Amy & Paul got married in a very nice back yard wedding… a really big back yard.
Firstlight Photography is hosting exclusive photography sessions during BurlyCon, the burlesque Education and Social Convention held each year in Seattle. This year and we are offering amazing rates in our once/year sale!
We are scheduling photography sessions on November 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th. Do you need updated head shots or product photography? Or, is it time to get your boudoir or pin up session under wraps in advance of the holidays? We can provide you with professional quality performance photos.
Do you need Hair & Make Up? You are in luck! The BurlySpa is your one stop shop for all things beauty related during the convention. Tousled will be running the spa and we love working with their talented staff.
Tousled Offer and Pricing for the BurlySpa 2015!
Services with an Expert Stylist
Custom style $60
Makeup with lashes $60
Tousled is a matchmaking service for clients and beauty professionals.
Tousled uses rich content — like verified reviews, photos and videos —to help you not only find your next stylist but also feel confident in your beauty decision.
Services include hair, makeup and nails. You can also have Tousled on site for your wedding day
About Firstlight Photography
Kier is from Orange County and Mitzi is from just outside Chicago. We share a common love of music and photography. Kier caught the photo bug years ago and Mitzi always had a love of art and a mind for business.
Firstlight Photography is located between Seattle and Tacoma and we frequently travel throughout Washington, Oregon and California. We are a full service photography studio offering wedding photography, boudoir photography, pin up photography, family portraits, senior portraits, corporate photography and open air photo booth services.
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!
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.
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.
the grass is greener
It was a dry summer as can be seen from the before photos take at the Meridian Habitat Park in Puyallup. I know my bride was very disappointed that the grass was so brown so I decided to surprise her with a little bit of Photoshop magic. Below you will see the before and after images – and not a drop of water was used in this eco-friendly photo editing work.
Puyallup, WA – JAN 19th 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Firstlight Photography has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Photography!
The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.
Firstlight Photography is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.
“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”
We are happy to announce that Firstlight Photography is among the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWireand Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.
For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today .
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WeddingWire is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of www.MarthaStewartWeddings.com. For additional information, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.
It’s taken me a while to post these photos. Summer is a crazy time for a wedding photographer and now that things are calming down a little bit I’ve been able to post theres. This wedding took place on a bluff overlooking the Sound and was one of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever had the pleasure to shoot a wedding in. The Groom had been a bull rider in the rodeo and they both love horses, so the bride arrived at the wedding on horseback and at the end of the ceremony they both got on the horse and rode away. It was all very cool.
Robyn, the owner of Ubiquitous Journey, has invited me to be a featured artist at her in-store gallery in Puyallup. I met Robyn through a Kieran’s List networking meeting and paid a visit to her store. The store is a one-stop shop for natural and earth friendly products.
Robyn carries a wide array of natural products for infants and adults including organic cotton clothing, personal care items, teas, supplements, jewelry and beaded art, home decor and a variety of other goods. Visit her website to register for the next beginning yoga class or to learn how to make medicine bags. It is truly the most unique store in Puyallup.
While you are there, please check out my photographs! For those that are most familiar with my wedding work you will get to see what I do in my spare time. So, stop by and check out my landscape portraits.
Even before I fell in love with photography I fell in love with history. Starting in 5th grade with a book about the Red Baron I was hooked. I soon read every book about WW 1 and WW 2 in the school library and then branched out to the local public library. Recently I was in Texas and was asked if I’d be interested in visiting the USS Lexington Museum. I jumped at the chance and I am very glad I did.
The first aircraft carrier named Lexington (CV-2) was sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea, this Lexington (CV-16) was commissioned just a year later. The Japanese gave her the name “The Blue Ghost” since they thought she was the same carrier they had sunk in the Coral Sea.
There is a self guided tour of the ship that is fascinating, you get to visit a large portion of the ship and all along the way there are displays regarding the long history of this carrier. Just be prepared to do a LOT of walking and be ready for a lot of very steep stairs and if you are tall, like I am, be ready to duck.
For more information please visit the website for the Lexington
If you’d like to see more photos, check out my Gallery