A "Brand" New You | 3 reasons you need to update your personal branding images

Is it time for a brand new you? How do you know when it’s time to update your personal branding images? The answer might surprise you because on many occasions… it has nothing to do with want… and everything to do with need. Read on for 3 great reasons you need to refresh your headshots.

Featured here:  Uzma Hamid | Real Estate Professional at John L. Scott . We had so much fun working with Uzma to update her personal branding images. And talk about impressive, not only is Uzma warm and engaging - this gal is the definition of “goals” — In addition to being a licensed Realtor, she is an attorney admitted to the bars of Washington State, England & Wales and Pakistan. She also holds an MBA in Finance.

Featured here: Uzma Hamid | Real Estate Professional at John L. Scott. We had so much fun working with Uzma to update her personal branding images. And talk about impressive, not only is Uzma warm and engaging - this gal is the definition of “goals” — In addition to being a licensed Realtor, she is an attorney admitted to the bars of Washington State, England & Wales and Pakistan. She also holds an MBA in Finance.

Three Great Reasons to Update Your Personal Branding

Reason One: You look different.

Dramatic style changes that look decidedly different than your previous profile pictures means it’s time to update your professional branding images. For women this can be a fresh cut or new color and for men, maybe it’s facial hair from Movember that is making a permanent residence on your mug. No matter the change, the person that walks in the door needs to be the same one they saw online because real talk… clients are going to Google you. Which leads us to…

Reason Two: Clients are going to Google you

Today’s savvy consumer is going to Google you and when they do, you want to make certain that your branding is on point. Just because you didn’t grow up with social media does not make it any less important that you understand it’s place in modern business. Profile pictures (even on private profiles are all public so making sure your brand fits the platform is key. (ie LinkedIn is more formal, Facebook is casual, blogging and Twitter are a place to showcase personality)

Reason Three: You want to elevate in your career.

The position that you would like to career path into can start with with personal branding. Leveling up is not just a mental shift and carefully crafted success within your current role. When it’s time to deliver the message that you are ready for the next step - nothing says “I’m the person for the job” like a great headshot. (After all, a picture is worth a thousand words rights?) When we are creating personal branding images for you, we’ll talk about intent, messaging and what you would like to communicate with them. Approachable? Reliable? Serious yet friendly and someone you’d to give a seat at the table? We can do that.

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Decorating with Family Portraits: The People You Love in the Place You Love

Decorating with Family Portraits so that you can enjoy the people you love in the place you love is what we do best here at Studio B. Seeing a blank canvas come to life with a wall design that compliments your home is seriously a guilty pleasure.

Decorating your home with family photography | PC:  StudioBportraits.com

Decorating your home with family photography | PC: StudioBportraits.com

This 7 piece series that we created for the Bean Family home turned out so beautifully. We chose a clean museum style display with a slim molding and warm neutral mat to compliment the families mid-century modern motif.

In addition to the center showpiece portrait featuring the entire family, we created modern squares highlighting Mom & Dad + each of the kids.

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2020 Model Team | Brand Influencer | Makenna

Meet our fabulously fierce Class of 2020 Model - Makenna, representing International School Bellevue! Before we highlight more of her model session, don’t forget that if you are a camera-loving High School Junior with a passion for all things modeling, social media, and marketing, there is a place for YOU on our elite team of Brand Influencers! Keep scrolling to apply now!

Makenna for Studio B Seniors, representing International School Bellevue | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Makenna for Studio B Seniors, representing International School Bellevue | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Makenna walked into the studio with total confidence and joy, and we knew immediately that this girl was going to shine in front of the camera. As a lover of the performing arts, she hopes to cultivate a career as an actress in film one day, and she is currently involved in her school’s Thespian Society. As a fashionista, Makenna credits the lovely Bella Hadid as her style inspiration, and she lives by the quote that if you “give a girl the right shoes…she can conquer the world.”

Keep scrolling to see Makenna absolutely own the spotlight during her Model Session here at the Studio!

We’re excited to cheer Makenna on throughout her journey with us on Model Team and beyond!

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Hey Class of 2020 High School Juniors…ready to apply?

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Family Photography in your home | What is your design dilemma?

Have you ever wanted to add family photography to your home but felt overwhelmed with how to do it in a chic cohesive way? We'd love to help. Let us know where you are getting stuck. If picking the right mix of images has you scratching your head or you are swimming in a sea of images with no idea what to do next… tell us your tale! Does the architecture of your home leave you wall space challenged? Send us a message and share your photography design dilemma.

