Last night was the 2015 Issaquah High School Fashion Show Fundraiser and apparently 4th time is the charm because the joint was hopping! Huge turn out, great energy and people everywhere. So much goes into making these events successful and it’s usually the tireless work of really amazing parents that make it all seem so easy. That’s the trick right?…making the impossible possible…while rocking a fabulous outfit, flawless make-up and never breaking a sweat?… in other words “Moms” 😉 (Dad’s too of course – but no make-up for them!) Big thank you to the Studio B Team for everything… the behind the scenes was frankly… a little bit of a circus but Erin, Erica, Claire and my 11 year-old were beyond awesome and I love that we got to add “Official Photo Booth” to the show this year.
So I went to a photo shoot and a shower broke out… a rain shower that is. But NOT before we got these crazy cute senior pictures featuring Cedarcrest High School beauty Amanda. We literally went from “hey, maybe it wants to be sunny” to “big, fat drops of welcome to Spring in Seattle rain” Sorry… I’m clearly distracted by the weather when really I need to get on topic and share a super clever idea that Amanda included in her Senior Pictures photo shoot — her college sweatshirt! Talk about personalizing. Amanda is headed to Arizona in Fall 2015 and I love that she made the Wildcats part of her session (this will look amazing on her graduation announcements.) Such a great idea Oh…almost forogt…we also posted a behind the scenes video of Amanda working it in the studio our Instagram
Some things just go together — Jordan & Pippen… Jobs & Wozniak… Spock & Kirk … you get the idea. And to that end, it’s just impossible to talk about great headshots for men without first addressing the “what to wear” question – they are inextricably linked fellas. The rules have changed for how men present in the work place and the era of “one look fits all” is officially off the table. Customizing, personalizing, leading with confidence — that’s what we’re trying to deliver with your professional headshot and nailing it largely begins with getting your style right. I found this cool article in Men’s Health Magazine “55 Style Rules That You Must Follow” and it offered easy and straightforward steps that I think every guy can master (at least for one headshot photo shoot anyway!) 😀
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We had such a great time on the Messer Family photo shoot and I wanted to thank Dr. Susan Chen over at Pine Lake Family Dentistry for introducing us to this lovely party of 6. Dr. Chen is a wonderful local Dentist here in Sammamish and she is gifting clients like the Messer’s (above) with family portrait experiences as her way of saying thank you. Awesome right?…The last “gift” my family received from a doctor was the current cast on my husband’s arm… basketball injury…he’d be more than happy to share details of the epic on-court battle, haha. Let’s just say it goes without saying that THIS is way better! 😉
Spring in Seattle is always a weather crap shoot but when it’s your lucky day… it’s really just unbeatable. This family session was one of those picture perfect outdoor shoots with beautiful scenery in every direction… no need for our “in-the-studio Plan B.” I was going to mention the pretty Cherry Blossoms that are blooming and then it hit my “no green thumb, I’ve killed every house plant I have ever owned self “… that maybe they are Dogwood trees. After nine years shooting here in Issaquah… I sadly am still totally ignorant. I know one of you Pacific Northwest smart folks will enlighten me right?
Love this studio series of senior pictures featuring Megan from Kennedy High School. This was our 4th look of her photo shoot and it was that perfect blend of easy “this is who I really am” clothing style that just let her true personality shine. I also posted one of my favorites from her outdoor looks on our Instagram & Facebook … black and white? YES please! (Kind of reminded me a little of the Guess ads… well the Seventeen Magazine version of a Guess ad 😉 haha)