Brian & Erricka were married in June 2003. They have five children (three grown boys, and two teenage girls), one grandchild, two hyper dogs, and a crazy cat. They currently reside in Monrovia, IN.
Brian has been collecting music for as long as he can remember. He has grown his collection to include over 700,000 songs. He is well organized, and loves to keep the party going. His knowledge of music will amaze you. With his father spending 20 years in the Army, Brian's family moved around alot while he was young. He has lived in several different countries and states. He took the route of public service becoming an EMT over 20 years ago. Brian currently works full-time as a Paramedic at Transcare Ambulance Service.
Erricka grew up around photography, as her former step-father, Gene Gardei, is a well-known photographer in Western New York. She spent many hours in their home studio, watching and learning Gene's techniques for capturing great images. Erricka's mother gave her a 110-film camera when she was just five years old. Since then, no one knows Erricka without her camera! After graduating high school, Erricka became an EMT, meeting the love of her life while on the job. Once Brian and Erricka had children, she found it very difficult to work the long hours required for EMS. Her love for animals pointed her to a career in Veterinary Medicine & Dog Grooming. Erricka is a part time groomer at VCA Eagle Park in Zionsville, IN. She opened her studio on Main Street in Monrovia, IN in September of 2018. Erricka is transitioning into making photography her full time career. She attends several workshops and continuing education classes to keep up with new techniques. She is always improving on her craft.
The idea for Muzik & Memories began in 2006 while Erricka was a stay-at-home mom, and friends asked for her to photograph their wedding. Brian wanted to put his love for music to work and help Erricka in sharing her art. They began buying equipment, and Muzik & Memories was born.
Brian & Erricka enjoy the outdoors, and plan to move to the Smoky Mountains (Eastern Tennessee) in the near future. They fell in love with the mountains in 2002 when they first vacationed there together. They enjoy horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and hiking.
We want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our little business! We hope you enjoy our work, and will schedule your portrait session or event with us when the time comes!