About Erica & Ben
Friends at UMass Amherst introduced us and it was love at third sight. We ditched our 9-to-5’s and are pretty much always together – partners in life & work. I’m the dreamer. He’s the maker. I’m always planning our next trip, and he’s usually building something at home.
We’re also blessed with 2 ADORABLE boys (Trev + Coop) and when we’re not shooting, we’re home with our cuties. They’re the coolest kids I know. Trev has a heart of gold and Coop, a devilish wit that will keep you laughing for hours.
We balance each other just right, enjoying this little life we’ve built together. We bring a whole lot of love & patience to every shoot. Its pretty rare to catch either of us without a smile. Ben says its because I’m pretty funny. Ok, I say that. But seriously, I am!
Let’s share stories! Read on for a bit more about us, but more importantly, we want you to learn about you. Love stories are our favorite, and we’re excited to hear yours.
Erica – Girl Boss + Photog
This is the gal you’ll chat with. She was born to be a boy mom – oddly excited about trains & tractors – and still snuggles her boys, now 9 & 5, to sleep nearly every night. Obsessions include coffee, wine, natural deodorant, GIFs & nice nails. Her background is in business management & marketing, and she teaches an annual workshop that gives photographers the tools to succeed. She loves seeing small businesses thrive and dreams become a reality.
She has a knack for helping people feel relaxed & loved. Always with a warm smile, she feels awkward when she doesn’t give a hug to say hello…or goodbye. She works hard & plays hard, and usually goes to sleep thinking about how excited she is for the next day. Because life is a series of adventures, really.
>> Recent travels: Charleston.
>> Favorite self-empowerment book: You Are A Badass.
>> New accomplishment: learning to throw a perfect spiral, thanks to her 9yo Trevor. And she nails it, 30% of the time.
She also just wrote this whole thing in the third person and feels kinda weird about that.
Ben -“The Guy” Photog, Videog, IT guy, etc.
If you look up the definition of “nice” you’ll see a picture of Ben Ewing. He’s patient, helpful and super handy. He laughs a lot, and his laughter is contagious. He’s an engineer at heart and can build just about anything. Sheds, chicken coops…basement reno, anyone? He coaches both sons’ baseball, soccer & basketball teams. He thinks Tupac is still alive, and will always order Miller High Life when its on the menu.
He walked away from a civil engineering career to join Erica full-time and spend more time with family. They now teach other entrepreneurs how to make big transitions like this one. It’s hard, but so worth it.
>> Current construction project: New mudroom at home
>> Favorite pastime: Basketball, sometimes 3-4x per week!
>> Motto: “I’m Erica’s passenger in life.”
If he had to write this blurb, it would be riddled with typos and misspellings. And only 3 words long.
Kelsey – Content Manager & Second Shooter
Erica & Ben dreamt of finding someone who could shoot photo & video, who had a knack for media management, and is also super nice. They found her! That someone is Kelsey, who began shooting with B&E in 2017 and officially joined the team in 2018. She is kind and thoughtful, happy to jump in anywhere help is needed. She got into photography when she started a fashion blog in college, seems outdoorsy but actually just likes taking pictures and then going back inside, and loves all things bohemian.
>> Biggest food aversion: sourdough bread. “I mean, if you put it in front of me, I’ll probably still eat it. But I won’t be that happy about it.”
>> Shoe size: 4.5!
>> Travel goals: road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway
If she wrote this blurb, it would likely be pretty self-deprecating and definitely funnier.
Amy – Video Assistant
bio coming soon!
What they say:
Genuine people, with an excellent attitude. My wife and I LOVED them!” Nicholas & Shawna
Erica and Ben were hands down one of the best parts of our wedding.
They were so much more than a vendor to us. Erica was super communicative and is just generally amazing to work with. On the day of, Erica and Ben were so fun, organized and professional. They felt like friends at our wedding.” Jamie & AJ
They have both been so sweet and kind from our very first meeting, and it only got better from there.” Jillian & Bryan
Let’s celebrate your love.