Harjit & Jit | Seattle Waterfront Engagement

This couple oozes love.

Their story began simply with a photo (which sounds perfect to us!). Harjit first saw Jit in an instagram photo with some mutual friends. He also happened to be her sister’s neighbor so he began to learn about Harjit. Their curiosity in each other led to talking, which led to more talking and finally a first date in downtown Seattle. Everything about this couple screams in love, from their bubbly laughter and jokes with each other to how Harjit’s smile lights up way brighter when she looks at Jit.

Thank you Harjit & Jit for letting us be a part of your journey towards marriage together. We are so happy for you! ~Erik & Marissa

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Italy | The Ciccarellis

We honestly feel that travel makes us better people. When you get the opportunity to learn about others, a new way of life, see history with your own eyes, and get out of your comfort zone there is no doubt you grow as a person.

Our big adventure this year was to Italy (we’ve been dreaming about this place for about 4 years and finally had the funds and opportunity to take the plunge). The food alone made this trip bolt to the top of our favorites list, but we cannot omit the fact that life there was just peaceful, full of old world charm, and a moment in our lives we will never forget.

The first stop: Venice

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Our first Italian espresso…

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Stop 2: Vernazza, Cinque Terre

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Stop 3: Florence

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What’s missing? (answer: skyscrapers) Seeing an entire ancient city was incredible.

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This photo of The David doesn’t do it justice. You have to see this in person to realize it’s magnificence.

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Do you see all those tiny people at the top? We hiked the hundreds of stairs between two domes to see that view too!

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Stop 4: Siena

Although we barely took any photos, Siena gave us both the best authentic feeling of Italy as we walked the tiny cobbled streets, sunbathed in the square with students and locals, and attended a street fair as it became dark. We would return here again and again if we could, pure heaven.

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Stop 5: Rome

The Vatican

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Inside St. Peter’s at the Vatican was packed with statues, gold, artwork, and people. One of the most impressive churches we’ve ever seen hands down.

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The Vatican from atop the dome of St. Peter’s.

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Where the animals and trainers roamed during the years of battles in the colosseum. It was pitch dark with the floor on top, not to mention no air ventilation.

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The Pantheon, one of our favorite spots of the entire trip. There’s something about this area of Rome that’s hard to describe. The food, the energy and wonderful people watching.

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Just a basic sandwich we would have for lunch. Meat, cheese, tomato and bread. Sooooo good. Yes, we bought a selfie stick with two days remaining on our trip.

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Ciao, until next time Italy.

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Thanks for reading about our adventure! ~ The Ciccarellis

 

 

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Rachel & Andres | Backyard Wedding in the Woods

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Rachel stepped out into the backyard, which was surrounded by giant trees and the chirps of birds, ready to marry the love of her life. She was glimmering from head to toe, sunlight dancing off the hundreds of sequins decorating her dress. Andres waited for his glowing bride and must have been thinking about everything they were thankful for: their gorgeous wedding day, their baby boy arriving soon, and finally being together after meeting in Chile, falling in love, and holding onto their long distance relationship. This was a day of celebration!

We were so thankful to be a part of it all. Thank you Rachel & Andres, you two have such happy times ahead! ~Erik & Marissa

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Lisa Henry - so pretty

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Photo Challenge 2 of 12: Moving Lights

Create. Challenge. Educate.

We seriously had so much fun for this challenge.  It was cold and dark, yes, but we were laughing so hard and trying more and more new things that what started as a 20 minute test became a 90 minute fun free-for-all!

While testing out different shutter speeds to see how long we needed for each design we were trying to create we kept changing speeds, location, and design. Some worked! And some definitely did not, or at least not on the first try. Below are our top 4 favorites! We call them (in order from top left to bottom right): Saturn’s Partial Rings, Loops, Devil, and Bat.

We found that the subject needed to stand still, the flash needed to go off at the end (which you can set in your DSLR Canon by going to Menu and clicking on External Speedlite Control), and the second person needed to move very fast (and either hide behind the subject or get out of the frame before the flash went off).

Photo Challenge 2 of 12: Moving Lights

What we used: a tripod for the camera, an on camera flash, and our two cell phones on flashlight mode

Settings (if you’re interested in trying this project at home): f/5.6; ISO 200; 1-4 s

Time of day: Night

Stay creative. ~Erik & Marissa

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The Metzgers | Discovery Park Family Photography

Year 3 with the Metzgers, always one of our favorite families! We’re related so of course we love watching little Owen grow, but what’s so cool for us professionally is to see him at different stages in front of our cameras. This year he was happy to talk to us about his school, favorite teachers and classmates, how he loves his furry brother Moe, and that he really wants to open one of the empty buildings at Discovery Park with his dad’s keys. There was definitely bribery involved with seeing the “big truck” when we were done, which was a huge hit and led to another round of photos, that he was only too delighted to pose for…since there was a big truck of course.

Thanks sweet Metzgers! ~Erik & Marissa

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