Sunday, September 8, 2013

Same GREAT company just a NEW NAME!

I have avoided this blog post for some time because lets face it change is scary.  Now that summer has drawn to an end and my many hours of building a new user-friendly blogsite is coming to a close I am ready to share my exciting news.  My business currently known as Erickson Photoz will soon change to Chantal Erickson Photography.

Changing my business name has been a discussion on the table for quite some time but I wanted to clearly think it out before taking the big leap.  I know the question everyone will ask is WHY so I have decided to give you all a little insight to this business change.  I originally wanted my business name to be Chantal Erickson Photography but was worried because of its originality that my clients might not remember the name or spell it correctly.  This apprehension lead to me settling with Erickson Photoz and soon realizing my original fear became reality.   I have been told countless times from clients that they could not find my web site only to learn they were spelling it with an “S” rather than a “Z.”  I couldn’t help but wonder how many potential clients have moved onto the next photographer after not being able to locate my business information.        

Over the next several weeks Erickson Photoz will be transitioning to the new name Chantal Erickson Photography.  Please continue to follow my current Facebook page as it may take some time for Facebook administration to approve and make the final change.  I have worked very hard to build my client base and want nothing more than for it to continue to grow.  I truly believe this is a positive change and rest assured that despite a new name my products and services will remain top quality.  I want to thank you all for your continued support and hope you love the new face of Chantal Erickson Photography.  Please bookmark and follow my new blogsite at as this blog will soon deactivate.          

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Baby Bogo Special {Richmond, TX Newborn Photography}

The time has come for our Baby Bogo Special! If you book a newborn session now through March 1, 2013 you can add a second baby session for half off.  This means you can add a Maternity, 6 month, or one year birthday session for only $75.  If this is not enough it gets better!  Be an early bird and book by January 1st to receive a $50 print credit.  In order to receive these special incentives your photography agreement along with full payment must be received by the cut off date.  Keep in mind I only book a selected amount of newborns per month so I can dedicate the time and energy deserved so you will not want to wait.

Typically my moms book while they pregnant and we schedule your session according to your estimated due date.  Once your beautiful baby is born dates are adjusted as needed.  Reserve your session now by emailing me at or calling 713.907.9809.  You can also visit the web site and submit an inquiry.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Fort Bend County Fair {Richmond, TX Photographer}

If you live in Fort Bend you most likely have been to or heard of the County Fair.  With my youngest being only two this was the first year she made the height limit to ride the rides.  I think it is evident by the images below we will be back next year!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Back to School Beauties {TX, Child Photography}

School is back in session, but this year is a bit different for me than any other because my youngest started school.  Technically it is not "BIG" school since she is only 2 1/2, but as every mother knows that does not make it any easier.  Don't get me wrong I love the extra time to get work done without constant interruption.  Its knowing this will be the last time I see one of my babies enter their first school experience that brings a bit of sadness.  Coincidentally I came across this poem hours after I made that long walk up to the school building. It brought tears to my eyes just thinking my girls are growing up and there is nothing I can do to slow down the process.


My oldest entered second grade and my little one attends a private Christian school until she joins her sister at the Elementary school (which will probably be accompanied with several tears-from myself of course!)  The oldest was upset she had not lost as many teeth as her friends when school ended, so the tooth fairy worked hard to catch her up over the summer!!  Four teeth and several dollars later she proudly shows off her missing teeth!  As a photographer I love being able to capture these milestones in my girls lives.  She will only have her very obvious gaps for a short period, then they are gone.  Just like many other moments you may only be able to experience once.      

So here are a few images of my babies ready to face the world and everything it brings!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Young Lives Ministry {Fort Bend County}

I was contacted by a friend who is a PEP (Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting) Liaison with Fort Bend ISD.  She introduced me to the program Young Lives and asked if I would be interested in being a part of their first event.  I personally had heard of Young Life, which is a non-denominational ministry that was founded in 1941, and introduced to the Fort Bend area in 1991, but did not know anything about the new branch called Young Lives.

One of the Young Lives representatives contacted me and explained the mission of Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.  She went on to tell me they do this by training and equipping volunteer leaders, like you and I, to enter the world of high school students and mentor and love them just as they are.  As the leaders build relationships with the teenagers they share the good news of Jesus Christ with them and provide strong role models for these girls. The goal is to reach out to teen moms of all different backgrounds and give them hope for their future and for their children.

The first event was a photography shoot and I was honored when asked to be one of the photographers.  The girls were gifted a framed portrait of their child or them together as well as a disk with additional images they could print and share with family.  Each event the girls gather together and grow in their relationships with one another as well as their faith.  

At every Young Lives meeting girls will be provided transportation if needed, dinner, child care, and a chance to shop at a donation store.  Events are held once a month on Thursday evenings at Parkway United Methodist Church.  The next event will be held on May 10th and it will be a Yoga night.  I encourage you to spread the news to any girls you know that would be interested.  It is a safe place for them to come and be who they are.  If you are interested in supporting this new program they would welcome you with open arms.  Some of the needs are as follows:

*Adult women to be leaders for the girls.  These are individuals committed to developing relationships with the girls outside of the monthly events.
*Volunteers to transport the girls and their children to and from the monthly events.
*Groups to provide dinner.
*People to be on site at the church to serve in the child care area.
*Donated goods such as baby and maternity clothes, baby supplies, diapers, and larger items for raffles like car seats, swings, and pack in plays.

Programs like these cannot survive without the help of outside sources and enthusiastic individuals that want to help make a positive impact in someone else's life.  If you are compelled to serve or donate in any of these areas please feel free to contact myself or Parkway United Methodist Church, which graciously offers their campus to be used for the monthly meetings.  Myself as well as the church would be happy to connect you with one of the ministry leaders.

   "In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive."
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Acts 20:35

Here are a few images from the photography event.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sofia {Fulshear, TX- Child Photography}

It seems like yesterday I had this beauty in studio for her newborn portraits.  I absolutely love working with her family and look forward to watching little Miss Sofie grow and change throughout the years. 

 Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Girl! 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ryan {Richmond, TX-Senior Photography}

The school year is coming to an end and that means if you have not already done your Senior portraits you have officially hit crunch time!  Its funny because I have found I get more male High School Seniors the last few months of the school year than females.  Could this be an indication guys are not into the whole photo shoot like females are?  When I ask most of my guy Seniors they tell me "Im doing it for my mom."  I love this because they are so honest!

This next Senior was not thrilled to be the center of attention, but like all the others he knew the importance and was not going to let his mom down.  It did not take long for him to loosen up and we had a really great time.  I later heard from his mom that after the shoot he said he was glad she made him go.  I defiantly took that as a compliment ;)