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    We have awesome clients that are moving and shaking things up in Seattle’s business community in super impressive ways. Whenever I get the chance to do headshots or business portfolios for these folks…I always count myself so lucky because I get to soak up all of their entrepreneurship mojo 😀 One of those overachievers is Amy Hanson — seen in this months February issue of 425 Business Magazine. She hands-down has my favorite opening line to her executive bio ever. It begins…

    “We call her the Head Honcho or the Big Cheese. (Okay, we don’t call her either of those things because she is super-down-to-earth” 

    Heehee…I actually might call her one of those things the next time we get together! I adore her — I mean I literally just have mad adoration for what she has built as CEO of her consulting company and for her as an all-around lovely human being (and Mom.)  😀

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    Once a year American Express reminds all of us to “shop local” and remember small business right? Well I wanted to give another great example of how some people are doing this all year round.  Dr. Susan Chen owns Pine Lake Family Dentistry up on the Sammamish Plateau.  She wanted to thank her favorite patients for supporting her business and incorporate these real families into her practice.    Dr. Chen gifted a family experience at Studio B Portraits to patients and one of those special families is the Vaughan’s.  They are SO incredibly awesome.  I swear I didn’t stop smiling the entire photo shoot.  The thing that was SO cool about the Vaughans is what they said after the shoot — they were so incredibly appreciative for the “time together as a family” — Mom Aimee shared that as the kids have grown and life has gotten more spread out, it’s become challenging to bring everyone together and this was such a “wonderful family experience”  (That totally made my day btw.)

    You’ll also be seeing this lovely family on the Pine Lake Family Dentistry website soon — but in the mean time…you will not want to miss our super awesome behind the scenes video that we posted on our Facebook  (the music is a little George Jefferson meets Bruno Mars don’t you think?)

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    Studio B Portraits High School  Model Facebook Cover_Kelli 2We’re excited to continue our Model Interview Series and before we get to the fabulous Kelli, we wanted to remind you that we recently announced, that we are now accepting applications for our NEW 2017 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.    This opportunity is open to current high school juniors interested in becoming brand ambassadors representing the Class of 2017 for our Studio B Seniors Spring & Summer Campaigns.  The students that are selected to our 2017 Model Team are chosen based on their school and community involvement, citizenship and interest in learning marketing, promotions & branding.  Short, tall, curvy, lean — light, dark and everything in between!  Drummer, dancer, bookish or brawny — bring it on!  Our goal is create a team that is as eclectic and diverse as the Eastside & Seattle area schools that you attend.  Each 2017 Model participates in video and modeling photo shoots where we focus on confidence, expression and representing the Studio B brand.  Our model students have the opportunity to appear in magazines, be featured in local stores, print campaigns and social media. Similar to an internship, the students that participate to the fullest tend to get the most out of the experience.   If you have an interest in applying for this year’s team, CLICK HERE to request the online application.We are continuing our interview series with some of our favorite high school model brand ambassadors from last season.

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    And now…drumroll…here’s Kelli!  She is just one of those special people that you would like to immediately be BFF’s with from the minute you meet her. She is kind, confidant and just such a positive spirit.

    Model Minute: Kelli  

    SCHOOL: Skyline High School

    My style right now is…Girly. I love soft, neutral colored sweaters and dresses, skirts paired with boots, and wedges when dressing up.

    Favorite magazine: SKI Magazine

    Favorite place to shop: Urban Outfitters [http://www.urbanoutfitters.com]

    So “Right Now”…. Patagonia Fleeces, short boots, Aritzia sweaters, berry colored lipsticks, Starbucks Vanilla Cappuccinos, and Gossip Girl

    My favorite color(s) is… Rosegold

    My celebrity style icon is… Blake Lively- she can pull of anything from jeans and a tank top to cute sweater dresses! Plus her hair always looks amazing…

    My favorite Studio B Model moment was… coming in after all of my photoshoots to see all of the portrait choices I had. The best way to describe the experience was a “good frustration”-  there were SO many unique and personality-capturing pictures to choose from which made it really difficult for me to narrow it down to my favorites.

    Which Studio B photo (or outfit) do you love the most: I paired a short black dress with tall black boots. It may sound like a lot of black, but Brooke was able to capture the sparkle of the sequins in the detailing of the dress and contrast it with my newly-highlighted hair and a gorgeous backgrounds. Definitely one of my favorites!

