Family

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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Did You See the Campbell Family in 425 Magazine?

We live for the epic moment that is created when everyone is together and the mood is right!  It was our joy to photograph the Campbell family and feature them in the fashion issue and September edition of 425 Mazazine...you don't want to miss out on their fabulous cliff side shoot!

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Check out the behind the scenes moment from the Campbell's Dream Family Portrait session!


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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)

 The Avalos Family photographed in Sammamish | StudioBportraits.com

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.

Meet Team Clauson - Raising more than just a family

Meet Team Clauson (or as I have known them collectively for over 30 years  -- Erik, Jenny and  the twins.)  Their story begins like many - meet, marry and raise a family but after Erik was diagnosed with ALS, the Clauson's began raising much more than just their family, they began raising awareness and funds.  

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If you are like me, the first time you ever really heard of ALS was when everyone started dumping buckets of ice over their heads a few years ago.  While that effort was an amazing step in educating and awareness of ALS, it was just that -- a first step.  For Erik and Jenny there is so much more work to do and the bravery, hope and joy with which they lead their lives is beyond inspiring.

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Erik wrote a letter to his friends and family earlier this year and I just wanted to share an excerpt of what he said because it is truly a life lesson for us all. "I'm learning not to dwell on the things I’ve lost and cannot do anymore. I don’t mourn the past but rather celebrate the moment, treasure the things that are still possible."

 

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In that spirit of possibilities Team Clauson is raising money for the Seattle ALS Walk, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. To read more about Erik, Jenny and the Clauson's story or donate please click here.

MORE ABOUT ALS: Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Now is the Perfect Season for Outdoor Family Photography

Whether your family is young and growing or all grown up, there is something so perfectly timed about this season that makes it epic for family pictures.  And speaking of epic, can we talk about this cliff side shoot with the Campbell Family? Of course we'll have more coming soon but we just knew you'd love a sneak peek of the behind the scenes video footage!

We photographed both of the sister's senior pictures and it seemed only fitting that we would come full circle with a Family Pictures Experience that included Mom and Dad before each of the girls headed off to college. 

 Chic black on the ladies contrasted with Dad's slate grey blazer is perfect against the auburn hues and PNW greens of the season.  StudioBportraits.com

Chic black on the ladies contrasted with Dad's slate grey blazer is perfect against the auburn hues and PNW greens of the season. StudioBportraits.com


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Trend Alert: The Photography Date is the New Couples Massage

Love isn't what you say it's what you do, (A favorite Pooh Bear quote) probably sums up best why we have been seeing so many couples this season. Couples celebrating anniversary, dating couples, engaged couples, all capturing love with a photography experience has us in love with their love.  May we be so bold to say that

The photography date is the new couples massage!

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Couples photography dates are great for so many reasons!

  1. Planning Together is fun!  Chatting about theme, location, shopping for outfits and planning your special day can be a great break from your real life of family, crazy schedules, and grown up commitments. True "WE" time to connect with something to look forward to! (Pro Tip:  After your photo shoot make a reservations for a fun lunch/dinner)
  2. It's the gift that keeps on giving. You have this amazing experience together and beautiful portrait keepsakes for your home that remind you each day about how special you are together. (Pro Tip: Our most popular keepsake for couples shoots are "our story books" that share all of your sweet moments from silly to romantic that you can page through time and again)
  3. Rinse and Repeat.  You can do it again and again. Make it a annual tradition and you'll find that couples photography is addictive. Casual one time, dressy the next. Outdoor in the Summer and Glam in the studio... the ideas are endless!
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We love this casual beach couples shoot but if you're looking for a reason to dress up and get glam? Click here to see our Sex In The City inspired Couples Date Session in Bellevue (perfect for Anniversary)

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Love this casual beach couples shoot but looking for a reason to dress up and get glam? Click Below...

READY TO SCHEDULE for your Couples Photography Date Experience? Contact us now.

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This is ONE | Celebrating Your Baby's First Birthday with a Family Portrait

Oh how time flies!  Wasn't it just yesterday that we were photographing Ciara's maternity session in anticipation of sweet Cedar's arrival?!  Now this darling boy is one year old and ready to take the world by storm. 

