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Erika Rice Photography

Milford , MI
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834 Panorama Drive
Milford, MI US 48381 (map)

PHONE

937-417-0896

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ABOUT US

A wedding is one of the most important days of your life. I try to go above and beyond not only with your photography services, but as a friend who helps in ways that most photographers... Read more
A wedding is one of the most important days of your life. I try to go above and beyond not only with your photography services, but as a friend who helps in ways that most photographers won't. The biggest thing with your photography is knowing you can trust the person you have hired to get all the shots you want and I make sure that is all addressed prior to the day of your wedding. I also make sure that we have scheduling down and a must have list with any special requests so that when you get your disc, you don't have any issues. Your wedding day should be fun, not stressful and drama riddled. I do whatever I can to make that happen. Your happiness shines through in your pictures and I strive to make sure that there is nothing that troubles you that is within my control.



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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Basic editing and any artistic editing done for promo purposes will be included. Advanced editing is an additional cost.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. My equipment enables me to handle all lighting situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
I have access to other photographers if I need a shooting partner.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No more than one wedding a day. Occasionally, I will do a wedding on a Saturday and then on a Sunday or a Friday and then Saturday.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Cameras, lenses, flashes, small step ladder, tripod, frame, etc.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Various packages are available.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. Depends on package chosen for day of event.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I don't take breaks. I shoot as long as there is action. I do ask for a meal and a seat to eat when dinner is served. Most people are not okay with having their picture taken while they are eating so for the most part, I will eat very quickly during this time.
Do you charge for travel?
I do. Contact me for additional details.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-6 Weeks. (45 Business Days)
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Dvd & Online Gallery. Proof books are available for additional cost.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Indefinitely. A print release is included; with rights to print only.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
DVD included. Not RAW files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Several different options are available. Depending on factors regarding albums determines pricing on albums. From as low as $100 to as high as you want to go.
When will the client get the final album?
Typically it depends on where we order the albums from.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.1/5.0
Awful, awful, awful. For too many reasons to list. Enough said.
Awful, awful, awful. For too many reasons to list. Enough said.
Awful, awful, awful. For too many reasons to list. Enough said. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Erika was fantastic. I had a little DIY backyard wedding, and when Erika arrived to start taking photos at the time we’d agreed upon, I was still scrambling to get all of the set up done and wasn’t nearly ready to be photographed. I felt terrible, but Erika had such a good attitude, and jumped right in and started helping set up the dessert table. I was so appreciative of her kindness and flexibility. When I had trouble pinning on my groom’s boutonniere, she even helped with that. When it did come time to start taking photos, Erika was wonderful at getting shots quickly so that we didn’t have to spend a lot of time standing around and posing awkwardly. My husband, who hates having his picture taken, was especially pleased with this. Near the end of the wedding, my husband remarked that Erika “felt like one of our friends,” rather than a photographer who we’d only just met! Our photos ended up colorful and lighthearted, and really reflected the style and feel of our wedding.
Erika was fantastic. I had a little DIY backyard wedding, and when Erika arrived to start taking photos at the time we’d Read more...
Erika was fantastic. I had a little DIY backyard wedding, and when Erika arrived to start taking photos at the time we’d agreed upon, I was still scrambling to get all of the set up done and wasn’t nearly ready to be photographed. I felt terrible, but Erika had such a good attitude, and jumped right in and started helping set up the dessert table. I was so appreciative of her kindness and flexibility. When I had trouble pinning on my groom’s boutonniere, she even helped with that. When it did come time to start taking photos, Erika was wonderful at getting shots quickly so that we didn’t have to spend a lot of time standing around and posing awkwardly. My husband, who hates having his picture taken, was especially pleased with this. Near the end of the wedding, my husband remarked that Erika “felt like one of our friends,” rather than a photographer who we’d only just met! Our photos ended up colorful and lighthearted, and really reflected the style and feel of our wedding. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Erika is wonderful!! We hired her for our upcoming wedding and also had her do our engagement pictures. From the beginning Erika was professional and prompt in our communication. She was easy to set up meetings with and accommodated the date we needed for our engagement pictures due to us living out of town. My fiance generally does NOT photograph well but she got wonderful shots of us. She was also flexible and helped us execute any picture ideas we had. Very much looking forward to her shooting our wedding!
Erika is wonderful!! We hired her for our upcoming wedding and also had her do our engagement pictures. From the beginning Read more...
Erika is wonderful!! We hired her for our upcoming wedding and also had her do our engagement pictures. From the beginning Erika was professional and prompt in our communication. She was easy to set up meetings with and accommodated the date we needed for our engagement pictures due to us living out of town. My fiance generally does NOT photograph well but she got wonderful shots of us. She was also flexible and helped us execute any picture ideas we had. Very much looking forward to her shooting our wedding! Read less
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SerahSpencer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Best Photographer EVER!!! Erika was amazing!!! The Husband guy and I are NOT the most photogenic people...not gonna lie, can't keep a straight face for our LIVES! But she was STILL able to capture super romantic moments without our goofy faces ruining it!!! I am constantly recommending her now to friends with Wedding's coming up...she is AWESOME!!! :)
Best Photographer EVER!!! Erika was amazing!!! The Husband guy and I are NOT the most photogenic people...not gonna lie, Read more...
Best Photographer EVER!!! Erika was amazing!!! The Husband guy and I are NOT the most photogenic people...not gonna lie, can't keep a straight face for our LIVES! But she was STILL able to capture super romantic moments without our goofy faces ruining it!!! I am constantly recommending her now to friends with Wedding's coming up...she is AWESOME!!! :) Read less
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dassala
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
So often, I have felt uncomfortable with photographers. It's always, "Chin up, look that way, eyes here, move your hand to the left". Erika is nothing like those photographers. She really puts you at ease. She understands that no one likes to look 'posed', and while she will recommend particular situations for you and your groom, they are very cute and she doesn't over-do the directions. That way, we ended up looking very natural! Erika has done our engagement photos, and I am SO excited for our wedding, because I do not have to worry about an awkward photographer. Even my fiance, who is not a photography person, is very comfortable and at ease with Erika.
