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Eric Sartoris
Northern Lights Photography

Seattle, WA
Email: Eric Sartoris
Phone: 206.284.8495



Eric's business card says a lot about both him and his work. A business card is often an important element in making a good first impression, and the story behind this one in particular reveals Eric's love for
travel and photography, his genuine ease in any setting, and his extraordinary talent at finding those unique images only found once in a lifetime. Hired by a client to shoot her daughter's wedding in Venice, Italy, Eric stayed on for a month living and photographing with his dog Shimi, a rare breed from Japan. He made many friends and captured hundreds of stunning images of this ancient city. One day he stumbled
upon the shop of a gentleman who makes beautiful, yet simple business and calling cards for people all over the world. Eric is now one of them; his card, a custom design which includes a view camera on a
tripod, is a true find.

I met with Eric in his Seattle studio on First Avenue just a breath away from Safeco Field. It is an old building that has come to life, filled with artists and plenty of character. His studio is light and bright, with twenty foot ceilings, and it is a showcase for Eric's work. He has been in the industry for over 20 years, starting his career in San Jose, California, and moving to Seattle to open shop here in 1991. Eric was an instant success and hasn't looked back. Shooting about 25 weddings every year allows him to give utmost consideration to each client. He loves what he does, and it shows. "I get paid to take photographs and to tell a story. How many people can say that they get paid to do what they love?" To Eric it's also about the bigger picture, the business of photography. He clearly is interested in making his clients happy with the complete experience. From start to finish, Eric gives all of his clients his full attention. His services are sold as packages, but Eric doesn't believe in holding clients to any one thing; packages can be tailored to meet just about anyone's needs.

Eric's success in the industry is evident, as he has established great relationships equally with vendors and clients. One caterer recalled his calm nature and ability to work with a team. A client echoed sentiments that I hear consistently when people speak of Eric's work: In the days leading up to the wedding, Eric was great at making himself available to us to answer any questions or concerns we had. He was on time and ready to go on the big day and helped keep my husband calm when the usher was late. The best part about Eric was that he was totally invisible during the wedding and reception. I never felt like he was standing too close, poking or prodding us. I never felt like he was in the way of the wedding. Once we got the pictures, I was amazed at how many amazing shots he got!! Especially since I felt like he blended into the woodwork so much. The candid shots were great!! He even got an action shot of our flower girl flying through the air as her Dad spun her – the picture was at the perfect point!



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Specialties:
wedding photography incorporating travel photography

Pricing:
from $2,000

Extra Charges:
engagement photos; travel

Payment Terms:
$650 retainer, balance due 1 week prior to event

Credit Cards:
no

Lead Time:
1 week to 1 year

Package Plans:
4 plans and custom

Previews Ready:
1 week

Camera Format:
digital cameras

Service Area:
Greater Seattle Area and worldwide

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