A couple of weeks ago we got a call from one of our clients letting us know that they were getting an exchange student from Italy and that they wanted to book a senior portrait session for her up on Mt Rainier. Living so close to one of the most amazing places on earth offers so many opportunities. We spent the day driving around the mountain and stopping at various places to take photos. As is typical in the PNW we had to deal with some rain and because of the clouds and the rain Mt Rainier wasn’t actually out most of the day, but it didn’t matter.
I’ve known Tricia for a long time, since she just before she had her first baby, for this maternity (her 4th) she joined forces with her sister and we headed out toward Roslyn(From Northern Exposure fame) and Ellensburg for some cool settings. We had a great day and here are a few of their photos.
Senior $teals – 1/2 off package
Firstlight Photography has been working with more and more teens that are paying for their own senior portraits so we decided to do a huge promo.
Reserve your shoot by April 30, 2010 and for $150 you will get the following:
- 1 1/2 hours of photography
- Online gallery
- DVD with full resolution and facebook/myspace sized images with retouched images and copyright release
- $75 in print credits (good for standard or premium prints only)
- 5 retouched images (i.e. blemish removal, teeth whitening, effects, texture overlay)
- Pierce County locations don’t incur a travel fee
Here’s How You Can Save Even More…
Bring a friend for an additional $50. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours total but your friend gets all of the benefits listed above. Buddy shoots are wonderful because having your best friend along puts you at ease.
As time permits, we can hit a few of your favorite locations for shots. Wardrobe changes are permitted – we don’t limit this. It is your shoot! All you need is a ride to your location(s) of choice. We recommend that seniors bring a parent or older sibling along for the shoot. Of course friends are welcome too.
For more info or questions just give us a call @ 253.335.7958 and ask for Kier or Mitzi.
Firstlight Photography has hooked up with Free University to offer a couple of basic photography classes. We are also very proud that one of our photographs was chosen to be used for the cover of the first Free University course catalogue.
We will be teaching you basic operation of that really cool camera you bought, but can’t figure out how to really use. We take about 2 hours and go over some basic photography principles and camera operation.
It doesn’t matter if you have a point & shoot camera or a more advanced SLR, I’ll help you get the most out of your camera.
Classes will be in the Puyallup South Hill area from 6:30 – 8:30 on April 21st & June 16th. Contact Free Universtiy WA to register. There will be a fee of $5.00 to register for the class.
For more information, please contact:
Robyn Liss at the Ubiquitous Journey on South Hill.
Telephone: (253) 445-6128,
Mailing Address: PO Box 731517, Puyallup, WA 98373-0015.
The best part
of our home studio is the extra love and attention you get from the furry critters. Bug, the dog matriarch of our family, LOVES when we have clients over. When the lights go on you will see her milling about getting ready to nonchalantly strike a pose. She is one stealthy dog.
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.
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.
I’ve mentioned Ubiquitous Journey (Ubi’s) in a couple of previous entries, so I’ll keep this fairly short. Robyn, the owner of Ubi’s, has invited me in to host a discussion about my photography later this month and I wanted to take a chance to invite anybody that may be interested to come. Ubi’s has a lot to offer, featuring a great selection of organic products, covering the range from loose leaf teas to organic cotton clothing.
Please come and join us
May 13th at 6:30 pm.
Ubi’s is located on Meridian right next to Po Boy BBQ & Enterprise Rental Car.
15011 Meridian E. Suite C, Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone Number is: (253) 445-6128
Firstlight Photography offers special First Year packages that include your baby announcements, monthly photo shoots, and a family portrait session. Best of all, our packages can be custom fit to serve your needs.