Really, it's like getting awesome pictures from a friend, rather than some over-priced all-business photog.
So often, I have felt uncomfortable with photographers. It's always, "Chin up, look that way, eyes here, move your hand to Read more...
So often, I have felt uncomfortable with photographers. It's always, "Chin up, look that way, eyes here, move your hand to the left". Erika is nothing like those photographers. She really puts you at ease. She understands that no one likes to look 'posed', and while she will recommend particular situations for you and your groom, they are very cute and she doesn't over-do the directions. That way, we ended up looking very natural! Erika has done our engagement photos, and I am SO excited for our wedding, because I do not have to worry about an awkward photographer. Even my fiance, who is not a photography person, is very comfortable and at ease with Erika.
Really, it's like getting awesome pictures from a friend, rather than some over-priced all-business photog. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
You will not find a more fun and easy to work with photographer than Erika!! She put us so at ease with both our engagement session and at our wedding, and the pictures are just so wonderful. She helped so much the day of the wedding with things totally not her job and she felt more like a friend than a "hired vendor." We just can't say enough about her personality and her quality of work. You won't be disappointed :)
You will not find a more fun and easy to work with photographer than Erika!! She put us so at ease with both our Read more...
You will not find a more fun and easy to work with photographer than Erika!! She put us so at ease with both our engagement session and at our wedding, and the pictures are just so wonderful. She helped so much the day of the wedding with things totally not her job and she felt more like a friend than a "hired vendor." We just can't say enough about her personality and her quality of work. You won't be disappointed :) Read less
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Tracie
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I spoke with many photographers when I started to plan my big day and Erika out did herself!!!! I worked midnights and sent her an email to find out more info about her services and she emailed me back that night!!! I couldn't believe it!!! Then we scheduled a meeting to sit down (cause I had to have a good feel for the person that was going to capture one of the biggest events of my life) and from there it was history. I went home that night and told my now husband i don't care what she costs I want her!!! I loved erikas joyful demeanor, her huge smile and her passion for photography. I was a bride on a budget and Erika worked with me so I was able to get a day full of happiness :) Her professionalism was out of this world. She took so good care of me and my bridal party the day of the wedding. I have for sure found the person that will be taking pictures for me in the future but also I walked away with a great friend!!!!
I spoke with many photographers when I started to plan my big day and Erika out did herself!!!! I worked midnights and Read more...
I spoke with many photographers when I started to plan my big day and Erika out did herself!!!! I worked midnights and sent her an email to find out more info about her services and she emailed me back that night!!! I couldn't believe it!!! Then we scheduled a meeting to sit down (cause I had to have a good feel for the person that was going to capture one of the biggest events of my life) and from there it was history. I went home that night and told my now husband i don't care what she costs I want her!!! I loved erikas joyful demeanor, her huge smile and her passion for photography. I was a bride on a budget and Erika worked with me so I was able to get a day full of happiness :) Her professionalism was out of this world. She took so good care of me and my bridal party the day of the wedding. I have for sure found the person that will be taking pictures for me in the future but also I walked away with a great friend!!!! Read less
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Marion
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Erika is great - for both my daughter and son-in-law's engagement pictures and the "teaser" wedding pictures on Facebook - they were all great. Not only is Erika a great photographer, she is really fun, but can take charge if necessary!
Erika is great - for both my daughter and son-in-law's engagement pictures and the "teaser" wedding pictures on Facebook - Read more...
Erika is great - for both my daughter and son-in-law's engagement pictures and the "teaser" wedding pictures on Facebook - they were all great. Not only is Erika a great photographer, she is really fun, but can take charge if necessary! Read less
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emcdonie25
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Erika was great!!! She was so much fun to work with and I loved her sense of humor and joy she had while doing our photography. She did our engagement shoot and wedding day photos. During our engagement shoot she spent more time than she had to...we probably spent 3-4 hours during our engagement shoot and the shoot was only supposed to be 1-2 hours...but she spent more time with us because she was "having so much fun"! Her pricing was very reasonable and the quality of the photos were spectacular! We loved her very much and had so much fun with her on our wedding day as well! Recommend Erika any day!!! :)
Erika was great!!! She was so much fun to work with and I loved her sense of humor and joy she had while doing our Read more...
Erika was great!!! She was so much fun to work with and I loved her sense of humor and joy she had while doing our photography. She did our engagement shoot and wedding day photos. During our engagement shoot she spent more time than she had to...we probably spent 3-4 hours during our engagement shoot and the shoot was only supposed to be 1-2 hours...but she spent more time with us because she was "having so much fun"! Her pricing was very reasonable and the quality of the photos were spectacular! We loved her very much and had so much fun with her on our wedding day as well! Recommend Erika any day!!! :) Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked Erika based on her website and we were THRILLED with the service she provided for us! She was very easy to work with and did such a great job. She did such a good job with all of the photos and was very quick at getting the shots all done. She kept us moving and the posed and candid pictures were outstanding. We loved the ability to use the DVD and to make online photobooks. She was very professional but also a lot of fun to be around.
We booked Erika based on her website and we were THRILLED with the service she provided for us! She was very easy to work Read more...
We booked Erika based on her website and we were THRILLED with the service she provided for us! She was very easy to work with and did such a great job. She did such a good job with all of the photos and was very quick at getting the shots all done. She kept us moving and the posed and candid pictures were outstanding. We loved the ability to use the DVD and to make online photobooks. She was very professional but also a lot of fun to be around. Read less
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mdw2004
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Soooooo awesome! Super friendly and fun!! Would highly recommend!
Soooooo awesome! Super friendly and fun!! Would highly recommend!
Soooooo awesome! Super friendly and fun!! Would highly recommend! Read less
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chileez
Wedding:
8/21/2010
2.8/5.0
Very disappointed in our pictures. Was expecting much more after seeing her previous work. She did try to correct the problems for us.
Very disappointed in our pictures. Was expecting much more after seeing her previous work. She did try to correct the Read more...
Very disappointed in our pictures. Was expecting much more after seeing her previous work. She did try to correct the problems for us. Read less
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Erika Rice Photography responded with the following comments:

