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This review is long overdue as Erica shot my wedding in May of 2012. We hired her from Kansas and didn't get to meet her prior to my wedding due to my busy schedule (she offered!) but when I met her on my wedding day I was instantly comforted with her sweet, positive presence. She delivered on every single idea that I had, and then some. My only regret is that I did not plan ahead for staged photos BEFORE the wedding! That was my fault though as I thought we would have plenty of time after the ceremony, but I'm sure as any bride knows the day SERIOUSLY flies by!!! All of my guests commented on Erica's manners and on how well she blended in, capturing such special moments without making a big scene, which is an amazing talent. Also, we did not have to wait at ALL for the photos, she gave us a preview like seriously the next day and the photo CD shortly after. Her photos are so touching and timeless, and I would confidently recommend her to all of my closest friends. I wish I lived closer (we relocated to Colorado)so that she could be our family photographer, I seriously would consider flying her out here for a future maternity shoot. It was a blessing to stumble upon Erica & Turner Creative in my search for a wedding photographer, I seriously cannot imagine having had any other photographer on our special day.
I first came across Erica after randomly looking for photographers on Facebook. I knew almost immediately after seeing her work that Turner Creative Photography was the wedding photographer for me! She is a remarkably gifted photographer, so why wouldn't I go with the best?! Erica was so easy to work with, completely unobtrusive. Throughout the entire planning process, Erica was so kind and receptive to my ideas and requests. From our engagement session to our wedding photos, I was speechless! Everything I had envisioned for remembering this special time was beyond beautiful. I cannot brag enough about the beautiful work of Erica, she is AMAZINGLY talented. Thank you!
We worked with Erica for our engagement photos in Columbia and on our wedding day in St. Louis. She's wonderful. She's super nice and knowledgeable on what will make a good photo. We were extremely happy with the photos we got on both occasions, and the number of photos you have to choose from is bonkers (for lack of a better word!). We're not a photogenic couple but we have countless photos, both engagement and wedding, that we can treasure for years. One of the best choices we made for the wedding!
Erica did an amazing job capturing our country club wedding near Chicago, IL. She was ready and willing to travel for our big day. Which was really awesome. Her educational background in design certainly helps her take fabulous photos. Our wedding was done on a shoestring budget but she made it look like a millions bucks! She is a very sweet and accommodating person. You will not regret hiring her for your special day!
Here is a look at a few of the pictures she took for us:
I have a serious love for photography, and knew that our wedding photographer had to be exactly what I was envisioning. As soon as I got engaged, I searched through multiple blogs, magazines and throughout the web, and stumbled upon Erica. Since day one, she was so kind and made you feel as if you have known her for ever. My husband and I were happy with every photo she took. She made our wedding day go by so smoothly and did everything I asked for, as far as shots, poses, group photos! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in the Missouri area. I have already had 6 different people ask for her information, wanting to use her as their photographers after seeing our wedding photos!
I can't remember when I first saw Erica's photos, but I instantly fell in love. And I hadn't even met my future husband yet! So, when I did get engaged, I quickly contacted her. She's a good distance away from St. Louis, but she conveniently squeezed in a meeting with me when she was in town for another wedding. I could already tell her talent, but meeting her proved that she was kind and easy to work with. We booked her for our March wedding, and scheduled our engagement photos for that July. We got to work with Erica in both weather extremes - super hot and muggy for engagement shots and freezing on the wedding day! She was a pro in both! She really put as at ease, allowing us to be ourselves while she shot her amazing photos. Her eyes see things most people don't, and she's able to capture moments that are so special! We ordered her package that includes albums after both sessions - so we received an album of engagement shots that we used as a guest book and a larger album of our wedding. For both albums, she selected the photos and layout - and they were perfect - I didn't have to do anything! I was so afraid of having a thousand pictures and not doing anything with them for years after the wedding - so this was a huge plus for her to just take the reigns and make it happen. And, everyone we've shown our photos to are just amazed at the quality! We had a pretty small budget for our wedding, so I'm still amazed that we were able to get my dream photographer, with my dream albums, and even more so that she exceeded our expectations. We were so happy with Erica - so much that we plan on booking sessions with her for future life events - even if we have to drive to her or pay her extra to come to us! Best investment ever!!
Let me start by saying, photography for our wedding was my #1 priority. We got married at a location that was considered, "Destination" to us, so we had to find a photographer without recommendations from anyone we knew. We REALLY lucked out by finding Erica! She was so reliable, and prompt when answering questions, because we primarily talked through email. On the day of the wedding she was so friendly and patient with us. The groom does not like to make it easy to get pictures of him, and Erica did such a good job of getting him to warm up and relax for the pictures. She also was so open to any ideas that we had. It was also really important to me to have pictures of my flower girls who are at a difficult age to capture. Erica has great ideas for waiting and timing things out to better capture what we wanted. I only see Erica getting better and better at this because she just was so willing to do whatever it took. I hope we can find a way to work with her again some day!
