Hey, Hi, hello

My name is Aarica and I cannot count how many times my name has been mispronounced in my 30 years of life. Let me help you out: it’s just Erica.

I grew up right here in Northern Colorado, engaging with my creative side in so many different ways before settling into photography. I’ve been a musician, painter, writer and briefly, an actor. If you know anything about me, that last one should come as a surprise.

I’m not the kind of gal to get loud and rowdy at a party. I’m the kind of girl to sit quietly in the corner until I spot someone who looks like they need a friend. My goal in life has always been to make everyone feel comfortable and wanted right where they are.

You can usually find me at home with a cup of coffee, snuggled up under a blanket with my two cats despite it being 90 degrees outside while watching HGTV on my iPad mini even though there is a perfectly good television right in front of me. 

I’m a lover of The Office, dad jokes, and “sweater weather.” I’m a TV connoisseur, eclectic music listener, and wish-I-read-more kind of reader. I have a story-telling kind of mind, and I bring that to my photography in a cross between the posed and the spontaneous.

If you’re ready to feel at home in front of the camera while we debate whether The Office or Parks & Rec is better, give me a shout!

Fast Facts

I married my husband, Dan, in 2019 and wake up excited to do life with him every single day

I gave birth to my amazing daughter Emma in October 2021. She is literally the light of my life and why I get up in the morning.

I recently started focusing more on my physical heath and spend several hours per week running or lifting at the gym. I plan to attempt a marathon in 2024!

I previously wanted to be a published author. I still would like to be one day.

I don’t get nearly enough pictures of myself or my family… I ought to change that.

"We really enjoyed our fall family photo shoot with Aarica. She was very personable and made the experience fun! We loved how she captured genuine unforced smiles and laughter from us and our children! Would definitely work with her again in the future."

Brittney & Justin