GooD meeting you!
My name is Erika and I moved in Northern Virginia in 2012. You will recognize me from my thick southern Italian accent and my long black hair. I don't consider myself a regular photographer. I have a special love for my two mutt dogs (Pabuf and Tebow), my handsome husband (Joey) and science (more or less in this specific order!!)
When I'm able to express myself best, I like to use the magic warm light In my portfolio you will not see static poses or fake smiles. My photos are on the move. They are images of emotions, hugs, kisses ... hands holding each other , teasing glances and sincere smiles. With photography I want to show you your real YOU! before sunset and an old camera with film donated by my father in law. I like to think that this same camera captured the pictures of Joey's childhood. This camera gives me goosebumps ...
Why Apke Photography?
Well, this is a pretty common question! ahah And the answer is back in time, when I was in middle school… I was always super artsy, I loved drawing and back in the days to be a cool kid, you had to “invent” your signature, so here it was APKE, A and E are the first and last letter of my name in reverse order, P is from my last name and K is the “special” letter, since the Italian alphabet doesn’t have it!! So here it is! I kept it because it always remind me of the artistic side of my brain…
Stories need to be remembered,
we wouldn’t know who we are
and why we are here
FOR MY PERSONAL WORK, I LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH ALL THE MOMENTS I'M SCARED TO LOSE. I USE THE SAME MINDSET EVERY TIME THE CAMERA IS IN MY HANDS...
Creating your memories by capturing your raw emotions