ppearing recently with wedding crasher Adam Levine in Maroon 5′s new music video “Sugar,” Eric Parsons is sought after for destination weddings as well as those closer to home in Southern California. His clients have brought him to locations such as Cuba, Panama and the Maya Riviera of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. When he’s not shooting weddings or traveling the country on assignment you’ll find Eric teaching the next generation of photographers at Brooks Institute in Ventura where he works as adjunct faculty in the prestigious school’s Visual Journalism program. His stunning, creative photography has been widely featured in the nation’s most popular travel book, Frommer’s Travel Guides for a readership of 8 million people worldwide.
With a degree in photojournalism and over 20 years of experience working at eight newspapers nationwide, Eric brings a fresh, unique vision and razor-sharp skills to every photo shoot, no matter the subject or the budget. Whether he’s documenting a wedding or an editorial assignment for a national publication the result is compelling storytelling images you won’t soon forget. Eric’s compassion, patience and uncanny ability to put his subjects at ease allow him to make beautiful, striking photos while remaining unobtrusive.
“I prefer to anticipate and capture candid moments unfolding before my lens rather than heavily direct or coach my subjects. I love to take time to make a connection with my clients, often building friendships that last beyond the flash of my camera. Those connections show through in my work as I’m able to capture more natural moments. My creative energy and passion for photography guarantee artistic and elegant photographs that stand the test of time, preserving those storytelling moments that define our lives.”
“Eric is a great wedding photographer! He knew just how to capture every moment, and even moments I never would have seen at my wedding, even though I was the bride. His talent really speaks for itself though! Eric, my photos were awesome and you did a great job!” –Shana P
During a career spanning more than 20 years Eric has been fortunate enough to photograph a host of celebrities including:
Adam Levine & Maroon 5