Jenna & Nate Gender Reveal | Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Seeing our couples again for another life moment is so special! We’d met for their engagement and also captured their wedding day a few years ago!

When we got word that Jenna & Nate were expecting we were so happy and excited for them. But being pregnant during a pandemic has it’s own set of challenges so they wanted to have a special moment capturing their gender reveal on camera to celebrate and to share with family and friends (many of whom still didn’t know they were expecting).

The pink cannons went off and we loved the surprise on both of their faces (they’d each guessed boy until Jenna had a last minute switch to girl that week). Scroll to the end to see their other new baby that just joined the family!

Congrats you two! What a fun way to celebrate your pregnancy and bringing a little baby girl into the world. We are so incredibly happy for your family! ~Erik & Marissa

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Aarti & Anurag | Snoqualmie Snowy Engagement

As winter comes to a close we thought it fitting to post this sweet-as-can-be snowy engagement session. We were so lucky to find this deserted parking lot (that’s right, this gorgeous spot happens to double as a parking lot) with phenomenal views of the mountains.

Aarti and Anurag knew of each other in undergrad but had never even talked. Fast forward about 9 years when they both happened to be in the bay area. A mutual friend had them meet for dinner and was secretly trying to set them up! It apparently worked because they were engaged within the year!

This was so much fun Aarti and Anurag! You two were made for each other. Laughing for the entire shoot made for the best images. Thanks for letting us be a part of your journey together! ~Marissa & Erik

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Coss Family in the “Studio” | Seattle Newborn Photographer

What do you do when your baby is born during a pandemic, but you still want to document his tininess? You take that newborn session outdoors! But what happens if the only day that works for that photo session also happens to have hurricane winds and rain? Your photographer turns her garage into an open air studio.

I’m so glad I’ve known this family for 2 years now and they trusted me enough with this crazy idea. On the day of their session (literally the only day that could work) rain was forecasted and even though we’d planned an outdoor shoot because of their comfort with the pandemic, it didn’t look like we’d be able to do that and stay dry. So with 20 minutes to go until their session (we’d been waiting out the weather to see if it truly was going to rain) I had them come over, threw open the barn doors of our garage, constructed our white backdrop normally reserved for headshots, turned on the heater and voila! There was even a 10 minute window with no rain when we dashed down the driveway to the sidewalk in front of our neighbors house, which happened to have these beautiful yellow leaves. We took a few outdoor shots before the rain started back up and ran back to the “studio” to finish up. It was a whirlwind, but totally worked!

We first met this adorable family when their oldest was a newborn! We’ve done milestone photos to capture all her changes growing up every 6 months, which lined up perfectly with her brother’s birth. Way to go mom and dad! Thank you so much for your trust and flexibility Elina & Ben. I’m so happy we were able to capture your family safely while Danny was a tiny peanut. ~Marissa

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Showers Newborn | Seattle Newborn Photographer

Our first newborn session of the year was full of sweetness. Baby Jack joined a family full of love for him already. The girls each wanted to hold him for photos and kiss his cheeks.

Being a family of 5 ourselves the big, energetic, love of this family is all too familiar (except we’re opposites with 2 boys and a girl!) and so much fun to capture.

Josh & Dana, thank you for letting me meet the newest member of the family, he fits in perfectly. (And those lips! xo) ~Marissa

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Stefania & Phil | Seattle Waterfront Engagement

It’s where they take their daily walks together, planning for the future, talking about upcoming road trips and taco trucks they’d like to try next. It was important for Stefania to make the location feel authentic, truly a place they use often, so the walkway along the waterfront by Pocket Beach was the perfect spot for their engagement session.

The day was a bit spotty in terms of weather, but luckily the one hour we chose for the shoot happened to be dry! We walked along the tracks under the Olympic Sculpture Park, hopped on the bike path to explore the deserted Pocket Beach, and ended up at the pier with some fishermen, braving the storms that day like us.

Stefania & Phil, thank you for such a lovely day capturing your excitement as you enter this next phase of life together. You two certainly make a fun, joyful duo and we’re so happy for you! Congrats! ~Marissa & Erik

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