We have been meaning to post about this for quite some time now. No really, at least once a month someone asks or *better yet*, it clicks in their brain just exactly what our name means…so here’s a little background into erin and i photography.
MANY moons ago….okay maybe about 9 years ago (OMG do I feel old saying that)…I (Andi) was planning on graduating high school. OK, I wasn’t exactly planning it, I was COUNTING on it. Counting the minutes, the hours, the DAYS until I was FREE. Until I was an adult (ha, little did I know that graduating high school BARELY made you an adult :)) A major part of graduating is having some killer senior portraits. Well it just so happened that my older (and wiser) sister had this sweet Nikon film camera, a rockin’ talent of making anything and everything look beautiful and she volunteered to use me as a model. My parents were especially thrilled because that saved them a LOT of dough!
Fast forward a few months, Erin and I would ask to “borrow” our friends’ kids to take their photos. Soon we realized that not only did we work amazingly well TOGETHER taking photos for people and making kids and babies smile, but we really LOVED it. Like the kind of love that you feel when you know something is just plain…right. We love people, we love kids, we love teenagers about to start their path into adulthood (have fun paying bills kiddos….that part of growing up SUCKS!) and we LOVE LOVE LOVE couples in LOVE!
After stealing enough babies (we gave them back…well, MOST of them), we decided we should start a business. First off, our business needed a name. We thought and thought, and jotted and noted, but nothing really stuck out to us right away. We didn’t want to use just one of our names, because we’re a team. We do this TOGETHER. So during one of many long boring English classes of mine (I remember this like it was yesterday), I was doodling on my notebook, writing our names, etc, blah, blah….and it HIT me. erin and i….the ‘and i’ being MY NAME. It was PERFECTION. I ran it by Erin, and she loved it as much as I did. We had a name, we had a passion…ladies and gentlemen, we STARTED A BUSINESS!
After this long in the “biz”, we still know it’s our calling. It’s not something you can explain – you just know it in your heart. We’re happy when we’re working (who can say THAT?!) and we work so well TOGETHER that it’s almost sickening. We have had the pleasure of meeting SO many amazing people. Young, old, or right in between 🙂 We thank our lucky stars everyday for what we have. What we’ve built. What our clients, no – OUR FRIENDS have allowed to happen. Because without them, we’d be nothing. Without their inspiration, without their confidence in us and without their word of mouth, we would not be here right now. Lucky doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel each and every day <3
So there you are folks. Our name in a nut shell. Some people get it right away and some have probably never thought about it before! But now you know the meaning behind erin and i photography!
I’ll leave you with a photo of us <3 (too bad I don’t have any of my senior photos to show….)