With our business being located so close to Ft. Lewis & McCord Air Force Base we have had a chance to work with quite a few military couples. We understand the difficulties a military couple can face when planning a wedding, from cost concerns to deployment. Our military couples do not pay sales tax, so the price you see is the price you pay. While we do require a deposit to hold your wedding date we understand that you may be deployed and this is something you can’t control. At Firstlight we will allow you to change your wedding date due to deployment without any additional charge. When you pick your new wedding date we just continue as before. If for any reason we can not cover your new wedding date (we do have several photographers so this hasn’t been an issue) we will refund your deposit.
Since most of our packages include an engagement session we allow you to use that session any way you like. We have done bride only shoots, bride & groom as well as glamour shots after the wedding for the wife to send to her husband while deployed. We even had a new bride want to make a calendar for her husband to take with him to Iraq. You name it and we’ll help you do it.
For the bride that is looking for a great wedding dress, but is still looking for a great price we suggest checking out All That Shimmers in Lakewood. The owner, Karen, has a great eye for picking out the perfect wedding dress, but first she will let you try on any dress you like. Karen is a great help and a wealth of information so give her a call and schedule a time to see her or drop in. Just a warning, dropping in on a Saturday can be very busy. As further verification of how great Karen is to work with, All That Shimmers was voted the best bridal boutique by Evening Magazine and KING 5.
At Firstlight Photography, it is our goal to make sure our couples are having fun. We choose to do this line of work not only because photography is our passion, but we have so much fun with our clients.
Weddings can be stressful – no matter how meticulous your planning. So, we arrive early, look for the good shots and help out with “other duties as assigned.” Sometimes this means giving guests directions via cell phone, fixing ties, finding veils, repairing bouquets, amusing cranky children – and sometimes cranky adults and basically whatever it is we can do to be helpful and keep things on track.
We arrived early for Hannah and Dylan’s wedding and scouted out some locations. As we were taking bridal portraits of Hannah, Kier thought about getting her out on the course. We were able to get a golfer to donate a club and Hannah just went for it – a la the golfing bride! Surely this will be a great addition to the wedding book we are making for Hannah and Dylan.
We have been working on our first print ad that we are planning on placing in South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.
Who’s that girl?
Autumn is a dream bride and we just loved working with her. She was ready to have a good day no matter what curve ball she was thrown. She is so graceful, authentic and charming – her personality really comes through in her photos. We are pleased to have her represent our company!
If you are interested in finding out more about our sevices please visit the Firstlight Photography web site.