Weddings

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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Posing Ideas...Practice makes perfect, right? | Portrait Studio near Bellevue, WA

couples poses So I was stalking Pinterest (as I often do) and ran across this rather awesome display of posing ideas for couples.  I immediately sent it over to one of my very favorite clients Lisa for her upcoming family photo shoot to ask her if she thought it would be weird for us to make husbands practice their posing with us prior to a family portrait session  (haha).  She and I were in absolute mutual agreement - "UM...Nope"....not weird at all.  What do you think???

Weyerhaeuser Estate Wedding, Tacoma| Melinda + George

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First look at Melinda + George's Wedding!  The couple chose the regal Weyerhaeuser Estate and if you've never seen this venue before -- it's Old World European charm blended with the Northwest's most spectacular water view.  We were SO very honored to document this most special of days with the couple and as you would imagine -- the entire occasion was filled with smiles and laughter....EXCEPT -- for one short moment following the ceremony.  (Oh you know it's coming right?  The thing that cracked me up -- and then immediately made me have to take a picture to make sure NOBODY missed it for posterity)  Let me set the scene....  The bride and groom have kissed, walked down the aisle and been followed by the wedding party and guests to the adjacent courtyard to photograph group portraits with our fabulous associate photographer Anna.  I lingered behind until all of the guests had cleared thinking I'd get some detail shots when Flower Girl Ava comes running in with fierce determination...she wants her flower petals back (you know the ones that she dropped on the aisle and even some that had been there before she arrived ;-) -- that's right, she wants EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.  When the other kids came back to retrieve her for the family photos -- this reaction above was priceless!

Oh and before I finish for the day, I did want to show you one more of my absolute favorites of the couple that we posted on our Weddings By Studio B Facebook page....a gorgeous black and white portrait of the couple kissing in front of the water. LOVE it!

Wedding Portrait Session at Fox Hollow Farm

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So you know how people have personalities (um, duh...I know that's what your thinking...but stay with me here)  -- my additional point is -- so do couples! Couples have an energy and dynamic that is completely unique to them as a pair -- and when I click with them...I know that the pictures are going to be just amazing before we've even begin.  Amy + Blake were that couple for me as we headed to Fox Hollow Farm on this beautiful sunny day.

The venue is just indescribably gorgeous and although I had visited with my family on weekends (side bar:  They do some amazing holiday events at Halloween, the Christmas season,  Baby Animals in Spring) - I had really never looked at it this way before.  The farm literally has full size peacocks just parading through the scene.  I posted an outtake here from one such "Peacock Photo Bomber" Moment for your viewing pleasure!

Oh and we have a brand new WEDDINGS BY STUDIO B page on Facebook -- I'd love it if you would go show us some love by giving us a "LIKE", a comment, sharing any tips you find for our couples...we actually appreciate positive participation of all kinds ;-)

Brides Headpiece: La Belle Reve
Floral:  Flowers For Anytime
Hair: Charina Malinak | Sorella Salon
Make-up:  Tiffany Penton | Studio B Portraits

 

 

 

Modern Vintage Inspired Wedding Portraits

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OH btw -- We just launched a NEW Weddings By Studio B Facebook page that will feature all things "Weddings" that we're photographing, lusting, Pinteresting...you get the idea :-) -- Please be sure to come "LIKE" the page and share it with your friends if you are enjoying what you see!  Thanks so much.

Dress: La Belle Reve Hair: Sorella Salon/Charina Make-up: Studio B Portraits/Tiffany Floral: Flowers For Anytime

Behind the Scenes: Modern Vintage Bride & Groom

Behind-the-scenes-modern-vintage-wedding It's fun to see how the magic happens, right?  Thought I'd share a quicky B.T.S (Behind the Scenes) snap before we do the big reveal of the gorgeous images from their Modern Vintage inspired wedding portrait session on our new Weddings By Studio B Facebook page.  That's Erin from Studio B on the far left desperately trying to NOT be caught by my lens and Brandon from Sorella Salon on the right getting our  Groom Kris and Bride Tiara perfectly ready for their close-up.  There is no other way to say it than this couple is SMOKING HOT together (Apparently the key is 5 years of dating to really get to know that this person is "THE ONE" for you ;-) )-- I mean you could feel the heat from 10 feet away -- We'll be sneak peeking some our favorites on our NEW Facebook page and speaking of that.... I would be so appreciative if you would be sure to go over and show us a little love by "LIKING" our new page - Just click here.

Bride: La Belle Reve,
Groom: Nordstrom
Hair: Charina & Brandon, Sorella Salon,
Make-up: Tiffany, Studio B Portraits