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    2016 Studio B Seniors Model Team

    NEW Model Interview!!! Funny, sassy, smart Mariah is just unforgettably awesome in every way.  I love how she lights up a room and makes each of us feel so special for just getting to bask in her glow! From her future with Liam Hemsworth to her keeping-it-real attitude on “senior-itis”…I know you are going to love our interview with Mariah (above)

    READY FOR YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT?  We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.  If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2016 student that is social, smart, fun, positive, outgoing, photogenic …then keep reading for directions to apply below.Our Studio B Models like Mariah are the Face of Studio B Seniors. Selected student models help us with showcasing the latest styles for the upcoming Senior Season, promote Studio B Seniors at their schools and are featured in all of our print and online advertisements including full page spreads in 425 Magazine.   Our promotional models for the 2016 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot with professional camera-ready hair & make-up from the amazing stylist at Sorella Salon and  have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures.

    For additional information and to apply online:

    1. Like us on Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram
    2. Contact Us and put “2016 Studio B Model-Online Application” in the message box  — As soon as we receive your message we will send you a link to the online application.

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    10 Great Valentines Day Ideas with Monica Hart featured in 425 Magazine_Studio B Portraits
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    I LOVE my husband…I really do, but Valentines Day transformed into an extravaganza of candy hearts for our kids many many years ago!  Then…I photographed this 425 Magazine feature with the fabulous Monica Hart and I started to feel inspired that even I could pull off a Pinterest-worthy date night with my Valentine.  Full disclaimer as you stare through Monica’s rose colored glasses — this lady is major talented so where she is hand-dipping her own fortune cookies, sauteing her secret recipe crab cakes and crafting gold leaf hearts — I’ll be cheating with the Trader Joe’s & Michael’s version;-)  Honestly there were at least 10 totally do-able ideas for me — favorites… Casa Blanca on the big screen, sweet treats in perfect little serving sizes and of course fun beverages in fancy glasses!

    xoxo, Brooke

     

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    High School Models Wanted

    Time for another Model Interview! Meet Emma! The Eastlake High School Senior brought her BFF and Mom to her shoot and it was just all “smiles and smizing (smiling with your eyes)” from beginning to end. We love that she shared with us that her favorite color is “Glitter” — um, ours too:-)

    We have been getting tons of emails and calls regarding our 2016 Model Team so here’s all of the scoop on our fabulous promotional models. — We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.  If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2016 student that is social, smart, fun, positive, outgoing, photogenic …then keep reading for directions to apply below.

    READY FOR YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT?  Our Studio B Models like Emma are the Face of Studio B Seniors. Selected student models help us with showcasing the latest styles for the upcoming Senior Season, promote Studio B Seniors at their schools and are featured in all of our print and online advertisements including full page spreads in 425 Magazine.   Our promotional models for the 2016 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot with professional camera-ready hair & make-up from the amazing stylist at Sorella Salon and  have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures.

    For additional information and to apply online:

    1. Like us on Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram
    2. Contact Us and put “2016 Studio B Model-Online Application” in the message box  — As soon as we receive your message we will send you a link to the online application.

    #StudioBseniors #StudioBmodels

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    Professional Headshots for Business_Studio B Head shots_0099.jpg

    I literally begin every professional headshot session with NO camera in my hand.  You and I sit on a couch and we just have a conversation.  I ask you the single most important question for our collaborative success – “Who are you?” or  “Who do you want to be today” — For 3 out of 4 people…the question usually elicits some sort of smile and pondering expression as they really think about the answer.

    Let’s be honest — as a human beings…we wear a lot of hats.  For me — wife, mom, sister, um…rocking amazing photographer but when I’m doing my own professional headshot — I need to think about which side I’m showcasing (and spoiler alert…it’s not the mashed-bananas-covered Mommy of a 2 year old) My professional brand is so much more than my ability to create a great picture of you — what I need for you to know is that I’m ….a smiler, very quick to share an embarrassing story about myself, a big fan of reality TV (don’t judge me), a creative communicator, and obsessed with all-things-business (your business, my business…the business that they were pitching on Shark Tank last night):D  I don’t put pressure on myself to deliver all of that in one portrait — but rather more of a Gestalt effect over time because I get SO many opportunities to express myself visually…and by the way YOU do too. If you are thinking WHAT? Don’t worry I’m going to explain.

    Social Media is going to be your very best version of showcasing who you are and the many layers of your professional personality. Linked-In, Twitter, blogging, Facebook, Instagram, company website — all of them are your “digital handshake.”  When I photograph our portfolio sessions here at Studio B, we create 4 completely unique looks with the idea that each of the looks is a different part of the “professional you” that you would like for clients and colleagues to be introduced or to learn about you.  What becomes VERY important, is taking a few moments (and maybe even a sheet of paper to make a list) — to think about who YOU are within your industry and what you want to share with your professional circle.  If you need a little help — FYI, it’s what we do here so feel free to contact us.

    On a related note, I follow Guy Kawasaki on Linked-In and he offers some of the most straight forward and easy to execute advise regarding navigating social media that I’ve ever read (…he’s also funny…love a quick wit) so if you are interested here’s a link to his post on The Art of Social Media

     

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    Executing professional portraits for business on your own behalf can be intimidating when you are flying solo but when you add the “double-lux, two-handed, back-handspring” version of coordinating outfits with your partners or team …it might feel downright impossible.  Good news — it’s NOT.  And the quick answer does not have to be “Everyone wear black, black, with a little more black”

    When it comes to personal branding for professional success — nobody does it any better than the ladies of Sorella Salon (above).  These beauty industry entrepreneurs never miss and when we got together to photograph their promotional images for Sorella’s new location (they have 3 gorgeous Eastside salons), I just knew they were going to dress to impress (and be the perfect example for me to share three easy tips for coordinating wardrobe attire for yourself and your group business portraits)

    3 Easy Tips to Dressing with your Partners

    1.  COLOR:  Select a color palette that includes up to 3 hues and give everyone the freedom to design an outfit for themselves that references any or all of the colors.  (Hint:  Looking at your brand colors — staying in that color family is a brilliant way to have your professional brand look polished and pulled together.)

    2.  DETAIL: Adding unexpected texture, pattern and accessories can really send a message of creativity and individuality – differentiating both you and partners from one another (and perhaps your competitors)

    3.  STYLE: Getting on the same page is critical and we typically say it like this — “Make sure you are all going to the same office” — meaning…decide if you are going upscale casual or dressing to impress.  Mixing your messages here is confusing to your client and best avoided unless you’re intentionally going for a throwback to the “Odd Couple:D

    Full disclaimer, when we do consultations for wardrobe and personal branding imagery…there are like 10 more steps but these first 3 are the ones that I would grab out of the proverbial burning building.  If you are needing a headshot refresh for you or your team, be sure to check out our headshot galleries and let us know if we can answer any questions.

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