“My niece, my nephew and my son Erin all have photos entered this year. They’re really talented. My favorite one he took was a portrait he did for a family — a grandmother, her grandson and her dogs. He went over one day, just started snapping, and gave her a CD. She was thrilled with them. When we picked his name, Erin meant ‘good luck’ in Irish.”

“I’m self-taught, never went to school for it. I do barrel races, tractor-pulls. I do a lot for the vintage grad-prix races. I’m on Facebook if you want to see some of my photos there.”

(Erin Blank and his Mom enjoy the art exhibit at the Big Knob Fair.)

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.