Ericka McConnell grew up in Berkeley, Ca. When she was fifteen, her stepdad gave her a camera and she immediately started photographing her friends. She honed her craft in Berkeley, Oregon, Italy, and finally New York, where she started shooting professionally. She stayed in NYC for fifteen years, during which time she met her husband and had her daughter, Flora.

Ericka and her family now live back in the bay area, but she still returns to nyc frequently for assignments, and feels as comfortable shooting on a new york street as she does on top of a snowy mountain.