Studio B Portraits in Issaquah near Bellevue Washington » Fashion Inspired Senior Pictures - Modern Family Photography

    Great Executive Headshots of Aegis CEO Dwayne Clark_photographed by Brooke Clark at Studio B Portraits_0070.jpg
    Great Executive Headshots of Aegis CEO Dwayne Clark_photographed by Brooke Clark at Studio B Portraits_0073.jpg

    One of the very best parts of my job is the people I get to meet — the industries, the experience, the roles are so varied — I sometimes want to set the camera down and just ask question after question.  This photo shoot with Aegis CEO Dwayne Clark felt like an entrepreneur master class…and admittedly…I might have stretched the session longer than absolutely necessary to have an opportunity hear more of his stories. 😉  Philanthropist, Author, Entrepreneur, Husband, Collector — the man wears a lot of hats (and clearly… as you can see above…some fantastic custom clothing — his personal style is one of a kind too)

    Want to see more? We shared a little behind the scenes on Instagram from Dwayne’s shoot here.

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    Great senior pictures of guy in black sweater_Studio B Portraits_0075.jpg

    We photograph a lot of senior guys and looking sharp is as important for the fellas as it is for the gals so we thought it would be helpful to do another senior spotlight on this popular topic.  Newport High School Class of 2016 Senior Ryan is showcasing an All-American look — navy sweater layered over a white t-shirt paired with a dark wash denim — instant classic.    The key to this look by the way is dressing head to toe… remembering to bring a belt and coordinating shoes for the most flexibility & overall variety.  We love that he brought his football for some action shots — bonus points for that!

    For more Senior Guy inspiration be sure to check out out Senior GQ Portfolio and our Senior Boy Pinterest Board

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    I’m a big fan of lists…  give me a pro & con or do & don’t version…and I’m golden but the truth is — when it comes to getting your professional headshot there is just ONE thing at the top of my list for you in terms of rules.  Yep…just one.  If you never read anything else on the topic of personal branding and professional headshots, let this be the single take-way for ever and ever, Amen. Here you go:  NO MAKE-OVERS.  (I know we’re not supposed to capitalize because it means I’m shouting…but um, I’m actually yelling here for emphasis 😀 )  Do not try something new visually for your headshot session.  Honestly, don’t do it.  Picture day is all about home-runs — fit, color, hairstyle — go with what you know is amazing.  Professional headshots are “you on your best day” — not the time to get clever.

    • For the ladies, we always recommend professional hair & make-up  to give you that camera-ready polish but no drastic cuts or color changes, don’t do curls if you normally wear your hair blown straight (or vice versa) — stick to your basic awesomeness and save the experiments for a special occasion.
    • For men, haircuts are a week before your shoot and keep your facial hair in alignment with how you present for clients.
    • We get a lot of questions regarding glasses and actually… this is a bit of a grey area if you split time wearing them so our recommendation is to bring them… shoot a few frames with and a few without to give yourself options.  (Same logic applies to ties versus open collar by the way)

    Andrea (above) is a great example of getting it right. She dressed head to toe in a style that is industry appropriate for her profession and scheduled her hair & make-up with our partner salon, Sorella before her session.

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    • Mary Batterson

      Hi, Brooke!
      Gorgeous photography of a gorgeous subject! I don’t know what this woman does for a living, but I WANT to hire her on the basis of these photos alone. (I think I officially have headshot envy.)
      Love to you and your family…and I’m with you…bring on the summer!
      Last, but not least, Happy 9th Anniversary! May you have many, many more. We are so lucky to have you working your magic in the Seattle/Bellevue/Issaquah area.
      Mary

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    Ready to get your glitter on for senior pictures?  Nisha from Skyline High School had the clever idea to incorporate a little glitter goodness into her photo shoot — well… one thing lead to another and let’s just say — there is not one person who has been to Studio B since her session that hasn’t left with a little sparkle in their step. LITERALLY…on the bottom of their shoes because come to find out — this magical dust sticks around for a long time!  We added a little behind the scenes video from Nisha’s shoot on our Instagram here.  Want to see more Studio B Seniors, be sure to check out our senior portfolio.

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