Family

FAQ: Should I invest in professional hair and makeup for my family photo session?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is "should I invest in professional hair and makeup prior to my family photo session?"  In short, YES.  We highly recommend it for a number of reasons, but here are our top three...

Special thank you to the Strandell Family (pictured here) for their epic Spring snuggle in the sand! We first met  Bellevue High School  senior Annika this past summer for her senior portraits and it's clear that lovely runs in the family.

Special thank you to the Strandell Family (pictured here) for their epic Spring snuggle in the sand! We first met Bellevue High School senior Annika this past summer for her senior portraits and it's clear that lovely runs in the family.

No. 1 = A camera ready face is different than a street ready face.  Whether you are being photographed indoors or outside, the way light plays with your facial features is captured differently on camera than perceived by the naked eye.  Having a professional makeup experience does not necessarily mean smokey eyes and contouring (although we do love a chic glam look!).  Our professional artists will be able to achieve a fresh and natural look that feels like you on your best day!

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No. 2 = It is an amazing way to have some quality time with the ladies in your family!  Not only does everyone get to be pampered together, but the relaxation prior to being on camera will help increase confidence during your session and allow for those fabulously candid moments to appear with ease.

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No. 3 = Why not indulge a little bit!?  Invest in something that makes you feel pampered and beautiful. Go all out in making this experience one you will never forget!  The joy of family portraits begins with your excitement in prepping your style, hair, and makeup, and we are excited to follow it all the way through to a wall worthy portrait that you can proudly display in your home.


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Inspiration is at your fingertips!  Check out some of our all time favorite family sessions!


SPECIAL! Family Portrait + Holiday Card Studio Event

It's time for you to reserve your spot for our annual Family Portrait + Holiday Card event! Our fabulous November extravaganza is our all-inclusive K.I.S.S (Keep It Studio Special) — details are below.

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Holiday Special Event

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Studio Special)

We know you want swoon-worthy holiday cards and portraits, and our studio special guarantees that whether it showers or shines on the day of your photo shoot, your entire family is going to be picture perfect. Also, by booking now, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your wardrobe!

Here's what's included:

  • Pre-session wardrobe consultation

  • Full in-studio portrait session

  • 24 custom holiday cards on lux metallic paper

  • $125 print credit

K.I.S.S - Session- $595

There’s nothing better than a great K.i.S.S this holiday

(Space is limited. Mention Promo Code Kiss19 when you make your reservation) Remember, photography must take place by November 27.

Ready for Beautiful Fall Family Portraits?

With the changing of the seasons from summertime to autumn often comes both the excitement of fresh starts and favorite traditions (shout out to pumpkin spice everything) as well as the reminder that time might actually be FLYING by. You have a thousand things on your plate, and we know that there are not many occasions to slow down. But we want to give you a reason to press pause on the busyness by creating a luxury experience that will bring everyone together!

Meet the beautiful Bean family! We were introduced to these lovely souls for Cassidy’s  senior portrait session  a few years ago, and it wasn’t long before we realized we were guaranteed to love the rest of the family. We are excited to grow alongside them and capture their spirit and laughter over the years to come!

Meet the beautiful Bean family! We were introduced to these lovely souls for Cassidy’s senior portrait session a few years ago, and it wasn’t long before we realized we were guaranteed to love the rest of the family. We are excited to grow alongside them and capture their spirit and laughter over the years to come!

The sweetest couple for    StudioBportraits.com    | Bellevue WA

The sweetest couple for StudioBportraits.com | Bellevue WA

There comes a time in life when getting all of your babies together in the same place at the same time becomes, well, a bit of a miracle. What we love about turning your Luxury Portrait Experience into a family event is that you will have lasting reminders of your loved ones every time you see your wall portraits or open your Artbook. We get it…photoshoots are not everyone’s cup of tea (if we’re shooting straight, most dads and dudes come only because they love YOU). But we are experts at turning photoshoots into experiences that the entire family will enjoy!

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The Bean Family for StudioBportraits.com | Bellevue WA

Let’s just talk about the epic Fall fashion of the Bean family for a moment. The layers, the texture, the color palette…absolutely dreamy! We love how each person was able to express their style while still looking completely in step with everyone else. Check out more of our favorite family fashion to be inspired for your upcoming shoot!

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Are you ready for your luxury Fall Family Portrait experience?

Let’s take advantage of the beautiful autumn colors and let’s play!

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We know that as your grown up babies fly the nest, it can be harder to bring your family together than in the days when everyone was running around with bouncing pigtails. Let us be your excuse to spend time with your favorite people in the world! Whether celebrating a milestone such as college graduations, a new job or promotion, or simply celebrating family time, now is the time to book your luxury Family Portrait Experience.

We love the clean contemporary wardrobe styling that the Midgley family brought to their portrait session. Each person gets to rock their unique personality through their outfit, yet it’s all tied cohesively together through their black and white color palette. It’s the perfect blend of chic and simple.  And can we just give a shoutout to Maureen’s velvet blouse! I mean c’mon…style queen!

We love the clean contemporary wardrobe styling that the Midgley family brought to their portrait session. Each person gets to rock their unique personality through their outfit, yet it’s all tied cohesively together through their black and white color palette. It’s the perfect blend of chic and simple.

And can we just give a shoutout to Maureen’s velvet blouse! I mean c’mon…style queen!

