Style Spotlight | Classic x Contemporary

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What could be better than a guy with timeless style?!  When Justin came into the Studio for his senior portraits, we were immediately impressed with his classic and contemporary wardrobe (to be completely honest, we were even more impressed with his easygoing and confident attitude - which is one of the most essential parts of building any wardrobe)! 

For any of you fellas who are looking to dress to impress but still maintain a casual vibe, keep scrolling to see some of our favorites from Justin's looks.

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We're giving major style points this trendy twist on a classic denim shirt.  The light pattern is perfect for elevating this essential wardrobe piece!

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Knowing what shades compliment your hair, skin, and eye colors is a foundational part of building a killer wardrobe.  We love Justin's burgundy button down shirt!  Overall, his mixture of dark and light outfits gives a nice balance to everything he brought.

To see more from Justin's senior portrait session, check out the video below.


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Dream Family Portraits | the Wadlows

I'm pretty sure this sweet family makes our dreams come true every holiday season  Talk about people who are simply radiant with joy and love for each other!  We have had the pleasure of photographing the Wadlows for the past 8 years, and every year they out do themselves!

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Could they be any more charming?!  The Wadlows truly make formal family portraits look effortless.  And we love the gold and black details of their wardrobe! 

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For inspiration and preparation tips, check out more from our Dream Family Portraits series.

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Prep Tips for your Dream Family Portraits

What comes to mind when you envision the most perfect family portraits?  Aside from wanting it to be a joyful and confidence building experience for each of your family members, we know that you have a dream and we want to make that picture in your head become a treasured memory you can showcase on your wall and display in your home!

It's safe to say that most of the hard work comes before you actually stand in front of the camera.  Here our top three portrait prep tips for creating those family photos that you have been dreaming about:

1 | Style stretches from head to toe.  Now is the time to get the whole family standing in front of the full length mirror and focus on all of the little details that will add a polished look to your wardrobe styling.  Fellas, this can mean including your favorite watch or coordinating the right socks with your shoes.  Ladies, consider painting your nails or popping in with your favorite jewelry pieces.

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2 | Don't underestimate the power of camera ready hair and makeup.  Every day beauty styling does not read the same way on camera as it does to our eyes.  We rave about our style partners not just because they are fabulous and fun, but they work magic in the world of photo shoot prep!  By factoring time with our hair and makeup artists into your shoot day, not only will you look like a million bucks, but you'll feel relaxed and ready to work it for the camera!

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3 | Collaboration is key.  You've been dreaming about the perfect portraits, and our photography team is excited to be included in your journey!  Sending us snapshots of each person's wardrobe and communicating your vision is essential for allowing us to design a photo shoot that allows your dreams to become a reality.

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For more family portrait inspiration, check out our Instagram or Facebook page! 

We all know that the weather isn't always on board with our creative vision (...typical Seattle weather mood swings...), but don't let that hold you back!  Our state of the art studio allows us to move forward with no fear of Mother Nature.  Check out the details of our exclusive Holiday  Family Portraits K.I.S.S. event special going on right now!


Family Portraits with Southern Charm

There is just something magical about the Brown family that alludes to their sweet southern charm.  Sophisticated and with camera ready styling, they showed up all smiles for their family portrait session!  To say we are still oohing and ahhing over this beautiful family would be an understatement. 

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A bouquet of flowers is an easy way to add a well placed pop of color and feminity to your children's portraits

A bouquet of flowers is an easy way to add a well placed pop of color and feminity to your children's portraits

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Kristin kept her family's outfits within a neutral color palette while still adding a fun splash of blue, which makes for a timeless wardrobe.  But not only are we in love with their styling ~ we just can't get enough of their cozy family dynamics!

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We added another favorite from the Brown's on our Facebook here. To see more family portrait inspiration, follow us on Instagram or check out our Facebook page!

425 Magazine November Edition | Fall Hair Flair

What do you get when you combine the skill of the fabulous Sorella Salon team + the charm of their stunning models + the vision of 425 Magazine?  A swoon-worthy photo shoot that has us dying to up our hairstyling game!  This was one of our favorite editorial shoots yet...take a look!

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We love this opening image of Mallory's gorgeous curls, created by the lovely China.

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The color and gentle curls that Erica made for Lauren are so very autumn!  And Elizabeth's styles look absolutely effortless; for those of us who like simple transitions from day to night, we thank you Rebekah!

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All the heart eyes for sweet Soleil, styled by Andrea!  And we are in love with Lauren's glamorously contemporary top knot by Sydney.

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Whether you have a rocking short 'do like Lia or dreamy locks like Starlyn, we know you'll be inspired as you flip through this fall edition of 425 Magazine!


To see more of our favorite inspiring fashion trends, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

Surfside Senior Portraits

Sun’s out, surf’s up!  Who says you need to live in Maui to embrace the shaka lifestyle?!  When Blake breezed in with his surfboard and easygoing grin, we knew it was going to be a good day!

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Props are a fantastic way to personalize your senior shoot!  We love seeing your personality even more on display in using props to highlight your interests and hobbies.  Whether than means bringing your musical instrument, an armful of your favorite flowers, throwing in your athletic gear, or getting to show off your snazzy car,  we’re ready for you!

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