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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