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  • Welcome to Erin Sullivan Photography!

    Erin Sullivan Photography is a boutique portrait studio specializing in on-location, natural light, lifestyle photography based in Pasadena, California. Offering the highest quality photography and services for over 15 years, Erin takes joy in giving each client the utmost in personal care and attention.

    When it comes to documenting life's most cherished moments, Erin displays an acute sensitivity to the fleeting quality of time. Erin brings laid back warmth, professional direction, and genuine love for people to put clients at ease and bring out their natural best.

    Erin specializes in lifestyle family portraiture and is honored to be considered as your photographer. Please let us know how we can assist you in capturing the best that life has to offer.

    Erin's sweet family is in the photo to the right. :-)


I love getting to reconnect with my families every year and being a part of their lives.  Documenting the growth, changes, and even new additions to the family makes my work as a photographer so meaningful to me.

Family portraits create beautiful holiday cards and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts – especially for grandparents!

A few dates are still available for booking this year. Schedule your session to take place before November 15th to receive your portraits in time for the holidays.

Happy Fall from my sweet little pumpkin!  Hard to believe this photo was taken three years ago.:-)


I have enjoyed photographing many high school seniors over the past ten years.  I always love the excitement, joy, enthusiasm, and passion that high school seniors exude during their portrait sessions.  They truly are at a launching point as they are about to pursue their dreams and begin their adult lives; and I feel lucky that I get to capture a unique milestone that will always be remembered.

I’m excited to focus more of my energy on high school senior portraits and creating a fun, unique experience during their shoot.  I just finished designing a High School Senior Portrait Guide and have included a few screen shots below.  I’m looking forward to sharing more soon!



During newborn portrait sessions, I find my focus shifting as I strive to create timeless, beautiful images that will still be stunning years from now.  My favorite images are the genuine, unposed moments when the new parents snuggle and dote on their new baby.  New babies always are happier when they are being held close by mom or dad, rather than being forced into whatever is the current, popular, newborn pose.  I find myself creating the images that I would want of my own children and my own family.  I love natural, candid, genuine images that not only serve to remember the fleeting newborn weeks, but that also show the real love between family members.  Looking back at some of my newborn portrait sessions, I am drawn to these images that are natural and genuine.  I believe that these images will stand the test of time and that over the years they will become as meaningful to the tiny subjects as they are to their parents.



I had the pleasure of documenting an amazing milestone for our dear friends a few months ago while we were visiting Georgia.  These portraits were taken about a month before she was due and isn’t she just glowing?!  Baby Hudson is already a few months old now, so I thought it was finally time to share a few of my favorites from our time together.  I’m so thankful to have met your family years ago through my husband and we are so grateful to have you all in our lives.  We can’t wait to actually meet Hudson next time we are in town!