Family

Magazine Ready | Formal Family Portraits with Page-Turning Style

Family Portraits with page turning style is our favorite way to get formal and no one does magazine-ready better than the Momotyuks. Even more than the luxurious air they bring everywhere they go is their genuine love for one another. Watching this family grow and celebrating with them for the last 7 years has been a true joy and honor.

Want to get this look? Here’s our top three tips for a magazine-ready style.

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Magazine-Style

Page Turning Formal Family Portraits

No. 01: UNIQUELY MONOCHROMATIC. We love the way each person in the family expresses their personalities through their wardrobe, all the while keeping their aesthetic cohesive with a timeless black on black color palette.

No. 02: TEXTURES. From a velvet suit for the young man, to ruffled dresses and beaded necklines for the ladies, this family knows how to embrace texture. Incorporating an assortment of materials allows for added creativity and mixing fabrics adds a wow factor to your wardrobe.

No. 03: ALL HAIL THE QUEEN. Moment of honesty…the most important person in the family when it comes to family portrait preparation is Mama. The babes look amazing no matter what they wear and more often than not, Moms often give themselves the least amount of prep time as they work to make sure everyone else looks fabulous. With that being said, we suggest that the entire process begin with the lady of the house.

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We can’t showcase this beautiful family and not show you their gorgeous Art Book! Second to our wall art, these books are our most popular choice for families. Our fresh take on the classic album means you won't miss one picture perfect moment. This story telling stunner begins with twenty beautiful, flush mount pages on lux metallic paper and is custom designed to highlight your favorite family moments. With three custom cover selections and a trio of details, these books are an heirloom treasure meant to be passed down through the years.

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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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Ready to make some memories?

Bring the family and let’s make some magic together!


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!

3 Steps to a Beautiful “Watch Me Grow” Family Wall Portrait Design | Seattle Portrait Studio

One of the special privileges we have here at Studio B Portraits is the opportunity to grow with our families as they add to their numbers. We have been photographing the lovely Salamanca family since Jennifer came in for maternity photos with her first baby. Fast-forward seven years, two more kiddos, and numerous Family Portrait Sessions to the present day! Our most recent project was the custom design Watch Me Grow wall in the Salamanca home, and we are in LOVE with the way it documents each stage in their family’s life.

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No. 1: Measure Your Wall. One unique aspect of the wall design process is that we use simple snapshots of your actual home to customize a design that is mocked up to scale with beautiful portraits from your session. That way you can view your design options in real time during your order appointment rather than relying on your imagination to visualize your space. Follow our step by step tutorial to take snapshots of your space without hassle!

No. 2: Pick Your Prints. For those who have been collecting gift prints over the years of all your favorite moments, this is a beautiful way to display a timeline of your growth as a family. As you move through your home, you’ll literally be taking a walk down memory lane!

No. 3: Trust the Experts. From selecting your frames to match the style of your decor to personal home installations, the Studio B Team is happy to help every step of the way!

Ready to customize your wall space?

Spring into the Studio for your Family Portraits

What do you do when Mother Nature reflects our typical PNW gray skies on the day of your photoshoot when you were hoping for blooms and sunshine? Well, if you are the Wadlow family, then you simply bring all things light and bright indoors to your studio session! We have been photographing this sweet family since maternity photos for their second daughter Evelyn, and ever single time we see them, they outdo themselves with their trendy styling. This year, their studio portraits were inspired by all things springtime and fabulous!

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The Wadlow Family | pc: StudioBPortraits.com | Issaquah WA

A round of applause of Michelle’s fabulous styling of her family in preparation for their annual portraits! Keep scrolling to see our top three takeaways from the Wadlows when it comes to making sure every family member is dressed to the nines…

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The Wadlow Sisters | pc: StudioBPortraits.com | Issaquah WA

No. 01 = Embrace TEXTURE. The silkiness of miss Evelyn’s dress combined with the fur of her sister Sophia’s coat is as close to perfection as it comes! And can we just give a shoutout to Charles’ blue suit jacket on top of his striped pink shirt?! Varying textures read well on camera and are fun to coordinate in your styling process, so let loose and let the textures carry you away!

No. 02 = Embrace COLOR. Gone are the days of matchy matchy with every family member rocking the same shade of blue. For a contemporary spin on color coordinating within your family, think complimentary - colors that play well together without having to be repeat in every person’s outfit. Determining hues can be intimidating, but don’t be afraid to incorporate something bold in your styling. Michelle’s fabulous pink dress is a WOW statement in all the right ways! (Pro tip: don’t be afraid to turn to Pinterest for color palette inspiration!)

No. 03 = Embrace INDIVIDUALITY. Our favorite part of the Wadlow’s styling is how each person gets to rock something totally unique. From Charles’ amazing suit jacket to Michelle’s drop dead gorgeous dress, Evelyn’s florals to Sophia’s killer jumpsuit…everyone gets to wear a statement piece!

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Ready to capture some memories for your family?

Whether this is an annual experience or you haven’t had photos taken since the kids were in diapers, we’re excited to be a part of documenting your story.

Decorating with Family Portraits: The People You Love in the Place You Love

Decorating with Family Portraits so that you can enjoy the people you love in the place you love is what we do best here at Studio B. Seeing a blank canvas come to life with a wall design that compliments your home is seriously a guilty pleasure.

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Decorating your home with family photography | PC: StudioBportraits.com

This 7 piece series that we created for the Bean Family home turned out so beautifully. We chose a clean museum style display with a slim molding and warm neutral mat to compliment the families mid-century modern motif.

In addition to the center showpiece portrait featuring the entire family, we created modern squares highlighting Mom & Dad + each of the kids.

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Family Photography in your home | What is your design dilemma?

Have you ever wanted to add family photography to your home but felt overwhelmed with how to do it in a chic cohesive way? We'd love to help. Let us know where you are getting stuck. If picking the right mix of images has you scratching your head or you are swimming in a sea of images with no idea what to do next… tell us your tale! Does the architecture of your home leave you wall space challenged? Send us a message and share your photography design dilemma.

Thank you to the the Hancock Family for letting us share their beautiful wall display that we designed for their home . We created two wall series from nine favorites. Each of the pieces was custom framed in a sleek slate molding and we chose two different sizes of profile to keep it fresh but maintain an overall cohesive display. The benefit later of using a similar frame style is the pieces can be rearranged into a new design with ease. Do you have a photography design dilemma that you think we could help with? Send us your questions. pc: StudioBportraits.com

As a full service photography studio, our every day includes not only taking pictures, but designing albums, creating wall displays and storytelling visually in the spaces you love. The nuts and bolts of framing, installing, measuring and everything in between are right where we shine too so don’t be shy….

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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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!