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Elevating your portraits to art

Meet erica payne

l LOVE creating editorial photographs. Pictures tell stories and there’s truth to the phrase “a picture is worth 1000 words.” 

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Founder | Lead Photographer | #BeXtra QUEEN

While most photographers focus on a genre, we focus on creativity.

After being published in several edgy magazines such as RARE, Rollingstone where I got to do fun creative editorial portraits, I thought, "why not do the same for people's homes." 

 From color choices, set design or concepts, I bring all my Fine Art skills to the table with me when I design a shoot. (And I like all the #EXTRA-ness about them!)

When I’m not shooting you can find me designing and making jewelry, custom shirts, designing handbags, or even remodeling my home. 

If I’m not working on an art project you can catch me watching movies with my kids. And of course visiting distilleries and wineries! (Check out my #friyay on IG for more on that!) 

You’ve come to the right place. 

Not into Basic?

If you are ready to be upscaled, welcome to EP Photography.


Erica has earned the title of Austin’s leading portrait photographer by offering sophisticated techniques and processes normally used for commercial sets, and bringing that glamorous experience to the everyday person.

Like most photographers I photograph families, couples, seniors for graduations. But WHY you choose to be photographed at that time is only part of our focus.  Our focus is about YOU and making sure YOU are represented how YOU want. 

Why be ORDINARY.. when you can Be 


A bit about my background: i've been in the industry for over 25 years. After completing college and receiving my B.F.A. in Photography and Graphic Design, I began working in the commercial photography industry photographing musicians.

The women that make the magic happen

Linda Vias - Production Manager

Linda is a master of time and details. She’s the one who ensures your photoshoot session is set up with everything you need for a comfortable experience. She also makes sure we’re staying on schedule so we get all the shots we need to bring your story to life.

Larhonda Minor - Production Manager

LaRhonda has a keen eye for great art. She’s the owner of Posh Chic Events where she combines her love for planning events and artistic expression. Her unparalleled creativity and ability to create imaginative sets are just a few of her many skills that help us craft your legacy.

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