ERICA ERICA BECKMAN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER View Erica's Portfolio I’ve had a long-term love affair with photography; from high school art classes and experimental college days photographing bands, to my years working as a photo editor. Today I bring creativity as well as exacting editorial standards to all my work, and I love what I do. Clean Plate Pictures is all about capturing the energy of a celebration, recording the big events as well as unexpected candid moments. My team and I love weddings. We love folks taking the time to celebrate their sweethearts. We love the uniqueness of each couple’s story. We love everyone dressing fancy for a day. We love the nerves and excitement. We love meeting your parents. We love embarrassing bursts of emotion and the palpable joy after the vows. We love raging dance floors. We love the aunt who brought her poodle. We love exhausted revelers leaving in the moonlight. We love witnessing all of this through our lens and presenting it back to you, because weddings are amazing. We make the experience of being photographed easygoing and fun, so you look and feel happy and relaxed. And although the day may fly by for you, we capture the entire thing so you have visual memories that make you laugh, melt and maybe tear up a bit. Clean Plate Pictures is based in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, but we travel all over. Please get in touch for our availability. We’d be happy to chat on the phone, meet in person or via Skype to dream and scheme about your special day.