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      Tips for great professional business headshots outdoors | Issaquah Head shot Photographer

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      Professional business headshot photographed outdoors in Issaquah

      For a lot of professionals, updating your business headshot can seem intimidating.  If this sounds like you  — consider taking your business headshot outdoors. Whether you are branding yourself on Linked-in, looking for your next opportunity or just keeping your look current  bypassing the  studio lights and backdrops may be the perfect answer to capturing a great headshot.   For Heather (who is actually a complete natural in front of the camera), we started inside the studio and then jumped outside to give her a bit of variety to the overall shoot.  As a Loan Officer she has the flexibility in her industry that both types of looks would be completely appropriate.  Whatever your reason for heading outside…here are a couple of tips to get you started. First: Dress head to toe & accessorize: Even though it’s a “head shot”…presenting yourself in a fully finished outfit will give you confidence in front of the camera. Second: Go for the Easy Win:  Select colors and fits that you know that you look good in…no dramatic hair changes, color experiments or make-up shenanigans on the day of your shoot:-)Third:  Don’t be put off by extreme weather: Raining, overcast or crazy sunny?  No worries. Barring a hurricane…you’re working with a professional photographer that can accommodate for all types of weather patterns.  And actually, open shade on a sunny day (like Heather here) is super pretty lighting…we can get the same type of results with a typical Seattle cloudy day.

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      Girl Senior Pictures are Pretty in Peplum | Skyline High School Senior Photographer

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      So I know I’m going to sound like bitter party of one when I mention that I’m completely a green eyed monster over Skyline High School Senior Briana’s gorgeous (and might I point out genetically tan) skin:-)And don’t get me started on her gorgeous hair (which her Mom styled btw). Briana was working it for the camera during her senior pictures photo shoot and I wanted to share this look in her cute black & white peplum top that she paired with a skinny black jean — SO cute and a great style idea for senior girls looking for a fresh, contemporary outfit choice.

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      Pretty Vintage style for beautiful senior pictures | Woodinville High School Senior Photographer

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      Vintage style for great senior pictures


      This high school senior pictures season I’ve been talking a lot about “style”…finding it, expressing it, inspiring yourself for the very best senior portraits that truly communicate who you are as you take this huge milestone step. That leads me to introduce Woodinville High School beauty Chloe. Chloe didn’t need any help in finding her lane…this girl loves vintage and had all kinds of great ideas for personalizing her senior photo shoot. Prior to her portrait session, Chloe emailed me Pinterest inspiration photos, snapshots of possible outfits, and prop ideas that she wanted to include — like her 18 week old puppy, 1920′s burgundy hat and her sweet beach cruiser bike. I cannot say enough about advance planning for creating a successful shoot. By laying out all of the variables in advance of the shoot…both Chloe and I were able to just let her focus on having fun and making great senior pictures. We also included another one of my favorites from this look on on our Studio B Facebook page here.  Shout out to Sorella Salon for Chloe’s gorgeous camera ready hair and make-up.

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      Senior Pictures delight in Navy and White Stripe | Lake Washington High School, Kirkland WA

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      We had THE most gorgeous day to shoot senior pictures with Lake Washington High School Senior Lindsey. Fresh off a spin in the hair and make-up chair at Sorella Salon she was ready for her close-up. I loved her navy and white sweater with her jeans and cute little kicks. She was equal parts Ralph Lauren nautical inspiration and 4th of July Americana with this look. Either way SO pretty.  Lindsey looks like actress Ginnifer Goodwin to me…Snow White from the show Once Upon a Time.  Oh…just Google it and you’ll see I’m right…the hair is different but the features are really similar:-)We added another on our Facebook page here

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