Contemporary Family Portraits in Lake Union

We ventured out with the ever chic Martorano family to the Lake Union area for their Fall family portraits, and you won’t be surprised to know that they were turning heads wherever we walked.  Not only are their family dynamics so fun that you just want to adopt yourself in, but their fabulous style is the very definition of upscale casual.

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Below are our top 3 takeaways and what we can all learn from the Martorano family when it comes to dressing the part for urban family portraits:

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1) Incorporating a variety of classic solid pieces with some shout-out patterns will make for a balanced look.  This lets you sample the current trends of the season without losing the timeless nature of fashion.  This also allows for each person to have fun exploring their personal style!

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2) Layers are everything.  And the more texture, the better!  Nothing makes an ordinary outfit into something chic and fabulous more effortlessly than throwing on a blazer or your favorite sweater.

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3) “Coordinating” does not mean that everyone needs to wear the same color.  Staying within the realm of a eye-catching color palette can mean exploring the complimentary shades of the color scheme you’ve chosen. 

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For more style ideas and inspiration, here's a quick link to some of our favorite family sessions

SPECIAL! Family Portrait + Holiday Card "K.I.S.S" Event

It's time for our 2017 K.I.S.S. (Keep It Studio Special) Our popular, all-inclusive family portrait session + holiday card event is on -- details and promo code are below.

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With the holidays right around the corner, we know you want swoon-worthy holiday cards and portraits right? Our November studio special guarantees that whether it showers or shines on the day of your photo shoot your entire family is going to be picture perfect.

Here's what's included:

  • Pre-session wardrobe consultation
  • Full in-studio portrait session
  • 24 custom holiday cards on lux metalic paper
  • $100 print credit
  • Holiday keepsake ornament

$499

    To schedule contact us and mention promo code KISS17 (Space is limited - Photography must take place by November 22)

    Chic Fall Family Portraits? Yes, please!

    Wow, wow, wow -- I probably sounded like I had been caught in a loop when Mom Shari and her beautiful family arrived for their Fall family session. Dressed in chic burgundy and grey, even the baby was a showstopper.

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    So here we are...sprinkling leaves down on Seraphina (it took like 3 seconds before she decided to put one straight into her mouth) Frankly, that was better than her eating dirt (which has happened on far too many occasions with my own kids)

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    The leaves are just now starting to drop and in 2-3 weeks, the entire tree line will be golden, bronze, and burnt red.

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    To schedule your own Fall Family session, contact us for current availability.

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    Senior Pictures Style | Athletic Casual for Men

    So you have an athletic senior guy and you want to showcase that side of them but not go full tilt school uniform?  We've got you.  Here are three senior picture ideas that deliver a subtle sports influence into your photo shoot.

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    Add a ball (or bat etc).  No seriously... that's really the tip.  (Not all of these are brain-busters)  If your kid is truly a die hard athlete you probably see him with some kind of gear all of the time.  Include a piece into the shot so that he can showcase his skills.

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    We love a Henley t-shirt and fitted denim.  The style is inspired by athletics and color blocking on the sleeves is universally flattering. Focus on fit and choose an "athletic cut" -- keep it simple and allow for all of the hard work in the gym to take center stage but don't forget to personalize.  Adding something sentimental like a bracelet or necklace can make your portrait feel special.

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    For more guys style and senior inspiration check out senior boys portfolio at www.StudioBseniors.com

    Senior Pictures Style Inspiration | White Lace and Denim

    Today's senior pictures style inspiration features Teva from Juanita High School Her sweet white lace dress has a beautiful simplicity that I would love to talk with you about but as I look at this first stunning portrait of her, I keep hearing the song from the play/movie Annie ..."You're never fully dressed without a smile"  (Heehee... her joy is literally the best accessory ever!)

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    Consider bringing a jacket for a quick style change, pop of color and texture. Bonus, you also have a place to put your hands for a couple of clicks!

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    Delicate bangles and a little sparkle are the perfect finishing touches aren't they?  We also shared another of our favorite outdoor portraits from Teva's senior pictures on our Instagram.  Be sure to follow us on social media for daily updates and sneak peeks!

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    For more Senior Pictures you can also check out our Senior Portfolio.

    Show Us Your Wall | Wallace Family Senior Pictures

    Every time. Seriously, every time I get one of these messages from our clients it is like Christmas morning for me.  (I'm actually smiling at the screen right now as I write this)  I just want to say a big thank you to Mom Joyce for sharing this snapshot of the senior portraits that we created for their beautiful home.

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    We photographed each of the kids during their respective senior years.  You are seeing 4 of the six pieces that we custom framed and matted.  We first photographed son Loren a couple years ago and made note of the frame, mat and sizes so that we could replicate the design for daughter Karsyn, Class of 2018.  (The 4 pieces shown | 2-24 inch) and 2 - 20 inch)