How to bring the glitz + glamour to your family portraits

Wondering how to bring the glitz + glamour to your family portraits? Excellent you have come to the right place. Getting dolled up with your favorite folks is great for holidays… and any day really.

 Fierce with a little bit of baby fabulous has never looked so beautiful. Mom’s gown courtesy of  Samila Boutique  in Redmond

Fierce with a little bit of baby fabulous has never looked so beautiful. Mom’s gown courtesy of Samila Boutique in Redmond

First, let’s just begin with acknowledging that family portraits is a perfect reason to get dressed up and it does not have to be any more clever than that. With the exception of A-list celebrities and supermodels, most of us do not walk around in designer gowns but let’s be honest.. it’s fun to play “red carpet” for a day with the people you love and have amazing portraits to remember the occasion.

 When Baby Girl is super helpful in getting Daddy’s lipstick “just right”

When Baby Girl is super helpful in getting Daddy’s lipstick “just right”

Just because you are dressed to the nines doesn’t mean formality takes a back seat to fun! Laugh, play and have a party letting your personalities shine.

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Now is the perfect time to schedule your session!

When Senior Portraits Meets Old Hollywood Charm

Riddle me this: what do you get when you combine the epic debonair style of Old Hollywood with contemporary charm?

Answer: a Senior Portrait Experience that will go down in history!

When Fabiano walked in to the Studio, we were immediately impressed with his confidence and enthusiasm. This Issaquah High School senior was rocking a Cary Grant inspired wardrobe, and we knew this was going to be a shoot to remember. Talk about a lights, camera, action moment!

  Fabiano for Studio B Seniors, Issaquah WA | pc.    StudioBportraits.com

Fabiano for Studio B Seniors, Issaquah WA | pc. StudioBportraits.com

Fabi’s navy blue suit, classic white dress shirt, and trendy bow tie combo is the perfect spin on Old Hollywood charm! When thinking of your own wardrobe, choose pieces that are well-tailored…not only does this present flawlessly, but it also keeps things more comfortable for you (assuming a suit isn’t your daily attire…comfort is key, even when making an epic impression;)

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Stunning Portfolio Book for Studio B Seniors | pc: StudioBportraits.com

One of our favorite way to display portraits is in our luxury Portfolio Book. It’s the best way to showcase the variety of your senior portrait experience in a way that is both timeless and travel friendly (for when you just NEED to show your out of town family and friends how awesome you are!). Check our Fabi’s Portfolio Book in the video above!

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This is YOUR year!

It’s your time to shine during your own Senior Portrait Experience.

Dream Family Portraits | Fall at Studio B Portraits feat. the Campbells

Fall has swept us away once again with it’s gorgeous colors and perfect light- can I get an “AMEN” from all my other PNW autumn lovers?! And as much as this season inspires me to light a candle and drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte, it makes me even more excited to pick up a camera and make some magic with our amazing Studio B families.

Would you even believe that we adventured with the Campbell family to this cliff-side location just minutes from our studio space in downtown Issaquah?! And holy smokes, this family is as fun as they are stunning.

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We had no lack of laughter and fun moments during our Family Portrait Session with these four. Their adoration for each other was clear - we were just thrilled to be apart of it for an afternoon!

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Check out our BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO with the Campbell Family | pc: StudioBportraits.com

When it comes to proudly displaying your Family Portraits when all is said and done, we love the luxurious variety that our Artbooks offer. Click on the video below to see how the Campbells fabulous shoot is now a forever memory to display in their home.

Not only is our Artbook a beautiful home accessory, it also is simple to bring along while traveling when the need arises to show your out of town family and friends a glimpse into your session.

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We made you a fabulous Senior Style Lookbook...

This is YOUR year, seniors! Maybe you have been a fashionista since birth, or maybe playing stylist isn’t your favorite game, but either way we have put together a gorgeous Senior Style Lookbook to help you prepare for your Senior Portrait Experience.

