Seattle Wedding Photographer | Bridal Magazine Photoshoot

You know there is never a dull moment in our work flow.  We are surrounded by wonderful clients and friends that are in the wedding industry.  And, we have a knack for finding the truly unique and energizing projects.

Recently we happened upon a very exciting new magazine called Rock Bride.  The first issue is under production and will release later in the Spring.  The magazine is also producing a wedding show in Bellevue this fall.  We are told the show will have live entertainment, vendor booths, cake tastings, wine and beer tastings, two fashion shows, a Men’s Zone and lots of  give-aways.

We met with the publisher and knew instantly that we must sign up for the show.  Serenity Armstrong, publisher extraordinare, had us from the moment she explained her concept.  “This is not your mother’s wedding” has become the magazine’s tagline.  BINGO.  Our enthusiasm helped land a few stylized shoots.  These are the types of shoots that THRILL us.  Trying new techniques, working with top notch wedding industry vendors, talented models all the while being able to create something that will hopefully help inspire engaged couples plan their unique wedding.

Our clients are looking for something different.  They want a modern twist on their wedding.  Granted, this modern wedding might include vintage flair with the height of elegance and sparkle or it might involve a Time Travel Theme or a combination somewhere in between.  So what makes something a modern wedding?  We are seeing couples that are making their own traditions.  We are seeing themed weddings emerge, destination weddings, hybrid elopements, weddings with unique entertainment for guests, pop-up weddings and lots of LGBT weddings – which makes our hearts sing.

While we eagerly await for the release of the first issue of Rock This Bride, we can only show very basic sneak peek photos.  Here are a few from our stylized shoots.  You can only guess what we were up to…because we can’t tell you!

The first image is of our models back in their street clothes.  The rest are hints.  But, our lips are sealed!

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Rustic Summer Barn Wedding | Finding the Right Wedding Photographer

Are you planning a summer or fall rustic outdoor wedding?  Firstlight Photography has photographed over 150 weddings and are adept at photographing outdoor weddings as well as barn / rustic venues.

We come prepared with our full gear including lighting and an assortment of cameras and lenses.  Kier, owner and one of our lead photogs, is equipped with his “murse” (his male handbag, dare we say man purse?) that truly is like the Tardis – bigger on the inside.  We have items that come in handy for the couple and their wedding party and our camera bags weigh in at around 40 lbs each.  So, we spend a fair bit of time working out in the off season!

Lighting and weather conditions change frequently so we are always prepared to ensure our couples get the photos they imagined.  While we always look polished and presentable we do so in a manner that affords us the ability to cover rough terrain.  We sport sensible, waterproof and off road worthy foot gear so we don’t miss a beat.

Are you looking for just the right Washington wedding venue?  We know lots of vendors and have a preferred vendor list on our website.  We would be happy to meet for a consultation to review your wedding plans and help you get a jump start to your big day.

Boudoir Photography in Time for Valentine’s Day {Firstlight Photography}

Body Image – No, You Don’t Need to Lose 5 Pounds.  Promise.

Yes, we need to address this.  Oh and we are going there!  As a couple that has personally struggled with body image, we are no strangers to negative self talk.  If only I was thinner…if only I was 5 lbs less.  We are behind the lens daily and see our clients’ struggles.  Size 6 to size 32 – the concerns are the same.  We encourage you to express yourself and we will be there to help you pose and work your assets.  We will help you with wardrobe selections in advance of the shoot.  We are there to help you rock this out!

Our goal is to help empower you to let out your inner sexy.  Yes, it is in there!  And, your inner vixen is telling you to not worry about the number on the scale.  What is sexy?  Confidence.

What Does a Package Look Like?
Packages start at $450 (a $200 savings) and include full hair & make-up, private online viewing of photos & 5 retouched 8×10’s with digital copies. We can also produce great books for special gifts.

Location!  Location!  Location!
We have some amazing venues and locations scouted out for your sessions. We are heading to Centralia, WA because it is chock full of diverse, historic and amazing backdrops. Can you say train depot? Pool tables? Brick exposure? Vintage goodness?  Bring your trench coat and we can explore the outdoors.  There are so many different scenarios.  We will brainstorm with you to help figure out your vision.

Ready, Set Go!
Please call us for your consultation.  We are ready to talk about your ideas and answer questions.  You can reach us at 253.335.7958.

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Wedding Vendor Love {Firstlight Photography}

We love what we do and feel so fortunate that we have met amazing wedding vendors over the years. We just got a referral from Annemarie Juhlian, an amazing nondenominational officiant serving the Puget Sound and beyond region.

Last year we ended up doing three weddings with her (which is alot with just one officiant).  We realized our clients were similar and we loved working together.  She does a great job of getting to know the couple and crafting a very specialized service.  She basically makes Mitzi wife tear up every single time.  She is thoughtful and it shines through.

We are fortunate to get to work with her on many elopements.  She started an amazing site called Elope Seattle Style.  She guides couples through all the ropes for a Puget Sound elopement.

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.

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Fort Worden Port Townsend Wedding Venue {Firstlight Photography}

Alex and Nichole have set sail for their honeymoon cruise and we are editing their photos.  This Fort Worden wedding is just magic to us.  We love their images and they were amazing to work with.  Happy honeymoon you two!  We will have the photos done upon your return!  Their wedding will also be featured in the On the Go Bride Blog!

Puyallup Wedding Photographer | Engagement Photos {Firstlight Photography}

Here is a sneak peek at a recent engagement shoot in Tacoma.

Little Black Book boudoir photo sessions – Puyallup boudoir photographer is heating things up

When we started offering our “Little Black Book” boudoir photo sessions we new we had the right idea, but the response has ben amazing.  Recently I got a call from one of our brides when she wanted some special photos to give her husband on their upcoming anniversary.  We actually got a message from her within seconds of our first posting about doing our Little Black Book sessions.  She was more than happy to share the photos, but since hubby hasn’t seen them yet we’re only only posting a small preview of her photos right now.  You can see more at our WEB SITE as well.

While you can’t see it in any of these photos Kari Baumann did the make-up for this session as well as for her wedding and she did a great job.  It was good to work with her again.

Now Booking Boudoir Photo Parties!

Boudoir Portrait Party By Firstlight Photography
On-location, Customized, Tasteful images.

Get together with friends! Earn FREE prints as a host!

No session fee for you or your friends!
Print Prices Starting as low as $25 per 8×10 sheet

Now Scheduling and Thursday and Friday Evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Call us today at 253-335-7958 to schedule your party!

Firstlight Weddings – NEW web site Launched today!

I don’t have much to say other than to announce that our new wedding web site has launched just a few short hours ago and we are thrilled with the new look.  Please click the image below and have a LOOK.  If you dig enough, you might just find a special discount offer.