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      Faking Fabulous with Alexandra Hedin 425 Magazine Photo Shoot

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      Another fantastic shoot with 425′s Entertainment Editor Alexandra Hedin –  and…she did it again with her new spread in the magazine’s March/April edition “Faking Fabulous…Creating a Birthday Celebration in a Snap because who doesn’t want an invite to this birthday bash? I mean WOW, the whole look is just so contemporary, coordinated and polished!  I love shooting with Ali because she always makes it so stupidly simple to make great images together…and since there were no bee stings on this shoot (see last photo shoot debacle) I felt like we were 10x’s more likely to be successful ;-)  If I’m super honest — I don’t think I was as inspired to try a DIY of this look as much as I was inspired to HIRE someone else to do it for me!!! (Is this where I mention again…I’m a TERRIBLE cook)

      Simple Wardrobe Tip for a Great Headshot | Professional Photographer near Bellevue

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      So I love when I see a style idea that is awesome…yet also TOTALLY doable (that might seem like a strange comment but I’m a Mom of three so even the lightest load can seem like heavy lifting on the wrong morning for me) — I know you know what I mean so tuck this one away the next time you are coming over to Studio B to update your headshot and you are struggling with the BIG “What to wear” question.  Here it is…cue the drumroll — “Bring a coat!” Wait what?  Oh you read it right — bring a coat like Jenelle here or even a cardigan sweater can do the job too.  The simple act of putting it on, opening the front or buttoning it up gives you so many different visual choices when it comes time to make your final choices that you’ll be sure to see tons of images that you love.  Jenelle paired her top — a contemporary geometric print pattern in black & white with a super cute black jacket (don’t you love that sweet bow collar?) and she photographs so differently when we changed her pose, background and angles.

      High School Models Wanted! – Class of 2015 | Feature Interview: Emily, Mount Si High School

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      New Senior Model Interview for you! There are those special kids that I get to meet and for every reason that you can imagine…they just become a favorite.  Emily is one of those girls!  I first met her when we photographed her Girls Night in Birthday Party Photo Shoot celebrating her 14th Birthday (I remember vividly the girls were rocking out to Miley Cyrus “Party in the USA”…and no one thought to be scared of letting them because Miley hadn’t lost her mind yet heehee :-)  Now Emily is a graduating Senior and this is our interview with her below. (Details about applying for the Studio B Senior 2015 Model Team are available at the bottom of our article)

      NAME: Emily
      SCHOOL: Mount Si High School
      My style right now is modern, fun, and hip.
      My favorite magazine is Inked
      My favorite retailers are Free People, Urban Outfitters, Aritzia, and Goodwill.
      So “right now” lavender colored hair
      My favorite colors are deep purple and deep red.
      My style icon is Alexa Chung
      My favorite Studio B moment was (and always is) laughing and having a great time with Brooke.
      Be sure to always be yourself. If you have those weird purple pants that you love and your friends hate, wear them anyway. Make your own style up and do what ever the heck you want because life is too short for boring clothes.

      READY FOR YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT? Our awesome Studio B Models like Emily 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 partner promotions with Sorella Salon & full page spreads in 425 Magazine. Our promotional models for the 2015 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot and have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures. Click here for more and to apply online

      Overlake High School Guy Senior Pictures | Portrait Studio near Kirkland

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      I liked Elliot from the moment is came into Studio B and I know you are thinking it’s because he has those “Young Hollywood, television heart-breaker good looks”…And frankly, you might be right:-)(WHAT do you want from me…I’m a senior photographer...I fricken live for this stuff!) but he also had a fabulous accent, perfect manners (shout out to his lovely Mom) and such an easy way about himself that made the entire session just fly by. It didn’t hurt that he is also a photographer himself…love talking shop with a fellow artist!

      Decorating with Family Portraits | How to Mix Your Favs Foyer with Flair

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      Foyer inspiration board

      For all of us self proclaimed “picture-people” this “Decorating with Family Portraits” installment might just be a game changer. But first… here it is — my confession….My name is Brooke and I’m addicted to family portraits.  I love everything about the process of creating and designing the actual shoots.  I’m not even done with one session before I’m already thinking about “what I’m going to do next time”  It’s a sickness really…I’d feel worse, but you have the fever too right?  The all time best part of the entire process is seeing the memories come to life in our homes  and honestly there is no bigger thrill than a fabulous wall portrait series that makes you stand there & stare.   With that said, it brings me to a challenge that many of us share.  How do we display and decorate with imagery that we have created over the years?  So many great milestones and moments – varied locations, lighting, studio sessions, outdoor shoots, so different…but we want it to look cohesive and pulled together right?”   Admittedly there are a lot of ways to tackle this but today we’re talking about mixing and matching your all-time favorite images by creating a “WOW” wall .  (You know what I’m talking about…people come into your house…see it and say…WOW! ) Brands like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware have catalogs each season that are great for inspiration and I wanted to share my latest idea with you too.  (Spoiler Alert: It’s my entryway above:-))  Each of the images that I chose were originally smaller prints that I just adored – they were all in color,  displayed around our home in desk size prints.  The petite frames just weren’t doing them justice so I decided to pick my very favorites — “all-stars” if you will — render them again…this time, in a chocolate sepia tone wall portraits and wrap them museum style with an ivory mat and warm silver molding.  The finished arrangement is a symmetrical  rectangle  made up of asymmetric elements- pieces range in size from 20-24 inches and as you can see I included both horizontal and vertical images…close-ups, single subjects & groups, posed & candid, studio sessions & outdoor lifestyle portraits.  My family is still quite young so I decided to not fill my entire wall right away…I left enough space to add an additional row of images in the future (you know…just in case;-)) Well, that’s it for today, oh wait…if you have followed my blog in the past, you already know I’m obsessed with designing using Pinterest so I thought I’d show you the brainstorming board (above) that ultimately led to the finished space in our home.  Gotta love Sarah Jessica Parker in a fab dress strolling in a NYC gallery!