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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!"


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!

June 3, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Anna | ANNAdventure - What a STUNNING shoot. I love all the snow and I love her gown!! So dreamy!

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.


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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.


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

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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.

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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!