Portrait Park Samples

  • Published November 18th, 2012 by Mary Lou Guinn

One of the special things about Point of View by Lou Photography is our Portrait Park. The asian garden, rock garden, rose garden, classic cars, country settings and unique grounds provide stunning backgrounds for our clients.   This  post features Liz who is one of our High School Senior Studio Representatives for 2013-2014.  Her photos were taken here in the park. The portrait park is where we host our annual Portriats in the Leaves event every fall. Every season of the year is unique to the park so there is no bad time for your pictures to be taken.   We are located only 4.2 miles off of Hwy 16 in Gig Harbor, minutes from Tacoma & Bremerton. Picutes on location are available as well for those with a special photo session in mind. Ask about your favorite picture place.  We are only minutes away from any water portrait or beach photo location. 

Call us today to schedule your photos! There is still time to get these done before Christmas 2012.




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Our Love Story - Jessica & Dash

  • Published August 21st, 2012 by Point of View by Lou Photography

Here is the lastest video for a sweet couple!  

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Venue Choices - Historic Buildings

  • Published August 16th, 2012 by Mary Lou Guinn

Choosing a venue is one of the hardest decisions to make. When Joe and I got married back in 1996 we were torn between an outdoor wedding or a church wedding.  We wanted to be married in March but the weather can be unpredictable in the spring, so we decided on a church.   When Lori called to inquire about hiring Point of View she asked about traveling out of the area. She and Ryan had choosen to be married in Chehalis at the Historic United Methodist Church even though they live in Snoqualmie Wa.    The church was absolutely amazing! The stained glass windows, brick exterior and worn stairs to the entrance made this venue her number one choice. The reception was at the Historic Hotel Washington in downtown Chehalis. 

If you are wondering if we travel to your special venue, call us to find out ! 253-225-7108 

 Here are a few of my favorites from that day.  Don't forget to watch the video of all the photos from that day. 



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Chris & Jan's Love Story

  • Published August 16th, 2012 by Point of View by Lou Photography

 Chris & Jan will be here in the morning to proof their wedding photo - but you get a sneak peek!   We have a unique, creative and fun vibe when taking pictures of the bride & groom and the families. I hope that you can catch a sense of the joy and love that was part of their special wedding day.


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Tessa & Robert

  • Published August 13th, 2012 by Mary Lou Guinn

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the wedding last week.  I was so happy that the weather was cooperative for Tessa & Robert!   Robert made the arch for the wedding with drift wood he collected.  I think this is so very cool!  Check out the full video below to see some of the highlights



Congratulations to Robert & Tessa! 



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Free Bridal Wedding Consultation

  • Published August 1st, 2012 by Mary Lou Guinn


I love to meet couples at for coffee and for a free no obligation consultation.  Take a look at our sample wedding albums & ask questions.  I promise to buy your coffee and won’t badger you like a used car salesman.  Our approach is relationship based. Lets begin a friendship. All our brides start off as strangers but in the end we are friends.  We want to work with you thru the process of planning your wedding.

Thru the years,  I have found that some couples had many questions about hiring a professional wedding photographer.  Some of the questions had to do with the amount of time and how long they thought they would need a photographer. When we pencil out an actual time line of the wedding day, ceremony, reception & photos they found that the time needed was actually longer than they thought. It wasn’t that I was trying to convince them that they needed to spend more money, but rather to have a realistic view on what they wanted and compare that to what the package they would need.

Another thought that they had not considered for them to think about:

When this wonderful wedding day is to be remembered 5 years from now, How is it that they want to remember this day?

Is it a CD that they will pop into the computer and look at photos? Is it a wall portrait of their wedding day? Is it a wedding album?

There are many cost involved with a wedding, however it is important to keep in mind that those beautiful flowers, yummy cake, delicious food, precious moments will only be preserved thru photography.

It is important to set aside funds somewhere from 15% -25% of your total wedding budget for your photography.

Another helpful part of the consultation that my couples found was that I came with my book of resources. I partner with many vendors, caterers, dj’s, videographers, venues and florist not to mention many more. As we discussed each couples plans I was able to supply them with business cards to help them fill in the gaps of vendors they were still looking for, which they found to be extremely helpful. (Just one more reason to meet with me for your free consultation)

Call me any time @ 253-225-7108 I would love to meet you over a cup of coffee to chat…

Your Friend and Wedding Photographer,


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