ErinShimazuPhotography_me
 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Erin has always been an artist at heart.  Starting out as a very little girl drawing alongside her father at his art table, she continued to find joy in drawing and painting, and pursued it as she grew.  In college she asked to borrow his old, fully-manual Nikon F film camera, discovered photography, and fell ecstatically in love with it.  One of her dreams then became not only to be able to pursue her art, but just as importantly (if not even more so), to use it to try to touch the world in a positive way and to bring joy to others. To realize this, she started her own business as a professional photographer, and she has been shooting weddings for the past 10 years.

Erin also loves teaching and assists for private photographic workshops, as well as volunteering and shooting for the wonderful folks at Make-A-Wish (for more info on how to volunteer, please click here!). She has trained at Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica College, and UCLA, and holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Art.

When she is not shooting, she still loves painting, attempting to play the guitar and her trusty 'ukulele, dancing hula, and traveling as much as she possibly can.

Other things that bring Erin an uncommon amount of joy:

- sunfish (molamola - click to learn more!) 
- just about anything from Studio Ghibli (especially the white totoro)
- a good IPA and good whiskey (lol but not necessarily together)
- dinosaurs
- dresses with pockets
- cute tiny things with faces (e.g. things like this)
- R2D2

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