Eri Morita was born in Kumamoto, Japan and grew up in Tokyo. Pursuing her dream to become a photographer, she studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Eri then went on to work as an editorial photographer for magazines including W, Vogue Bambino, Vogue Nippon, Newsweek, Seventeen, Jane, Cosmo girl, YM, Black Book, Tokion, and Der Spiegel among others.
Leaving New York in 2005, Eri explored Hawaii, Tokyo, Shanghai and Los Angeles before settling in San Diego North County.
She has 20 years of experience in beauty, portrait and wedding photography, always making personal connections with her clients and photographing them as if they were her own family. Eri loves surfing, sailing and traveling, and is currently living in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, daughter, a family of skunks, a mound of gophers and two cats.
International Center of Photography - One Year Certificate in General Studies of Photography
Ferris Women's University - BFA in English and American Literature
Home Drama. Singpoosha Publishing, Japan in 2005
Workman Publishing, NY in 2004
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
JGS Annual Photography Award (2015)
Japan Photo Award (2015)
Itaru Hirama Photography Award (2005)
Canon Cosmos of Photography Award of Exellence (1998)
Photo Credit: @sandiegosurfphotos (Right), @akolibri.studio (Bottom)