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    "It's not your job to be 'photogenic' or 'good in front of a camera'. It's MY job to pose you and guide you through your entire photo shoot. Photos are so incredibly important for your life, your business, social media, and for your family to have. You deserve to have beautiful photos that you feel proud of!"

Whitney | Glamour Photo Shoot

This stunning girl came down to Seattle from VanCouver, B.C. for her glamour photo shoot. Whitney is a world traveler, wife, philanthropist, and an incredible wedding photographer who I have gotten to know over the last few years. She and her husband Kel are two of the sweetest people and I always have a blast with them.



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I love sharing about the people who I photograph, so I asked Whitney to write me a list of 10 things about herself.

10 Things You Might Now Know About Whitney

1. I love to cook and have a goal of creating a travel photography/ journal cookbook with foods I have loved in my travels.

2. I have been in over 25 countries mostly doing philanthropic work. Our current goal is to live part time in Cambodia as I feel I’ve left my heart there.

3. I never got over my love of horses.. to this day, my favourite smell is still leather and horses.




4. I feel like its magic when it rains hard in a tropical country. Something about the way it feels, makes me feel alive.

5. I’ve never been able to define myself into a specific category. Tomboy, girlie, a lady, Indiana Jones… I feel that I have all categories in me and I hate to set restrictions in life.

6. I married up. My husband Kel has literally saved my life in more ways then one. Our love story makes me feel so special and grateful.



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7. I have a huge fear of mechanical rides. Put me on a surfboard, snowboard, mountain climbing gear and I’m good, but there’s no way I am ever going on the zipper!

8. I’ve never been able to dress myself.. or shop.. I just point to mannequins that I like and buy the outfit.


9. I don’t ever believe in ‘settling”. I believe in being content and when you’ve found what your at peace with, and it truly makes you happy then contentment comes quite naturally.

10. I LOVE to sing. I used to sing in front of my school and talent shows and had the opportunity to take it further but decided I didn’t want the life that came with having a singing career.


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Whitney’s Hair & Makeup by Cynthia Obertubbesing

April 28, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Kacie - Beautiful photos, Nikki! Whitney, you look gorgeous! Love my CL girls!

Glamour Photo Shoot | Patricia

Patricia had never had a proper photo shoot of herself before this and she decided it was time. Time to celebrate who she is as a woman, mother, wife, and friend. I enjoyed every moment of getting to know Patricia. She is kind, funny, positive, and an overall amazing person.




I asked Patricia to write a list of 10 things about herself that she would like to share. I loved learning even more about her!

10 Things You Might Not Know About Patricia

  1. I’m Dutch; although we moved from The Netherlands to Seattle in 2013 for my husbands job, I was the one who loved living here from the very first day (everyone is very much loving it now, no worries!)
  2. My husband and I are high-school sweethearts (I’m 44, we’re together for 28 years and married for 20!)


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4. I’m a passionate reader of thrillers

5. I love making lists ( I’m the planning kind of woman)




6. My musical taste has a broad range from Katy Perry and Macklemore to Tom Jones and the Beatles but loving Nickelback as well.

7. I’m a proud lifetime Weight Watchers member

8. I love spending time with my Dutch friends and my new Seattle friends

9. I adore my mom and dad

10. My favorite movies are action movies and on top of the list The Rock, James Bond, Indiana Jones and Star wars


I did some glamour style photos of Patricia and we also did some headshots for her LinkedIn page. I would totally hire her!


I love this gorgeous Michael Kors jumpsuit she brought.






Nikki Closser, Seattle Glamour Photographer | Seattle Headshots | Seattle Wedding Photography

Hair & Makeup by Katie McMullen

Nerys & Nate | Engaged

Discovery Park & Golden Gardens Engagement Photos

Nerys & Nate are such fun and down-to-earth people. Dan and I have been so lucky to have them (and Cheeba!) as our neighbors for the last few years. (You might actually recognize Nerys from the photo shoot I did of her with her best friend Courtney HERE.) I knew they were going to the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve and I had a feeling Nate was going to propose;)It was such a special night for them and some of their greatest friends were there to celebrate, as well.

We did their engagement photos at Discovery Park & Golden Gardens. It was a mostly overcast day and we were so glad that the rain held off until a few minutes after we were finished.

