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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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If you are looking here and thinking “wait…what the???”  Yes the Van Hyning’s have not 1, not 2, but 3 expectant Mommy’s in the family!  I’ve been a family photographer for a long time and this was even a first for me!  Talk about baby blessings to the fullest:-)  We had a great crisp day to shoot outside and it was so nice that the rain took a holiday so that we could enjoy a little Lake Sammamish beauty.  Oh… we also posted another favorite on our Facebook page here.


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He’s 3. Holy Crap…my baby is three years old today.  (That was the voice I heard in my head as I woke up this morning.  Believe me, I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and the boy himself has been extremely dialed in to this impending special occasion.  This is his very first time where he’s all over it “I’m having a Spider Man Party…with Spider Man Cake” 😀 (Um… note to myself…order “Spider Man Cake, Mommy”) Right before we headed to school …we stopped at the studio to photograph his birthday milestone picture.  Today — I just wanted something that felt like who he is right now — this moment in time, authentically Wesley.  — He chose his outfit — He brought this book… and the Spider Man mask? — well, it’s never far from him these days.

Of course, I had to go and take a walk back in time…Watching Wesley Grow


Apply Now for the 2017 Model Team Brand Ambassadors for Studio B SeniorsHey Class of 2017 guys and gals…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 2017 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team.  If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2017 student that is social, smart, fun, positive, interested in marketing, outgoing, photogenic and ready for their close-up…you should definitely keep reading.

Our high profile Studio B Models are brand ambassadors that represent our studio at their schools and in the community. Selected student models learn real world marketing skills, get behind the scenes access to how the industry works, meet new friends and are featured in our Spring & Summer Campaigns.  Did you know that former Studio B brand ambassadors have gone on to exciting internships and careers with CBS, Rachel Zoe & Nordstrom? It’s true — and we’re pretty sure it ALL started with us 😉 (Of course we know that they were all fabulous go-getters but we were sharp enough to spot their awesome-ness first!)

This year we are kicking it up a notch — in addition to appearing in our Spring & Summer Campaigns and 425 Magazine features —  selected 2017 Models will also receive a complimentary Seattle senior model promo video shoot for Studio B Portraits, an on-location magazine-style photo shoot and complimentary hair & make-up for their Senior Pictures Session.

For additional information and to apply online:

  1. Like us on Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram
  2. Contact Us and put “2017 Studio B Model-Online Application” in the message box  — (be sure to give us your name, your school and how you found us)  As soon as we receive your message we will send you a link to the online application.

And if you just can’t get enough of this model stuff … here’s a first look at the extended version our promo video featuring of Mason | Sumner High School 2017

  • Jenn Law

    Re:brand ambassador 2017

  • Emily Sullivan

    2017 Studio B Model-Online Application
    Hi my name is Emily Sullivan. I’m a junior at Skyline High School and I found you through an ad on Facebook.

  • Jean Winton

    I’ve been very interested in modeling and I would love to pursue it, and hopefully fashion as a career in my future. This opportunity seems great and very helpful for me.

  • Susanna Skaran

    Hi, my name is Susanna Skaran and I am interested in being an ambassador! I am a junior at the International School in Bellevue. Your Instagram post (my Instagram is @susannagracee) said to contact you here, so here I am! Please contact with me with the link for the application! Thank you very much :)

  • Lauren Michael

    2016 Studio B Model-Online Application
    Hi my name is Lauren Michael. I am a junior at Glacier Peak High School. I found you through Instagram and Facebook. I am interested in modeling and I would love to become an embassador!! Thank you so much!

  • Jasmine Zarback

    2017 Studio B Model-Online Application
    Hello my name is Jasmine Zarback and I am a junior at Edmonds Woodway High school. I found you guys through a Facebook ad and I am very interested in becoming a model!

  • Kelli Taylor

    Hi! I’m Kelli Taylor and a junior at Bellevue High and I found you through friends who have gotten their senior pictures with you :)

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OMG. That’s the first thing that goes through my mind every time I see my client Ausra. She is legitimately the most glowing and stunning pregnant person I have ever met.  This is baby #2 and I was beyond excited to get to photograph this portrait with her beautiful daughter.  (Yes there is a lovely Daddy too and we shared a sneak peek on our Facebook here as well 😉 )