Thank you to the the Hancock Family for letting us share their beautiful wall display that we designed for their home . We created two wall series from nine favorites. Each of the pieces was custom framed in a sleek slate molding and we chose two different sizes of profile to keep it fresh but maintain an overall cohesive display. The benefit later of using a similar frame style is the pieces can be rearranged into a new design with ease. Do you have a photography design dilemma that you think we could help with? Send us your questions. pc: StudioBportraits.com

As a full service photography studio, our every day includes not only taking pictures, but designing albums, creating wall displays and storytelling visually in the spaces you love. The nuts and bolts of framing, installing, measuring and everything in between are right where we shine too so don’t be shy….

3 Great Things about Senior Pictures in Seattle during Winter

Who says you need Summer to bring a little sunshine to your Winter Senior pictures? Certainly not us. Seriously, all you need to do is bring your style A-Game and it’s a party. Here’s 3 great things about Senior Pictures in Seattle during Winter

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Would you believe that not a month (or week) goes by that we don’t photograph a high school senior?- it’s true. There are so many reasons why high school seniors greelight their portrait sessions during different times of the year and the good news is… senior pictures are perfect for any season (even Winter!) Whether you were waiting to get your braces off, navigating a busy Summer schedule or just hoping to be closer to the graduation finish line… any time is a great time to celebrate your Senior Year.

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Washington is not called the Evergreen State for nothing. Lush greens, crystal waters and rich Northwest backdrops are a perfect compliment to your senior style any time of year but they are especially our favorite three things during Winter. (And if Seattle serves up a sprinkle or two… how about a fun hat to keep your hair cute and you camera ready?)

We are loving D’s chunky knit sweater paired with her black jumper and orange hat. PC: StudioBportraits.com

We are loving D’s chunky knit sweater paired with her black jumper and orange hat. PC: StudioBportraits.com

Style + Wardrobe Ideas for your Grown(ish) Family Portraits

Looking for fabulous style + wardrobe ideas for your grown(ish) Family Portraits? Look no further than the Kasel Family. Coming together for their close up is a cherished tradition that they have shared since the kids were little. Now that everyone is an adult - the fun takes on a new type of meaning because as everyone grows up (and out of the house) time together becomes that much more special.

Getting fancy for family portraits with the Kasel’s is seriously a guilty pleasure… times 6.

Getting fancy for family portraits with the Kasel’s is seriously a guilty pleasure… times 6.

Mom Becky has an absolute gift for dressing her family in outfits that bring out their best features and celebrate their unique personalities.

  1. The key is starting with a theme - this year was studio formal.

  2. Next up, selecting a color palette. Black, silver, and sparkle

  3. Finally, style to match the personality of each family member.

Paying special attention to favorite features and style preferences for each person is a great way to add variety to the overall look and feel of your family portraits. Adore your neckline? Show a little shoulder. Beautiful biceps? - go sleeveless. Love your legs? Why not put those gams on display!

Paying special attention to favorite features and style preferences for each person is a great way to add variety to the overall look and feel of your family portraits. Adore your neckline? Show a little shoulder. Beautiful biceps? - go sleeveless. Love your legs? Why not put those gams on display!

Don’t forget to play and have fun! Remember that you are making memories with your favorite humans.

Don’t forget to play and have fun! Remember that you are making memories with your favorite humans.

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Shout out to our favorite makeup trend...

Can we just give a shout out to one of our favorite makeup trends: the bold coral lip!

Not only did this punchy shade of coral break through as Pantone’s Color of the Year, making it an immediate winner in our books, but we cannot get over how it is such a fun way to bring another element of WOW-factor to your portrait experience by including it in your makeup styling!

This Holy Names Academy senior rocked this coral shade in a perfect blend of sweetness and sass throughout her Senior Portrait Experience!

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Holy Names Academy senior, Emily, for Studio B Seniors | pc: StudioBportraits.com

When in the hands of our professional stylists prior to your photo experience, you can take a deep breath and simply enjoy being pampered, knowing that they will work their magic to bring out the best in you! A camera ready face is different than your everyday makeup application, and you just can’t underestimate the value of professional tools in the hands of a master stylist.

Kudos to our makeup artist Veronica of Blushed By Veronica for her beautiful styling for Emily’s senior photos!

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Ready to shine?

This is YOUR year!

Ready to Level Up on LinkedIn in the New Year? Be sure you don't make these mistakes.

