Fun Days – Camping | The Ciccarellis

It’s been awhile since we’ve documented a fun day! Truth be told, we were feeling a bit tired and in need of a break so last Thursday, in finding out we had the whole weekend free, we decided to leave it all and head into the wild! Friday found us packing quickly (forgetting many things, yep forgot pillows!) and hitting the road to try and find an open camping site. Lucky for us there were plenty at Mt. Rainier! We were off the grid, no service of any kind, and it felt amazing reconnecting with nature, peace & quiet, and each other.

Camping 101:

-make a list, check it twice (then keep that list for the next time and add anything you forgot)…message us if you need a list, ours has been through several rounds of camping!

-there are conflicting signs everywhere about bears…1 says to run and one says don’t run

-apparently if a mountain lion attacks you are encouraged to fight back (bare hands?)

-pack layers…it was high 60’s during the day and 40’s at night

-keep it minimal, it’s easy to buy a bunch of gadgets to take with you, but we think the point of camping is making it work with as little as possible.

Dare devil.

Fire queen.

We cook everything over the fire, even blueberry pancakes (pre-made the batter and brought it in tupperware).

Always sad to pack up the tent, until next time! (Although it was nice to take a shower and clean under our nails.)

Lisa Henry - Fun! But I’ll take the Ritz Carlton!!!!

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The Metzger Family | Discovery Park

We love anytime we get to photograph this family because they’re family! It’s such a gift to be able to help create memories and to pass it along to our family makes it seem even more special. The challenge this time was to not only chase around Owen, who is super fast now at 1.5 years old, but to get his “older brother” Moe (the pug) in some shots as well. Discovery Park is one of our favorite locations because we can fine a huge field and just let the family go – Moe and Owen ran around and we snapped photos as they played. We cannot believe you are already 1.5 years old Owen! xoxo

This is an outfit that has been in the family for generations so we had to take a picture of Owen in it! We think he looks like Zoolander on the left.

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Jennifer & Nathan – Wedding | Pickering Barn

Jen & Nate were married at Pickering Barn surrounded by an extremely loving group of family and friends. This couple is so caring and thoughtful towards others that they literally had friends and family fly in from all over the country to help celebrate. In fact, we have never heard such loud, raucous cheers as the couple was announced husband and wife on the alter. Clapping, yells, and whistles erupted throughout the lofted ceilings and carried through the barn as the couple walked down the aisle as a newly married couple. Tears flowed during their first look as Jen came out from behind large red barn doors. Those happy, emotional tears continued through the ceremony, speeches, and right into the first dance where Nate held Jen close and they relished in the fact that they were now finally, after much planning and late night DIY wedding decoration making, husband and wife.

The Details:

Ceremony & Reception: Pickering Barn

Catering: Larry’s Smokehouse

Bartenders: Shake Bartenders

Cake: The Sweet Side

Flowers: University Village QFC

DJ: Otto Olson

Dress: Princess Bride

Suits: The Tuxedo Club

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Congratulations Jen & Nate! We know you will always be surrounded by such love and support through your marriage and whatever other life adventures you take on together. ~Erik & Marissa

Sandra Rey - Jen & Nate!

Callie Hansen-Holcomb - Beautiful! Congrats guys! Ps… Who did your flowers?

Jennifer McGrady - QFC (University Village)!


Janna Dee Slaback - Jen & Nate, I am so very happy for you! Thank you for including me & Dennis on your special day! It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m so happy that I got to be there to celebrate with you! Much love! Janna

Jan Copeland - You look so beautiful! Wish I could have been there! Congrats & many blessing!

Heather Allemang - That is a beautiful picture.

Peter Edwards - These photos look amazing. What an incredible day. You deserve every day to feel incredible! Love you loads XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Debbie DiPietro - An awesome day. What a wonderful wedding! Full of joy, and love and lots of fun… I am so blessed to be a part of your lives.

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Lovey & Cory – Engaged | Discovery Park

Lovey & Cory are a seriously sweet couple. We met at one of our favorite spots, Discovery Park, for their engagement pictures right before sunset…wow, these two were so easy to capture, especially being that they are so in love! Before the session Lovey said they were nervous because they aren’t photogenic – we couldn’t disagree more, you two look beautiful together, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking. One of our favorite things about this couple is that Lovey still remembers the first time she saw Cory, at a track meet in 8th grade! Seriously sweet. We are thrilled to be working with you again at your wedding!

Thank you Lovey & Cory! Have fun with your last few months of engagement! ~Erik & Marissa

Lisa Henry - really nice.

Kristyn Abbadini - Gorgeous

Elisabeth D Mclucas - Vary cute

Alisha Friel - You two look amazing!!

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Morgan & Nate – Wedding | TPC Snoqualmie Ridge

This weekend marked the wedding of Morgan & Nate, high school sweethearts who tied the knot! One of the special things about this couple is they are best friends. We could tell when Morgan nervously waited for Nate to arrive for their first look and when Nate teared up before even turning around to see her. We could tell while we were taking their bride and groom photos and they talked to each other non-stop, like it had been weeks, not just the morning since seeing one another and they needed to catch up on everything they had missed. We could tell when Morgan walked down the aisle clutching her dad’s arm with a tear trickling down her cheek and Nate’s stolen kiss as she reached him. We could tell as the couple performed their special handshake after their first kiss. We could tell when they celebrated with huge smiles leaving the ceremony hand in hand receiving tremendous love from family and friends. We can tell because when they’re together they have the best smiles. If you meet this couple you will know, it’s simple, they love each other and are best friends.

The Details:

Ceremony & Reception: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge

Catering: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge

Cake: Borracchini’s Bakery

DJ: Seattle Wedding DJ

Make-up Artist: Jenna Wade













Congratulations Morgan & Nate! We wish you a lifetime of love & everything else that comes with marrying your best friend. ~Erik & Marissa


Meagan Wallen - beautiful

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