“I’ve been doing this for 15 years. I’m from Chippewa, but I travel all over the world. My commercial work is mostly weddings and stuff; I do a lot in Pittsburgh. Most people know me as ‘the guy with the hat.’ My work’s been on magazines. I do a lot of charity stuff. And a lot of hybrid work — video and stills. For weddings, I tell people ‘I take your 12 hours and put them into 12 minutes.’

I’m doing long exposures [of the sunset and the Beaver County Boom fireworks] right now, like 3-4 minutes. It happens so quick, and you don’t have a lot of chance to get it right.”

[Frank Kendralla, of Kendralla Photography sets up to capture the 2016 Beaver County Boom fireworks at the riverfront in Monaca].

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.