As I was getting ready for my grandmother’s funeral, I found a box of love letters my grandfather had written to her when he was in the army during WWII. His legacy. One I could hold. He sent her a bus ticket to where he was stationed and a request for her hand in marriage. My grandmother took her dreams and that bus ticket and rode from Utah to New Mexico to be with him. They were married for 66 years.
She believed that even during war, love was worth the risk. My grandparents will never end up in the history books. No one will ever write a story about them. And yet their history matters to someone, it matters to me.
And that’s what good photography can do. Capture the moment when everything changed. When a young girl from Utah believed that her man in the army was worth it. When two people decide to spend their lives together. This is my why.
When people ask why I do what I do, that’s what I tell them: to preserve your legacy as you dreamt it. I take your story and turn it into your storybook.
This is Erin Langford Photography, and this is about your love. Your dream. Let me capture the magic.
I take your story and turn it into
My husband Dan is my better half for sure. We grew up on the same street, but we didn’t actually meet until he came home from his mission. I even took swimming lessons in his family pool as a child. He's such a great dad and such a calming influence on me. Marrying him was the smartest thing I've ever done.
I'm so blessed to have the two most adorable little girls in the whole wide world. These girls are my universe and add so much joy to my life. I never knew how exhausting parenthood could be until I became a parent myself. I love every second of it.
I am a huge fan of musical theatre and you can usually catch me editing your photos to show tune music. Fiddler on the Roof has long been my favorite musical. I’m a Hamilton fan and my husband bought us tickets to travel and see it for our anniversary this year. If that isn’t true love, I don’t know what is.
I am an avid reader, usually of historical fiction. My favorite book has always been The Scarlet Pimpernel. You can catch me geeking out to Harry Potter or Outlander too. (I am a Ravenclaw.) Other favorites include: Rebecca, The Rose Garden, Edenbrooke and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall. Time travel might be a theme here.
I love to travel and see new places. One of my favorite family vacations was when we went to Portland and the Oregon Coast. I loved seeing the ocean and visiting lighthouses. Some bucket list destinations include Hawaii, Switzerland and pretty much anywhere in Europe. Anyone planning a wedding there?
I am a sucker for British period shows so you can usually find me watching something on PBS or the BBC. Can you say Downton Abbey! I am also a Netflix/Hulu addict. Some of my all time favorite binge-worthy shows include: LOST, The West Wing, Battlestar Gallactica, The Newsroom, Nashville (I love country music) and of course Downton.
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