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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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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