I cannot even explain how much I went above and beyond for this bride and groom. I had to step in and coordinate their wedding party, I stepped in and helped the bride with her eyelashes and her bustle amongst other things and in addition to providing 8 hours of photography service. Not even a week after the wedding, I received requests from the bride via facebook to photoshop her double chins as she had viewed guests pictures from her wedding and did not like how she looked and also via email from the bride's mother to photoshop the same thing. I did not respond as I did not think she was serious. My contract states: I will provide complimentary simple retouching services on every photo and any artistically altered photos that I plan on using for promo will be included as well as digital refinishing but any additional complicated services will be an extra cost. They contacted me at a month regarding the images asking when they would be done, when I pointed to the contract that it states: Proofs/images on discs will generally be delivered within one month of the ceremony. Your proofs may be sooner or later depending upon the season. They were angry and demanded to know what 'sooner or later meant' when I had informed them that they would be done within the week, when I had posted my favorites on facebook, the bride stated that she loved the images. I delivered the images to them on the 45th day after the event and then received a hateful email from the bride. I attempted to call the bride and fix and discuss and she would not answer. I informed her that I would do whatever they wanted me to do to the pictures to fix whatever they had a problem with and to give me a list of images and what they didn't like about them. Instead I received an email from the bride's mother demanding $300 back and ignoring all the emails and voicemails I had left trying to fix the "issues". I then called the mother, stated that I wanted to fix things, send me a list, they wanted photoshopping of the chins and removal of shininess of makeup. I stated that I would photoshop for an hour, or for 10 images, whichever occurred first for the removal of shininess and double chins. I did not receive a list and went ahead and did all of the images that were formal in addition to further editing on all other images. Once again, I did more than was promised to attempt to fix the situation.

