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?

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Please include how we can find you on Instagram and Facebook.
YES - I am Class of 2020 *

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!

Love from our clients | Rave Review

It’s amazing how people can inspire your soul, and that’s how we feel each time we photograph Dawn, Chief Client Officer for WE Worldwide! We could rave for days about this gal, and seriously…our camera loves her as much as we do! Thank you Dawn for your kind words and rave review on YELP.

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Ready to Refresh your Headshot?

Let’s take your personal branding to the next level.


Check out our blog to see more from Dawn’s professional branding portfolio session!

BIG Family shoot in the Snow at Snoqualmie Pass

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and sharing that our BIG Family shoot in the snow did finally happen… just barely but it freaking happened. Read on for details and epic fails…

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Like you, I see the perfect Pinterest family pictures and I mistakenly think that it’s all magically going to happen for our family of sixteen. If I thought last year’s “Let’s all wear white” 2017 theme made my entire family annoyed - it was NOTHING compared to the “Yep, we’re driving to the snow and I don’t exactly know where we’ll find it” plan of 2018. Throw in a broken camera remote control, running out of gas and rapidly dropping sun for the win. Falalala. But then something turned the tide. After 40 minutes of tumbleweeds… there was FINALLY snow to be found at Snoqualmie Pass. And just like a well timed Christmas miracle… this happened.

My Dad spontaneously lays the biggest kiss on my Mom (yes… it was totally unprompted and followed by huge cheers from everyone)

My Dad spontaneously lays the biggest kiss on my Mom (yes… it was totally unprompted and followed by huge cheers from everyone)

My son served up the sweetest smile (instead of the crazy-I’m-five grin that I’ve been getting all year. He was freezing and I’m pretty sure the sincere joy is actually him being able to feel his fingers again.

My son served up the sweetest smile (instead of the crazy-I’m-five grin that I’ve been getting all year. He was freezing and I’m pretty sure the sincere joy is actually him being able to feel his fingers again.

Do I even need to explain my spouse?

Do I even need to explain my spouse?

…Or my sister’s husband.

…Or my sister’s husband.

My sisters family that is impossibly photogenic nailed the “let’s walk in the snow” portion of the event but dropped the ball a bit on “throwing snow.”

My sisters family that is impossibly photogenic nailed the “let’s walk in the snow” portion of the event but dropped the ball a bit on “throwing snow.”

At one point, I heard my nephew say “Um, maybe throwing snow just isn’t our thing”

At one point, I heard my nephew say “Um, maybe throwing snow just isn’t our thing”

Okay, so my niece Ava is in fact Pinterest perfection.

Okay, so my niece Ava is in fact Pinterest perfection.

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And with another blessed year under our belts, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Formal Portraits inspired by the movie Crazy Rich Asians? Yes Please.

So the phone rings and the woman on the other side of the phone says… I had an idea for a photo shoot where my entire family gets really dressed up (even though that’s not normally who we are in real life” Go on I say. She then shared with me that she’d like to do a formal family portrait inspired by the movie Crazy Rich Asians? “Yes, please” I say… and you had me at “really dressed up!”

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All the sass and sophistication followed by the warmth + connection of a family that truly loves one another is just picture perfect every time.

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Family Portraits in Black & White Perfection inspired by Cindy Crawford + Omega

Family Portraits in black and white perfection inspired by Cindy Crawford + Omeg a… it was a theme I’d had in my back pocket for about 2 years. Not going to lie, I was almost 100% going to do it with my family but my kiddos were intent on doing a shoot with red balloons - I said no so they pitched family portraits in the snow - um - I digress. Let’s get back to the beautiful Martorano family that killed this look!

The Martorano five just radiate effortless cool and this black on black theme could not have been any more amazing.

The Martorano five just radiate effortless cool and this black on black theme could not have been any more amazing.

The three brothers and I have photographed together when they were younger and this top-down was a throwback to our early session.

The three brothers and I have photographed together when they were younger and this top-down was a throwback to our early session.

Hearts breaking for these boys all over the Eastside I’m sure. As kind as they are handsome.

Hearts breaking for these boys all over the Eastside I’m sure. As kind as they are handsome.

Smiles all around for this family!

Smiles all around for this family!

Fashion Senior Pictures for Winter Inspired by the Color Green

We get it…sometimes living in the PNW feels like winter zaps all the pretty color out of everything (I could do with more vitamin D in my life, seriously), but that’s no reason to let your senior portraits be dull. We are OBSESSED with Kaitlyn’s chic pop of green in one of her studio looks during her Senior Portrait Experience. She took her style to the next level by pairing her little black dress with a pair of sassy black pumps, letting her statement coat speak for itself! And don’t even get me started on how that green highlights the sparkle in Kaitlyn’s eyes…DOUBLE OBSESSED!

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This Bothell High School senior was the epitome of sophistication. We are absolutely inspired by her bold choice of color, and we love the way it breathed a freshness into her studio look. Remember when it’s your turn for your Senior Portrait Experience, you have four different wardrobes that you’ll get to showcase your unique style while you’re here. Bring on all the beautiful color!

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This is YOUR year!

Are you ready to rock it out?!


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