Meet Team Clauson - Raising more than just a family

Meet Team Clauson (or as I have known them collectively for over 30 years  -- Erik, Jenny and  the twins.)  Their story begins like many - meet, marry and raise a family but after Erik was diagnosed with ALS, the Clauson's began raising much more than just their family, they began raising awareness and funds.  

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If you are like me, the first time you ever really heard of ALS was when everyone started dumping buckets of ice over their heads a few years ago.  While that effort was an amazing step in educating and awareness of ALS, it was just that -- a first step.  For Erik and Jenny there is so much more work to do and the bravery, hope and joy with which they lead their lives is beyond inspiring.

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Erik wrote a letter to his friends and family earlier this year and I just wanted to share an excerpt of what he said because it is truly a life lesson for us all. "I'm learning not to dwell on the things I’ve lost and cannot do anymore. I don’t mourn the past but rather celebrate the moment, treasure the things that are still possible."

 

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In that spirit of possibilities Team Clauson is raising money for the Seattle ALS Walk, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. To read more about Erik, Jenny and the Clauson's story or donate please click here.

MORE ABOUT ALS: Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Now is the Perfect Season for Outdoor Family Photography

Whether your family is young and growing or all grown up, there is something so perfectly timed about this season that makes it epic for family pictures.  And speaking of epic, can we talk about this cliff side shoot with the Campbell Family? Of course we'll have more coming soon but we just knew you'd love a sneak peek of the behind the scenes video footage!

We photographed both of the sister's senior pictures and it seemed only fitting that we would come full circle with a Family Pictures Experience that included Mom and Dad before each of the girls headed off to college. 

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Chic black on the ladies contrasted with Dad's slate grey blazer is perfect against the auburn hues and PNW greens of the season. StudioBportraits.com


Ready to schedule your own Summer Family Portraits or Family Pictures Experience?  Contact Us Now.

Win our August giveaway of a Bestie & Me Photo Experience!

What better way to celebrate your best friend "just because" than with a Bestie & Me Photo Experience?!  Let us spoil you!  To enter is as easy as FOLLOW, LIKE, and TAG.

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FOLLOW us on Instagram and Facebook.

LIKE our most recent post

TAG a friend you know deserves to be pampered (every tag is an entry)

*Giveaway open from August 2-5, 2018.  Winner will be announced August 6, 2018.

  "Friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when." - Simon Sinek

"Friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when." - Simon Sinek


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Why Your Senior Experience Deserves Better Than a Snapchat Filter...

Okay everyone, real talk: Snapchat is great (who doesn't love a good voice changing filter, I mean c'mon??) but what makes your Senior Portrait Experience different than simply taking fun photos with friends? 

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I. Camera ready hair and makeup = no filters needed!  Not only does it feel simply divine to be pampered while a professional hair and makeup artist styles you to perfection, but the expertise and tools of the artist will allow your natural beauty to shine in a way that reads beautifully on camera.

II.  Four wardrobe changes allow for creativity and expression!  Your Senior Portraits are about capturing your spirit in this season of life, and fashion is such a fun way to make a statement.  From fabulously formal to street chic, there is room for you to express all sides of your rockin' personality!

III. One day your kids will flip through your book of all your favorite portraits and say "Wow, mom was a BABE when she was my age!"  You can store a memory in Snapchat for awhile, but you can remember the thrill of your Senior Year forever when you reminisce through your favorite images. (I know, I know - I sound like I'm a thousand years old, but one day you'll appreciate letting your kids rave about you...hehe)

When it's time to celebrate all you have accomplished, it's time to make it special.   Let us spoil you!

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READY TO SCHEDULE for your Senior Portrait Experience? Contact us now.

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Did You See William in 425 Magazine?

If you've never flipped open the pages of 425 Magazine, the August edition is a fantastic place to start because look who's inside!  Just check out that smile!  Class of 2019 senior William brought a classic prep flair to his styling for Summer Senior Portraits, and everything about it was magazine worthy.

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If you missed seeing William as one of our Class of 2019 Model Team Brand Influencers, be sure to check out our downtown Seattle Model Team Shoot!  Taking inspiration from Vanity Fair, we hit the streets with our fab team of Influencers, and they were turning heads wherever they went!


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Have you seen our beautiful Senior Portfolio Book?

Have you seen our beautiful Senior Portfolio Book? Seriously lux and perfect for celebrating senior year in style.

So excited to share this amazing Senior Portfolio Book featuring Hailey from Eastside Catholic. Second only to our Wall Art, these stunning books are the most popular photography keepsake that we create here at the studio. The flush mount book is custom crafted, wedding-quality featuring all of your favorite hand-artworked portraits designed flawlessly in a magazine style layout. 

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Lux canvas cover opens to reveal your favorite portraits featured in a magazine-style lay-out. StudioBseniors.com

Senior Pictures for Boys and how to find a photographer that loves them as much as you

When I tell you that Studio B specializes in photographing high school senior boys (and grown up men that act like boys) does it make you want to cry with tears of joy?  Excellent. You've come to the right place because this article - "Senior Pictures for Boys and how to find a photographer that loves them as much as you do" was almost going to be titled...

- “How to make your son’s high school senior portraits NOT suck – a parent’s guide to finding a photographer that specializes in photographing boys' senior pictures”

We collectively decided that the working title felt a little wordy (haha) so here we are!  

