Eric Floberg | 2016 | Traveling Wedding Photographer

2016 was the most important year of my wedding photography business thus far. Please stay, and have a look!

Here are some stats:

-Number of delivered edited images: 33,918

-Weddings: 30 (23 photo, 1 film, 6 photo+film)

-Portrait sessions: 24

-Miles Traveled: 7,446

-States Visited: Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, New York

-Instagram Posts: 204

-Salary paying jobs quit: 1

I have so many things to say about 2016, but I will try to keep it as brief as possible. For the past three years, I’ve balanced my business with a full time teaching job. In June, I finally decided to take the leap and run my business full time. As soon as all of my work time was committed to my craft, I finally felt the freedom of being an artist without constraints. Looking back at all the work I did this year, I can’t believe how much it evolved in a mere 365 days. In September, I went to a photographer’s event in New York called WRKSHP, and thanks to the incredibly talented teachers there, I searched myself and was able to answer why I do what I do. Between the heart-wrenching wedding stories told by Jonas Peterson, minimalist creativity of Max Wanger, friendship extended by Yuriy and Julia Manchik, and the insight and humility of Dylan Howell I feel like I became an entirely different person. But, one class stood out to me. Benj Haisch very well knows that I’m his #1 fanboy, but I attribute his work to be one of the biggest influences on my artistic career. Stumbling upon one of his blog posts during sophomore year of college ultimately became the catalyst to my career as a wedding photographer. In his class, I was reminded of why weddings are so important and how we as wedding photographers are a legacy to families for decades and decades to come (also, his presentation made me cry because it featured photos of my wife, Sabriah, and I on our wedding day with the words “Marriage Is Important” strewn across it). One phrase resounded with me and rattled me pretty good: “The most impressive photos aren’t always meaningful, and the most meaningful photos aren’t always impressive.” This coming from the dude who shoots the raddest mountain elopements you could ever think of proves it’s truth. As if putting together a summarization of my photographic year in one blog post wasn’t enough, this new perspective on my work has led me to share with you some of the most intimate, emotional pieces I’ve developed throughout 2016 (along with all the other rad portraits, obviously). So, keep an eye out for how these images sway from adventure to the purest joy, from tears to utter beauty, and from wanderlust to compassionate love. Here’s my 2016:

 

December 31, 2016 - 3:41 am

Sophie Asselin - Your work is just so remarkable. Wow! I’m wordless!

December 30, 2016 - 10:17 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks for taking the time to look through them, Monika! 🙂 Glad to hear you loved them!

December 30, 2016 - 10:16 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thank you, Emily! So stoked to be full time now! 🙂

December 30, 2016 - 10:16 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks, Vladimir! Happy New Year to you as well!

December 30, 2016 - 10:16 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks so much, Wendi! That means a ton! 🙂

December 30, 2016 - 10:15 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks, Lukasz!

December 30, 2016 - 10:14 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Ha! Thank you, Mandy! 🙂

December 30, 2016 - 10:13 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks, Nate! 🙂 That’s so fun to hear that it’s framed in your parents home!! I live for that kind of stuff, man! 🙂

December 30, 2016 - 10:12 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Yay! So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you!

December 30, 2016 - 10:12 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thank you, Amilia! 🙂 Means a lot!

December 30, 2016 - 10:11 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thanks so much, Jeannine!

December 30, 2016 - 10:11 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Yay! Thanks for taking a look! Still have yet to make my way out to Portland! Would love to check it out in2017! 🙂

December 30, 2016 - 10:09 pm

ericfloberg@gmail.com - Thank you, Gaston. Well worth the time it took! 😉

December 30, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Monika Pavlović - This is one beautiful year! Loved the photos! <3

December 30, 2016 - 9:20 pm

Emily - These are so amazing! You have a gift. Glad you were able to take your business full time this year! Keep it up!

December 30, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Vladimir Yashayev - Nice touch Eric ! Amazing selection ! Have a Happy New Year !

December 30, 2016 - 8:56 pm

Wendi - Wow! You are really talented! Beautiful work! =)

December 30, 2016 - 2:01 pm

Łukasz Popielarz - Great !!!

December 30, 2016 - 10:12 am

Mandy Thomas - Eric you ROCK….

December 30, 2016 - 8:46 am

Nate - Also that last one is the same one my mom decided to frame and put in the kitchen at home.

December 30, 2016 - 8:44 am

Nate - Beautiful shots, Eric. Really impressed with your overall creativity and how each shoot seems so unique. Glad it looks like you have fun with it too. I hope all your clients/friends appreciate it as much as we did!

December 30, 2016 - 5:25 am

Elise Hurst - These are MAGICAL. I just had the best experience scrolling through these incredibly thoughtful and creative photos.

December 30, 2016 - 5:23 am

Amilia James - These are really amazing! What a great year! I feel like you really succeeded in creating meaningful photos.

December 30, 2016 - 5:22 am

Jeannine - Beautiful work! Reflection on a year of work can be daunting! Nice job curating it!

December 30, 2016 - 2:16 am

Susie Moreno - I just bumped into your blog and I’m so glad I did. I absolutely love your work.! I love how much feeling is in each photograph. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cheers from Portland, OR!

December 30, 2016 - 2:08 am

Gaston Garcia - Loved the selection.. great shots! I know it took you forever to pick this ones…

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