Central Illinois Photographer 

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capturing genuine, authentic moments

Capturing the Beauty of Feelings

It’s my mission to sweep you off your feet during the engagement process and on the most important day of your life. Capturing the romantic AND candid moments and everything in between.  

I’m married myself and love “love”, so I know just how essential these memories are to have & keep; because these photos become lifelong treasures, after all! 

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hey hey, I'm Erica

I’m so excited you’re here! 

I’m Erica Matlock, a lifestyle and Wedding Photographer based in central Illinois. I discovered my obsession with photography after I became a mama and began capturing our family’s once-in-a-lifetime memories. I haven’t been able to put my camera down ever since! My photography style is moody, with earthy tones and true to color. Interactive and candid photos are my JAM!

I’d love to tell you how I always knew I wanted to be a photographer, but my dream was always nursing; In addition to photography, I’ve been working as a registered nurse for a few years. I love blending my passion for helping others feel their best (the medical field) with living and capturing their best life on camera (the photography industry).

my story


Erica is amazing! She was super patient with my baby and toddler and she even brought bubbles, which was genius and totally saved the day!

I can’t say enough about this woman!

 She is a blessing to being around and brightens up the whole session! My boyfriend and I felt extremely comfortable and that made photos 100x better. I will TOTALLY be coming back for more!

Highly recommend Erica to take your pictures!!! 

She has an amazing eye for finding beautiful backgrounds and creating natural poses. Not to mention she is SO sweet and fun to be around. We love our engagement photos and will definitely recommend her to our friends and family.

Erica is an absolute dream to work with! 

Our photographs turned out even better than I expected! Erica has has a way of making you feel comfortable and making the shoot so fun and natural. If you’re looking to capture special moments I would highly recommend Erica!

Erica captured such beautiful photos of our family, which wasn’t easy with a fussy infant! 

We had many high quality photos to choose from and she gave us a link to the photo gallery that we could share with friends and family. You must use Erica for your next photo session!

Erica is absolutely amazing!!!

 She took our engagement pictures, and I was blown away! We had never taken professional pictures before, so we were very nervous. She was so sweet, knowledgeable and efficient. She just photographed our wedding last weekend, and I know they are going to be the best pictures!! I would recommend her to anyone!

I’m so happy to have worked with Erica. 

Our engagement photos were phenomenal and I couldn’t wait for our wedding photos- even though I don’t even have them all yet I know they will not disappoint!!! She got the best shots of us! Erica is professional and talented. I will definitely use her for all my professional photography needs!!!