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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

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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Ready for your own formal family portraits?

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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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The Mother + Daughter Portrait Experience: Jennifer & Sydney

Because she is your everything… we created The Mother + Daughter Experience. You’ll laugh, you may cry (happy tears of course) but for sure you are going to have so much fun together… and look amazing while you do it. Let us spoil you with a glam experience of togetherness and making forever memories. (Scroll down for details)

 The Mother + Daughter Experience: 14 year-old Sydney and Mom Jennifer sharing a laugh and a snuggle in their first set of outfits

The Mother + Daughter Experience: 14 year-old Sydney and Mom Jennifer sharing a laugh and a snuggle in their first set of outfits

 When was the last time you indulged in letting yourself feel absolutely cared for and beautiful in every way? Whenever I ask this question of Mom - trust me… I already know the answer. It was so fun to see Mom Jennifer have our hair + make-up pros doll her up.

When was the last time you indulged in letting yourself feel absolutely cared for and beautiful in every way? Whenever I ask this question of Mom - trust me… I already know the answer. It was so fun to see Mom Jennifer have our hair + make-up pros doll her up.

 As a Mom, we always wish our girl could see herself the way the rest of the world sees her right?

As a Mom, we always wish our girl could see herself the way the rest of the world sees her right?

Ready for your own Mother + Daughter Experience?

The Mother + Daughter Experience includes professional hair and make-up for (2) two, deluxe studio session with wardrobe changes + print credit. $575

How to get Picture Perfect Family Portrait Style

Wondering how to get Picture Perfect Family Portrait Style with a modern twist?  We really need not look any further than the Avalos Family.

 This beautiful color combination is equally gorgeous in Summer and Spring.

This beautiful color combination is equally gorgeous in Summer and Spring.

The family started by showcasing each person's unique sense of style in their wardrobe selection. No matchy-matchy here but by keeping the color themes anchored with neutral blues and charcoal they were able to incorporate pops of color & pattern to keep it as playful as the familiy themselves.

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A little beach, a little splash and a little dance has us all kinds of happy just looking at them! And for anyone wondering about the smokey skies of Summer (clearly they photograph beautifully)... same goes for Seattle overcast days (soft, gorgeous light that flatters every skin type and tone)

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The Avalos Family photographed in Sammamish | StudioBportraits.com


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Beautiful Beach Family Portraits + Summer in Sammamish go hand in hand

Beautiful Beach Family Portraits + Summer in Sammamish go hand in hand... and apparently so do the gorgeous Snyder Family when they shoot with me (heehee). I love this moment of them coming up the sand (and yes I am well aware that nobody does this in real life but this family of four is so beyond gracious that they indulged my every crazy request)

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The hazy days have made for epic-ally pretty backdrops this week on the Eastside and Mom Michelle decided that the WHOLE family - puppies and all - needed to be part of the mix. (I love when fur babies are as photogenic as their real kids.)  Fun fact: These pups were rescues and Michelle volunteers at the Humane Society. If you are interested in adopting a new dog or cat for your family be sure to visit the Seattle Humane Society on Facebook for details.

 I have said it for years but the family that plays together, stays together and the Snyder family is growing up fast but it's clear that they are closer than ever.  I photographed each of the kids  senior pictures  sessions but this was my first time getting the entire foursome in front of my lens. This picture of Mom and Dad having a little silly moment is SO fun for me. Isn't it awesome that he is still cracking her up after all these years???  Photo Credit StudioBportraits.com

I have said it for years but the family that plays together, stays together and the Snyder family is growing up fast but it's clear that they are closer than ever.  I photographed each of the kids senior pictures sessions but this was my first time getting the entire foursome in front of my lens. This picture of Mom and Dad having a little silly moment is SO fun for me. Isn't it awesome that he is still cracking her up after all these years??? Photo Credit StudioBportraits.com

The Family Experience is quickly becoming one of my favorite types of shoots.  Seeing families come together for an hour to laugh, play, connect -- it's literally everything that's important in life and I feel blessed to create these "forever" memories with our clients. Thank you to the Snyders for such a lovely afternoon. 


If you'd like to see more from our family sessions, be sure to check out our family gallery.  To book your own family experience, CONTACT US.