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    I am in love with photography & I'm in love with being in love! There is something about capturing moments of love that makes me incredibly happy. I put a lot of care & hard work into photography & I continually look for moments that will make your heart swoon when you look at your images. I have a lot of fun with my clients and I focus on making them feel comfortable & beautiful! I look forward to working with you and capturing your moments :)

Elyssa | Senior Pictures

Seattle Senior Pictures

I absolutely adore Elyssa. She is incredibly sweet, responsible, and down-to-earth. Elyssa is a senior at New Pathways High School and, as you will learn as you read on, she wants to be a nurse and a mid-wife. I have no doubt that she will be amazing at both things and at whatever else she does in life. I felt honored to do her senior pictures.

I also absolutely love her style! She is seriously the cutest. After Cynthia did her hair & makeup, we did photos in a few outfits inside my studio before heading outside.

I just love this outfit. I was so happy that she chose to wear one of the headbands that I got in the LA Fashion District.

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I asked Elyssa to write me a list of 10 things we might not know about her…

10 Things About Elyssa

1. I have 4 siblings, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
2. I went to a private school for 9 years.
3. I’m a quarter Native American.


4. My end goal for my career is to be a midwife.
5. But before that I want to be a nurse!
6. I love jeep wranglers.


 boho senior photos

7. Anything leopard/cheetah print I’m in love with!
8. I’m terrible at math.
9. I am a really passionate person.
10. I love helping others, and I can’t wait to be in the medical field helping others 24/7.


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December 23, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Angela - So much personality here – lovely! She looks a bit like Mila Kunis to me – which is nice – but rather – I like that these photos don’t try to emphasize anything but her.

Lauren | Headshots with a Touch of Glam

Seattle Headshots

Lauren and I met through an awesome group called Eastside Women in Business. The first time I saw her I thought she was so poised and beautiful. I was honored to do her headshots.  I have loved getting to know her and learning about all that she does. Lauren is an author (Six Word Lessons on Changing Habits: How to Stop Self-Sabotage & Gain Self-Mastery), a health coach, a speaker, and an expert hypnotist — she is a busy lady! And she is fantastic at what she does. I have had the pleasure of working with her and I was beyond impressed.

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I asked Lauren to write me a list of 10 things we might not know about her. She truly is a talented woman with a huge heart.

10 Things About Lauren

1. I was given up for adoption at birth and adopted into a loving family.
2. I was a ballerina from ages 5 to 12 and loved dancing in toe shoes.
3. I played keyboards from the age of 4 and I created my own music for her hypnosis audio programs.
4. I have been passionate about consciousness since reading a book by Wayne Dyer at the age of 14
5. I got into body sculpting in my 20′s and I still lift weights regularly.
6. I walked on fire — twice.
7. I was named “Moonlight Rain Woman” by a Native American elder in a sweat lodge ceremony.
8. I have two teenagers who fit the description of “Indigo Children.”

9. I met my biological father, 2 half sisters and half brother at the age of 49.
10. I am happily engaged to my fabulous fiance, Kris, and we love traveling to warm places together.

We did some professional headshots for Lauren to use on her website and I love her gorgeous suit.

I encouraged Lauren to bring a fancier dress that she doesn’t get to wear very often. You know I love sparkle, so I was so happy she brought this beauty!
Nikki Closser, Seattle Headshot Photographer, Seattle Glamour Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer
Hair & Makeup by Kendra Springer – KLS Makeup Artistry

Taryn | Senior Photo Shoot

Maple Valley Senior Pictures

Taryn is a senior at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley and I was really excited to photograph her. She has an awesome sense of style and she has hair for days!

Taryn brought her mom with her to her photo shoot and it was so great having her there with us. Her mom, Rachel, clearly has a positive impact Taryn (see #8 below) and you can see that they have a lot of fun together! It always makes me so happy to see a strong mother/daughter bond.

We started Taryn with professional hair and makeup styling at my studio by Cynthia. Once she was finished with her pampering session, we began her photo shoot. We did a few outfits inside the studio and then headed outside to one of my favorite locations.

 senior pictures maple valley

maple valley senior pictures


Here is Taryn’s list of 10 things about her that I asked her to write!

10 Things You Might Not Know About Taryn

1. I have been a dancer for 11 years.
2. I have a passion for makeup and fashion
3. My favorite person is actually my dog
4. I’m a cheerleader.
5. I like to sing and act.
6. My favorite food is pizza.
7. My favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
8. My mom inspires me to be a better person.
9. I love getting my picture taken.
10. If I could be anything, I would want to be a model.

I really love this shot! She looks absolutely amazing.



Nikki Closser, Seattle Senior Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Headshots, Seattle Glamour Photographer

December 12, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Meredith Sledge - WOWZERS!!! Pretty sure she could be a model. LOVED these Nikki! Some of your best for sure!

Flash Back to: August 2012 | Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Hollywood School house Wedding


I decided to do a Flash Back Friday post today to one of my favorite wedding venues on the east side. I love photographing weddings at the Hollywood Schoolhouse. The location is perfect in Woodinville, WA and the venue itself is really cool. It is nestled in amongst tons of wineries and there are plenty of places to take photos either at the venue itself or close nearby. The upstairs has gorgeous vintage couches and decor and the courtyard is just beautiful!

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We did Kate and Jeff’s first look where the light was perfect upstairs.

first look

I fell in love with this chandelier that is located upstairs, as well.

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Kendra Springer , who is on the left, did hair & makeup for all of the girls. She did such a phenomenal job. Everyone looked gorgeous!

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

hollywood schoolhouse wedding photos

Hollywood School house Wedding

hollywood schoolhouse wedding photos

Before the ceremony, their pastor had Kate’s bridesmaids and some of her family give her words of love. We were all in tears! It was really beautiful.

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

hollywood school house wedding photosKate & Jeff chose to get married outside in the courtyard. You can also get married inside on the gorgeous hardwood floors. Both options are great.
Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

I love the sweet look on Jeff’s face!

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Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

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hollywood school house wedding photos

Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

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Hailie | Maple Valley Senior Photos

Maple Valley Senior Photos

I was so honored that Hailie chose me to do her senior pictures. She is one of the sweetest people I know! Hailie is a senior at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley and I met her a few years ago when I photographed her entire family and I thought she was the coolest girl.

After Hailie had her hair and makeup professionally styled by Cynthia at my studio, we started her photo shoot. Oh, and she was such a trooper the day of her photo shoot. She had just come from The Wings of Karen 5K Bra Dash, which I know she worked so hard at all morning! (Hailie’s mom, Kristi, is the founder of Wings of Karen).

This is one of my most favorite shots. Hailie is just beautiful!

I asked Hailie to write me a list of 10 things about her. Her list totally makes me want to hang out with her. And have her babysit and teach my future children;)

10 Things You Might Not Know About Hailie

1. I am the oldest of five kids
2. I think babies are the cutest things on earth
3. I am a state swimmer and I hope to swim in college
4. My favorite vacation place is Hawaii
5. I volunteer for my mom’s breast cancer foundation, Wings of Karen
6. I really like to read
7. I would like to study abroad in Spain
8. I love being in the sun and on the beach
9. I want to be an elementary school teacher
10. I enjoy painting my nails and have around 200 nail polishes

maple valley senior photos

I like to do both outdoor and in-studio photos for seniors. Then they have a variety of looks and it’s always fun for them to get a little more glammed up in my studio!

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 I couldn’t decide if I like color or black and white better for this photo, so I’m showing them both!

maple valley senior photos

maple valley senior photosI can’t wait to hear which college Hailie decides to swim for. I know she is going to have such an amazing time!
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