Can you change the backdrop of my headshot? | Studio B Portraits

One of the questions that often comes up with our corporate clients is “Can you change background of my headshot” The very quick answer is YES (and at Studio B Portraits, we do it all of the time, actually)

Dr. Susan Chen of Pine Lake Family Dentistry | pc:  StudioBportraits.com

Dr. Susan Chen of Pine Lake Family Dentistry | pc: StudioBportraits.com

There are a variety of reasons why you or your company might have reason to change the background of your professional headshot. The most common reasons include:

  1. Brand and Marketing Continuity - no matter when the photographs were taken, changing the background so that your entire team looks cohesive is important and can be accomplished with visually aligning the overall look.

  2. Indoor to Outdoor or Vice Versa - we know that life happens (unpredictable weather, location changes, etc), and it is not always possible to photograph everyone in the same environment as you add members to your team throughout the years. Yet with a little digital magic, we will keep your professional marketing images looking unified and on brand!


Ready for your corporate branding refresh?

Celebrating a 2019 College Graduate and looking for a practical-ly perfect gift?

Are you celebrating a 2019 College Graduate and looking for a practical-ly perfect gift? (see how we combined practical + perfect? - Word play at it’s finest people :-) But real talk, we know you’ll love the idea of kicking off your graduates career search with a LinkedIn debut and profile picture that says “Hire Me”

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2019 College Gift

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Fun Fact: We photographed Sabrina (pictured above) for her Eastide Catholic high school senior pictures four years ago and we were thrilled for this full circle moment to create an updated look celebrating her graduation from Loyola Marymount.

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

What is your maternity style? | Studio B Portraits shares fashion inspiration for your best maternity portraits

In a world full of Pinterest boards, sometimes the variety of ideas for how to dress for your maternity photos can feel as big as your growing tummy. While the option to see your own toes might be passing you by quickly; deciding on what your maternity style is for your baby bump is still absolutely within reach. We’ve collected five of our favorite looks to showcase and inspire you as you prepare to to step in front of the camera for your maternity session.

Ciara for Studio B Portraits | Best Maternity Photos in Seattle | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Ciara for Studio B Portraits | Best Maternity Photos in Seattle | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Best Maternity Photos in Bellevue WA | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Best Maternity Photos in Bellevue WA | pc: StudioBportraits.com

No. 01: VANITY FAIR COUTURE

The elegance of Ciara’s stunning pink gown was jaw dropping the moment we set eyes on it. Who says a baby bump means you can’t absolutely rock a red carpet worthy wardrobe?! The lux element that this brought to Ciara’s maternity portraits is worth sharing as you gather inspiration to set your portraits apart from the rest! Pro Tip: We highly recommend Rent the Runway for those looking to find a one-time-fabulous wardrobe piece!

Best Maternity Photos in Seattle WA | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Best Maternity Photos in Seattle WA | pc: StudioBportraits.com

No. 2: ROMANTIC

Shout out to Ciara’s amazing minimalist approach to this romantic look! Her soft white kimono brings a sweetness to her wardrobe that we are 100% in love with. In this case, less is more, allowing all eyes to be on her stunning features and beautiful baby bump.

Romantic Maternity Photos | Bellevue WA | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Romantic Maternity Photos | Bellevue WA | pc: StudioBportraits.com

Pro Tip: We love when the opportunity presents itself to include dad in maternity portraits! Ben dressed for the occasion by wearing warm and bright neutrals, Ben was able to jump in for some epic shots with his wife and baby.

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Ciara | Bohemian inspired Maternity Photos | pc: StudioBportraits.com

No. 03: BOHEMIAN

All hail Ciara, the floral boho queen! This look is gorgeously unique in the lineup of her outfits, and we have crazy heart eyes for the easygoing patterns and textures. If you are looking to elevate your style game, this is a fabulous look to embrace! Bohemian inspired pieces are loose and flowy by nature, which makes them perfect comfortable for expectant mamas!

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Ciara & Ben | Maternity Portraits Seattle | pc. StudioBportraits.com

No. 04: CONTEMPORARY CASUAL

*slow clap for any occasion to wear your favorite pair of denim* We get it…not everyone feels most confident and beautiful when you crank up the glam. We love the way Ciara created a laid back outfit without sacrificing an ounce of sophistication in her casual look!

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No. 05: CITY CHIC

Ciara could have been attending some fabulous dinner cruise with how upscale chic she looked in this gown! We love the elegance of the sleek silhouette and gorgeous lavender hue. Click on the video above to see behind the scenes of Ciara’s city chic look!


From professional hair and makeup styling to sharing wardrobe inspiration boards, we are here to help you every step of the way for your luxury Maternity Portrait Session.

