A while back the lovelies at Firstlight Photography posted a question on Facebook about whether or not there was anyone interested in doing a Trash the Dress session with them. I, being the crazy person I am, jumped at the chance. It was suggested that we do the shoot at Rein Fire Ranch in Ravensdale. If you’re not familiar with the area you are sorely missing out. Rein Fire Ranch is located in a beautiful area southeast of Seattle and is surrounded by the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain Forest.
I have to say, my breath was taken away when I first pulled up to the ranch. First off, the place is HUGE. Second, the view is, to be a bit cliche, breathtaking. There’s sky and mountains and trees as far as the eye can see. It’s an absolutely beautiful background. And that’s not even the ranch itself. Rein Fire Ranch has a bounty of awesome features. From the lush green grounds to the rustic barn. From the amazing garden complete with gazebo to the cabana. But my favorite area was probably the pathway between the fenced in pastures, which if you are lucky, may contain a horse or two.
Before lighting up my dress we did some more traditional photos using the barn and grounds. The place is absolutely perfect for wedding photos. There are so many areas to take photos; you can go traditional and use the huge lawn and garden area, you can go rustic and use the barn and pasture areas, not to mention the bridal suit for getting ready. The possibilities are kind of endless. After our foray into traditional pictures it was time to get down to business.
Using one of the fenced in pasture areas we set up a fire pit and got to burning things. First a cardboard cake, then my dress. I can’t tell you how much fun it was. There is something very freeing about ripping off your white dress and throwing it into a fire. And before you ask, yes, I am still very happily married and about to have a baby. I’m just no longer a blushing bride, more like a grown woman who happens to be married. So I guess you could consider my Trash the Dress experience as a coming of age event. With fire.
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.
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.
I’ve talked about All That Shimmers in previous posts and I really can’t say enough good things about the shop or Karen, the owner. I went to visit her on Sunday after meeting with a client in Lakewood and found out that she is having a really big sale on some discontinued wedding dresses. How big of a sale?
MARCH 19th 7-9pm ONLY
HUGE SALE on all discontinued gowns, Many were over $1,000 all are now $299. Cash and Carry. You MUST make an appointment for this event.
Call to make an appointment: 253.584.5400