Erin has been around photography her whole life. Her father was a photographer when she was growing up, so naturally she learned a lot of her knowledge and technique from him. When she started dating Mike, she was working weekdays as a teacher and he was working weekends as a full time wedding photographer so their time together was limited. Wanting to follow in her father's footsteps and hoping to spend more time with Mike she decided to assist him with his weddings. She quickly replaced Mike's assistants and now works side by side with Mike as a lead photographer.
While growing up in Manassas, Mike spent a lot of time with his Dad who was Fire Chief of the local volunteer fire company. At the age of 15, he ran a call with him; they got to a home that was on fire and Mike's Dad tossed him his camera, asking him to take pictures. Mike started clicking away and immediately felt the enjoyment he still feels today when capturing a photo. He started to take pictures of friends and family and in high school began working as an assistant to a local wedding photographer to gain experience. As he perfected his skills and style, he realized how much he loved the art of photography and wanted to make a career out of it; capturing and sharing his art with others.
Having such strong backgrounds in photography, when the two come together they make an amazing team. Over the years they have developed a system for photographing weddings, portraits and events. This system ensures that they never miss a moment and deliver images that will be an everlasting reminder of the special moments in your life.
Lesnick Family Album
Mike & Erin's wedding portrait by Scott Henrichsen Photography (thanks Scott!!)