what’s going to happen until the day begins to unfold. The dynamics of all the people involved- two families coming together to celebrate a union, the bridal party made up of family and friends, the children running around…no two weddings are alike.

I have several other projects that I work on, including doing volunteer photography in India. Every year, usually between the end of November and the beginning of April, I travel to India. My work there actually encompasses more than just photography. Once upon a time, I worked full time as a veterinary technician…helping with surgery, exams, treatments, x-rays, and lab work. When I go to India, my primary job is helping at an animal rescue in Udaipur. I love splitting my year between the two things I love most – photography and helping animals.

Hopefully from what you see of my photography, you like the way I capture weddings, and would like to talk to me more about what you envision for your wedding memories.  If you’re inquiring about my work when I’m India, I can either email, call you directly (10 1/2 hour time difference), or put you in touch with my office assistant.

“I will make sure that I capture every moment that you would want to look back at many years from now to be able to relive the whole day all over again as if it was just yesterday. ~ Erika

On a sillier personal note, I keep pets at my house.  Most couples come to meet me there, and as a result you may be serenaded softly by the “girls”, as I call my flock of chickens.   I also have dogs and a cat.  If you have allergies, just let me know!  We will meet somewhere besides my house!

What clients say

Hi Erika

The first word that come to my mind when I think about Erika and her assistant second photographer on my wedding day are: “WOW”!

I was extremely impressed with Erika’s ability to adapt to the last minute change that day. Everything from locations for group photos, to ceremony venue, it all changed right as she arrived to my hotel room for the beginning detail photos. Erika had the ability to make me feel calm and relaxed even though right before she showed up I was a frantic mess!

She has an eye for angles and details that other photographers would have missed. Erika and her second photographer were so careful of their positioning the whole day that it felt like I never saw them in the way and made sure to not interupt my guests but still get all the amazing shots. I was not the only one impressed with the photographers, but many of my guests also commented to me about how fantastic the photographers were. They stated that they never felt like a camera was in their face, but they always saw them snapping shots of someone or something and capturing every memorable moment.

When I saw the final photos I was blown away!  I am so glad I found Erika Sidor as she impressed me away with her professionalism, attentiveness, attention to detail, and alertness to get that perfect shot with only seconds to spare!

Thank you again Erika for being there to capture our special day!

– Kristen & Zach

Oh! Erika! These are MAGNIFICENT! Never have we seen such beautiful “event” (of any kind!) photos! Exquisitely composed, unusual but always natural poses, and so sweetly sensitive to moments of deep emotion. You are a great artist, and we are thankful beyond saying, for your work. WOW! With love and admiration. ~ Jane M.

Hi Erika, The discs arrived yesterday. Your images look great. I’m really happy Beth told me about you. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing your talent. Take care and thanks so much! ~ Eric

Hi Erika! Ken and I love the pics!! They came out great! You did a wonderful job! 🙂 Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again- we love them! ~ Amy and Ken


I care about my clients!

I care about what you have envisioned for your special day. I will take all of your requests and ideas and make it all come together with my artistic expression.

I will make sure that I capture every moment that you would want to look back at many years from now to be able to relive the whole day all over again as if it was just yesterday.

I care about what you have envisioned for your special day. I will take all of your requests and ideas and make it all come together with my artistic expression. I will make sure that I capture every moment that you would want to look back at many years from now to be able to relive the whole day all over again as if it was just yesterday.

Thank you so much! The pictures look great! Thanks for coming and taking photos. I really appreciate it and it was great to have your wonderful perspective in addition to the other photographer. ~ Kristie

Thank you. I’ve seen a lot of other wedding photos in the past year, and none of them were as comprehensive as yours. Most of them hardly showed the guests, and to us, that was the most important part. It’s great looking at these pages and seeing everyone having a fun time. Thank you. ~ Troy

The first word that come to my mind when I think about Erika and her assistant second photographer on my wedding day are: “WOW”!

I was extremely impressed with Erika’s ability to adapt to the last minute change that day. Everything from locations for group photos, to ceremony venue, it all changed right as she arrived to my hotel room for the beginning detail photos. Erika had the ability to make me feel calm and relaxed even though right before she showed up I was a frantic mess!

She has an eye for angles and details that other photographers would have missed. Erika and her second photographer were so careful of their positioning the whole day that it felt like I never saw them in the way and made sure to not interupt my guests but still get all the amazing shots. I was not the only one impressed with the photographers, but many of my guests also commented to me about how fantastic the photographers were. They stated that they never felt like a camera was in their face, but they always saw them snapping shots of someone or something and capturing every memorable moment.

When I saw the final photos I was blown away!  I am so glad I found Erika Sidor as she impressed me away with her professionalism, attentiveness, attention to detail, and alertness to get that perfect shot with only seconds to spare!

Thank you again Erika for being there to capture our special day! ~ Kristen & Zach