Hi! I’m Erica!
I am a Wifey, Mum of 4, Photographer, Lover of Music, Yoga, Crossfit, Knitting, Hikes, the Beach, Friends, Beer and Delicious Food! Getting outside in nature, on a mountain, in the forest, the snow or the serene beach fills my soul and my lungs. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, scenery makes it’s way into a ton of my photographs, which shows off my love for this beautiful province.
My life has always included a camera and photographs. I would look through my photo albums as a kid for HOURS, studying the details, the smiles, the scenery. It seemed so natural to then have my hot pink rectangular camera attached to my hip. Snapping away (80’s kid here).
As the years went by, I continued creating. I loved how it made me feel. I don’t even want to know how much I spent (or my parents...eek!) on having countless rolls of film developed at the local lab in my town! With doubles...always doubles!
My passion became my art after I graduated from University with a BA in psych and Music. Newly married, living in a new city, I decided to slowly start building this love into more than my hobby.
Over the last 10 years, it has been an honour to celebrate alongside my clients.
I’ve met the most unbelievably rad people while telling their story, and in some small way each of their stories has become a part of mine.
The birth of a child. A wedding. A family stroll through the woods. A mountain top engagement.
Each experience captured, preserving that moment, so that it can be shared and lived again and again.
That is the greatest gift I can give you.
I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you and begin documenting beautiful moments with those special people in your life.
Here’s more about Me...xx
For the last 14 years, I have walked hand in hand with my best friend, my other half and truly the man of my dreams. We met at camp, Muskoka Woods Sports Resort, in beautiful Rosseau, Ontario (Muskoka). We were both students and I was singing for a live recording with Vineyard Canada.
He was a BC boy, I was an Ontario girl. I hit on him. We had a first date and two weeks later, we were official. 11 months of dating long distance (Ontario - BC), he popped the question.
And now, over 12 years ago we said I DO when we were just babes, and I would do it over and over again in a heartbeat. Marrying Mr. Shawny Miller, was the best decision I have ever made.
We have travelled, gone to school together, been on countless adventures, lived in Toronto, Santa Cruz and have set up home base in Surrey, BC.
Since we had our first son 8 years ago, the adventures and traveling have not stopped, they have just become more interesting:) And we’ve added 3 more kiddos to the mix, bringing us to a grand total of 4! 3 boys and a little lady who joined us as we closed our chapter on having babes. It was seriously the craziest surprise. I full on thought I was going to be a mum to 4 boys!
4 kids in 6 years has certainly kept us busy, but we have a home filled with joy (amongst many other emotions at any given time), but it is a happy, laughter-filled home. And I LOVE it! I love being a mama. I love being a wife. Raising kids with my very Hands-on hubby, makes my heart happy.
Zion, Vannden, Onyx & Emmanuella have my heart and keep me striving to be a better person as they teach me daily! Wow! I have grown so much because of them.
We are a unit; a team: Team Miller. Where we help one another, have chores, work together and most importantly have FUN!
Since my hubs and I love working together, 6.5 years ago, we created Young, Hip & Married ~ offering Custom Wedding Officiating Services as well as Premarital Coaching and Relationship Enrichment. It has been such a journey! So many highs and lows, late nights, working for crazy hours just to try and make it into the wedding industry. And here we are now, seeing our dream alive and growing. We now have 22 Officiants that work for us throughout Vancouver, Lower Mainland and beyond and now Calgary and Toronto, and 4 coaches.
And to brag a wee bit about my man, he has won BC’s Best Wedding Officiant for the last 3 years in a row (2014-2016) as well as YH&M receiving the Industry Achievement Award for 2016 at the Professional BC Wedding Awards. With 500 weddings under our belt, it is an honour to be touching so many people’s lives. I am obviously not as involved as I used to be, but I get to capture a lot of our elopements and a small portion of the full weddings. I AM YH&M’s biggest Cheerleader!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
PS, I LOVE exclamation marks! Hehehe