Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Fort Worden Park Military Wedding {Firstlight Photography}

If this Firstlight Photography wedding picture leaves you wanting more, click on it to see a video of this couple’s wedding day!  The venue was Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend nd it was quite impressive.

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Puyallup Wedding Photographer + Joplin Designz + Wanna Cupcake = Trouble!

Our Social Circle

Here is a sneaky peek at our latest post from our wedding blog.   We met up with  Joplin Designz and Wanna Cupcake and had a meeting of the wedding vendor minds.  Hop on over to the Firstlight Photography Wedding Blog for the full skinny on these amazing (and local) vendors.

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Waterfront Wedding {Firstlight Photography}

We met Alex and Nichole at the South Sound Wedding Show at the beginning of the year.  Here is a sneak peek at their wedding from this weekend.  They were married at Fort Worden State Park – which also happens to be where parts of the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman” was filmed.  It truly is an amazing location.  Alex and Nichole are a fabulous couple with amazing family and friends.

What a lovely day.  Congratulations to you both!  More to come!

Announcing Green Wedding Week!

Stay tuned for Green Wedding Week, starting tomorrow, February 14. Every day will feature an eco-friendly alternative to the elements of a standard wedding, from cakes to flowers and lodging. You’ll learn how to transform your wedding into a model contemporary celebration and have a blast while you’re at it!

Monday 2/14: Zero-impact Lodging

Tuesday 2/15: Beautiful Blooms

Wednesday 2/16: Cakes, Cakes!

Thursday 2/17: Catering right

Friday 2/18: Guilt free diamonds

Weekend: Start Planning!

What is Your Color Story? | Firstlight Photography Hearts COLOURlovers

Firstlight's Vintage Wedding Color Story

What will be your wedding color story?

At Firstlight Photography we are just in love with the latest wedding color stories from COLOURlovers . If you haven’t yet seen this website or blog you need to bookmark both immediately!  COLOURlovers is a community where people from around the world create and share color, palettes and patterns.  You can even design your own palettes and patterns for your wedding.  It is incredibly simple and way too much fun!

More eye candy

Take a look at their blog about color hues.  It is gorgeous and a Firstlight favorite!  Let us know what you think and send us your color inspirations.

For more inspiration click here.

Send us your color story and we will post the collection!

Send us your inspirations.  We’re not just talking weddings.  It could be the color palette for your house, website or one that you design because it just makes you smile.

Union Station Wedding l Tacoma Wedding Photographer – the other half

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the other half

This picture was taken at Union Station during the first wedding that my husband Kier and I worked together.  As the behind the scenes person at Firstlight Photography I decided now that our kids are getting older,  it was time to join in the fun of taking photos.  Since I was a child I have always had a camera and a love for photography but Kier has worked hard to teach me the technical aspects I used to just “fake.”

other duties as assigned

The thing that has surprised me most about shooting weddings is all of the “other duties as assigned” that pop up.  I can’t tell you how many flowers I have pinned on the gents – not to mention a few bridal bouquets have required a quick fix.  I find people.  I find rings.  I give guests directions via cell (for those that know me well – this is down right scary).  I straighten ties.  I help repair unfortunate accidents that sometimes happen to cakes.  I work with the wedding planners to ensure we understand the timing of the event.  I even take the family dog for a walk around the grounds.  I feel lucky to be invited to the best parties around the Puget Sound – and I enjoy being able to help smooth out the wrinkles that always pop up and make things interesting.  I travel with my McGyver Bag of tricks and supplies.  It comes in very handy.

Mostly I take photos.  I take this picture at every wedding I shoot with Kier.  I am usually in the background when he is doing portraits so you can see my perspective below!  I just can’t resist this shot.

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Firstlight Photography at South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine’s Tacoma Wedding Show

Over the weekend we were at a wedding show in Tacoma put on by South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine.  It was a great show, met a lot of people, including quite a few vendors that I will be sharing with you.   The show was at the convention center and was much nicer than the shows I’ve been at in the Tacoma Dome.  Not only is the venue nicer, but the show was a little smaller giving brides a chance to really interact with the vendors and giving them a fighting chance to remember those that they liked.   I had a great time and am looking forward to the next show on JAN 31st at the Great Wolf Lodge!

Rock Creek Gardens Hosts Jazz in July

I mentioned this before, but I was informed that I had the day wrong, so I wanted to make sure that it got corrected.  Jazz in July is on Wednesday Evenings in July, including TONIGHT, from 6pm – 9pm.

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It’s a Ho Down at Pickering Farm in Issaquah

This is a slideshow of a corporate event Firstlight photography shot at Pickering Farm in Issaquah.  It’s a great venue if  you are looking for a place for a corporate event venue or wedding venue in the Seattle or Eastside area.
YPO Ho Down Video.

Pickering Farm
1730 – 10th Avenue NW, Issaquah

The Pickering Farm is located on 9 acres adjacent to Issaquah Creek.  The Farm includes the Pickering Barn and outside recreational opportunities.  The seasonal Public Market is also located at the Farm.

 

Rock Creek Gardens – New wedding venue in Puyallup

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to get a tour of Rock Creek Gardens on their official first day open to the public and I was amazed!  I met with Gracie Safford and she spent a long time walking me around the grounds and showing me the bridal suite.  She was clearly excited about the upcoming wedding season and explained that although this will be their first official season they did have a “secret season” last summer to help iron out all the wrinkles.  If you are interested in getting a tour of the grounds give Gracie a call to make an appointment.  The grounds are stunning and Gracie is very helpful, but if you are interested make a booking early as this summer is nearly full already and next summer will go fast!

As well as a great wedding and event venue Rock Creek also offers a very nice nursery that  is open to the public, but if you would like a tour of the venue please call ahead and make an appointment.

Besides being an event venue Rock Creek Gardens will be having live jazz on Tuesday nights in July, so if you’re looking for something to do in July this is a great chance to visit a great venue and listen to some live jazz.

For information please call or e-mail:
Gracie Safford

253.435.0243
info@rockcreekgardensvenue.com

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