hi! my name is erica cardozo and i’m a portrait photographer located in berkeley & san jose, california. i'm a senior at uc berkeley, majoring in electrical engineering and computer science!

i’ve been a professional photographer for over five years; i specialize in portraits, but i also have extensive experience in family/maternity and concert photography.

things i love: chelsea cutler, funky earrings, hard-to-kill plants, costco dino nuggets, and reading!!! 

my coffee orders: iced honey haze from philz, or vanilla sweet cream cold brew from starbucks <3

feel free to contact me to book a photoshoot or just talk; i’m always down to meet new people :)


“My bf and I booked a couples session for Valentine's. Erica made the process of booking very easy for us and helped with location suggestions. When it came to the day of the shoot, there were several issues on our end, but we were able to communicate with Erica and she was very understanding and accommodating so we were able to proceed with no issues. We were very comfortable shooting with her since her welcoming and warm personality put us at ease. The photos turned so beautiful.”

“erica did such a great job shooting for our dance team at berkeley! even though she was dealing with 20 of us all at once, she did such a great job accommodating everyone’s preferences and making sure everyone was able to get a picture they were happy with! her quick turnaround was super impressive and we couldn’t be happier with how the photos came out :)”

“I've worked with Erica both for a solo and couples photo shoot and I absolutely love her work! Prices are great and affordable, especially since they include the session, editing, and many photos! Erica is incredibly talented and personable, making you feel very welcome and comfortable even if you do not know her personally! The photos have come out lovely each time, especially with posing and editing! This is a great small business to support, and I would absolutely recommend Erica Cardozo Photography!”

“I've never done a personal photoshoot before, let alone a grad one that captured such an important milestone for me. Erica was the sweetest and most professional gal I've met! From booking, all the way to receiving my photos, she was so communicative and helpful. Her work is amazing! She is extremely talented behind the camera. She knew all the right poses, areas of good lighting, perfect backgrounds, all of it! She's the best photographer. 10/10 recommend and can't wait to work with her again!”

“Erica is an incredibly gifted photographer. We have done multiple shoots with her, and are consistently happy with the final products. She is easy to work with, has a creative eye, and does a wonderful job capturing beautiful, candid moments. We received the photos very quickly, and I love her unique editing style. I will definitely be booking her again in the future!”

“I’ve never had a photographer so quick with quality edits! Not to mention the reasonable price. Erica is so kind-hearted and I guarantee you’ll have a good time during your shoot! If anyone is looking for a photographer in San Jose, you’d be doing yourself a great favor by going to her. ♥️”

“Erica is the best! She did our pregnant photos and our new born photos at home! She was so patient and her work is amazing! Highly recommended 🤗💕”

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