I am not currently accepting new clients

I have grown my business from nothing into something pretty amazing. I have poured my heart into it. I’ve given it my time, my energy, blood, sweat, and so many tears. Unfortunately it has come to a point in my life where I’m giving my business more than I’m giving my family. My kids are growing up too quickly and I am missing it.

All the nights shooting families and seniors and babies and bumps. All the weekends shooting love story after love story, I would not change a thing about it. I love photography and I love my clients and I couldn’t have done this without you. All of this being said, I miss my family. My kids have started doing all sorts of activities of which I continue to miss. My family has gatherings and birthday parties for my nieces and nephews, that I haven’t been to in years. There’s something to be said for a business so successful that it takes all of your time, that being said I am shutting One Thousand Words Photography down.

I will keep my photography page up. I love looking at my Facebook memories and I want my clients to be able to do so as well. I will have a disclaimer on it stating that I am no longer actively in business but it’s always nice to look through the past.

I love photography and I don’t see this as being a definitive end for me. But truth be told I’m burnt out, I miss my children, and running a business is just plain hard. I shoot nights and weekends and I edit Monday through Friday during the day. I always try to have quick responses and be as helpful to my clients as possible. I wouldn’t run my business any other way but that takes a lot out of a person.

If you’ve made it this far, I want to say I appreciate every single one of my clients, all of the referrals, all of the support, I’m going to miss my repeat customers and our time spent together. Hopefully we still keep in touch and I am eternally grateful for you all.

May your lives shine bright with all the love and laughter,


Intimate, dreamy, elegant

Fine Art Photography

based in Kalamazoo, Mi. Servicing all of SW Michigan

Hello, I am Erica

I love Photography! Getting your photo taken should not be a chore. I know life can be chaotic and stressful but I invite you to forget all that and make some fantastic memories in front of my lens!

"We loved working with Erica! She did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. She made it very easy to feel comfortable from the moment we met her and I would highly recommend her to anyone."

—Tobi A.

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