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

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    You know I’m always one to love a good “share” from our shoots but this one is going to have a bit of a twist because it’s got a little “best practices” moral to the story for ya :-).  After I photographed the Hunt Family, Mom Lori and I met to do her portrait design and finalize her order when she stopped and said to me… “Everyone always loves to photograph outside and I love it when I see it on other people, but I REALLY loved photographing with you in the studio.  No squinting in the sun, being too hot, hearing the kids grump about walking from place to place…This was SO relaxed and enjoyable.” I think she might have said more…but…to be honest…I SO loved what she was saying that I may have gotten giddy.  Matter of fact, the next 3 sentences might have gotten drowned out by the blue-birds and Disney soundtrack of music in my head…you know the kind of thing that happens when something fabulous happens in the movies)  Yes I was that happy and flattered but then I got to thinking — I totally need to share this info with anyone considering and investment in family portraits.  Take a very real look at your family make-up and consider the best option for your session…. a pros & cons list if you will.  Since it’s January in Seattle — I’m going to give you my top three reasons for shooting in the studio.

    1.  Weather – it’s never to cold or too hot or too windy when you are shooting in a temperature controlled state of the art studio.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears…it’s always just right. (You can tell I have small children based on my reference there huh?)

    2.  Shoot Any Time – Jump in…the water…er, I mean…the lighting is awesome!  We all know that there are better times of day for your family dynamic and shooting in the studio means you are not going to have to schedule around the sunlight to be in your favor.  If you are a crew that does best after breakfast or can’t think about getting a move on before late afternoon….doesn’t matter, it’s always a perfect time on a studio set.

    3. Setting:  Backgrounds, music, seating, mirrors, bathrooms, amenities…all are just steps away and completely customizable when you are shooting at the studio.  I can’t tell you how many times a family has shown up for their close-up only to have the unexpected issue (insert — diaper blow-out, tween wardrobe drama, hair emergency, spouse attitude) be alleviated simply by having our green room, time and resources at their finger tips.

    Feeling pretty good about studio family shoots right about now aren’t you?:-)Me too… so good in fact that I’ve decided I’ll be bringing you 3 of my best tips for outdoor family pictures for Spring.  In the meantime, feel free to check out both styles on our Family Portfolio.

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    • […] Home offices are such a big part of our daily lives and keeping our loved ones close even when we are “on the job” is a great way to remind ourselves why we are working so hard!  We recently installed this contemporary five piece series for the Hunt Family’s beautiful Bellevue home.  The Giclee Gallery Canvas wraps are sleek and custom to showcase the best of each portrait yet perfectly sized to finish as a symmetrical display (Since I always get the question…the center family portrait is 30″ wide).  If you’d like to see more Show Us Your Wall “Decorating with Family Portraits” posts… here’s a quick link to some of my favorites. Oh and if the “Hunt Family” is looking familiar to you… it might be because we featured them in our 3 Reasons to Do Family Portraits in the Studio article. […]

    2016 Studio B Seniors Model Team_Geni

    As we announced this past weekend, we are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.  If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2016 student that is social, smart, fun, positive, outgoing, photogenic and ready for their close-up…then be sure to look for details on applying below.  But before you do…be sure to read our latest interview with Redmond High School Model Geni…she’s like a little energizer bunny…always willing to go, play and share a smile.

    READY FOR YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT?  Our Studio B Models like Geni 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 full page spreads in 425 Magazine.   Our promotional models for the 2016 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot with professional hair & make-up from the amazing stylist at Sorella Salon and  have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures.

    For additional information and to apply online:

    1. Like us on Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram
    2. Contact Us and put “2016 Studio B Model-Online Application” in the message box  — As soon as we receive your message we will send you a link to the online application.

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    Watch Me Grow Portraits of newborn boy to 2 year birthday_Studio B Portraits

    I said it when he turned 1 month…then 1 year and not to be cliche…but I feel like I blinked and this beautiful boy of ours turned two years old.  I had this whole plan of how we were going to do a fabulous milestone shoot in the studio for him (because it’s January and who can count on weather right?) — but out came the sun…and with it, Wesley’s desire to run around like a “race car” yelling “crash! crash! crash!” (you know what’s coming, right?)….he gleefully tosses himself to the wet muddy grass…looks up at me with a smile — get’s up — throws a glance over his shoulder (to see that I’m still smiling even though he’s a mess)…and off he joyfully runs again.  Happy Birthday Baby.

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    Family portraits parents and seven kids in blue and grey photographed at Studio B Portraits_0085.jpg
    I’m going to be honest with you…I had pretty high self esteem after the Hanson Family left Studio B Portraits after their session (and YES, I am actually going to sit here and take credit for their beauty…even though they totally walked in completely television-came-in-the-frame-attractive) At this point, nobody should be surprised that I am wildly inappropriate that way. (heehee)  I have a theory about parents that have more than 2 children…once you relinquish man-on-man coverage and are forced to go to zone defense…a natural zen must take place. Nancy and Dan with their crew of nine could be the poster family for my hypothesis. I mean really…oh my gosh, how cute is this couple? They were were SO relaxed, cool, calm…I want to be them when I grow up:-)

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    2016 Studio B Seniors Model Team_Ally

    Hey Class of 2016 aspiring models…we’re about to make it a really HAPPY NEW YEAR for you!  Why you might ask?  It’s our Open Casting Call.  We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.  If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2016 student that is social, smart, fun, positive, outgoing, photogenic and ready for their close-up…you should definitely keep reading… but first, we thought it might be fun to turn the spotlight on Newport High School‘s Ally (above), one of our favorite Senior Models from last year and get her insiders look at all things fashion, celebrity and of course highlights from her year as a Studio B Seniors model.  (Side note:  her comments about being SO OVER “too tight skinny jeans made me literally guffaw out loud!)

    READY FOR YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT?  Our Studio B Models like Ally 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 full page spreads in 425 Magazine.   Our promotional models for the 2016 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot with professional hair & make-up from the amazing stylist at Sorella Salon and  have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures.

    For additional information and to apply online:

    1. Like us on Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram
    2. Contact Us and put “2016 Studio B Model-Online Application” in the message box  — As soon as we receive your message we will send you a link to the online application.
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