Erin Melissa Halvorson. Photographer. Story Teller.
The story of my left and right brain working in harmony. I’m pretty nerdy, if I think about it. I go crazy geeky over the tech savvy camera gear. I’m also an artist at heart. Let’s go way way way back. As a kid and even in high school my parents, peers, and art teachers knew there was something brewing in my artistic mind. I loved to paint (still do!) and draw. Now fast forward to college. Let’s get real, how can I make a living off art? So I went with my other love, Science. I have a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I worked in scientific labs in Wisconsin and Arkansas until 2007. Meanwhile I had been playing with my film camera since 1999 and getting some great art that I still have on my walls today. My life changed when I had my child, Ella in 2007. I never went back to the science field. I stayed home and thought, “I’m going to do it, I’m going to finally be an artist and furthermore be a photographer.” My first shoot was with a friend who payed me to take photos of her one year old grandson. I did it on film!! And now many you tube videos later, cameras, photography workshops, mentors, and years later, I’m here!! My right and left brain are happy together being artsy and geeky all at once and I love it!
1. I have been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband Aaron. Yes we have the same name although spelled differently. We are known as the Aarons or Erins, or Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Erin, the girl Erin, the boy Aaron, and the list goes on….
2. I have one daughter who rules my world. She is 12 and all about unicorns, rainbows, glitter and Disney!
3. I have one cute little black lab pit mix (Penguin), one adorable white lab pit mix (Bella), one rabbit (Tinkerbell), two cats (Oreo and Gin), two guinea pigs (Roosevelt and Pinkie), two Goats (Carrot and Potato) and many chickens.
4. I lived in Arkansas for 8 years in the heart of tornado alley. I have stories, lots of them! Not only tornado stories, but snakes, and spiders too! I love snow. Yes I love snow for those reasons exactly.
I have crazy calendar, but we all do, so carve out some time to make memories with me! Come see me for coffee or wine.
Photo credits on this page: Maureen Cassidy Photography
All images are the work of Melissa Grace Photography based in Madison, WI. Contact Erin directly before using these images for any purpose.