Bokshi-Drotar 1 Year Session | Seattle Studio Photographer

Loved celebrating this baby girl’s first trip around the sun with a studio session full of balloons, the cutest bright pink romper, and cake (the weather was a bit nasty out so the family opted for a studio rental. This allowed baby girl to crawl, eat cake and play without getting to cold)!

I’ve been photographing this baby since she was a bump in her mama’s belly and her big sister since she was about this age. It’s such an honor to watch these kiddos grow and change!

Check out the end when big sis decided to help out with the cake! To be clear, baby girl wasn’t totally interested in eating her own cake, so it was totally fine that big sister stepped in (she even held back her .

Happy belated birthday sweet girl! ~Marissa

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Houk Maternity | Washington Park Arboretum

Somehow they timed their pregnancy perfectly to have a second maternity session with the cherry blossoms (for their first pregnancy we met at the UW cherry blossoms)! I’m biased because they’re my brother, sister in law, and niece, but aren’t they the cutest?!

Loved celebrating their pregnancy with this maternity photo session. Baby girl is already so loved!

xoxo Auntie Marissa

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Kori & James | Pocket Beach Surprise Proposal

He had been planning for months. The date was chosen, he’d scoped out locations, and picked out the ring. We’d chatted over the phone about where to stand and how to get her photo-ready.

The day finally arrived and thank goodness the rain cleared after the morning (a March proposal is bound to have some rain after all). They had the beach practically to themselves and James was able to tell Kori all the things he’d been wanting to about his love for her and promises for the future.

Dropping to one knee was just the beginning of Kori’s waterworks (well, actually they’d already started) and surprised faces. She said yes of course!

Congratulations Kori & James! This was such an amazing moment to be a part of. Thank you for letting me capture this big surprise! ~Marissa

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Peters Newborn | Seattle Newborn Photographer

The second sweet girl to join this loving family was a total joy to document! And second time parents Megan and Jeff sure knew how to roll with the ups and downs of parenthood. Big sister held her baby sister for the longest time I’ve possibly ever seen a toddler tolerate a newborn. Even their furry child had to join in on the fun and sat in her favorite bed spot for most of the session (you may spot a furry tail in the background of some shots)!

Congrats Peters family! What a fun morning spent with you all capturing all the smiles and love of your family. ~Marissa