It’s the New Year and for a lot of business professionals- resolutions and fresh starts are at the top of your 2019 list — specifically using LinkedIn to level up to the next stage of your career. My friend Adam sent me this great article 9 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn that are putting off recruiters and making it harder to find a job and I thought sharing it might help you kick things off in the right direction.

Pictured here:  Chief People Officer Tammy Perkins  is another unbelievable Seattle-based resource for all things Human Resources, culture, hiring and leadership… and might we say a personal branding rockstar.

Pictured here: Chief People Officer Tammy Perkins is another unbelievable Seattle-based resource for all things Human Resources, culture, hiring and leadership… and might we say a personal branding rockstar.

In an article about “nine mistakes” of course there were 8 others of note but as a professional photographer the one that jumped out immediately was “Your Photo is Unprofessional”

"Don't ever expect a recruiter to represent you if you cannot positively and professionally represent yourself on LinkedIn. — If your LinkedIn profile is bare and your picture looks like it's cropped from a group photo from a family wedding, a recruiter will pass you up,"


Ready to refresh your personal branding and headshot? We’d love to learn more about you and get you set up with a headshot portrait session.

Models Wanted | Class of 2020 High School Juniors | Open Casting Call

Can you believe we are celebrating 10 years of Model Team?! Yep it’s true and we are now accepting applications for our Class of 2020 Team.

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CLASS OF 2020 - MODEL TEAM

Open to current High School Juniors - Scroll down to Apply

We are casting for our NEW elite team of teen influencers - camera loving, social media savvy, fashion finding, style spotting, marketing minded High School Juniors that would love to be part of our new Studio B Model Team! This hands-on thrill ride of an opportunity will have you modeling in front of the camera, making friends, rocking your personality on video, highlighting trends, sharing your story on social media and learning real world skills while having a great time!

FUN FACT to share with your parents: Some of our favorite Studio B Team alumni have gone on to fantastic internships and careers with CBS, Rachel Zoe, Nordstrom and top Seattle modeling agencies. (And btw...we’re pretty sure it ALL started with us. Just kidding...of course we know that they were fabulous go-getters from the very beginning but we were sharp enough to spot their awesome-ness here first!)

If you are (or know) a High School Junior, Class of 2020 student that would be smiling at the screen right now in anticipation of being the face of Studio B Seniors...keep reading! Our favorite models come from all different backgrounds and interests from DECA to sports, theater to music but the one thing that they have in common is a great attitude!

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WHAT DOES A STUDIO B SENIORS BRAND INFLUENCER DO?

Our high profile Studio B Models represent our studio at their schools, on social media, in the community, with our brand partners and in each of our Spring + Summer Advertising Campaigns. In addition to being featured, our Model Brand Influencers will receive:

  • Class of 2020 Model Video Shoot

  • Professional Hair & Make-up

  • On Location Spring Campaign Model Team Shoot

  • Summer Senior Pictures Photo Shoot + Yearbook Submission

  • Behind the scenes access to a variety of creative industries including photography, fashion, social media and more.


READY TO APPLY?

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Last years Model Team styled by Macy’s during our Spring campaign video shoot for www.StudioBseniors.com

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Want a Fairy Tale senior portraits experience?

You know a picture is definitely worth a thousand words when you just keep looking at it and stay speechless. That’s pretty much a summary of Makenna’s entire Senior Portrait Experience…this girl is epic in every way.

And may we just give a thousand rounds of applause for her fabulous gown! Every fairy tale princess dream we’ve ever had might have come true with this girl…just sayin’!

Keep ready for our TOP THREE TIPS for your own fairy tale experience!

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Makenna for Studio B Seniors | pc: StudioBportraits.com

1 ) PAMPER YOURSELF! Take the time for professional styling prior to coming into the Studio for your senior experience. You deserve some you time, and while not let the pro’s do what they do best! Our styling partners and makeup artists are masters at their craft, so you will be in good hands!

2 ) THE DRAMA IS IN THE DETAILS! It’s amazing the WOW factor that a pair of earrings and delicate necklace can contribute to your overall outfit. We consider jewelry the final touch that adds a bit of polish to any look!

3 ) KNOW WHERE YOUR CONFIDENCE LIES! Yes, you can get all glammed up and put on a FABULOUS dress, but ultimately you have to know that you are beautiful from the inside out. Need a little help? Bring your Mom, your Grandma, your bestie and whoever makes you feel like the princess that you are meant to be! Did you know that 9 out of 10 of our shoots have family members and friends behind the scenes?

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Ready for your time to shine?

We’re ready for you!