Christin & Art | Montana Wedding

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She had planned and planned and planned some more. The one thing Christin hadn’t planned on was crying (although she had brought plenty of tissues for Art).

She made it through all the stress the day before during her DIY wedding decorating while family and friends helped tie bows, put up a Christmas tree, and hang red-sparkly ornaments. She made it through getting ready, while her best friend and rock Jolene helped make jewelry decisions. She even made it through their first look all smiles, although her groom Art broke into tears the moment he turned around and saw his beautiful bride. Seeing Art with happy tears in his eyes while walking down the aisle didn’t make her cry, although there was hardly a dry cheek in the room. She made it through most of the ceremony, all the way up until her vows, when she burst into tears, emotions spilling out with her words…after all she was marrying the love of her life. Art was shocked since he said he’s usually the emotional one, but this was a big day. All the planning and waiting paid off as Christin & Art’s tearfully happy ceremony came to a close with a cheer and a fist pump, as all weddings should.

Christin & Art, we are so happy that you found one another through that blind date. You are both such special people and deserve so much happiness and love. Congratulations! ~Erik & Marissa

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Thank you to everyone who made Christin & Art’s wedding day perfect!

Venue – Chauncey’s Event Center

Catering – Cowboy’s

Flowers – Vann’s IGA

Invitation Design – House of Krauss

Photography – Ciccarelli Photography

DJ – Prince Party Production

Makeup Artist – Kathy Hedges, Aqua Studio

Hair Artist – Robin McNamee

Officiant – Denis Pitman

Dress – Belle en Blanc

Bridesmaid Dress – David’s Bridal

Suits – Prohibition Clothiers

 

Lisa Henry - Beautiful job!

Jennifer Heise Teal - Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Lynne Moreau - Suck a beautiful day :)

Tina Greaser - Absolutely beautiful!

Christin Pfau - You guys are so fantastic! Love you both!

Brent Lelonek - beautiful wedding

Tricia Talbott - WOW!!!

Lisa Buchanan - Great pictures.

Kathy Butterfield Reither - Wonderful!!! Definitely precious memories to last a lifetime.

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Michelle & Lindsye | Discovery Park Engagement

As huge Seahawks fans it’s only fitting that Michelle & Lindsye got engaged on football Sunday. These two host most Sundays and surround themselves with friends to cheer on the hawks in full fan apparel. When they conveniently ran out beverages around halftime during a game this fall, Michelle happened to be the only one sober enough to drive to the store. Little did she know that Lindsye and their friends had planned the whole thing out. Michelle left for the store with a few friends to be lookouts. As the door closed Lindsye, with the help of friends, decorated the house with flowers and candles. Michelle returned thinking it funny that all the shades had been drawn to the house. She mentioned how quiet it seemed when she knew there were friends and a game on inside. As she opened the door she was completely surprised to find Lindsye there ready to pop the question.

We had planned their engagement session for what we thought would be the last fall weekend. Weren’t we all surprised for a snowy forecast, but Michelle & Lindsye were totally up for it and ended up with some gorgeous (and rare) Seattle snow-day photos. You cannot tell by their happy smiles, but it was 32 degrees which means they officially win coldest engagement session ever. They also brought along their adorable kids so we snuck a few in of their loving family.

Michelle & Lindsye we couldn’t be happier to be getting to know you two and be a part of this time in your lives. We cannot wait for the big day next fall! ~Erik & Marissa

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Tiffani Thomas - Great pics! What am awesome couple♡

Amy Beth Johnson - Beautiful picture of lovely ladies! Cheers! Congratulations and best wishes for your future together!

La Vie Moments - SO perfect. Love!

Beth Knudtson - Awesome photos

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First NBA Game EVER

It’s been two and a half years since moving to Seattle and we still only feel like we’ve experienced a fraction of what the PNW has to offer. One place we love visiting is Portland. I’m a huge fan of Lebron James so for my birthday Marissa got me tickets to see him and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Portland. My very first NBA game! That’s crazy to me. Growing up around sports and playing everything under the sun, I still haven’t been to an NBA game.

We called this the efficiency trip. We took the Amtrack down (which we highly recommend) dropped our stuff off at the hotel, ate dinner, went to the game, fell asleep and caught the first train back to Seattle in the morning. Portland is such a unique and beautiful city, the people are super friendly, the food is amazing, and they truly love their Trailblazers.

Hopefully we don’t wait another 30 years to see another. (Marissa says I’d be easier if they brought the Sonics back.) Thanks Rip City. ~Erik & Marissa

(enter the super short iPhone collage of our trip below…)

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What do I do with my hands? | A Photographer’s Education

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TRUTH = Soooo many people come to us for photos and the first question they ask is…so what do I do with my hands?

It’s hilarious. And it always brings up the Will Ferrell joke from Talladega Nights – watch the clip here, if you haven’t already, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. After we’re all finished laughing about it we get down to business, placing hands where they look natural, but we figured some people might benefit from these tips even if you’re just out to take a selfie.

The Basic Rule: GIVE YOUR HANDS SOMETHING TO DO

Dangling them by your sides is also fine, as long as they look relaxed, like Erik’s picture on the far right. Pockets, jackets, or even holding onto something like a scarf or belt are great options. Below are a few of our favorites if you’re by yourself, selfie like.

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If you’re with someone else (ex: family, friends, partner, dog, etc.) we’ve learned that it looks best with more areas of contact to show love, friendship, or togetherness. Meaning, you shouldn’t just stand next to someone like the awkward image below, unless that’s the mood you’re going for.

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Instead, the next time you’re taking a picture with someone, wrap your arm around them or lace your fingers together. Stick that extra hand in a pocket even!

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Grab onto something like your dog’s face, your husband’s jacket, or your friend’s waist.

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And remember, GIVE YOUR HANDS SOMETHING TO DO.

Hope this helps those of you out there with the awkward hand question! And keep it clean everyone. ~Erik & Marissa

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Kim Family | Titlow Beach & Park

We love this family. True they’re friends of ours so we’re totally biased, but they are just the best! For Lincoln’s 1st birthday crafty Hannah made him his own sign, which he held onto all by himself to show us how big he’d become. Big sister Charlotte loves her baby brother and the four of them together make the most fun-loving-adventurous family, doing everything together from hiking in the PNW to trips whenever they can all get away as a family.

This marks year 3 of capturing their family (and we love every year they’re here) as it grows in children, laughter, and love. Thanks Kim family! ~Erik & Marissa

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Ralph Britain - Beautiful pics!

Faren Myers Huggins - Awesome pictures!!

Rivers Sarah - Love all of these!!

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