Erica Knecht

Professional Photographer | Kuala Lumpur

jakarta family photographer

// lifestyle photographer, Shanghai, China // 

Beautiful Things

It’s the ephemera of the everyday that is the most beautiful to me: the way a lock of hair sweeps across a forehead, the dappled light under a frangipani tree, a dimpled elbow around a mother’s neck. These are the things that are most beautiful to me.

Ethos + Vision

I work to capture the tiny details, the fleeting moments that are so evocative of time, place and feeling. These fragments of our wonderful ordinary lives are my obsession. They’re what I think about when I close my eyes. They’re what I want to capture with my lens and etch into your family’s collective memory.

I want to work with you to capture the details. I to want work with you to make photographs that tell a story; photographs that capture your life just as it is – here and now.

About Me

I’m a Canadian photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.


I work in a lifestyle mode. I shoot naturally, with some direction. Rather than posing families and asking little ones to sit quietly and smile for the camera, I capture real life, just as it is. I like to observe families as they spend time simply being together. I make photographs that help you remember the truth and beauty of your family, exactly as you are.

I love to take pictures of families of all sorts: big families, couples, mothers, fathers, children, new babies. 

Wherever there's emotion, I find inspiration. 

Get in Touch

I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line by contacting me here, or at I'm also on Facebook and Instagram. You can find me on WeChat at erica_knecht.

Working with Me

I like to photograph families when they feel the most at ease. I’ll photograph your family in your home or in a location that is special to you. As much as I can, I try to make you feel comfortable while I work. Sometimes I give a bit of direction, helping to find the most flattering angle or the most beautiful light. Mostly, though, I just try to let everyone be and find the truth and beauty in your everyday.


I love to work with families of all sorts. I offer full family sessions, quick and dirty mini-sessions, newborn sessions both in hospital and at home, and birth photography. 

Every family who works with me will receive a beautiful web gallery to share with friends and family along with full rights to print and download images as you wish. 

I'll tell you all about my packages, just send me an email at

For the Camera Shy

You feel super awkward in front of the camera. You don’t know how I should pose, or what to do with your hands. It's kind of the worst.


Yeah, I get it. Me too. I hate being in front of the camera. I try to make everyone as comfortable as possible. I shoot in a way that doesn't require posing, or figuring out what to do with that arm that's just hanging there, awkwardly.

I want to capture you doing what you love, hanging out with your family, playing with your kids. You don’t have to think about how you look, or how you hold your head, or what you're doing with your hands. I want you to look natural and real. If you feel awkward, just focus on playing with your kids. Give them a cuddle and a tickle and I promise, the images will come out beautifully.