I am a wedding, engagement and portrait photographer based between Chicago, USA and Melbourne, Australia.

Erika Hildegard Photography

Hi there, I’m Erika. I grew up in Chicago and spent summers exploring the deep woods and rolling farmland of northwestern Illinois. It was here I gained an appreciation for the natural light that inspires my photography. I am still deeply connected to the outdoors and love photographing people using it as a backdrop.

I approach photography as I do life- with passion, inquiry and a smile. I have befriended some extraordinary souls along the way in my work as a photographer. People are at the core of my business and my life, and I hold these relationships close to my heart.

I photograph people in an honest, natural way. It is my job to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera so you can be yourself. It’s connecting with you that allows me to make the images you will cherish. My goal is to photograph your day in a way that captures what it felt like to be there in the moment. I want you to see your photos and remember your celebration fondly and maybe even see things you didn’t notice amidst the excitement of the day.

When I’m not behind the camera you can find me in the garden planting my favorite combo of basil & garlic, heading out to the country for a bicycle trip, or hopping on my yoga mat to rejuvenate. I believe in eating good food, having great friends & being kind and gracious.

Can’t wait to hear your story!