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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 :)

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.

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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.

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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

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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 Schoolhouse Wedding

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Nikki Closser, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Glamour Photographer, Seattle Headshot Photographer

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

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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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Nikki Closser, Seattle Senior Photographer, Seattle Glamour Photography, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Maple Valley Senior Photographer

Claire | Photo Shoot

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Claire is a junior at Bellevue High School. She came in for a photo shoot and she was so much fun. I love her style, not to mention, I’m in love with her hair color. Claire wore a combination of her own outfits and some of the fun dresses that I keep in the studio.

Once she had her hair & makeup done by one of my stylists, Katie, we started her photo shoot. I’m a sucker for mint green, so I was excited about her first outfit!

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I have no doubt that Claire has a bright future. I had the pleasure of meeting her mom and she is an incredible role model for Claire! I could tell right away that they are very close.I asked Claire for a list of 10 things about her and I’ll include her answers throughout the rest of her blog feature.10 Things About Claire

1. I am a junior in high school
2. I have been dancing for 13 years and I trained with the Rockettes in New York last summer
3. I have been a varsity cheerleader for 3 years and I am currently a co-captain of the squad
(How cool that she trained with the Rockettes!)
4. I love math
5. I have 18-year-old twin brothers
6. My brothers are my best friends
7. I have three dogs, two cats, and a fish
8. I love to read
9. I have always been the youngest person in my grade
10. I have a quirky sense of humor and I love to laugh
After doing Claire’s photos in my studio, we headed outside to one of my favorite locations.
Nikki Closser, Bellevue Senior Photographer, Seattle Senior Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Head Shots

Sneak Peeks | Courtney & Craig | St. Mark’s Cathedral & Sodo Park Wedding

Here are some sneak peeks from Courtney & Craig’s St. Mark’s Cathedral & Herban Feast Sodo Park wedding! It was a gorgeous November day for a Seattle wedding and we luckily had zero rain. Courtney & Craig were surrounded by almost 300 loved ones and their guests erupted in applause after their first kiss. The food was amazing and The Nines band had the dance floor packed all night!

Courtney chose to wear the Mimosa T-Strap shoes by BHLDN by Anthropologie, as well as the Layla Drop earrings. For bridesmaid dresses, she kept with the BHLDN theme and had the girls wear the Juliette dress in cameo pink.

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The guys hung out downstairs at the Alexis Hotel in the Library Pub while they waited for the girls to get ready.

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We had just a few minutes to squeeze in a portrait of Courtney upstairs at the Alexis before heading out for her first look with Craig. She was just gorgeous!

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first look

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Reception & Catering | Herban Feast Sodo Park

Ceremony | St. Mark’s Cathedral

Wedding Planner | Perfectly Posh Events, Holly Patton

Flowers | Butter & Bloom

Cake | New Renaissance Cakes

Bride’s Dress | Maggie Sottero 

Bridesmaid Dresses, Bride’s Earrings, Bride’s Shoes | BHLDN by Anthropologie

Girl’s Getting Ready | Alexis Hotel

Bride’s Hair | The Refinery, Elizabeth Muench

Bride’s Makeup | OffWhite, Megan Bingham

Bridesmaid’s Hair & Makeup | Chroma Salon at the Alexis Hotel

Vintage Rentals | Vintage Ambiance

Paper Goods | Songbird Paperie

Band | The Nines