We would love for you toÂ meet Northern California wedding photographerÂ AE Pictures Inc. With a modern and edgy style,Â Annika is not only a wedding photographer, but you may have also seen her work in ads for Target, AOL, Ghirardelli, Ragu, and MTV. Talk about multi talented.
To give you a little taste of her beautiful workÂ here is a fabulous vintage-inspired shoot with an emphasis on some really fabulous dresses. Annika wanted to communicate to brides that with the right styling and photography, you really don’t need to spend a fortune on a dress. Each dress featured in the shoot was under $200. Read on to learn more about Annika and of course see the entire wedding gallery here.
Annika, owner of AE Pictures Inc, currently resides in Petaluma California with her son, Leif. Petaluma is located in Sonoma County, just 40 miles north of San Francisco in wine country. Annika’s love of photography started in a Junior College darkroom on the Central Coast of California. Her work quickly took over her life and a black and white portfolio printed in a traditional darkroom got her recognized at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The summer of 2000 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the school. By her Junior year at the Academy, Annika had already been published in magazines such as Surface and 7×7. In addition to this exposure, Annika’s work won several national photography competitions from organizations including PDN, ASMP, APA and received judges choice awards from editors at Vogue Magazine. By the time of graduating from the Academy in 2004, Annika’s work had been showcased in various galleries in San Francisco and New York City.After college, Annika continued her work in the field of commercial photography, a career filled with travel and production. Her focus shifted from fashion to lifestyle photography. In 2006 Annika was blessed with her first born son, Leif Erickson. Motherhood transformed Annika’s life and priorities immensely. In 2007 Annika opened her own corporation producing images that are licensed by Getty Images, Luckypix, and Blend Images on the internet. Her work can be seen in ads for Target, AOL, Girardelli, Ragu, and MTV to name a few. You may have seen a picture or two from aisles as well Annika strolling the greeting card .
Photography: Annika of AE Pictures Inc.
Hair : Barbara Thompson at Mockingbird Heights Salon
Makeup: Mandy Maher at Dukes and Dolls Salon
Jewelry: Erin Opperman of Doe Eyed and Pigeon Toed
Floral Designer and Event Stylist: Aimee Lomeli Designs
Location: pring Hill Farm, Petaluma CA
Dresses PurchasesÂ From: OnceWed.com, Sears, and Vintage stores.