Mahvish, Benj & Yodi | Discovery Park Engagement

A girlfriend of hers knew a guy moving to Seattle from Minnesota. She said they had to meet, he needed friends and just maybe they’d be the perfect match. Mahvish kept blowing off meet-ups with him and months later they finally met, almost by accident. She was at a friend’s house party and late into the night Benj showed up. Mahvish admits she was instantly attracted to the tall, Midwestern who she was supposed to meet months earlier. They had their first date a few days later, have been inseparable ever since, and even added a furry child into the mix, their beloved Yodi.

Congrats you two! And Yodi is possibly the cutest pup ever. ~Erik & Marissa

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Phoebe & Andrew | Pike Place Market Anniversary

A tea shop in Taiwan found this sweet duo working together when they were 16 and 18 years old. As they worked side by side brewing tea they talked, coworkers became friends and they vowed to keep in touch, even when she moved away to America. A summer visit two years later changed friendship into love and they spent five long years dating long distance before marrying in Taiwan and moving together to Seattle to finally be together.

It’s been another 5 years since that wedding day. We celebrated by recreating a few wedding images and walking around the market in the city they’ve called home since they were married. Congratulations Phoebe & Andrew! May the next 5 years of marriage be even more lovely together. ~Erik & Marissa

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The Ciccarellis Behind the Scenes 2016

As another wedding season comes to an end we love looking back at some of the out-takes that remind us of the special moments WE had with our clients.

Per tradition, Erik has photo-bombed a lot of our peeps (and I may have jumped in a few)! Thanks to all of our peeps who laugh at our antics and make our days of “work” so much fun.

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If you work with us you should know…we say some crazy things to make you laugh, do some crazy moves to get the right shot, and are up for some fun times if you are!

…like chasing golf carts…

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…eating sand…

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…pointing…

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…and apparently doing more pointing.

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We’ve got you covered with flyaway hairs, where to put your hands, and…

getting stickers off your shoes…

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…keeping you shaded…

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…holding your baby…
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…and showing you how to dip.

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This year Bryce did a few photo-bombs himself!

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Thank you to the wonderful, fun, sweet people we call clients (and friends!) who make us thrilled to go to work each day. We are beyond thankful and pinch ourselves each day that we’re lucky enough to continue on this journey of documenting spectacular life moments. Hope one of these pics gave you a giggle! ~Erik & Marissa (oh and Bryce too!)

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Hall Family | Marina Park

Love this family to pieces. We first met Hillary & John for their engagement pictures and knew right away we’d be friends. Their wedding was simply fantastic (although we wished we were guests in the end, it was just that much fun!) and they became pregnant shortly after us! We loved meeting newborn Hadley and documenting her when she first arrived and now seeing her moving about, laughing at her parents, and them loving every moment with her is the best.

This is exactly why we love what we do. To watch our couples grow more in love with each other over the years and maybe even start their own families too. Congrats Hillary & John! Hadley is such a happy girl, and she is so lucky to have you as parents. ~Erik & Marissa

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Hadley was such a good baby! So smiley and happy, even in the wind and not super warm temperatures.

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See you soon Hadley…bye!

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PS-Bryce showed up halfway through our photo session to act as baby whisperer, clown, attention getter, and maybe future boyfriend? It worked until we sat them next to each other. Love at first sight or staring contest? In any case they’ll be buddies one day, whether they like it or not!:)

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Julie & Matt | Parsons Garden Wedding

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Wedding days are filled with stories, special moments that happen which make your day memorable. Of course we always expect to encounter many of these, but on Julie & Matt’s day it seemed around every bend something spectacular was waiting to happen.

Maybe it was because this was our last wedding of the year, or because Julie & Matt had an intimate day with close family and friends, or maybe it’s because these two are just such spectacular individuals themselves. Whatever the cause, this wedding day was full of surprises like running into a stag party in costume, Matt’s dad/officiant almost breaking his nose (see if you can spot his bloody cut), rain pouring up until the moment we went outside for their first look, sun shining for their crazy-packed walk through Pike Place Market, shoes changing color, clouds and rain rolling in 5 minutes after their ceremony ended, running to save family with umbrellas who didn’t have any, warming up with hot pizza, and all the sweet, lovely moments in between.

Julie & Matt, thank you for having us on the adventure that was your wedding day. It was spectacular, full of love, brimming with stories, and all yours. We hope you remember it forever. ~Erik & Marissa 

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Shout outs to the incredible family & friends who helped put this wedding together as well as…

Ceremony – Parsons Garden

Reception – Cicchetti

Pre-Ceremony – Grand Hyatt Seattle

Florist – Althauser Design

Photographer – Ciccarelli Photography

Officiant – Matt’s father

Dress – David’s Bridal

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