Senior $teals – 1/2 off package
Firstlight Photography has been working with more and more teens that are paying for their own senior portraits so we decided to do a huge promo.
Reserve your shoot by April 30, 2010 and for $150 you will get the following:
- 1 1/2 hours of photography
- Online gallery
- DVD with full resolution and facebook/myspace sized images with retouched images and copyright release
- $75 in print credits (good for standard or premium prints only)
- 5 retouched images (i.e. blemish removal, teeth whitening, effects, texture overlay)
- Pierce County locations don’t incur a travel fee
Here’s How You Can Save Even More…
Bring a friend for an additional $50. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours total but your friend gets all of the benefits listed above. Buddy shoots are wonderful because having your best friend along puts you at ease.
As time permits, we can hit a few of your favorite locations for shots. Wardrobe changes are permitted – we don’t limit this. It is your shoot! All you need is a ride to your location(s) of choice. We recommend that seniors bring a parent or older sibling along for the shoot. Of course friends are welcome too.
For more info or questions just give us a call @ 253.335.7958 and ask for Kier or Mitzi.
Here we are again, day one of the WIAA State 4A Basketball Championship and it’s off to a big start. Although I’ve shot sports for years and I really love shooting this tournament I do not pretend to be a sports writer, or really much into sports at all. I do enjoy watching basketball and at this tournament there is some great basketball being played. Another highlight is what Federal Way High School’s head coach, Jerome Collins, is wearing. He didn’t dissapoint, check out this gold suit!
Once again I’m shooting another really cool event. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be shooting the U.S. Open Swimming championships in Federal Way, WA. There’s a lot going on, events going all day, some of them quick and others, like the 1500m freestyle, that take forever.
I’ve often found it quite ironic that as I’d end up shooting so many different sporting events when I’ve never really been a sports person. Sure, I played soccer as a kid and later on in life I was drafted by the roller hockey team some of my co-workers had formed when I worked at The Mac Zone. I’d never even watched a hockey game, but when they found I was was born in Canada they decided that Hockey was in my blood and I should be the goalie. Other than that my interest in sports has been pretty minimal since Magic Johnson left the Lakers.
How is it then that I ended up spending so much of my time shooting sports? Some 15 years ago I was hired by a medical device company to travel around the country taking photos of their products in various hospitals and I was thrilled to finally be making money doing something that I love. When I got back from that trip I started contacting all the local newspapers until finally I badgered the editor at the Federal Way News enough that they finally gave me a couple of assignments and I kept after them until finally the sports editor started giving me regular work. I was so excited to be doing the work that it didn’t matter a bit to me what I was taking pictures of, I was being paid to take pictures and they were being published in a newspaper! I did this as a sideline along with my day job for a few years until I finally decided I’d had enough of the day job and quit without any real plan other than I knew that I wanted to take pictures for a living.
It took a few months, but I finally got in touch with a company that specializes in sports photography and since that was what I’d been doing with the paper I thought it was a good match. I started doing contract work for them 7 years ago now and I still love it. While I’ve never really been into professional sports, at least not since I spent my youth watching Lakers games with my dad, I do really love getting to go to all the high school tournaments. I also get to travel quite a bit and see a lot of places I’d never get to see otherwise.
Yes, I’m a few days late posting this, in fact I’m at the 3A Basketball tournament right now and will be for the next 4 days, but I just had to update my post about Jermoe Collins and Federal Way High Schools boys basketball team, they WON! Not only that but coach Collins was once again rocking a new suit. Congratulations Coach Collins and Federal Way Basketball!
I’ve been doing photography in one form or another for over 23 years now. It’s more than just a little bit scary to think about it, but over the years I have had a chance to do a lot of really cool things, from traveling across the country taking pictures of hospitals, shooting some really cool weddings, taking pictures of celebrities and a few politicians, but over the last 8 years one of my favorite things I get to shoot every year is the Washington state high school basketball tournaments.
I have been shooting the WIAA State Basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome for 7, or is it 8, years and there is one thing I look forward to every year. What is Federal Way High School’s coach, Jerome Collins, going to wear? My favorite was an electric blue suit with a knee length coat he wore a couple of years ago.
Today he was at it again, coaching his number 1 ranked basketball team to another victory over Redmond High School and looking good doing it!