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A love letter to the people of Jamaica at Beaches Resort Ocho Rios

This is a love letter to Jamaica and the amazing hospitality of the people that hosted us at Beaches Resort in Ocho Rios. Prior to our visit I knew nothing of this magical place but when the unexpected happened two days before our family vacation, we zigged when life zagged. (Link to: crane crushes cruise ship)

With just 48 hours to figure out this “first world” not really a problem, problem we decided to call in a professional. (Natalie was referred to us and I’m pretty sure she should be wearing a cape… true super hero travel agent skills - I literally will never book my own trips again. The amount of stress she took off our shoulders was next level awesome) She told us about this beautiful Jamaica resort and she had us at “all-inclusive, sun-filled days”

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From the moment we landed, we knew it was going to be amazing. You’d think it would be the tropical weather and beauty of the blue seas & skies but honestly… it is the people. As we were driving with our guide Winchester, his pride of their history and the philosophy of their culture was fascinating. I could never do it justice but let me tell you… even my kids were completely transfixed by his stories. It is clear that the island counts hospitality as their main export and they should because my goodness they are good at making you feel special.

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On our last night of the trip, we all went around the table sharing what we loved most and to no ones surprise… it was the people, the staff, the Jamaican way that topped the list. (Followed quickly by crazy good food, snorkeling, banana boat rides, water slides and unlimited drinks & dessert)

My new favorite picture of the fellas

My new favorite picture of the fellas

This was essentially who they were the entire trip.

This was essentially who they were the entire trip.

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Thank you for letting me share. I am so full of gratitude for this collective time with my family and since I know a lot of you are always looking for special experiences with your own tribe… you might want to consider Jamaica ;-) (I know I sound like an infomercial but there is no promotion or compensation from anyone… just a personal endorsement from our family to yours) That being said…

The gangs all here.

The gangs all here.

If you’d like for the Studio B to come on vacation with you - my team does thank you for the invite and we accept! Where do you want to go on vacation? We’re coming too #StudioBvacationSessions

Celebrating ONE | Baby Portraits with Maverick | Seattle WA

Oh my my, how time flies! We first photographed the Salamancas for maternity photos for their oldest baby…and now seven years later, little Maverick has joined the family! Cuteness just runs in their genes. And never have we ever seen a baby eat a cake with so much gusto! Maverick wasted no time in celebrating his first birthday…

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Celebrating ONE with Maverick | pc: StudioBportraits.com

I told you, the cuteness just overflows with this one! If only it were as precious for all of us to eat our cake with such joyful abandon…hehe.

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Cake Smash with Maverick | pc: StudioBportraits.com

I’m pretty sure we will blink again and it will be time for Maverick’s senior portraits. And when that time comes, you’d better believe that we will pull out these photos to remind him that he’s always been cute as can be (of course at that point, we will have to change our verbiage and tell him that he’s handsome…strapping…manly, you know!)

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Check out how the Salamanca family personalized their home with a custom Watch Me Grow wall portrait design using their favorite images from over the years!

The Clark Holiday Family Portraits... some times you have to pivot!

This year we planned to do our holiday family portrait up in the snow but Mother Nature had other plans - bone dry and not a snowflake in sight had us doing a major pivot (think Ross from Friends) so we headed into the city to make memories and a little holiday magic at Enchant Christmas in Seattle. It was chilly and crazy crowded, my husband was the biggest kid of the bunch but as always... we felt blessed in every way. All that being said… I have a confession…

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Every year I wonder - “Geez what the heck are we going to do next year?” but isn’t it funny how something always comes together? I decided a long time ago that my true happiness was going to be in all pieces of the process. YES, I definitely want the photogenic reward but these family portraits for our crew have literally become our tradition together. I pitch concepts to my family, they veto. I pick out clothes and my son refuses to wear the shoes. I want to style the girls hair and darn it if they don’t have an opinion about that too but when all is said and done… we ALWAYS have fun and everyone loves looking at the portraits. So with another year under our belts I ask myself - “What are we going to do next time?” (Pretty sure I’m going to eat another dozen frosted Christmas cookies and figure it out later)

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A final word… I find myself so full of gratitude for this time of year and having wonderful people in my life. I’m thankful for our clients that have grown with us over the last 13 years and to my amazing Studio B Family that makes it a joy to come to work every day and do what I love. Thank you to Erin and Makayla (below) for being so amazing.

Behind the scenes with Erin and Makayla - could not think of a better Studio B family. You girls are the best!

Behind the scenes with Erin and Makayla - could not think of a better Studio B family. You girls are the best!

This one is for the book.... making memories into a treasured keepsake

“This one is for the book!” - I’m pretty sure I say that phrase at some point during every family shoot. It’s usually when something fun, silly, or maybe even decidedly “un-done’ happens but I wanted to talk a little bit about why these moments are treasured keepsakes. In a word - they are “real” and they become the images later that will make your heart smile.

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You might be wondering what I mean by “book” so let me explain. We design a gorgeous flush-mount album from almost every family session that includes all of your favorite portraits from your family experience. The cover is typically your family in all of your photogenic awesomeness.

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Open the cover and that’s where the real magic unfolds. The in-between moments that are both perfect and un-perfect all presented in one beautiful story that is your family right now.

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I tell Mom’s all of the time - put these moments in your book. You will marvel at how much you enjoy the candid captures later. (And the things that you were critical about yourself… trust me, later all you will see is how young and beautiful you were too!!!)

