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!
Alex and Nichole are getting married soon and we are lucky enough to get to shoot their wedding in Port Townsend, WA. We met them at the West Sound Wedding Show in Bremerton earlier this year. Here are a few more engagement pics on the beach.
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.