My husband and I used Erica as our photographer for our wedding after talking to someone who recommended her to us, and she was great. She has varying prices and is willing to work with you on that, so she is very flexible. She is very sweet but also knows what she is doing and is very directive if you need her to be. She is reliable, prompt and always was organized and ready to go! She had very artistic ideas for photos and is very creative-not just your standard wedding photos. This is why I chose her because the photos are different, creative and interesting. She got to know us personally which I also liked and she was just a great person who obviously has a lot of experience doing what she does. If photos are a priority for your wedding (since you will have them for ever!) I would highly consider her. great photographer, nothing bad to say, five stars!
Her photos is what drew us to her. She was great from the beginning. Quick responses to any questions, worked with you on pricing and hours. Very thorough when it came to knowing what exactly you want. The photos she captured of our wedding were wonderful, priceless moments that we will have forever. I was concerned about photos because I never look good in photos but I did that day..just wonderful.
My husband and I searched for several months to find a photographer that really matched the style of photos we were looking for. The pictures were truly one of the most important things to us, as we both are into photography. Erica absolutely went above and beyond to make sure we had beautiful engagement and wedding photos. She spent a lot of time with us and never seemed rushed or made us feel like we were in a hurry. She took time to get to know us and ask some questions about what was important to us. She was very friendly and patient with our wedding party, as well as the others in attendance at our wedding. We are very thankful for her and glad we were able to have her as a memorable part of our day!! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!!
My husband and I used Erica as our wedding photographer and couldn't have been happier with the results. She asked questions and took the time to find out what we wanted from our pictures, and really understood the "feel" of our wedding and who we are as a couple. She was non-intrusive when snapping candid shots and great at "posing" us when we needed those shots too. She traveled several hours to shoot my wedding, got there long before I did so she could take pictures of the venue and decorations, and stayed well into the reception. I can't say enough good things about Erica - I would highly recommend her to anybody.
I can not say enough good things about Erica. She shot my engagement pics. in cold and rainy conditions just so i could have them done in time for save the dates. Then she drove over 6 hours to shoot my special day. Each picture she took captured breath taking moments of the day. She is not pushy and is very reasonably priced compared to photographer's of her caliber. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed with turnercreative.
We used Turner Creative Photography for our engagement/wedding photos and couldn't have been more pleased with the way they turned out! We absolutely LOVED all of our pictures and constantly get compliments about them! Working with Erica was also such a great experience! My husband was worried about feeling unnatural posing for pictures and we never felt that way with Erica for a second. She really listened to what we wanted out of our pictures and gave us even more than we could have thought of ourselves by using her own natural talent and creativity! We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives!!
Erica is worth every penny. She takes amazing photos. She makes sure she gets to know the couple a bit before the wedding and during engagement photos. She has a great personality for what she does. We weren't going to be able to have our reception outdoors and it really upset me. She was patient and gave me time to calm down and really helped me stay positive and excited the whole day she was there. She stayed past the time she was supposed to in order for us to get those few extra photos we weren't able to get taken because of the rain setbacks. You will be hard pressed to find anyone better than Turner Creative. She will make your special day all the more memorable.
I don't need to say a lot to let other brides-to-be know that by choosing Erica with Turner Creative, you are guaranteed to have one thing completely at-ease on your wedding day. Her demeanor is so reassuring on such a hectic, busy, but wonderful day! Her talent is easily seen on her web page turnercreative.net, but her sweet heart and thoughtfulness takes the cake! I was thrilled with her work for our engagement session and wedding day. She has also done senior pictures in my family and is going to be the photographer in my sister's upcoming nuptials. Suffice it to say, she's OUR photographer for life's big moments and there is no one better to do the job!
I discovered Turner Creative in doing research for my daughter's English/French Country themed wedding. Check out Turnercreative.net under "Love Stories": "Lisa & Scott". Erica was able to capture the true essence of the people in the photographs. No static unnatural posed photos. Her photos were natural from the landscape composition to facial expressions. Erica nailed it. She is truly an expert in her field. I can give no greater recommendation than for you to just simply view her photographs. EXCEPTIONAL. She is just as beautiful as her work and disappears into the background taking gorgeous photos. She will not disappoint! Wait until you see the photos she recently took at our daughter's October wedding! For an extra fee, she will even fly to your location if you do not live locally!
Erica photographed my wedding in June. She was AWESOME! Very sweet and very easy to talk with and feel comfortable around. She did an amazing job photographing our special moments and we are in love with the work she did. Not only did she do a great job, but she also sent our story and wedding to several publications and we have been chosen to be featured in DIY Bride. She works hard and is all about displaying your wedding and other events exactly how they appeal to you. Erica's prices also, weren't as high as onther photographers of her caliber. We were very pleased with the pricing and her talent. I would most definitely direct anyone to Turner Creative Photography!
Erica is amazing! she is so nice and easy to work with. She has many different package/pricing options.
Check out her website and blog. Her photos are awesome. We were very happy with all of her work.
Erica did our engagement pics, as well as our wedding. She does an amazing job! She is so sweet, and has great ideas and a good eye. We had a fast turn around on our photos. She offers many packages with great prices. Resulting images are great quality. I love her work and plan on using her again for any of my future photography needs.
There really aren't enough words to describe Erica and the work that she does. She is fun, light-hearted, and creative but very professional. Her work is beautiful and she has been published on many websites and in magazines (even The Knot!). Just trust her and she will do the rest. Seriously. :) Our pictures are better than we could have ever imagined!
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