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Things that we forget about who these little humans were at this time come rushing back with just one turn of the page. Can you believe I’ve been photographing this lovely family since their baby boy was in Mom’s tummy? It’s true… and she has the books to prove it.

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One of the things we hear most from our clients is how much they enjoy having the portraits from their session in one place with no “to do” item… nothing to frame or figure out. Plus — BONUS you have all of the moments socially too for your phone to show/share on Facebook, Instagram and with family. Best of both worlds.

Falala Formal Family Portraits are Fabulous during the holiday season

Falala formal family portraits are oh-so fabulous during the holidays and we loved catching up with the Warshaw Family this season.

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Mom Victoria in her gorgeous floral gown in red and black had us stepping back to ooh and ah. Her twin boy could not have been anymore dapper in their matching Calvin Klein suits. Head to toe handsome.

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Fun fact: We photographed Mom and her twins when they were just newborns. Time flies but how is it that Mom looks like not a day has passed?

Loving this gorgeous floral gown from  Nordstrom  and swooning over the perfect  Louboutin  heel

Loving this gorgeous floral gown from Nordstrom and swooning over the perfect Louboutin heel

425 Magazine Shoot | On Location at Cisco Brothers in Bellevue

So excited to share the December issue of 425 Magazine that we photographed on location at the fabulous Cisco Brothers furniture gallery in Bellevue. Bringing a little fa-la-la fun with these two darlings for the upcoming holiday issue was magical. (Sincerely you should have seen their faces when the kiddos saw the life size carousel in the store!)

A tremendous thank you to  Cisco Brothers  for sharing your beautiful Bellevue store for us to come and play! Your innovative and unique showcasing of your store created a lovely experience and the perfect setting for this photoshoot, featured in the December edition of  425 Magazine .   Take a peek at    behind the scenes    footage of this fabulous shoot!

A tremendous thank you to Cisco Brothers for sharing your beautiful Bellevue store for us to come and play! Your innovative and unique showcasing of your store created a lovely experience and the perfect setting for this photoshoot, featured in the December edition of 425 Magazine.

Take a peek at behind the scenes footage of this fabulous shoot!

We have photographed this brother and sister duo since he was born and each year that we have the privilege to watch them grow feels like a gift! If a picture is worth 1,000 words…then these sessions over the years are a million memories and acts of love. We are beyond inspired by this family - for the way they connect and show up for one another! It is a beautiful thing to witness, and we are blessed to be a part of documenting their journey of life.

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Featured in the December edition of 425 Magazine | Cisco Home, Bellevue | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Oh and did we mention… Cisco Brothers has a full size airplane in their gallery. This place is just unreal.

Newborn Portraits with Baby Cantalini Day 5

Newborn portraits with Baby Cantalini on her 5th day have us all kinds of happy (and judging by her sweet smile, she’s quite joy-filled too!)

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A little milk break and this mini was ready for her mid-morning rest. Seriously, is there anything sweeter than the blessing of a brand new baby?

The studio is always warm so that the little ones feel sleepy and oh so snuggly

The studio is always warm so that the little ones feel sleepy and oh so snuggly

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We have never seen such a calm and composed couple of a first born; proud new parents Molly and Kyle are clearly made for this. Fun fact - we photographed Kyle’s Senior Pictures way back in the day and this is the ultimate full circle moment for us getting to welcome his growing family back to the studio.

And Baby Makes 3. First look at the brand new Cantalini Three. (Click here to see a sneak peak from their outdoor Fall  maternity sessio n.)

And Baby Makes 3. First look at the brand new Cantalini Three. (Click here to see a sneak peak from their outdoor Fall maternity session.)

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Dream Holiday Family Portraits featured in 425 Magazine

The November issue of 425 Magazine just hit stands and we could not be any more in love with the Dream Holiday Family Portraits featuring the oh-so-beautiful Rose Family.

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Behind the scenes with Mom, Dad and Baby Charlie have us with all of the formal holiday feels that we never knew we were missing in our life!

Can we hear a Fa-La-La for the holidays as the perfect reason to get all dolled up! Special thank you to our Glam Squad, Wesley Kelly | Hair, Tiffany Penton | Make-up and Samila Boutique for Mom’s epic ball gown.

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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. Make-up, Tiffany Penton and Hair: Wesley Kelly

Fierce with a little bit of baby fabulous has never looked so beautiful. Mom’s gown courtesy of Samila Boutique in Redmond. Make-up, Tiffany Penton and Hair: Wesley Kelly

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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Celebrating Mommy & Me

"You are exactly like your Momma!" Ask me how many times I've heard that over the course of my life, and I will tell you that it is a compliment every single time.  Maybe that's why celebrating this bond is one of my favorite relationships to work with here at Studio B. 

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If you're looking to say "I love you" to your mom or daughter, bring them to the studio and let us give you both a moment to look glam together!  Such a perfect Mother's Day, birthday, or "just because" gift!

Pro Tip: While your babes are young (and not as likely to protest;), have fun matching your outfits the way Mikaela styled herself and Avery when they came to the Studio for their most recent session!

We can’t get enough of cutei pie Avery and her beautiful mama, Mikaela! Celebrating Avery’s 2nd birthday was their excuse to have a fun moment in front of the camera…check out the behind the scenes in the video above!

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