    Advice you would give to a Junior going into senior year… As I am approaching my second semester of senior year, there are three things that I have learned this year which I believe applies to almost everyone: start your college applications early, be involved, and be friendly. I started off senior year with the weight of learning the requirements for applying to colleges as well as the long process of filling out applications, writing essays, and studying for the ACT on top of the workload of some of the hardest classes I have taken throughout my high school career. To say I was overwhelmed and stressed out is an understatement. Most colleges release their application essays in the summer, and if you want to reduce some of your stress in September through November, outline what you think you want to write your essays about during the summer (starting the college essays is the hardest part). Secondly, be involved. Not one moment this year has led me to regret the extracurriculars I am involved in.  Opportunities like becoming a Link Crew leader, coaching a special needs cheerleading team, and becoming a ski instructor may not be available to me when I become a college student, and I can’t imagine not being a part of them now! Lastly, be friendly. I see so many people confining themselves to one friend group, but some of the best friends I have ever made have been the ones that I never expected myself to make friends with.

    Anything else you’d like to share with your readers…. I’m not just saying this because I love Brooke and her bubbly personality, but she truly does have a talent not many other photographers have. If you want the best quality senior pictures that truly capture your personality and style, don’t waste time anywhere but Studio B.

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    I loved show and tell when I was a kid…and clearly not a whole lot has changed because I’m still doing it here!  We just installed this 8 piece wall art display in the Maron’s front living room and I just couldn’t wait to share.  This Signature Print series is both eclectic and cohesive featuring a combination of mat + frame, as well as straight fit “sister moldings — (def:  Sister molding are frames that are not identical but complimentary –they hang beautifully on a wall together) The largest of the pieces finishes at 24 inches long.

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    Studio B Seniors Model Interview

    “I have always wanted to Model…I love being in front of the camera!”

    Whenever I hear those words from a teenager, the first thing I think about is telling them about our Model Team here at Studio B. Since I started my career photographing new models for the Ford Modeling Agency in Los Angeles, this has always been THE most fun for me as an artist.  — Playing pictures with teens that want to play too — it’s like I died and went to photographer heaven.  Which leads me to — Holy Smokes… isn’t Natalie here just dazzling!!!  (You’ll notice, I didn’t even phrase that as a question — she is just sparkly goodness so we’ll just yell it with exclamations)  But before I jump into our interview with this beauty…I’ll share a bit of backstory.

    Studio B Model Brand Ambassadors

    As you might know, we recently announced, that we are now accepting applications for our NEW 2017 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.    This opportunity is open to current high school juniors interested in becoming brand ambassadors representing the Class of 2017 for our Studio B Seniors Spring & Summer Campaigns.  The students that are selected to our 2017 Model Team are chosen based on their school and community involvement, citizenship and interest in learning marketing, promotions & branding.  Short, tall, curvy, lean — light, dark and everything in between!  Drummer, dancer, bookish or brawny — bring it on!  Our goal is create a team that is as eclectic and diverse as the Eastside & Seattle area schools that you attend.  Each 2017 Model participates in video and modeling photo shoots where we focus on confidence, expression and representing the Studio B brand.  Our model students have the opportunity to appear in magazines, be featured in local stores, print campaigns and social media. Similar to an internship, the students that participate to the fullest tend to get the most out of the experience.   If you have an interest in applying for this year’s team, CLICK HERE to request the online application.

    Behind The Scenes

    Natalie is one of our shining stars from last season so we knew she’d be the perfect person to kick off our Model Minute Interview Series.  (Right before I went to post this…I found this behind the scenes clip from our first shoot with Natalie… ignore my ridiculous screaming #MuteButtonPlease)

    Our Model Minute with NATALIE

    School: Lake Washington High School

    My style right now iscasual glam

    Favorite magazineMarie Claire

    Favorite place to shopBrandy Melville

    So “Right Now”….wedge sneakers

    So “Over it”Birkenstocks with socks

    My favorite color(s) isRose Gold

    My celebrity style icon is… Blake Lively  – effortless beauty!

    My favorite Studio B Model moment was…when my Dad found me in an ad in 425 Magazine!

    Which Studio B outfit do you love the mostmy tulle ballet dress because my mother made if for me and I love the retro aqua color

    Advice you would give to a Junior going into senior year…Start college apps early and try to enjoy your last moments in high school – it won’t last forever.

    Anything else you’d like to share …. Modeling for Studio B is a fantastic experience!  My photos turned out amazing and I had lots of fun doing it.

    Quick Link to More 2017 Model Team Info

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