I log on and see this review on wedding wire and I can’t lie, I am upset. I pride myself on providing the best of services and quality to my brides and grooms and have never received a negative complaint or issue regarding any services I have provided. In addition, I realize that one cannot make everyone happy and that sometimes people just want something for nothing. In reviewing her reviews of the other services for that day, I don’t feel as bad regarding the way this couple & the brides mother has treated me. They posted almost all negative reviews for all services. The dj they had did a great job and the flowers were gorgeous. I never heard one complaint the whole day about these services. I have to agree that their cake was the best cake I have ever had and it was gorgeous. You can view their images online at my site, click on client ordering and then click on Heather & Kurt. I have nothing to hide and welcome you to view their entire gallery as well as others who have been happy with my services. You can view their flowers there as well as all the dancing on the dance floor that occurred thanks to the dj. Sincerely, Erika Rice
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
In addition to being an amazing and professional photographer, one of the best things about Erika is that she really CARES about the couple that she is shooting. She is a loving person that easily turns clients into friends. My husband and I love our wedding pictures and her price tag! She's also extremely flexible. We was totally cool with traveling to a beautiful nearby park in order to get some great couple and wedding party photos. We were so pleased with everything about Erika Rice Photography and are looking forward to working with her again in the near future as we prepare for the arrival of our first child!
In addition to being an amazing and professional photographer, one of the best things about Erika is that she really CARES Read more...
In addition to being an amazing and professional photographer, one of the best things about Erika is that she really CARES about the couple that she is shooting. She is a loving person that easily turns clients into friends. My husband and I love our wedding pictures and her price tag! She's also extremely flexible. We was totally cool with traveling to a beautiful nearby park in order to get some great couple and wedding party photos. We were so pleased with everything about Erika Rice Photography and are looking forward to working with her again in the near future as we prepare for the arrival of our first child! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Erica is great! She's very professional and fun. She helped with so many little things at the wedding & rehearsal dinner that were outside of her responsibility. She was flexible with time and had a ton of great ideas. Her prices are unbeatable - you really can't beat them. I've been to and in weddings when the photographer has been really intrusive and kind of in the way - she wasn't like this at all, as the bride I didn't realize she was even there during the big moments (she even brought me snacks & drinks throughout the night, what more could you ask for?). My bridal party LOVED her, the one getting engaged soon will be calling Erika right away to book her.
Erica is great! She's very professional and fun. She helped with so many little things at the wedding & rehearsal dinner Read more...
Erica is great! She's very professional and fun. She helped with so many little things at the wedding & rehearsal dinner that were outside of her responsibility. She was flexible with time and had a ton of great ideas. Her prices are unbeatable - you really can't beat them. I've been to and in weddings when the photographer has been really intrusive and kind of in the way - she wasn't like this at all, as the bride I didn't realize she was even there during the big moments (she even brought me snacks & drinks throughout the night, what more could you ask for?). My bridal party LOVED her, the one getting engaged soon will be calling Erika right away to book her. Read less
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mikalob1
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Erika provided excellent service and superior photos of our wedding. I had never heard of her before hiring her and was a little nervous, but in the end, there was no need for that. She was very professional, but also very personable. She was very helpful before the wedding - going above and beyond the duties of a photographer. During the wedding, she moved around and got the best shots without being a distraction and without anyone even realizing she was moving around during the ceremony. Our photos were AMAZING and she had a very quick turnaround. I was very pleased with the entire service provided from beginning to end and would recommend Erika Rice Photography to anyone looking for a photographer.
Erika provided excellent service and superior photos of our wedding. I had never heard of her before hiring her and was a Read more...
Erika provided excellent service and superior photos of our wedding. I had never heard of her before hiring her and was a little nervous, but in the end, there was no need for that. She was very professional, but also very personable. She was very helpful before the wedding - going above and beyond the duties of a photographer. During the wedding, she moved around and got the best shots without being a distraction and without anyone even realizing she was moving around during the ceremony. Our photos were AMAZING and she had a very quick turnaround. I was very pleased with the entire service provided from beginning to end and would recommend Erika Rice Photography to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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lilessm
Wedding:
3/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Erika is a joy to work with!
Erika is a joy to work with!
Erika is a joy to work with! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Erika was wonderful! She took the extra step to make sure that everything was perfect the day of my wedding/ including things she was not even responsible for. She has a wonderful and outgoing personality, which to me says alot about a person and their work. Upon recieving my photos from her I was very impressed with them. I would HIGHLY recommened her to anyone who is looking for an outgoing yet professional photographer.
Erika was wonderful! She took the extra step to make sure that everything was perfect the day of my wedding/ including Read more...
Erika was wonderful! She took the extra step to make sure that everything was perfect the day of my wedding/ including things she was not even responsible for. She has a wonderful and outgoing personality, which to me says alot about a person and their work. Upon recieving my photos from her I was very impressed with them. I would HIGHLY recommened her to anyone who is looking for an outgoing yet professional photographer. Read less
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