Home offices are such a big part of our daily lives and keeping our loved ones close even when we are “on the job” is a great way to remind ourselves why we are working so hard! We recently installed this contemporary five piece series for the Hunt Family’s beautiful Bellevue, Washington home. The Giclee Gallery Canvas wraps are sleek and custom to showcase the best of each portrait yet perfectly sized to finish as a symmetrical display (Since I always get the question…the center family portrait is 30″ wide). If you’d like to see more Show Us Your Wall “Decorating with Family Portraits” posts… here’s a quick link to some of my favorites. Oh and if the “Hunt Family” is looking familiar to you… it might be because we featured them in our 3 Reasons to Do Family Portraits in the Studio article.
Before I tell you what every successful business person knows about managing their professional & personal brands — indulge me as I ask you to do the following quick exercise — Picture yourself in your favorite outfit — really…get a visual in your mind of exactly what that amazing ensemble looks like. NOW… picture yourself wearing that outfit to every single social and professional venue that you will attend for the next year. EVERY single location and event….regardless of if it’s fancy or casual. Let’s add an extra level of consideration to your selection by telling you that… everyone will know. Why? — because they are attending those events with you. Yep — formal board meeting at the office, 5K Charity run, happy hour with clients, company picnic….there you are appearing the exact same way you did in the last place they saw you. It of course sounds absurd because you would NEVER do it, right? In real life we change our outfit and our expression to mirror what we’re doing and who we’re doing it with — Social Media and all of the professional networking that we engage in for elevating our professional brand works in the identical fashion.
Whether you are hearing this for the very first time or you are literally setting the pace like Colliers International Durgesh Sharma (above) it’s important to keep your image fresh, authentic and customized to the spaces & places that you are using them online. By now, I know you won’t be surprised to hear that most of our C-Level Executives do full portfolio refreshes every 12-18 months? Not only that… they tailor their image profiles to the personality of the social network they are posting to for maximum impact.
Should you be doing the same? Want to know how? In my next post, we’ll share our “best practices tips & tricks” for creating great profile images for LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs, Company Websites, Press Releases, and Speaking engagements. Here’s a quick link to more articles on the topic of headshots & social media as well….
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Today we’re wrapping up our Studio B Model Interview series with an up-close and personal with one of my absolute favorites from last season… Miss Madison. The STEM High School beauty is just another one of those special high school senior girls that reminds me why I love being a photographer. I was lucky enough to photograph her twice and there were SO many amazing images but it’s this sassy braid combination (created by Wesley at Sorella Salon) that will forever be one of my favorites. Madison liked her “little black dress” a lot too so I’m sharing a quick link to that fabulous outfit too! Big thank you to all of our Models from last season…it was such a joy to work together and to all of our NEW 2016 Model Team just joining us — we’re looking forward to a fun 12 months together!
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 Madison 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:
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- 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.
Our brand new “Show Us Your Wall” share features the Hanson Family. Their gorgeous Sammamish home is just a Pinterest board waiting to happen isn’t it? Mom Nancy wanted to blend her love of elegant design with the loves of her life (I can totally relate) and we decided that simplicity was the very best match for her elegant style. The 30″ Giclee Museum Canvas in the foyer is a beautiful unifying statement piece to their home highlighting the togetherness of all nine members…yes NINE. (Can you tell I’m still in total admiration of the couple’s 7 children?) but it’s the 20″ framed piece in their master suite that just gets me every time…so much love & emotion in just one moment.
Here’s a quick link to some of my other favorite decorating designs, tips, tricks and more.
425 Magazine and Monica Hart teamed up for their latest styling and entertaining feature — AND guess who was lucky enough to photograph it? Yep, THIS girl! (two thumbs pointing right back at myself) Once again this very talented lady laid out the most unbelievable Spring inspired floral and feasting arrangement that frankly had me wondering if I wanted to “DO” a party…or just be invited to one of hers. (sigh… to know me is to know that there really was never any question – heehee…where is that take-out menu again?) But for you impressive do-it-yourselfers here’s a quick link to the online recipes.