I’m about to tell on myself — I’m absolutely obsessed with Madi’s “Game of Thrones inspired hair and ultra long lashes. (Big thank you to Sorella Salon’s Rebecca & Charina for her camera ready hair & face) I know I’m coming late to the G of T party but now that I’ve been binge watching seasons 1 through 4 it struck me immediately that Madi from Issaquah High School looks like Sansa and Oh c’mon…you all know I’m right! I also posted another of my favorite outdoor portraits of Madi on our Facebook page here)
Redmond High School Class of 2015 Senior Nick is a total Renaissance guy…you see him here and you think — All American kid (shoot, it even says as much on his t-shirt) but he’s got a wide range of talent and interests that we also were able to showcase during his senior photo shoot. He brought his entire drum set-up for one of his studio looks and while he was still assembling it I was able to capture this candid behind the scenes moment that really says it best.
Senior pictures are a tremendous milestone and at Studio B we really focus on THE EXPERIENCE — it has got to be as fun creating the images as displaying them in your home and sharing them with family & friends later. I laugh when first time clients call and ask us about shooting with props, bringing their pets and other special requests…the answer is always YES. Wondering what you CANNOT do at Studio B???…Here you go —
1. Awkward changing in your car?
2. Sitting in traffic and trying to figure out parking in multiple unfamiliar locations?
3. Showing up at a stranger’s home and taking pictures in the basement?
We’ve heard it all and we were as shocked as you. Shall we all agree those gems are off the table? (heehee) — In all seriousness, if you are wondering how to create your very best senior pictures experience — my advice is to relax and think about what makes you feel fabulous – is it a fashion piece, a color, a type of music, a hobby — give it some thought and then let us take it from there! Our studio is beautiful, the sets are cool. the wardrobe area and lounge are waiting for you and we’ve got an entire Senior Style and Prep Guide that is going to make planning your session a snap. Remember — this is what we do and our specialty is bringing out the wonderful in you.
This was my second occasion getting to photograph Ally above (the first shoot I gave her a bundle of balloons in a wind storm with the encouraging words of “Good Luck with these” — haha — she nailed the shoot btw and it was just such a ball. She is the absolute poster girl for creating Senior Awesomeness…yes I said “awesomeness” — a little Super Model dress up, studio lights and Top 40 tunes. YES please.
I know! I know!…You just can’t stop looking right? At 35 weeks pregnant with (…wait for it) her 4th baby — Summer is just the epitome of glowing & beautiful. I know I should just dispense with talking any further because these maternity portraits say much more than a 1000 words….but I won’t. (heehee) Unbelievably — Summer had never done a portrait session like this before — cue the shock & awe because clearly she is amazing at it! She had a very clear vision of her style…a natural bohemian goddess (my words not hers!) and Mom & sisters were on hand to help us create her look. If anyone from the Free People company are reading this blog…I bet they are planning their maternity clothing line right now and would love to have Summer here –Of course…the Free People folks would need to get in line because this busy Mom is also a professional doula helping other “Moms-To-Be” bring their own bundles into the world. You can visit her website and learn more about Summer at Ritual Birth Doula