Seattle Boudoir and Pinup Photography |Firstlight Photography

You do NOT need to lose 5 more pounds!

Sometimes we hear that a client is just trying to lose 5 pounds and they want to wait for photos.  Even (or especially!) super models greatly benefit from Photoshop.  Firstlight Photography has worked with clients long enough to realize the poses that work to accentuate your positives and those that help disguise anything that you might be self-conscious about.  We work with size 2 clients to size 28 clients and they all tap into their inner sexy.

boudoir 2Getting Prepared for a Boudoir Shoot

If you are after the full Diva pampering session we work with very talented hair and makeup artists.  We have a variety of before and after images to show the true artistry that comes along with this service.   Lipstick, gloss and fake eyelashes make for amazing images.  These are some of the most impactful things you could do to prepare for a shoot.

It Truly is in the Details…

• You will want your makeup to work with your wardrobe choices so it is good to determine a theme prior to the shoot (more on themes below).
• Arrive with your hair down and with little or no product so we can have the most flexibility during the shoot.
• Treating yourself to a mani / pedi is a great way to dress up your shoot.
• Be sure to keep your skin well hydrated by drinking plenty of water several days before the shoot.  Also make sure you are moisturizing your body in advance.
• If you are going to get a wax, we recommend giving yourself several days to allow for the redness to disappear.
• And, if you are sunburned we recommend rescheduling the session.  Wear that sunscreen!

boudoir 3Strike a Pose…or Two

To get yourself ready you should practice your sexy looks in the mirror for a few days.  It will really help ease your nerves the day of the shoot.  Own your sex goddess stature for the day.  You deserve it!  Again, it is ideal to bring a friend along.  It makes you more comfortable and they offer tons of support!

boudoir 8General Theme

Do you feel like being a 50’s pin up?  A 20’s inspired hottie?  Or maybe you just want your makeup done with a little more emphasis.  Picking a theme will help you figure out wardrobe and it will help us get the images you want – even if you weren’t sure at first. We are here to consult with you on ideas well before the shoot.Boudoir Combo Dress Up Time

First off, shoes are always an important factor!  Once you have a theme we can help you build around them.  You should bring clothing that makes you feel sexy and beautiful.  Bras, panties (cheeky and beyond), teddies, corsets, stockings, garters, tank tops, knee highs, sports jerseys, spouse uniform shirts, and a white men’s shirt are all great ideas.  Remember a pair of jeans, a pencil skirt, a fitted V neck tank and other items can be paired with undergarments to make a very sexy ensemble.  It is your comfort level and what is sexy to you and your partner.  In addition we come with our bag of tricks which include a wide variety of jewelry and a range of props for you to use.

Shoot Location

Some clients like to book a luxurious hotel room, a bed and breakfast or even outside in a secluded location for the shoot and others prefer to have an in home shoot.  And then there are the clients that love the urban decay / high fashion shoots.  The choice is up to you.  We have many location ideas so we will help determine what location is right for your shoot.boudoir 7En Route to the Shoot

We recommend that you wear something non-restrictive to the shoot location. Elastic garments can leave lines and redness.

What to Expect at Your Boudoir Session

First off we realize getting boudoir photos can seem intimidating but honestly our clients get over the jitters early on and end up having a blast.  Boudoir sessions are tasteful images that show off your inner sexy.  Since each client has her own comfort level and an idea of what = sexy we will work with you before your shoot to get an idea of what types of images you want captured.  Our sessions produce fun, sexy, flirty, vixen images and you are always in total control of the direction of your shoot.  Again, this is where a friend really comes in handy to help get you over the initial nerves.

Retouching

Boudoir offers so many options for editing.  We edit your images and post them on your secure password protected online gallery.  We will edit our favorite photos with a variety of techniques (black and white, black and white with a punch of color, retro etc).  In addition we offer skin softening, teeth whitening and a variety of other effects to make your pictures even more fabulous.

boudoir 4Privacy

Privacy is a concern due to the intimate nature of boudoir sessions. All boudoir images are kept in strict confidence and no images will be shown without permission from the client in writing.  We use only professional labs and album companies that safeguard the privacy of our clients’ images.

Other

If you have any other questions about what to bring or how to prepare for your session, please let us know. It is totally OK to bring too much. We can pick out the most flattering items once you arrive to your session.  We offer a 15% military discount on services.

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GROOMSMEN & WEDDINGS – THE SWEET SPOT | FIRSTLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

As wedding photographers we would by lying if we didn’t say we love working with our grooms.  Dare we say they are never running behind due to a salon delay?  We seem to get extra time with them on the big day and this is where the magic happens.  There is nothing more awesome that the squirrel-y nature of a pack of men preparing for (and celebrating) a wedding.

One of our favorite calls was from a groom that wanted to stage a pic for his wedding album.  “Can you be in our room in a few minutes?”  Well, heck yeah.  We traveled to Eastern WA for this wedding so we had some extra time on our hands and were booked at the same hotel room.  The clock was set right before the ceremony was to begin and the debauchery of the moment was caught on film.

2014 will be filled with many more new grooms and their rat packs.  Often times cool or nerdy cool but always genuine – and always having fun.  As the husband and wife duo behind Firstlight Photography we just can’t get enough of our wedding dudes.  Here is to an adventure filled 2014 wedding season!

 

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Bellevue LDS Temple Packages {Firstlight Photography}

Firstlight Photography does alot of wedding photography at the Bellevue LDS Temple.
The Bellevue Temple offers a tremendous backdrop for photos.  Firstlight Photography knows the grounds well and has several favorite locations for wedding sessions.  We can help you plan your wedding.  Our LDS Wedding Packages start at $625.

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Rustic Chic Wedding Color Stories {Firstlight Photography}

Rustic chic weddings may include barns, outdoor rustic locations or other off the beat and path venues.

These weddings have a touch of whimsy, a DIY / ETSY vibe and lots of sparkle and vintage detail. Candles hanging in lanterns, twinkly lights hung outdoors or shimmering crystals boost sparkle.

Details can include textures like linen, burlap and anything in between. Overall a rustic chic wedding is a mindset. These weddings tend to be low key but don’t skimp on the amazing details.

Looking to establish a wedding color story for your day? You should check out the COLOURlovers! Rustic Chic Weddings Group. This was created by us, but we already have many contributors. It is entirely too fun playing with the colors.

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