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PhotoMadly About Me

Hi there, and welcome!  I'm Erika Szostak. I'm an American ex-pat photographer who now finds myself lucky enough to have married my best friend & to be living beside the seaside in Brighton, U.K., where I get to do something I love for a living.

In 2009 my husband and I had not just one, but two of our own weddings: one private barefoot ceremony on the beach in Malibu, California - just us, the officiant & the photographer - & one more semi-traditional ceremony in rural Indiana, USA, with our families, friends, vintage art deco glass decorations, flowers from the local farmer’s market &, because we met on a dance floor at Miami's Winter Music Conference in 2007, some soulful San Francisco-style house music as we walked down the aisle.  Since then we have welcomed two beautiful boys into our family & we are enjoying a new, different kind of adventure as parents.

Likes & Loves

Photography (obvi!), travel, books, coffee, fashion, spoken word, wine, cooking (comfort food), baking (cookies!), hiking, dancing to house music with househeads, family time with my OH & my littles & friends


I'm an award-winning photographer, and my work has been (& is regularly) featured in a variety of press. In addition to the blogs below, I have been featured in British Vogue, 
Doily Days Loves Weddings, Asian Bride, Your Sussex Wedding, Absolute MagazineDIY Weddings & Etc Magazine, OMG I'm Getting Married, Ooh Mrs James, Want That Wedding, Wedding Tattle & Style Your Wedding. I am a preferred supplier for Hotel Pelirocco, Hollamby's Sunset Barn & The Black & White House.  You can also check out the nice things past clients have said in my Testimonials gallery.

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What I Do

I am available to photograph weddings, civil partnerships, kids' & family lifestyle sessions, portraits & events. I'm also available for commercial & editorial commissions; please contact me to discuss.  To see my fashion, editorial & commercial photography portfolio, please click here.

Insurance & Kit

I carry a public liability & professional indemnity insurance policy through Aaduki Multimedia Insurance; my policy number is DMI80759ZZ01.  I shoot on pro Canon gear with a variety of L series & prime lenses, & I always bring two camera bodies along to each job so that I will have back-up in case of an emergency with one of them. I  always also bring along my own lighting in order to meet the challenges presented by shooting in low-light wedding receptions, winter weddings & nighttime parties/events. 

Many thanks for visiting my site & for considering my services.  I can't wait to hear all about your wedding and event plans!

All the best,


Family photo 2016 Stanmer Park by Dade Freeman

***Thank you to Dade Freeman for my newest family photo.***