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Metro Detroit Portrait and Wedding Photographers

Here you can learn a little bit about who is behind the cameras...

We are Erika and Stephen and we are a husband and wife photography team. Although we are in the beginnings of our journey as a married couple, we have been together for close to ten years! We are located in the Metro Detroit area, in Armada, Michigan. We have been in Armada for about 5 years and absolutely love where we live.

Together, we love to photograph and film weddings. Erika has been photographing weddings for about 3 years now and Stephen has been filming weddings since his college years, where he actually studied film. What's the advantage of hiring a married couple over someone who hasn't been married? We know exactly what you're going through with planning your big day. We've been through it all. If you have any questions, even if they aren't photo related. We are here for you, even if you just need to vent, we will listen!

However, we don't just photograph weddings. While we are a husband and wife team when it comes to weddings, Erika handles all of the portrait work. Erika photographs couples, families, and high school seniors and loves every minute of it.

To be able to capture memories and beauty through portraiture is always our goal. We want to provide a service and product for you that will last you a lifetime.




Awards and Accreditation


Fall 2020: We received our first award. A bronze award for our portrait of Kayleigh at The Portrait Masters Awards. It is such a great honor to be able to receive this. Plus, we received points we can use towards our accreditation for professional photographers of The Portrait Masters.

Winter 2021: I am on my way to achieving my accreditation goal! I received another bronze award for the portrait of Olivia for the seniors and teens category. It's so exciting and important to see growth and competition is a great way to measure that growth.

The Portrait Masters is a professional photographers accreditation program with contests judged by some of the top photographers in the industry.


Armada Portrait Photographer


Where have we photographed?


We, as a team and individually, have photographed in a number of locations for weddings, engagements, and portrait sessions. We are based in Armada, Michigan, but we travel all over the United States and dream of photographing portraits and weddings in so many locations.

From wedding venues in Metro Detroit (like the Riverhouse Banquet Center and Wolcott Mill) to venues in Muskegon, Michigan and Allegan, Michigan. We have also photographed in several places in Northern Indiana (South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and Fort Wayne).


Our Personal Life


We have been together for almost 10 years and married for almost 2 of those years. We do basically everything together and love it! When we have free time, we love to either stay in with a good movie or we’re playing video games (typically Nintendo). We also love to go on walks, take a drive to somewhere new or go kayaking. As for children, we are surrounded by several amazing nephews, but would love to have children of our own at some point and we are looking forward to it. Stephen has a full time job and Erika works hard on this business and is a Marketing Student.




State of Mind Photography LLC - Armada, Michigan and Beyond - 574-850-8498 - contact@stateofmindphotography.com