Inglemoore High School 2014 Senior Brenda is a natural Latina beauty that makes every she puts on looks SO cute — I’m positive at this point it has nothing to do with wardrobe selection…it’s just who she is! At just 5 feet tall she walks in and she is all smile and shiny hair. (of course as we headed outside she added these sky high wedge heals and then she was well on her way to super model height) We have another one of our favorites of Brenda on our Facebook page here
Issaquah High School 2014 Senior Savannah had the most perfect day to photograph her senior pictures outdoors so we grabbed our vintage yellow bike and got to clicking. One caveat…um the tires are flat — not a little bit soft…I’m talking super duper done. (It’s was a garage sale steal and I love it…but it’s not easy to maintain this thing) But Savannah is so tiny and athletic…she actually made it look like she was riding here on the right!
So as you might know if you follow this blog…I’m a little bit (read: A LOT) obsessed with Pinterest. I’ve used it for decorating my sitting room, designing my son’s nursery and most recently I used it to plan our wardrobe styling for our family pictures that I had scheduled for us during our vacation to Sooke in Vancouver Island, Canada – some people buy souvenirs on vacation…I plan photo shoots (Old habits dies hardBig thanks to the local BC photographer Nichole Taylor for creating these lovely memories for us.).
Since family portraits typically fall on Mom from start to finish and figuring out what everyone is going to wear can be intimidating…I thought it might be helpful for me to share some tips for how I did it for my own family shoot and what we also do here at Studio B for our families that would like to do wardrobe consults before their family sessions. First — I started with the season and embraced the idea that we would be outside in the Spring/Summer sunshine. Second — I thought of the venue — big white hotel with a huge waterfront view of blue seas. Three – this shoot was celebrating our 10 year anniversary …I wanted to focus on Glenn and me as a couple and the family as an entire group so coordinated…but NOT matching outfits were a priority. Four – I thought about where these portraits would be on display in our home and I selected the red, black & green accents because they would match our family room beautifully. Five (and finally) – Style…I wanted upscale but not formal (meaning: no jeans) but still a comfortable ensemble that we could all move easily. I love the idea of mixing patterns and solids with complimentary colors…don’t be scared! See…just 5 easy steps Just kidding…I know it’s not quite “that” simple and if this feels like a lot for your own family session at Studio B…don’t worry, we’re here to help you (I’ve literally gone through closets to assist Moms and built inspiration Pinterest boards for clients prior to sessions).
Our senior sessions are really varied — we shoot four different looks on four different sets…and admittedly — the number one question for most guys is “Do you have any suggestions for what the boys should wear for their senior pictures photo shoot?” Let me just say that Shorewood High School Senior Thor is not “most” guys. The 2013 Graduate has a really clear sense of his personal style — like this blue Burberry polo that he paired with a light colored trouser…the watch was a perfect finishing touch to the overall look. Of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight, his best accessory…Confidence He is a natural in front of the camera!
This shoot was as fun as it looks! Mount Si High School 2014 Senior Natalie arrives at Studio B for her senior pictures portrait session and I just had to do a double take — the first time we’d met she was a chocolate brunette…and in walks this blonde bombshell! And since one good surprise deserves another, I asked her if she’d be up shooting at a brand new spot — the oh-so-awesome Chicago Pastrami Issaquah just opened and it looked (and smelled amazing). With the vintage decor, retro signs, jukebox & phone booth…the creative possibilities seemed endless.