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Just another traveler on this rocky road that we call life…

Seattle’s Museum of Flight

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I’ve always been a fan of museums just as I have always studied flight in wonderment. Living so close to Boeing, I get my fair share of interesting aerial sightings. I did photograph the Blue Angels from Boeing field, where I acquired the worst sunburn of my adult life. But not until recently had I had the opportunity to attend  Boeing’s Museum of Flight.

I highly recommend this educational day trip adventure to anyone. The history is rich within those walls. The knowledgeable and personable docents were eager to strike up an informative conversation with patrons. The large main room windows allowed for light to pour through many different types of suspended aircraft. The outdoor portion was quite cold (being the middle of the winter, to be expected. lol) but worth being uncomfortable. This is where we were able to walk through some aircraft, including JFK’s airforce one. Cool stuff.

Overall, the entire visit was a whole lot of fun and very educational. The staff was great, too.


Real Estate Photography

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I like to have my fingers in many pies, so to speak. Real estate photography has long been a market that I have wondered about but ignored, for the most part. Wonder no more, Alaina.

Many thanks to some helpful advice from a real estate broker, I will be taking extra measures to buff up my portfolio and hustling in this direction. New things are on the horizon! Thanks Brian!

Thank you for a beautiful 2016 holiday season!

2016 Wreath Photography
Thank you for a beautiful 2016 holiday season!

The 2016 holiday season was a tad bit chaotic. Overall, the outcome couldn’t have been better! I am thankful to have been able to spend quality time with loved ones. Also, I am thankful for all the considerate presents that I received.  Of course, I am especially grateful the gifts that I gave were very well received. I love surprising people with kindness.

New Year’s Eve was rather quiet. It was fun just the same. I had good company and a little pacific northwestern snow in between the rain.

I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday season. I hope that you found yourself surrounded by love and comfort.

The business has been picking up a little steam. This December has had me on some pretty awesome projects!

I’m going to rock 2017. Are you with me? This is our year!

Client Testimonials That Melted My Heart

Photography Kirkland couple portrait photography
A while back, I took a step outside of my comfort zone. I collectively asked some excellent clients for their honest feedback on my provided service. These client testimonials really tugged at my heart strings! I was really blown away by the flood of heartwarming positivity and encouragement. It is the little things that really matter. I’m so happy that I could make the best of their photography experiences.

I feel so fortunate to have such lovely people in my life. Every single one of these clients has made a positive impression upon me. I fondly recall each of their sessions. I must be doing something right to be attracting these awesome people! Asking for testimonials is difficult but I am so thankful that I could set that anxiety aside. These are amazing people and it has been my goal to keep these people smiling. 🙂


Client Testimonials:

Alaina is fantastic to work with. She is helpful, prompt, and goes beyond the call of duty. From staging the scene to final edits, she is capable and talented throughout the entire process.”- Sara D.

“Wow! They [the images] turned out AMAZING!!! Thank you so much! I LOVE them! You have a gift!“- Shawn G.

“Alaina was instrumental in helping me and my boys have a great photo shoot. She helped with suggestions on what to wear (colors/pattern wise) and she effortlessly brought out their smiles and silly faces alike.”Jack B.

Working with Alaina was fantastic. She turned some of my mediocre ideas into clever masterpieces and used the natural light to add a sense of whimsy to the photographs she took. She was able to use the same lighting to create some slightly more seductive pictures, too. I was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism and her ability to just go with the flow. I was pretty awkward and uncomfortable at first, but we ended up having a great time laughing and being creative together. The pictures she took made me feel like a bombshell and even caught the attention of the man who is now my husband. The fact that she let me use wine as a prop was definitely an added bonus.”- Debra M.

Professional, patient, and easy to work with to get the imagery and retouching you are looking for and need for a great photo.”- Olivia C.

“Alaina took senior photos for my son – and was able to accommodate us on a short notice. She inspired confidence that we would end up with quality shots and we were very pleased with the results.“- Jenny R.

“My husband and I recently had a photo shoot with the spectacular Alaina ofCiceri Photo. I was a little concerned about how my husband would do, as he never “modeled” before. (I had, but it’s been many years.) My fears were immediately put to rest by Alaina’s professionalism and easygoing demeanor. We began by being silly, and then progressed to many different poses with a few wardrobe changes. The photos came out PHENOMENAL and I could not be more pleased! Everything about them, from the lighting to the composition, is perfect. These photos will be cherished for many years to come. I can not say enough good things about Alaina, her ability or her creativity! I feel honored to have been able to participate in a photo shoot with her and hope to get an opportunity to do it again sometime!”Barbara S.