2017 Behind the Scenes with the Ciccarellis

When we look back on each past year it’s not the glamour, the best shots, the long hours that we dwell on, but the experiences and memories that make us feel like we have the best job in the world. It’s the time spent with the people we get blessed to meet, to capture, and to create some beautiful moments with. For us, we remember each wedding, engagement, couple, family, and new baby by a special memory- like the first dance that had everyone crying happy tears or the last dance that brought everyone out of their seats or the couple that couldn’t take their eyes off each other the entire walk down the aisle or the family that laughed together the entire time.

We know that not everyone is likely to remember their photographer, but we honestly can say that we remember all of our clients and it truly brings us joy working with them! Here are a few behind the scenes photos and our yearly traditional photo-bombs (mostly Erik gets a kick out of doing these, but I manage to jump in a few!).

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Erik wanted his own ring shot apparently…

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Some iPhone BTS photos! Matching bumps and acting as chauffeurs.

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Where’s Erik?

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A real accidental photo-bomb curtesy of Erik.

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Bryce is learning early how to photobomb!

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And soothe newborns! He is an assistant in the making.

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Erik’s got the deep lunge down…

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Using the baby bump to prop up the reflector…

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We love showing our clients photos as we work!

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We made a new fury friend at Daniel & Matthew’s zoo wedding this summer!

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By the end of a session our clients truly work it and we all just have a ton of fun!

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Gotcha!

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Hiding in the foliage…

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We also test a lot of our locations and lighting before our clients arrive, which results in some truly gorgeous portraits of us since we take posing so very seriously.

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We truly love working with all the people that come into our lives. Our goal is to make our clients laugh and have a great experience while getting some beautiful photos, but we also walk away with aching cheeks from all the laughs that our clients gift us. We feel so lucky to work with such happy people! Thanks for reliving our year with us. Cheers to a happy and healthy 2018! ~Erik & Marissa

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Romeo Newborn | Seattle Newborn Photographer

Our own hair baby, Bryce, has met his match! This little guy, Romeo (how amazing is that name?), entered the world with a full head of dark locks and the chubbiest cheeks a mama could ask for. His new parents are doing such an amazing job caring for him with a calm that has already rubbed off on this chill little dude.

We loved their light color scheme and baby Romeo’s jungle themed nursery (based on their love of travel!). Romeo, you are in good hands little one. ~Erik & Marissa

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Our Yearly Photo Session | The Ciccarellis

Every year we like to remind ourselves how our clients feel! It can be awkward in front of a camera…not knowing what to do with your hands, not knowing if your hair looks okay, not knowing if your smile looks fake. We totally get it! We love to update our family photos each fall and to create some memories, but it’s a huge bonus that it also gives us a chance to remember what it’s like on the other side of the camera!

This year we met up with one of our long-time photographer friends, Julianna J Photography, on what was promised to be one of the only non-rainy days in November. Of course, the morning of our session it called for rain, but being Seattleites we knew that it could mean just 10 minutes of rain so we risked it. We’d already spent so much time on outfits, location, timing, prepping Bryce (probably the most important part since he’s 2!), and getting ready that when it started sprinkling while we walked to our car we thought, oh well let’s just do this!

Arriving at Discovery Park in a tiny bit of rain was okay. Our session began and about 2 minutes in we were literally standing in a downpour. It’s probably going to go down as our most memorable session yet! We were rushing in and out of the trees, getting our little guy to smile while Julianna enticed him with raisins. By the end we were all pretty drenched, but laughing hysterically because it made total sense that we should be the ones taking photos in the rain.

All the planning aside, we got some unpredictable weather and still love our photos, especially the memories that are now attached. For us, it’s all about the experience and we don’t think any of us will forget that one (well, maybe Bryce- he’s only 2 after all)!

Huge thanks to Julianna (and Bryce) for going with the flow and helping us document our last shoot together as a family of 3! ~Erik & Marissa

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Franzese Family | Seattle Newborn Photographer

We never knew we’d be so lucky to snuggle on a bunch of newborns in our wedding off-season! What makes it extra special is that we’ve been blessed to meet some of our former wedding couples’ newborns.

Alicia & Jon had the most amazing wedding at Trinity Tree Farm (and super fun Pike Place Market engagement session) full of dancing, some happy tears, and the sweetest vows. We still remember how Alicia teared up at her first look with Jon and how happy they were walking hand in hand back up the aisle as husband & wife.

Now their joy is even greater as they welcome baby Parker into their loving family. He is carrying on their red hair so beautifully and even has their laid-back, loving personalities already. If we thought this family couldn’t get any sweeter, we were wrong! The three of them are perfectly sweet together!

Alicia & Jon, thank you for having us in your home, meeting baby Parker, and capturing this next huge moment in your lives together. We are so happy for you! ~Erik & Marissa

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We know babies don’t really know how to smile yet, but seriously…look at this happy baby!

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Molly & Garrick | Discovery Park Engagement

This meet-cute was oh so fun! She planned on a night out with a girlfriend and he planned on a night out with a buddy. They both ended up at The Crocodile in Seattle for some good music, drinks, and a fun night on the town. When each of their friends ended up chatting with one another, it left Molly & Garrick a chance to talk, get to know one another, and dance! Even though they didn’t think of it then, at least they knew right off the bat that they were going to have a great dance-partner for their wedding!

Also, check out Molly’s sweet sapphire engagement ring! And these photos make us miss those late fall colors for sure…

So looking forward to seeing you two on the dance-floor in just a few months Molly & Garrick! You two are going to have such an amazing celebration and we’re thrilled to be part of it all. ~Erik & Marissa

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