Eric Younkin Photography

BIO

Eric began his career in the Arts as an entertainer at the age of 16. His years as a composer, singer, and songwriter were an amazing journey that led him to the doorstep of some of the foremost people in the music industry. Eric has shared the stage with acts such as Kid Rock while being represented by music attorney Elliot Cahn, past member of Sha Na Na and former manager of Green Day and Papa Roach.

Eric’s passion for music and the arts has brought him face to face with many talented and creative individuals. Towards the end of Eric’s music career, he realized so many of the once in a lifetime moments, had now become only vague memories, there were few quality recorded images for that season in his life. These thoughts turned Eric’s interest to photography and with his second child on the way, he was determined to find a means to spend more quality time at home while pursuing alternative artistic endeavors.

Eric’s quest to study photography was developing and he found this new form of expression and the possibility of merging his artistic creative side with photography exhilarating. Eric took the leap and enrolled in one of the oldest, most prestigious schools in New York City. Several years later he obtained his degree and has not looked back. The skills acquired as an entertainer on stage along with a solid understanding of light, exposure and composition equipped Eric with the necessary tools as a photographer to offer his customers something very unique. His clients have fallen in love with his “outside the box” approach and his overwhelming passion to render a testament to their special moment, from formal traditional to Avant-garde.

Eric's work can be seen advertised globally in such magazines as Photo Industry Reporter's, Modern Bride, Good Light Magazine, Texas Wedding Guide and Modern Bride- Because of his dedication to his craft as a innovator and leader, Eric has picked up sponsorships with many companies such as Phottix Photography Specialist as well as ExpoImaging/Flashbenders and has been a key tester in new ground breaking gear from companies like Spyder Pro. Eric is also heavily involved in ground breaking head shot techniques for the Miss Texas Organization which have helped many of their girls acheive great success.

Over the years, Eric has become a published award winning photographer and thanks to his keen eye and innate photographic skills, has been featured in countless wedding magazines. Known as one of the most diligent hard working international photographers in the business Eric envisions and showcases every wedding as his most important shoot.

Eric’s desire is to develop a long lasting relationship with his clients and being a part of their big day is a privilege and one he takes seriously. After visiting with Eric regarding your wedding you will quickly find his down to earth approach and caring spirit a rarity in this business. Eric believes the photographer must personally bond with his clients, working together with their enthusiasm and his skills, lasting memories will be created.

*Internationally decorated award winning photographer
*PPA active member
*DPPA active member
*WPPI active member