I'm Erin McCarthy -- a southern California girl raising a family in Chicago.

Please email me at erin@ekmphotography.com to inquire about booking a session, licensing or commissions. 

Interior Designers - please email me for information on my designer discount for fine art prints and products.

I look forward to working with you!


All images © 2010 - 2017 Erin McCarthy.



My Photography Journey....

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. My childhood days were spent painting, drawing or crafting. I first fell in love with photography at age 13 when my parents allowed me to take the majority of our vacation photos on a trip to Europe. I could suddenly see the world in a new way and was so excited to try different camera angles and find creative ways to frame my shots.


Back stateside - I quickly got preoccupied with my grades and my social life and forgot about photography until I had a family of my own. I got the photo bug and signed up for classes with the late, great Richard Stromberg. I loved every minute of my photography education and slowly started pursuing it as a career. That was ten years ago and I am so grateful to wake up every day and renew my constant quest for light and beauty.