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.
There are times at weddings when everything comes together and it just an amazing experience. Kristen and David’s wedding was one of those times. Sue, the mother of the bride, did all of the wedding planning and I’ve never experienced such a flawless event.
Organization goes a long way. Our photo shoot was the most seamless I have had to date – and I have been doing this for many years! With everyone in position and ready to go, I was given additional time to experiment and we wound up with some very memorable shots.
I had so much fun, everything went off without a hitch and I was made to feel part of the family.