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As a professional wedding photographer, Erin Barnard with Complete Weddings + Events will ensure your special memories are captured and preserved so you can enjoy them forever! It takes a special photographer to understand the importance of how to make a wedding day flow smoothly and keep you at ease in knowing that you can have fun and enjoy your day and rest assured your vision is shared and will be executed by a talented artist! If you want to make sure your special day is fun, goes according to your plans, and that you will have amazing photos to admire forever, tell Complete Weddings + Events you want to book Erin Barnard as your wedding photographer!
Why did you decide to become a photographer?
I had the incredible opportunity to train and work for a highly reputable nation-wide portrait studio right after returning home from the Art Institute of Chicago. I enjoy being artistic and capturing memories for others.
What is your favorite memory from an event you’ve shot?
I photographed a princess ball once. The genuine thrill on the children’s faces was priceless.
What is your favorite thing about being a photographer?
Mostly, I enjoy the relationships I’ve made with people I’ve had the privilege of photographing over the years.
What makes you or your work unique/stand out?
For the past 6 years I have focused on female-centric portraiture and sharing women’s stories. I believe that beyond a beautiful photograph is a beautiful story.
What is your favorite part of the night?
At an event, my favorite part is the dancing at the reception!
List one fun fact about you most people do not know:
I hosted a Bigfoot search when I was working in the Rocky Mountains as a Girl Scout Camp photographer.
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""Erin was very professional and a pleasure to be around! She had great suggestions on locations and different poses, and my husband and I felt very comfortable with her. We have gotten a few of our pictures so far, and they look wonderful. We can't wait to see the rest of what Erin has done, and would highly recommend her to others. Thank you, Erin!" - Jill B.
"Jordan was very sweet for texting me the morning of and wishing me a happy wedding day. We could not have gotten luckier with Erin. She’s amazing!! Professional, skilled, friendly, was well prepared and even running out day on time with 10 people!!! She made our day Extra special!!! She has great ideas and her years of experience and eye for detail are beyond impressive. Also, Jordan was very much on top of the ball and worked with us closely pre-covid and after covid had drastically changed our plans." - Jessica M.
"They were extremely flexible and helpful with all of our challenges as we prepared our wedding during this COVID situation. We even had to change the date for our wedding and they were able to accommodate everything!! I look forward to seeing the final products we receive!!" - Christine B.
"I had a great time with our photographer, Erin! She was so easy to work with!" - Torie A
"Our photographer and DJ were both so professional and fun, and were able quickly adjust to last minute Changes we had due to unforeseen issues that arose. It was absolutely amazing!" - Tiauanna C.
"We had a fabulous experience! Lucien and Nate absolutely killed it DJ-ing and MC-ing for the evening. Erin was graceful and wonderful to work with. She made the evening easy and she was so kind. We loved working with all of your people! Thank you" - Cassie L.
"Completes is very informative and communicates very well. The photographers that we had were amazing! They kept me calm and together my whole day! Thank you for being a part of making my day perfect and run smoothly!!!!!!!" - Miranda L.
"The photographer was great!! She was wonderful to work with and interacted well with everyone!!" - Rebecca C.
"Our entire Complete experience was beyond amazing. Erin Barnard (photography), Dylan Richards (videography), and Lucien Winner (DJ) were the ultimate dream team. They were so fun, professional yet funny, down to earth, and accommodating. They worked so well together and we had compliments from our guests about how smooth everything was (and that Lucien was the best DJ they’d ever seen). I could not have asked for more so thank you all for making our day perfect!" - Laura K.
"The photographer and videographer did a great job. And took their time. And went thou everything step by step. Especially for my first wedding." - Kelli P.
"Erin kept us out of the blazing sun for our photographs and was extremely organized and creative." - Lindsay S.
"The photographer made sure to get all my must have shots." - Lindsey S."