When Obsessions Meet – Shooting a Corporate Event at Boeing Future of Flight & Paul Allen’s Heritage Collection!

A couple of years ago I learned a very important lesson.  Networking on a golf course works!  I met one of my best clients on a golf course and I don’t even play golf.  I was shooting a charity tournament at the Newcastle Golf Course and was asked if I was able to cover another event a couple weeks later for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and they have since become one of my best repeat clients.

In March I got a call from YPO to cover an event they were having up at the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center.  I was super excited to find out that as part of this event I would have to go with them on a private tour of the 747 / 787 assembly plant and Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection.  I’ve had an obsession with airplanes, especially WW II airplanes, since I was about 8 years old and it was this obsession that sparked my passion for photography.   Now, because I happened to be on a golf course one day I got the chance to combine my two obsessions!  It is days like this that when asked if I like what I do I always give the same answer, “It sure beats working!”

I wasn’t allowed to take my camera into the Boeing assembly area, but I did get to take pictures of Paul Allen’s collection and what a collection it is!  There are some one of a kind planes there and every plane is in flying condition even if they don’t fly it due to being the last of its type.  If you love airplanes as much as I do, or have a father-in-law that does, this is the perfect place to go.  All in one location you have the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the 747 plant that gives FREE tours, The Flying Heritage Collection and near by is the Stormbirds Me 262 Project.

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About Firstlight Photography

Kier is from Orange County and Mitzi is from just outside Chicago. We both moved to Seattle in June of 1995- but it took until 2006 for us to actually meet. We saw the same concerts and we both had the same Capitol Hill sushi haunt but it took over 10 years for our paths to finally cross. When they did we had no idea that our careers would collide into a fabulous partnership. We share a common love of music and photography. Kier caught the photo bug years ago and Mitzi always had a love of art and a mind for business. When we aren’t out on a photo shoot you can find us roller skating with our kids, hosting Martha Stewart eat your heart out dinners (Kier is the chef & Mitzi is the baker), watching movies -we share a love of “Strange Brew” (which should be slightly embarrassing, but we own it), or doing DIY projects with our insanely crafty kiddos. We are located between Seattle and Tacoma any frequently travel throughout Washington, Oregon and California. You can book us for your destination wedding or event and we will give you a reasonable travel quote (our passports are ready). Life is good and we work hard to convey this in our work. There is nothing more rewarding that receiving a note from a client’s mother thanking us for doing a great job on her daughter’s wedding photos. Call us and we will do a phone consultation or meet over coffee to talk about your photography needs, answer questions and, if we are a good fit, we can devise a variety of package options.

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