 BOY SENIOR PICTURES - Studio B Portraits specializes in photographing High School Senior guys for Studio B Seniors located in Issaquah, WA near Bellevue | Seattle.

BOY SENIOR PICTURES - Studio B Portraits specializes in photographing High School Senior guys for Studio B Seniors located in Issaquah, WA near Bellevue | Seattle.

The truth is, senior pictures are a big deal and we know that you might be feeling like you'll never get your boy in front of the camera again anytime soon; which means this needs to be an experience he (and you) will never forget!

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How to make your son’s high school senior portraits NOT suck – a parent’s guide to finding a photographer that specializes in photographing boys' senior pictures...

For the fellas who come in simply because they love their mothers and they have a yearbook deadline (basically 99% of senior boys), there is a moment in almost every session where the tide shifts.  It is a sneak attack realization by your son that they look GOOD and being in the spotlight isn't the worst way to spend their day..some might even admit to you that they are having FUN! 

To help you, help him, we have created an extensive Style and Prep Magazine that we'll snail mail to you after you book your senior pictures session. This full color, 24 page guide includes clothing ideas, samples for backgrounds, unique prop ideas (cars, canines + cats - OH MY) and inspiration for creating an amazing Senior Pictures Experience for your son.  


READY TO BOOK your Senior Portrait Experience at Studio B?  We can't wait to chat with you!

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Beautiful book designs from your portrait session

How do you keep a memory as sweet as the moment itself?  This is a question we ask ourselves on a daily basis.  It is why we do what we do!  It is why we create something unique and magical for displaying your memories from every portrait session. 

We know there is not only ONE correct answer to this question, but one of our favorite ways to tell your story is through a Portfolio Book of your favorite photos.  Curious to peek inside one of these beauties?  Check out this fabulous book from Brynn and Garrett's prom inspired portrait session in the video below, and keep reading for our top 3 reasons why we love Portfolio Books!

I. The variety of poses and expressions included in your book makes it a powerful storyteller.

II.  Each book is custom designed in house to create a unique layout of the images you love.

III.  Portfolio Books are a fabulous coffee table accessory, and their portability makes them easy to take while traveling to show relatives who live farther away.

 Talk about a dreamboat couple!  We had so much fun with Brynn and Garrett...we already can't wait until next time!

Talk about a dreamboat couple!  We had so much fun with Brynn and Garrett...we already can't wait until next time!

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See why you should consider a Vanity Fair inspired look and get ready to pull out your favorite formal look for your Couples Photography Date or Senior Portrait Experience!

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Want to look like a model for your senior pictures? Try adding this fabulous prop to your senior photo shoot.

Want to look like a model for your senior pictures? Try adding this fabulous prop to your senior photo shoot - a colorful blanket! (If you are thinking to yourself... a what?  Just here me out - and then realize you could substitute "blanket" for a colorful scarf, statement jacket or even a hat.) The goal is to give yourself something to play + pose with for fun and variety.

 This Class of 2019  Issaquah High School  beauty added a touch of PNW boho flair to her Senior Portrait Experience, and we are in LOVE with her Ralph Lauren inspired style!   The pop of red next to Lauryn's sparkling green eyes...what a killer combo!  We'll just be over here swooning over this gal forever...

This Class of 2019 Issaquah High School beauty added a touch of PNW boho flair to her Senior Portrait Experience, and we are in LOVE with her Ralph Lauren inspired style!   The pop of red next to Lauryn's sparkling green eyes...what a killer combo!  We'll just be over here swooning over this gal forever...

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You have seen this look in high fashion brands like Ralph Lauren and it really comes down to  "styling" outside the box for your Senior Portrait Experience. Nailing this look begins with keeping your base outfit in a chic, neutral zone, and then adding a splash of adventuresome color (or pattern).  Classic and cutting edge, all in the same shoot.  Heart eyes galore!

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TO BE INSPIRED for your Senior Portrait Experience, check out our favorite trends happening now in our Style Spotlight series!

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Trend Alert: The Photography Date is the New Couples Massage

Love isn't what you say it's what you do, (A favorite Pooh Bear quote) probably sums up best why we have been seeing so many couples this season. Couples celebrating anniversary, dating couples, engaged couples, all capturing love with a photography experience has us in love with their love.  May we be so bold to say that

The photography date is the new couples massage!

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Couples photography dates are great for so many reasons!

  1. Planning Together is fun!  Chatting about theme, location, shopping for outfits and planning your special day can be a great break from your real life of family, crazy schedules, and grown up commitments. True "WE" time to connect with something to look forward to! (Pro Tip:  After your photo shoot make a reservations for a fun lunch/dinner)
  2. It's the gift that keeps on giving. You have this amazing experience together and beautiful portrait keepsakes for your home that remind you each day about how special you are together. (Pro Tip: Our most popular keepsake for couples shoots are "our story books" that share all of your sweet moments from silly to romantic that you can page through time and again)
  3. Rinse and Repeat.  You can do it again and again. Make it a annual tradition and you'll find that couples photography is addictive. Casual one time, dressy the next. Outdoor in the Summer and Glam in the studio... the ideas are endless!
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We love this casual beach couples shoot but if you're looking for a reason to dress up and get glam? Click here to see our Sex In The City inspired Couples Date Session in Bellevue (perfect for Anniversary)

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Love this casual beach couples shoot but looking for a reason to dress up and get glam? Click Below...

READY TO SCHEDULE for your Couples Photography Date Experience? Contact us now.

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