Katie & Jack | Ballard Engagement

While taking a break from a game of darts with friends at a bar on a rainy New York evening this cute girl walked up and proceeded to take over their dart board. Jack wasn’t annoyed one bit since earlier in the night while talking with a friend about his type of girl he had pointed to Katie and said, “that’s my type”. When she happened across his dart game later in the night it seemed that fate had brought his ideal girl into his life. Jack said, “you’re going to take over our dart board without even challenging us to a game?” A wager was set, Jack and his pal pulled out their personal sets of darts, and needless to say, won the bet. But truth be told, Jack and Katie both one that night because they had met their match. Katie’s sass impressed Jack and his quick wit won her heart.

We recreated the feel of their first meeting (minus the darts, but plus their dog Starbuck) by heading to Percy’s & Co., the same owners of Kettle of Fish, the bar where they met in NYC. Thanks Katie & Jack for being such an awesome couple, with all the sass and wit that makes our job super fun. We cannot wait for your wedding! ~Erik & Marissa

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Being Us

With Halloween behind us we figured this was the perfect time to write this post. Trust us when we say we love Halloween and themed parties. There’s just something about dressing up and acting out a role that is quite the opposite of your true self.

That being said, we firmly believe in our business and most of our life (other than themed parties and Halloween of course) we are perfectly happy and content being our true selves. Just like in marriage when you know you’re taking that person to be your one and only, faults and all, forever. We’re definitely not perfect, and a little weird, but our friends like us for all we are and our clients choose us for all we are.

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It’s certainly easy to look at someone else and think, hm…I should be more like her, but when it comes down to it we’ve found that the best remedy for self-doubt is to talk with someone you love and have them tell you that you’re just fine, just the way you are. (Although we do love and highly encourage goal setting for the little things.)

So take it from us, be yourself…your crazy, fun, wild, whatever self and the right people will love you more for it. ~Erik & Marissa

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Susan Fritts McConnell - Love the headbands!

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Kristina & Chris | UW Engagement

In the halls of their high school was where Chris first laid eyes on Kristina. He was a year older and they didn’t actually date while he was there, but as soon as he left for UW he knew they should be together. Kristina was still a senior in high school, but that didn’t stop their relationship from blossoming. As they fell more in love and the year progressed it was time for Kristina to choose her college path. Of course she chose to attend UW as well, probably not just for the outstanding program. Since they were both engineering majors they had quite a lot of time together attending classes in the same building and still joke that they have a combined 12 years of study there. Chris even signed up for one of Kristina’s classes her first quarter and the two have been inseparable ever since.

Thanks for showing us around campus Kristina & Chris. We cannot wait for your Orcas Island wedding next summer! ~Erik & Marissa

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Kieffer Family | Lake Fenwick Park

We love our clients because they aren’t just clients, they’re friends. And we get to see them grow as individuals, in their careers, and as families. This week we were honored to meet up with friends Nicole & Zac to capture their 1 year anniversary and their family, namely their pup Lexi.

Last year their wedding was everything they had hoped, from gorgeous views atop the Salish Lodge, a private first look, and dancing with friends into the night. They’re ready to celebrate it all again, but just the two of them this time (okay, well Lexi will probably join too)…so the three of them will celebrate an amazing year together growing, continuing to add to their home, and making the life together that they always dreamed about.

Thanks Kieffers! Cheers to another amazing year ahead. ~Erik & Marissa

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Marx Family | Richmond Beach Park

The first time we met the Marx family Addison had just turned 3 years old, was cute as can be, and was incredibly shy in front of our cameras. Three years later we no longer have trouble with her being shy. She has grown up before our eyes and is now a big Kindergartner who likes to jump for the camera, run as fast as she can, and hug her parents tightly. What a sweetie! Her parents are pretty darn cool too.

Thanks Marx family! Loved seeing you all again this year. ~Erik & Marissa

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Diane Marx - These turned out beautiful! Thank you both! We look forward to many more years of photos with you!

Tracy Speller - Beautiful D!

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