Four outfits in one day? Let’s do this!

  Senior Girl Portrait feat. Sammie | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Senior Girl Portrait feat. Sammie | pc: StudioBportraits.com

OUTFIT 01. Your senior portraits will be taken to a whole new level of sophistication when you step out in your favorite gown, looking like you just might belong in next year’s Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair. This stunning Issaquah High School senior took our breath away in her delicate cream colored dress!

Pro Tip: keep the preparation for your Vanity Fair attire simple by re-wearing your favorite homecoming dress or prom gown! You deserve another chance to shine in one of those favorite dresses!

  Issaquah WA Senior Portraits | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Issaquah WA Senior Portraits | pc: StudioBportraits.com

OUTFIT 02. Sammie kept one of her outdoor looks styled in black and white for a city chic vibe, pairing an adorable peplum top with white jeans and street style black booties. These simple choices allowed for fun pops of color in her background, which allowed all eyes to stay on this senior stunner!

Pro Tip: when you keep your outfit colors neutral, it gives even more opportunity to play around with fun textures and silhouettes!

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Boho Chic Senior Portraits | pc: StudioBportraits.com

OUTFIT 03. Boho meets contemporary with this third outfit, and we are in love! This gal knew that this deep shade of blue would compliment her hair and skin fabulously. And can we just give a shout out to that Beyonce breeze though Sammie’s hair. Flawless.

Pro Tip: Sammie wore the same chic pair of white denim for both looks two and three, and the variety in tops allowed each outfit to be independently unique! Repeating base items among looks can cut down on the number of clothing items you bring while still being able to rock it!

OUTFIT 04. Sophisticated simplicity is the key to Sammie’s final outfit! This look aired on a cute and casual side, giving fun variety and depth to her four wardrobe choices. Sometimes your favorite pair of denim and a fun blouse is just what you need to know you are a 10/10!

Pro Tip: bringing a prop adds a personalized flair to your Senior Portrait Experience!

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Feeling inspired yet?

We’re excited to see what fabulously fun four outfits you bring to YOUR Senior Portrait Experience!

Love From Our Clients | Corporate Headshots with Philips

Just when we thought we couldn’t love the team at Philips Healthcare any more…they write us the sweetest five-star rave review on Yelp!

  Five Star Review from Leigh at    Philips Healthcare

Five Star Review from Leigh at Philips Healthcare

I know we will forever be a fan of the Philips team! Talk about adding a bit of wow-factor to their brand identity…bringing us on location to photograph their team personalized their portrait session by featuring their business space.

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Ready to take your marketing to the next level?

Let your corporate headshots speak to your personal brand identity!


SPECIAL! Family Portrait + Holiday Card Event

Mmmmmwahh!  (That's our big smooch to you -- letting you know that it's time for you to reserve your spot for our annual Family Portrait + Holiday Card event. The November extravaganza is our all-inclusive K.I.S.S (Keep It Studio Special) — details are below.

 Formal Family Portraits in the studio featuring the Wadlow Family | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Formal Family Portraits in the studio featuring the Wadlow Family | pc: StudioBportraits.com

We know you want swoon-worthy holiday cards and portraits, and our 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. Also, by booking now, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your wardrobe!

Here's what's included:

  • Pre-session wardrobe consultation

  • Full in-studio portrait session

  • 24 custom holiday cards on lux metallic paper

  • $100 print credit

  • Holiday keepsake ornament

K.I.S.S - Session- $500

There’s nothing better than a great K.i.S.S this holiday

(Space is limited. Mention Promo Code Kiss18 when you make your reservation) Remember, photography must take place by November 21.

Love From Our Clients | Professional Headshots with Studio B Portraits

It absolutely warms our hearts to hear that people look at their headshots and know they are beautiful! Thank you to Amber for this five-star Yelp review! The pleasure was ours…seriously! Time with this gal was the best way to start our day!

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Professional headshot | pc: StudioBportraits.com

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Ready for YOUR headshot refresh?