 Anytime we get to spend with the Paulus family is a treat!  Our camera loves them almost as much as we do!  Always looking like they stepped right out of a magazine *a million heart eyes here*

Anytime we get to spend with the Paulus family is a treat!  Our camera loves them almost as much as we do!  Always looking like they stepped right out of a magazine *a million heart eyes here*

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We love the way Ciara kept each of Cedar's styling bright and simple!  Everything about his wardrobe speaks to his family's love of all things nature-inspired.

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Happy birthday, precious Cedar!  We adore you, kiddo.

Our oh-so-popular Portfolio Book features a magazine style layout highlighting up to 40 of your favorite moments from your baby’s family portrait session.


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FAQ: How do I coordinate my family's outfits for our portrait session?

Whether you have a family of fashionistas or a crew that would rather think about anything but style, coordinating the wardrobe aspect of your photo experience can be anything but simple.  That's where we come in to inspire...just consider us your stylists, here to help you every step of the way!

If you're looking to dress to impress while still allowing each family member to represent their individual personalities through their wardrobe selections, consider an upscale casual look.  This popular style is comfortable and contemporary; the entire family will consider it a winning style!

 Sometimes you just have to dance it out when the mood is right and your song comes on!  The Hollie ladies know how to let their personalities shine on camera!

Sometimes you just have to dance it out when the mood is right and your song comes on!  The Hollie ladies know how to let their personalities shine on camera!

PRO TIP 1. Choose two to three colors to form a nice palette, and stick with them!  You can never go wrong with neutrals with a splash of your favorite shade.

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PRO TIP 2. Layers are everyone's best friend!  A great way to showcase personality and flattering all around, layers allow a flavor of variety.  Plus, we are huge fan of texture and movement; it photographs beautifully in group shots.

 Can we just pause a minute and say that we're ready to adopt ourselves into the Hollie family!?  Not only are they some of the kindest people we've ever met, but their genuine love for each other pulls us right in!

Can we just pause a minute and say that we're ready to adopt ourselves into the Hollie family!?  Not only are they some of the kindest people we've ever met, but their genuine love for each other pulls us right in!

PRO TIP 3. Dressing head to toe allows the greatest variety and flexibility when it comes to posing.  For the ladies, fun accessories such as earrings or scarves are nice touches that add to your outfit (bonus points for painted nails!).  Fellas, easy ways to earn style points include stylish socks or throwing on a watch.


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When your wedding pictures were terrible but you still love him 15 years later

How do you say Happy Anniversary to your spouse after 15 years married?  Well, if your wedding pictures were terrible and you are still madly in love... you go for a an anniversary portrait session at Bellevue Park. (This was 100% his idea by the way!)  More on that later... .but before I move on, I wanted to say thank you to our Studio B Associate photographer Makayla.  You've likely seen her in our behind the scenes footage (or at least the back of her head while she's shooting -- she is fabulous!)

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Such a great gift on so many levels.  First,  I had the whole glam squad of hair and make-up, plus picking a fancy dress, but the true gift was time together to just be silly and remember why we like each other as humans (not just parents of three cute kids)

 When you are trying to get him to be romantic but he just can't help himself...

When you are trying to get him to be romantic but he just can't help himself...

 Seriously?  Had NO idea he did this!

Seriously?  Had NO idea he did this!

 Thank you to our in-house hair and make-up lovely, Erin for making me feel so pretty!!!   

Thank you to our in-house hair and make-up lovely, Erin for making me feel so pretty!!!

 

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In case you are wondering, YES... I absolutely spent hours on Pinterest looking at fun poses but the husband had his own idea of what would be photogenic.  Some worked... some were just freaking hilarious... all of them are making their way into my book!

 Always the jokester this guy!  (Instead of letting us pick the posing, he served up this gem) Definitely putting this stunner on the back of our book

Always the jokester this guy!  (Instead of letting us pick the posing, he served up this gem) Definitely putting this stunner on the back of our book


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