Beautiful contemporary portrait of the Midgley sisters | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Beautiful contemporary portrait of the Midgley sisters | pc: StudioBportraits.com

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You on your BEST day!

We’re ready to create something magical together.

The Happy Anniversary Experience at Studio B Portraits featuring the Hanson’s

I have legitimately talked about this couple and their anniversary shoot more than I can count. I seriously love "love" and for those of us that have been heart-ing the same human for a long time... it's even more special so celebrating with a “happy anniversary” session is pretty awesome.

You lead and I’ll follow… for a romantic stroll on Lake Sammamish.  PC: Studio B Portraits

You lead and I’ll follow… for a romantic stroll on Lake Sammamish. PC: Studio B Portraits

When your get ready look is as fierce as your finish.

When your get ready look is as fierce as your finish.

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Still looking like newlyweds, this Mom and Dad of eight kiddos certainly know how to do “date night” right. We started the session with a lakeside snuggle…

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Pretty in pink and picture perfect we finished the session with a casual cuddle on the dock.

Pretty in pink and picture perfect we finished the session with a casual cuddle on the dock.

Luxury Mom + Me Experience at Studio B Portraits | Issaquah WA

You know how rare it can be to have moments with Mom where you can be fully present in a carefree way.  In this day and age, you often have to intentionally set that time aside, and we think this is a really special way to do it!

The beautiful Cook ladies took to the beach for their Mom + Me Portrait Experience | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

The beautiful Cook ladies took to the beach for their Mom + Me Portrait Experience | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Our Signature Mom + Me Experience comes to you with a delicious Boehm’s chocolate camera wrapped in a cute box & bow package that includes glam hair & make-up, a styled portrait session and keepsake gift print starting at $700. (experience can be customized — just ask for details).

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Mom + Me time has never been so sweet!

Come play with us!

Show Us Your Wall: Decorating with Family Portraits featuring the Johnsons

Full disclosure, I have zero hobbies… none (unless going to the Bellevue Square candy shop is considered a thing.) And before you mention spending time with my family and friends, let me stop you right there and say - NOPE not a hobby, does not count because what I like to do with them is take their pictures (just ask them, I’m obsessed) I’m either taking a picture or thinking about taking a picture… with a follow up of making something from the pictures (books, framed portraits, wall series… seriously it’s endless.) Luckily for my clients, my obsession is your good fortune because it’s equally awesome whether I’m doing it for you or for myself. Cut to this fabulous Show Us Your Wall share featuring the family portraits we created featuring the Johnsons.

So many smiles and snuggles for this Spring session, we just had to make this wall-worthy moment something special that they could enjoy every day. PC:  StudioBportraits.com

So many smiles and snuggles for this Spring session, we just had to make this wall-worthy moment something special that they could enjoy every day. PC: StudioBportraits.com

We custom created + designed six framed pieces for the Johnson’s beautiful Bellevue home. A statement piece for their living room, a favorite at the front door and a four piece series for their bedroom.

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We are proudly full service and profoundly proud to serve. All of our wall series installations are done with our compliments. We know that these portraits will literally become the most valuable thing you own and we want the process to be stress free and joy filled for you.

Want to see more “Show Us Your Wall” shares and portrait designs? Click below.

Just a little summertime magic for your Family Photos | Studio B Portraits

One minute your babies are tiny and learning to crawl, and in the blink of an eye they are graduating and ready to fly! We can’t believe how fast they grow up either, and we want to freeze time for you to create portraits that will become special memories for your family. And whether you want to take us with you on vacation for a Destination Portrait Experience or you are ready to photograph your family right here on the Eastside, we are ready to play!

We had the privilege of photographing Madison’s Senior Photos 4 years ago, and we recently celebrated Jake’s high school graduation as well with his Summer Senior Photos. It is our greatest joy to grow alongside our Studio B Families! | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

We had the privilege of photographing Madison’s Senior Photos 4 years ago, and we recently celebrated Jake’s high school graduation as well with his Summer Senior Photos. It is our greatest joy to grow alongside our Studio B Families! | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Your fur babies need their time to shine alongside the rest of the family! Consider bringing your pups to your Family Photo Experience. | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Your fur babies need their time to shine alongside the rest of the family! Consider bringing your pups to your Family Photo Experience. | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Our luxury Family Portrait Experience is the perfect way to bring your family together!

Check out this behind the scenes video of summer family photos in Seattle with the Snyder family for Studio B Portraits | pc: StudioBportraits.com

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You on your

best day!

Ready to book your summer Family Portrait Experience?

Luxury Maternity & Newborn Photography Collection | Seattle WA | Studio B Portraits

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

We could not agree more with this sweet quote, and we believe that you deserve to be celebrated for all that you are and all that you do. Our luxury Maternity & Newborn Photography Collection is the perfect way to pamper yourself while telling your story.

Ciara for Studio B Families | Best Maternity Portrait Studio in Seattle | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Ciara for Studio B Families | Best Maternity Portrait Studio in Seattle | pc: StudioBportraits.com

A full circle collection that captures both the beauty of expecting and the blessing of your baby’s arrival. In addition to your Maternity and Newborn Sessions, you will enjoy custom birth announcements and a gift print from each session

Note: If you would prefer to schedule just one session to begin your introduction with our studio, please refer to our Family Sessions.

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Best Maternity & Newborn Photographer Seattle | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Pro Tip: Incorporating your spouse and other babies is a fun way to personalize your experience during your photo session!

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Ready to create beautiful memories?

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