Whether you are looking for a career change or simply to elevate your professional image, let us make you a headshot that is as strong and confident as you are!

Did You See the McNees Fall Family in 425 Magazine?

Not only is the McNees family stunningly beautiful, but spending time with them during their Dream Family Portrait Experience was a highlight for us! Their joy at simply being together made our job easy.

If you haven’t yet seen them in the October edition of 425 Magazine, be sure to pick up your copy and be inspired for YOUR portrait experience.

Behind the scenes | Studio B Portraits Dream Family Portraits with a Fall + Holiday inspiration

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Ready for your Dream Family Portrait Experience?

Whether rain or shine, it’s time to create some magic with your family!

Some seniors care...or at least their moms do! | Studio B Seniors Style Guide for Boys

Be honest…when was the last time you prepped four unique wardrobes and wore them all in one day?? Some seniors care about their outfits...or at least their mom's do! Other seniors would rather do anything else than plan out four different looks (fellas, I’m talking to you;)

Don’t let choose four wardrobe options overwhelm you - we’ve laid out four of our favorite looks as a quick style guide for you as your prepare for your Senior Portrait Experience. Keep reading to make prepping for your Senior Portraits a piece of cake!

  Jake is effortlessly handsome in his dark suit and bold blue tie  | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Jake is effortlessly handsome in his dark suit and bold blue tie | pc: StudioBportraits.com

OUTFIT 01. Who doesn’t love a fella in FORMAL?! You just can’t underestimate the powerful impression of a custom tailored suit. We love the way Jake brought his A-game with this look, incorporating his passion for baseball with this classy look took it to the next level!

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OUTFIT 02. You can never go wrong when you go UPSCALE CAUSAL. Jake’s collared shirt and pullover create a visually interesting style with layers and textures. Classy but more relaxed than his first look, this one is a winner!

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OUTFIT 03. SCHOOL SPIRIT has never looked so good! We love that Jake was able to represent O’Dea High School through his letterman jacket - this is a timeless look that throughout the years will be a fun nod to your high school career!

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OUTFIT 04. There’s a reason why CLASSIC always results in confidence. Will you be shocked to hear that most senior boys feel most comfortable in front of the camera wearing an outfit inspired by their everyday attire? One of the awesome aspects of having four wardrobe changes within your Senior Portrait Experience is that you can rock that classic tee that brings out the color of your eyes while still making mom thrilled that you jazzed it up for her with a more formal vibe in another outfit. Talk about the best of both worlds!

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The Business of People...Your People

Anyone that has started their own business learns very quickly that no matter what they sell or what service they provide… they are actually in the “people” business. And let’s be honest, the most important people to focus on when you are aiming for excellence is your own employees. You take care of them, and they take care of… well, everything..including your awesome clients! From being featured on your website, business cards, publications, and countless other ways, images of your team are important for speaking to your professional brand and the values of your company.

  Sean Strother is a board certified dermatologist who has been practicing medical dermatology in the Seattle area since 2001, and it is our privilege to work with his team at    Strother Dermatology    in Kirkland  | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Sean Strother is a board certified dermatologist who has been practicing medical dermatology in the Seattle area since 2001, and it is our privilege to work with his team at Strother Dermatology in Kirkland | pc: StudioBportraits.com

  After working with the fabulous Strother Dermatology team, we are confident that part of their hiring criteria is that you must be incredibly kind and oh-so-personable. Everyone is just beyond lovely. And did we mention photogenic? ;)

After working with the fabulous Strother Dermatology team, we are confident that part of their hiring criteria is that you must be incredibly kind and oh-so-personable. Everyone is just beyond lovely. And did we mention photogenic? ;)

It has been awesome to see Strother Dermatology continue to grow as a business as time goes on! As fabulous new members join their team, we consider it our joy to welcome them on board with a headshot that matches their coworkers and stays true to the visual identity of the company.

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Whether in studio or on location, let’s take your brand to the next level!


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