Meet The Photographers
Erin Foster- Founder/ Photographer
My name is Erin. I am a mother, a wife, I am a little quirky, a lover of children and animals, a master at Temple Run on my iphone, and if you want to bribe me the best way is with a Starbucks grande iced vanilla cappuccino(hint hint)!!
I wish I could say I was one of those people who came out of the womb with a camera in my hand, however, that is not the case. I have always loved documenting my life through photos, but that typically consisted of a disposable point and shoot, and printing at walmart. After the devastating loss of my daughter, Rosalynn, my husband bought me my first DSLR in order to help me channel my grief into something productive. I quickly realized I wanted to learn EVERYTHING I could about photography. I forced my coworkers and friends into impromptu photo sessions, I begged and pleaded everyone I knew to let me shoot them, and suddenly I decided life was too short to be working in a profession I only semi-loved, and jumped in head first into starting a profession I TRULY LOVED. I quit my full time job at The Ohio State Medical Center and Irish Eyes Photography was born.
My hope is when my clients leave a session, they feel as if we are friends. I want to capture those true moments, the true emotions. I want the experience to be enjoyable to the point that even the men are wanting to come back...because let's face it, we have to twist their arms to get in front of a camera most times:-)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Felecia Williams- Newborn Photographer Extraordinaire
I am a lover of all animals, especially foxes! I may have a slight obsession with coffee, and may hoard, I mean, collect coffee mugs. The key to my heart? Unique coffee mugs! The weirder, the better. I have two full shelves of odd mugs from all over! I even have one from Ireland I found in a thrift shop.
I began my newborn career in 2012, and about 2 years after my photography business started up. I was intrigued with newborn photography, after my middle sons newborn pictures and began to take as many workshops as possible. By the end of that year, I was so busy, I began to rent a studio in Grandview and that is where I met Erin! Erin and I hit it off pretty fast, and by the end of 2013, our studio was in the works.
LOVE newborns and little kids. It's these sessions that make my heart just sing! I enjoy watching the little newborn babies grow into their personality and become their own person.
Outside of photography, I enjoy art in many forms. I have an Art Education degree from Ohio University, where I concentrated on Photography and Ceramics. I throw on the wheel to relax me, and maybe make more mugs! I also love music, and you can often find me jamming to Folk Rock. In my spare time, I love to create things and recently took up needle felting, and I have become obsessed with it!
I am married to (literally) my best friend, we have been best friends since we were 14 & 15 years old! We have 3 wild, busy and sweet boys. We have what Erin likes to call a “small domestic zoo”and we raise chickens! You could maybe call me the crazy chicken lady!
Lastly, I am the coordinator and photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, in Columbus, Ohio. I am very passionate about this cause, and love being able to help families heal in their time of need.
I can't wait to work with you and capture beautiful photos of your growing family!
Sonia West- Senior and Head Shot Photographer/ Studio Mom:-)
Welcome! Nice to meet you. I'm Sonia West, and one of the photographers with Irish Eyes Photography. While I'm a mom of five great, wonderful and talented young adults, I do find alone time to enjoy a Starbucks Strawberry n creme frappe or Paneras Italian sub, and run a 5K or half-marathon.
Although, I have loved photography since high school, I never thought about it as a career, just a hobby to capture memories of my kids and their sports. One day, God whispered to me, "Photography is your next journey." Have you ever fought with God and His sometimes crazy ideas? Well, I did and I'm so glad I didn't fight too long or hard, and instead listened and followed His voice. Because my true passion is not snapping photos, but creating memories, joy, excitement and telling your story in photographs to be passed, shared and reminisced for years to come. It's all about the LEGACY thats left behind in your portraits.