I'm a destination wedding photographer passionate about art. Photography and music are the ways to express myself and share with the world my joy of living. I'm married to a great woman with who is a photographer too and we both are part of Shenkophotography.
We share our time between Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico and Montreal, Canada as we truly enjoy working in these two corners of the world.
Travel is our big passion and we just love to combine it with our work all over the planet.
Doesn't matter if we are in Montreal, in Philippines or in Costa Rica we are always interested in different weddings, different couples and different ways of celebrating love.
One of the basic things in our approach to the wedding photography is to meet our couples in the real life and to take pictures of them before the wedding day, so the couple can know us personally and see how we work. It's essential for us to learn the interaction between two people before documenting their big day so we do our possible to organize a meeting or even tow some months or some days before the wedding day. We define our style mostly as a documentary photography, in other words more life less poses! For real and amazing pictures it is enough of being in love, being positive and being yourself.
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Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Erik. The following awards have been earned by Erik from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
You can’t go wrong with an underwater bride, especially when it is combined with optimal lighting like this.
Beautiful light shines down on this couple that makes this underwater image magical to view. I love the body language as if they are dancing in a ballet. Wearing all white helps accentuate the expression in their faces.
I know this gets done regularly now, but I thought this was a strong example of the underwater portrait. The lighting and technical execution were very strong. I liked the angle that the photographer chose as well.
The apt description for this image would be heavenly...angelic...immortal. It seems transcendent, as if another moment is about to be revealed. So in spite of its “capture” within the camera, this photo refuses to remain captive...it constantly changes.
Great angle and anticipation, with a touch of sexy. Usually putting on the dress is from the top; this was such a new and exciting angle, and the women framing the bride made this perfection.