Seattle's Fireplay Experts

Flame Effects & Photography Team

Yes, this is real fire.
When handled professionally and carefully, fire can be tamed for a short while to create beautiful art with the human form.

Selected as Seattle Erotic Art Festival Visual Artist 2022, 2023, & 2024

People's Choice 2024 Award Winner!


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Behind the Scenes

Create with Us

Try the wild and different!

Seasoned fire performers Jed Vassallo and Jeff Hicks have been performing for crowds for decades in the Pacific Northwest. We later turned our attention to the more intimate side of fire. Our focus these days is facilitating fireplay experiences for others.

Our photo sessions can be private affairs in your home or other selected space, either indoors or out. We also liven up parties with this unique offering where we give a safety briefing and create art with your assembled guests and friends.

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This is a unique offering you won’t find anywhere else! Come play with fire and capture images that will last a lifetime.


You will not get burned! We follow strict safety procedures ensuring your safety. You will however get a bit wet.


With decades of fire-performance work under our belts and no injuries, we know how to be safe while still having a good time.

Fire for hire

We have shot campaign work for clients such as Rainier Beer. Consider adding fire to your next promotional campaign or event.

Kind Words

“The team is very professional and experienced and it shows! I love the excitement of being on fire. I have some absolutely amazing art created with passion and love because of Flame Friends. -”


“The Flame Friends don’t just create beautiful art, they curate an incredible experience. From the safety talk at the beginning, through the collaboration of creating the vision to the adrenaline rush of being set on fire, it’s a roller coaster of feelings. And then you end up with this incredible art that’s so legitimately *real*.”


“Jeff and Jed are so great to work with. They explain the whole process and make sure you are at ease, which for something that is potentially dangerous is vital. During the whole process I knew I was in safe hands and I loved the way my photos turned out.”


“WOW! Safety and consent practices are outstanding. Very professional and unexpectedly comfortable. Communication and creative collaboration is noteworthy. The finished art speaks for itself, but the experience of creating this art with Jeff and Jed is the real prize.”


Memories to Last a Lifetime

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