The Last Wedding of Busy Season | The Ciccarellis

This.summer.was.amazing.period. With only our second wedding season here in Seattle we were fantastically busy and had the best time with the best people capturing the best day of their lives. (Truly, it doesn’t get much better than that.)

We are so lucky to have stead-fast friends who, even though we work most Saturdays, will still save time for us to get Sunday brunch or take our calls from across the country on a random weekday.  Our families schedule trips and meals around our busy summer season and have supported us in a million other ways as well. We seriously have an amazing team (have we said amazing enough yet?).

That being said, we have officially finished our busy season, with a few more exciting winter weddings before we cheer in 2015. To top it all off we didn’t even work our final wedding of busy season (we were guests!), unless you count working it on the dance floor. To be guests at a wedding is truly one of our favorite things. Who doesn’t love to see old friends, dance until your feet hurt, jump into photo booths, and snack on burgers or cake-pops (or both) for a late-night recharge?

It also reminded us how special each wedding is, how much work goes into each one from the family, friends and the couple, and how quickly it all goes. It felt like we blinked and it was midnight. This last wedding as guests gave us a renewed appreciation for our work – to capture those fleeting moments of love on a new journey, happiness in the faces of two joined families, unbridled dance floor craziness, and all the little moments in between.

Cheers to another wedding season full of people we won’t forget, places we’ve discovered, and special moments we’ll always remember in our photos. ~Erik & Marissa

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(iPhone snap of us at our last wedding, thanks to our friend Allison)

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The Neal Family | Indian Run Falls Park

We were excited to photograph the Neal family for so many reasons. We all went to high school together (Kilbourne forever). Erik and Craig lived together and played soccer at Ohio Wesleyan, and we’ve watched our good friends add a beautiful new addition to their family – Isla, plus she’s almost 1!

This was our first time meeting her so we couldn’t wait to bundle her up and kiss those baby cheeks. As the Neal’s arrived on this perfectly autumn morning miss Isla was fast asleep in her car seat and we all wondered if she’d wake to model for us. As she opened her eyes and smiled at us four, ready for her pictures, we knew this would be a great session with Isla ready in her tiny, puffy, polka-dot vest and baby UGG boots.

Thanks Craig and Kara. We loved finally meeting your little angel. ~Erik & Marissa

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Janet Feheley - Gorgeous!!

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Dana & Josh | Discovery Park Engagement

Neither expected to meet someone long distance, especially for that someone to be the one they would fall head-over-heels for, but when Josh took a trip to San Diego for New Years, his life’s path was forever changed. He first met Dana at a mutual friends’ house over barbecue and a football game, where their first sparks flew. A few months later he was back again, this time to go to a concert with Dana and friends, but this trip was different. The two hit it off and knew they had to give it a shot, even though they were states apart. Soon after the pair had their first official date when Josh took Dana on a weekend getaway to Mexico. However untraditional their long distance relationship started and through it all, this was the real thing, Dana & Josh had fallen in love.

We’re so excited for your year ahead! ~Erik & Marissa

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Nels Ingram - Beautiful pictures of my daughter and future son-in-law.

Seattle Mama Doc - You can’t even tell there’s a cast hiding under those jeans 😉

Michelle Mason Dayley - Breathtaking images!

I Serenity Serenity - You’ve captured them and the love they share beautifully!

Shari Anderson Guzman - Beautiful couple! Congratulations to all.

Tanya Burns - These photos are absolutely breathtaking. It was meant to be~ A match made in heaven & what dreams are made of~
I am so happy for you Dana & Josh xoxox

Dana, Josh & Spot | Gasworks Park Engagement » Ciccarelli Photography - […] his achilles playing flag football. We got really creative with cropping during the session (see HERE) and Josh was a huge sport, walking around a field or in sand with cruches and a cast. Still, […]

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Sara & Will | Sunset Club Wedding

With her bridesmaids all around her in their pink and black lace dresses, Sara stepped into her own white dress, the one she’s been waiting to wear, for one of the biggest days of her life.

After arriving at The Villa Academy, where Will attended, for the ceremony and winning over the flower girl with fruit snacks Sara waited with her dad as the wedding party walked down the aisle. It was time for the tiny ring bearer to make his entrance, which he did by darting down toward Will and throwing his pillow, which brought laughter to the chapel and paved the way for Sara to enter and marry the love of her life.

Will waited at the end of the aisle, just as he waited at the end of the staircase for their first look, a huge grin on his face as his soon-to-be-wife came into view for the most perfect day of their lives.

Thank you Sara & Will for letting us be a part of all the love and amazing celebration of your lives together! ~Erik & Marissa

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The Details…

Ceremony – The Villa Academy

Reception – The Sunset Club

Catering – The Sunset Club

Band – Michael Benson Band

Photography – Ciccarelli Photography

Videography – Bogle Productions

Flowers – Lola Flora

Cake – The Sweetside

Makeup – Swink Style Bar

Hair – Marissa from Hazel Salon

Dress – La Belle Elaine

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse

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Cheyen & Michael | Discovery Park Engagement

The first time he took her hiking she hadn’t brought the right shoes, it was snowing, they got wet, and overall it was a terrible experience. Michael told her he’d make it up to her and that they’d try again.

A few months later Michael took Cheyen on that same hike and made sure it was a completely different experience for her. This time she was prepared and had the right shoes, it was sunny and warm, and they were both happy. Soon Cheyen would be happier still because on that hike Michael dropped to one knee and proposed, making that particular hike go down in history as the best one of her life.

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