I started adding “10 Things About Me” (about my clients) in my glamour & headshot photo posts and I realized last week that I should be doing the same for my wedding clients! So, I asked Nerys & Nate to write me a list of 10 things about them.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nerys & Nate

1. We first met working as servers at an Italian restaurant in Eugene, Oregon just before starting our last year of college
2. When it comes to planning and organization we are quite the opposite. I plan months in advance and makes lists for list and Nate, well, he doesn’t really do any of those things.:)
3. When we get married later this year we will share the same initials: NJS
4. We have a 13″ height difference which makes for a good team when a magnet falls under the fridge or a light bulb needs to be changed
5. Nate would love to get in a shark cage and experience the thrill and I would rather die (Ok maybe not, but I could think of a million other things I would rather be doing)
6. Nate is always hot, I am always cold. On the regular, you’ll find me in sweats and socks wrapped in a blanket on the couch and Nate will be lying on the ground sweating in shorts and a tank. It’s always a debate whether to turn up the heat or open a window.:)
7. We are really good at making up words to any song and performing them as duets. It’s not hard to beat, but Nate is hands down the better singer.:)
8. A few things we both love; hot yoga, fast cars, coffee, gum, our fury baby Cheeba, which has led to a very spoiled 12 year old Bull Terrier, and long runs (oh wait, only Nate LOVES that! I just do it for the exercise!)
9. When it comes to food, Nate is pretty picky and I’m definitely NOT, but we both like sweet treats. Nate’s would be an easy choice, going with Reese’s peanut butter cups and I would have to stick with carrot cake….with cream cheese frosting of course.
10. On numerous occasions we’ve been told our celebrity look a likes (in their younger days) are:
Tommy Lee (hahaha) and Olivia Newton John (hmmm… what?)
Nikki Closser, Seattle Wedding Photographer | Seattle Headshots | Seattle Glamour Photography
April 1, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Heather - simply stunning! ~love these shots~


Richlynn flew to Seattle from California for her glamour photo shoot. She wanted to have the experience of a glamour shoot, but also wanted some headshots for her own business. It worked out really well because her best friend lives only a few hour drive from my studio. Richlynn is also a photographer and, while I’m always honored when anyone chooses me to photograph them, it’s definitely an extra extra honor when other photographers choose me to do their photos.

Richlynn has such a warm, kind personality. She is such a beauty and I’m so glad I got the chance to spend time with her. She got married on the beach not too long ago and she brought her dress with her to be photographed in. She looks absolutely gorgeous.

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I asked Richlynn to write a list of 10 things about her. It’s always so fun to read special things about my clients.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Richlynn

1. My name is a combination of my parents’ names:  Richard + Carolyn

2. I’m from Kansas…there’s no place like home!

3. I met my husband David through Christian Mingle.  We met in August 2013, got engaged in September 2013, and were married on the beach in Santa Barbara in October 2013.  It was a whirlwind for sure, but the best decision I ever made.

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4. I love dogs and enjoy spending time with our two four-legged babies, Cooper Jack (a poodle mix) and Khloe Peyton (a bichon frise).

5. I have a fabulous schnoodle dog niece named Piper Kate (yes, we clearly like giving dogs two names in our family)

6. My favorite color is teal


7. I have two younger brothers, a fantastic sister-in-law, and an adorable nephew named Jameson

8. I attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas and have an occasional Southern drawl


9. My favorite fashion designer is Diane Von Furstenberg.  I’m a total sucker for her wrap dresses although I didn’t wear any for our photo shoot.

10. I love photographing candid moments and hope to pursue glamour photography one day soon.

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Richlynn’s best friend Allison also did a photo shoot and we, of course, had to do some shots of the two of them together. Best friends are the BEST.

Nikki Closser – Seattle Headshots | Seattle Glamour Photographer | Seattle Wedding Photographer

February 11, 2015 - 5:51 pm

Delphine - Mademois' Elle Glamour - I love your Work Nikki, your images are amazing.
This session is simply magical !
Bravo !

Snoqualmie Winter Wedding

I’m so excited to announce that this styled wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! You can check out the feature by clicking HERE.


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I had been wanting so badly to do a photo shoot in the snow, so when I heard there was going to be a huge snowfall up in the mountains, I jumped at the opportunity. I decided to put together a snowy wedding inspiration shoot and we lucked out with the most perfect day at Snoqualmie Pass. The scenery with the mountains and fresh, bright snow was breathtaking!

To me, the snow can be so dreamy and I wanted the shoot to have that same dreamy feel. I loved incorporating deep maroon with the softness of the blush Reem Acra that beautiful Suz wore. I made the belt from velvet ribbon and it added a beautiful contrast to the white snow. I then added in some gold accents to the table scape by DIY’ing gold flatware and plates. The winter themed flowers looked just stunning against the snow and we brought in the blush color again with soft roses and a ring with a blush colored stone.

There is something so peaceful about being in the mountains after a snowfall. We were so happy to be there and to be surrounded by such natural beauty. To add in some of our own beautiful touches, and to have a couple to photograph who are so in love, made this photo shoot that much more special!

Photography: Nikki Closser Photography | Flowers: Butter & Bloom | Dress: Reem Acra – Rent the Runway | Cake: Butter & Bloom | Champagne Flutes: Nicole Miller | Dress Belt & Flatware Ribbon:Pacific Fabrics | Earrings: Betsey Johnson | Flatware: DIY by Nikki Closser | Models: Suz & Greg Fix | Paper Goods & Love Sign: Sweetpeas & Seashells | Suit: Indochino | Tie: Cheap Neckties | Venue:Snoqualmie Pass Snoqualmie Wedding Venues

February 5, 2015 - 10:46 pm

Heather - wow! these are amazing!