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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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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

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