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Eri M.
Encinitas, CA
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5.0
20 Years of experience

“Expect the unexpected”.

I always think about this phrase when I photograph people. Every person is unique and special. I am curious to discover who they are through my lens. I am grateful to have opportunities to meet people and be able to tell their stories with my photographs.


I started my photography career as an editorial photographer in NY in early 2000’s. I photographed various materials from portraits, fashion, beauty, fitness and lifestyle for many publications. My work has appeared in W, Vogue Bambino, Vogue Nippon, Newsweek, Seventeen, Jane, Cosmo girl, YM, Black Book, Tokion, Der Spiegel, El Pais among others.


I have been a contributing photographer at Getty Images since 2004. My photographs have been used in numerous advertising projects, book and magazine publications and web media.


One of my specialties is natural candid photography with whimsical twist.

Awards, honors and recognition

2014 Japan Photo Award 2014 Finalist juried by Taka Ishii, Einsten Studio, Tokyo, Japan 2014 JGS Photography Contest (Third Quarter 2014) Winner, Forward Thinking Museum, New York, USA 2004 The First Prize, "Itaru Hirama Award" Shinpusha Publishing, Tokyo, Japan 2003 Merit Award, “SCP Current Works 2003" Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, USA The First Prize, “2003 National Competition" Soho Photo Gallery, New York, USA 2002 Honorable Mention, “Vision Awards The Project Competition 2002” Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts, Santa Fe, USA 2001 Semi Finalist at “Voies Off Foto Festival” Arles, France 1998 Takashi Honma Prize, Canon Photography Competition, Tokyo, Japan

A fun fact about me

Eri grew up in busy and fun Tokyo. She moved to New York to attend International Center of Photography. After her daughter's birth in 2005, Eri and her family explored Hawaii, Tokyo, Shanghai and Los Angeles. Currently she lives and works in Encinitas, CA with her husband, daughter, a family of skunks, a mound of gophers and 2 cats, Julius and Luna. She loves to surf good waves and eat fish tacos after.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English and Japanese

Camera:

Canon 5D Mark IV, Phase One P40+

Lenses:

Canon 24-70mm, Sigma 24mm, Canon 40mm, Canon 50mm, Sigma 70-200mm, Canon 100-400mm, Mamiya 45mm, Mamaya 80mm, Mamiya 55-110mm

I am good with…

Children

Large Groups

Capturing Emotions

Story Telling

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

23 photos

Event

43 photos

Children

30 photos

Headshots

18 photos

Birthday

24 photos

Senior

30 photos

Maternity

10 photos

Newborn

13 photos

Anniversary

10 photos

Food

14 photos

Engagement

10 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Gio

    From website testimonial

    “Eri is an amazing photographer, she is professional , super creative and the best part , is how comfortable she makes you feel when shooting the photos.


    Also, the quality and the speed of her work is outstanding.


    The pictures from my wedding were just beautiful, I couldn’t be more pleased with it. “




    Gio


    Wedding date Jan19th, 2019

  • Elizabeth

    From website testimonial

    Eri did such an amazing job as one of the photographers for our wedding. We would highly recommend her to everyone! She was very professional, friendly, and attentive. We were so lucky to have her as one of our photographers and will always remember how engaged she was with us. Thank you for the beautiful pictures taken during one of the most important days of our lives.


    Elizabeth


    Wedding date Nov 9th, 2019

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