The founder of Next Level Photo Education, Erika Hatfield, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Special Education and began teaching a few photography classes in her Washington, PA home studio in 2018.
When the pandemic forced her to close her photography business as it celebrated 10 years, she started teaching her classes online.
Young people inspire her to take more chances and try new things with her own photography work she enjoys working with kids from around the world. Having made millions of mistakes running her photography business over the years, she loves helping other photographers and hobbyists learn more quickly.
Now living only 10 minutes away from the beach in Charleston, SC, Erika lives with her husband, Jake, 12, 13 & 15 year old daughters, and 2 dogs.