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Boudoir Portrait Party By Firstlight Photography
On-location, Customized, Tasteful images.

Get together with friends! Earn FREE prints as a host!

No session fee for you or your friends!
Print Prices Starting as low as $25 per 8×10 sheet

Now Scheduling and Thursday and Friday Evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Call us today at 253-335-7958 to schedule your party!

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January 20, 2010
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BEFORE

know what you are getting

One of the most important things you can do before you hire your wedding photographer is to ask about his post production experience.  What are you looking for?  If you don’t know, make sure you ask lots of questions when you review portfolios.   What comes with your package?  Make sure you know before you sign your contract.

candidly speaking

When shooting candids the intent is to capture the fleeting moment – which means you sometimes get the wall outlet and power chord in your shot too.   At Firstlight Photography all of our images receive the basic color and exposure corrections but we also do a lot of other editing you might not notice (which means we have done our job).  Aside from aesthetic changes, see if you can find the missing objects in the AFTER image.  In addition to “erasing” several objects, the post production work involved a layering, vignette and other techniques that we like to experiment with for that perfect album photo or canvas print.

AFTER

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January 20, 2010
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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.

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January 19, 2010
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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 .

About WeddingWire, Inc.
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.

Bride at Chambers bay - Sunset

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November 25, 2009
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Firstlight Photography welcomes Molly!

These pictures of Molly were taken within her first week.  It is a crazy time for new parents – even experienced parents like Molly’s (she’s their fourth girl!) but these early shots are so amazing.

Because it is hard for new parents to travel to our studio, we like to bring the show on the road.  Within minutes our lights and backdrop are ready to go – right in the comfort of your own home.  This is especially helpful for the parents of young children. 

Keep Firstlight Photography on speed dial and we can pay you a visit when your new addition arrives.

Please call 253.335.7958 to find out about our winter portrait specials.

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September 29, 2009
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Over the weekend we were at a wedding show in Tacoma put on by South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine.  It was a great show, met a lot of people, including quite a few vendors that I will be sharing with you.   The show was at the convention center and was much nicer than the shows I’ve been at in the Tacoma Dome.  Not only is the venue nicer, but the show was a little smaller giving brides a chance to really interact with the vendors and giving them a fighting chance to remember those that they liked.   I had a great time and am looking forward to the next show on JAN 31st at the Great Wolf Lodge!

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September 28, 2009
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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.

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March 04, 2009
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International Girl

I have known Lisa Williams, one of the people responsible for putting on the Washington International Girl Pageant, for a while now, but only recently found out that she was involved in the Pageant.  I’ve know her as a realtor until she asked me to take some photos of her daughter for the pageant.  It was a pleasure, her daughter was great to work with and it was clear she was having fun.

The Washington pageant is coming up on April 17-19 at the Seattle Marriott Hotell If you are interested in knowing more about Washington International Girl, I’m listing some information from their web site and there is a link to the site in the links section.

Natural Pageantry at it’s best….
Our program is open to girls of all ages from 0 months to 24 years. International Girl offers three levels of competition; Preliminary, State, and the National Pageant in July! International Girl features several award categories including Overall, Beauty, Talent, Personality, Photogenic, International Doll, and International Model & Talent.

Age Divisions
Baby Miss (0-18 m) Tiny Miss (19-35 m) Petite Miss (3-6) Little Miss (7-9)
Young Miss (10-12) Junior Teen (13-15) Teen Miss (16-18) International Girl (19-24)

About Our Program
The International Girl Program is one of the fastest growing children’s pageants in the nation! Our focus on natural beauty, talent, and personality allows all participants the opportunity to compete in a “total package” program. With year-round pageants and events, International Girl is designed to help all girls excel and reach their individual goals.
International GirlBrooke - International Girl

Her mother will probably kill me for posting this one, but we were having fun.

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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


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All That Shimmers - Wedding Dress