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To know me is to know I love a theme! (LOVE IT) And when Maya shared her passion for all things from the Happy Days decade…I was totally on-board – and frankly seeing all of her beautiful frocks made me want to go shop at Mod Cloth but no… I stayed focused.  The Sammamish High School Senior did not miss a detail — her blue polka dot dress with a skinny red belt, patent leather blue purse,  white lace gloves and nude pump were  perfection but when she pulled the vintage Coca Cola bottle & straw out… I knew this 2016 Senior came to play 😉  We’ll be sharing more from her photo shoot (because seriously… this girl went all-in for every single look) so just consider this your teaser!  Oh and in the spirit of Throw Back Thursday — here’s my own Clark Family Photo from Halloween Past — rock’n the 50’s ourselves!

As always… we have tons of senior eye-candy for you.  Here are some quick links below and if you just need to get on the schedule, CONTACT US for current availability.

Link to our Favorite Senior Pictures

Recent Senior Photo Shoots – Tips, Tricks & More

 

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2016 Senior Demi from Issaquah High School walked in looking like a total super model and it only seemed right to give her the full magazine-style senior photo shoot.  Glam red dress? Check.  Cool truck?  Yep.  Totally fab hair & make-up with fierce (faux) attitude – done & done.  This sweet girl could not have been more lovely to play pictures with and when she laughed and scrunched up her nose a little bit when she giggled in between shots… I knew before I even saw the finished images that she was pure magic on film from start to finish.  Big thank you to  her entourage (aka Mama & BFF) for joining in the fun… such a great day 😀  Want more? We added another cool studio look from her session to our Instagram here. If you are ready to book your own senior pictures, be sure to CONTACT US for remaining open session dates.

 

 

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When I write this blog at night…I realize that some of my musings are out of left field but — here’s what I was thinking about this evening…The following inquiry: “What should I do with my hands?”  Such a simple question and one that literally comes up every time I do a senior photo shoot.  You are probably laughing because clearly we all spend a great deal of time in our own skin but for a  lot of us… suddenly, everything becomes a bit um… awkward.  Somewhere over the last decade, I made it my mission to end the unpleasantness of that feeling for our clients by literally thinking of every possible place for hands, feet, and limbs of all kinds 😀  Here is the benefit of my study  in a nutshell. “Pockets are awesome.” (Were you looking for world peace? haha)  In the absence of this go-to clothing option… I also love a great prop like Elizabeth’s super cute polka dot balloon here.  Adding in props to a few of the shots gives something to play off of until the nerves ease and we all realize…hey this is actually pretty fun! 😉

For more senior prop ideas check out our blog here or to schedule a senior shoot, contact us.

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Girls Senior Pictures | Top 4 Questions

Below are four really common questions that we get asked by senior gals (and Moms) related to 1. getting prepared 2.  the actual photo shoot and 3. best practices.  We thought it might be helpful to address them here featuring beautiful Sabrina from Skyline High School. She is a total “Do” from beginning to end.  Full disclosure — our Senior Pictures Experience for the girls is admittedly… a little over the top — I’m not even going to deny it.  The full scale production and style-team approach that goes into making this milestone extraordinary is meant to make this magical for everyone involved.  Am I potentially compensating for my own lackluster high school senior pictures embarrassment circa 1991? — yes… yes I am.  (ding, “bitter” party of one!)  but my rationale is that every girl should have a time to feel beautiful, confident and celebrated. (and not have to wait until her wedding day to do it 😉 )

Question 1: Will you help me with posing?…I’m kind of nervous.

Oh yeah, absolutely!  Posing is supposed to fun… since we’re just having a good time — we’ll crank up the music, show you tons of different options from natural to model-y and just play.  The brilliant part is you are able to relax, choose what you love and leave the awkward behind!

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Question 2.  Is there anything that I should avoid like patterns or bright colors?

Um, NO.  Your senior pictures are all about you and since you are the only one in the photo — you do you!  Let all of your style choices be a reflection of who you are and what you love about your look right now.

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Question 3:  Do I really need professional hair & make-up?

We always recommend that you let us pamper you with camera ready hair styling & “ready for your close-up” make-up.  Our senior photo shoots are photographed just like a magazine-style model shoot (Karlie Kloss and Kendell Jenner get a style team… why shouldn’t you?)  Whether you like to keep it natural or glam it up… perfect skin and shiny locks help you feel confident in front of the camera. (And for the things that hair & make-up don’t cover… Photoshop is a beautiful thing — we’ll take care of any imperfections in post production!)

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Question 4:  Can you help me with ideas and the overall look & feel of my shoot…what about locations?

Of course!  99% of the senior pictures that you see in our portfolio are photographed here at our state of the art studio so we encourage you to browse the gallery and make a note of your favorites. Additionally, prior to your session, we’ll be sending you a Studio B Seniors Style & Prep Magazine to help to you get ready, coordinate props, and finalize your wardrobe so that this experience is uniquely You On Your Best Day.  We are also a little bit Pinterest crazy around here, so we’re always updating those inspiration boards with fresh ideas.

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Hope you found this helpful –if we missed something that you would love for us to answer… feel free to send us questions (chances are someone else has the same one that you do!)  This is hands down our busiest time of year for senior pictures, so if you are ready to schedule Contact Us for current remaining session dates.

 

 

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There is a moment during every senior pictures session with high school boys that I wait for …and when it happens I’m always hopeful that I’m actually holding my camera (preferably in some very good light 😀  )  It’s the occasion that it hits the boys that they are really having a good time.  I can see the instance when the tide turns and even thought they may not say it — it’s written all over their face.   You probably think I’m going to say that I see “Joy”… but NO, it’s “Relief” — as in… “this didn’t suck as much as I thought!”  Haha.  I’m kidding… but really — we are well aware that most of our fellas have not grown up dreaming of their moment in the spotlight …not only is it understandable… it’s quite natural.  My very favorite suggestion for any of our guys is to bring Mom, Dad or a buddy to the photo shoot.  Our “More the Merrier” philosophy is the secret weapon for getting relaxed expressions and natural smiles.  Oh and speaking of smiles… this shot of Trent from Overlake High School is just one of the many awesome portraits from his senior shoot…Mom made him laugh.  😉

For more Senior Guy Inspiration, be sure to check out our Senior Portfolio and Tips & Tricks for Great Senior Boy Pictures.  Ready to schedule? Contact Us

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