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There's always a good reason to celebrate family | Bellevue Park Family Photography

We believe there is always a good reason to celebrate your family - whether it’s to document a milestone or just to say I love you! For the Hill family, they checked yes for both of those reasons at their Family Portrait Session in Bellevue Park…celebrating Sabrina’s upcoming graduation from Loyola Marymount University as well as just spending quality time with each other for a long overdue family photo.

Of course their family portraits would not have been complete without their Shiba fur baby, Thyme! We spent the afternoon strolling and laughing with these four, and the genuine love for one another that was in the air was all we needed to be inspired to create some photo magic!

Of course their family portraits would not have been complete without their Shiba fur baby, Thyme! We spent the afternoon strolling and laughing with these four, and the genuine love for one another that was in the air was all we needed to be inspired to create some photo magic!

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Congratulations to Sabrina for her college graduation from Loyola Marymount this spring! After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Recording Arts, this beauty will be launching her career with a job as an Event Specialist at Citrix in Santa Clara, CA.

College graduation photos in    Bellevue Park    | pc:    StudioBportraits.com     (Fun Fact: We photographed Sabrina’s high school senior pictures 4 years ago!)

College graduation photos in Bellevue Park | pc: StudioBportraits.com (Fun Fact: We photographed Sabrina’s high school senior pictures 4 years ago!)

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Ready to celebrate your family?

Let’s make something special with all the people you love the most!

Best Mother’s Day gift idea ever…

Looking for the Best Mother’s Day gift idea ever! Treat her to a Mom + Me Experience at Studio B. (Before we go any further… we’d like to give a huge shout out to all of the awesome husbands & sons that get a ba-jillion good-guy points when they deliver these to their wives so be sure to share with the fellas in your life who may be needing a little help on what to do!)

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

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CELEBRATE TOGETHER

The Mother’s Day Experience at Studio B Portraits

+ Celebrate and Pamper Her.  Remind her how beautiful she is by creating something special together. Let our glam team treat her to gorgeous hair & make-up that will have her feeling pretty inside and out.

+ It is a time to bond and simply be together. 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!

Behind the Scenes of the Mother & Daughter Experience with Erica & Diane at Studio B Portraits.


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5-Star Review for Professional Headshots from Genoveva Mercado

Vibrant, charming, and down to earth…those three attributes come to mind whenever we think of Genoveva! We had the privilege of photographing this gal for her feature in 425 Magazine as she was recognized as one of their Women To Watch, an amazing testament to Genoveva’s innovative attitude and approachable nature.

And as if we couldn’t love her enough, she wrote Studio B Portraits a fabulously kind 5 Star Yelp review - keep scrolling to check it out!

Genoveva Mercado | photographed for    425 Magazine   ’s Women to Watch | pc:    StudioBportraits.com

Genoveva Mercado | photographed for 425 Magazine’s Women to Watch | pc: StudioBportraits.com


Whether it be headshots or photos representing your brand, it is so important that your true self is captured on camera. However, if you’re anything like me and millions of others, being in front of a camera makes you want to curl up in a ball and forget that you ever tried. NOT WITH BROOKE! As soon as I arrived in the studio, her team welcomed me with the warmest of smiles and got me set up in my own little green room (I felt like a celebrity!) Stepping on “set” definitely gave me a wave of nerves and jitters, but as Brooke put on the music and started directing me, I immediately felt comfort setting in. As we were shooting, she was asking questions about me and getting to know who I was. As she was doing this, she was able to capture my true self. The funny facial expressions, the genuine smiles, and of course the belly laughs, Brooke makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever all while maintaining a very professional edge In Brooke’s hands I felt beautiful, empowered, and wholeheartedly myself. I would shoot with her over and over and over again!
— Genoveva Mercado

And can we just say that we are feeling MAJORLY inspired by Genoveva’s cutting-edge fashion sense. She is taking business professional to a new level and we are here for it! Bold color never looked so good!.


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It’s time to refresh your professional headshot!

Your headshot is the heartbeat of your personal brand!

Meet the cover-worthy ladies of Women To Watch 2019 featured in 425 Magazine

So completely thrilled and honored to be asked to once again photograph the cover-worthy key-notes of Women To Watch 2019 featured in 425 Magazine’s April issue. The energy and passion of each of these ladies is just next level inspiring.

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These amazing women will take the stage on April 18th to share their stories and inspire us all at the Hyatt Bellevue. (Last years event was so amazing and tickets for this year’s event are on sale now)

Women to Watch 2019 featured in 425 Magazine:  Lindsey Angelo , Kari Gran |  Kari Gran Skin Care , , Danielle Kartes |  Rustic. Joyful. Food , Amber Kelley |  Cooking With Amber , Genoveva   Mercado |  Slalom

Women to Watch 2019 featured in 425 Magazine: Lindsey Angelo, Kari Gran | Kari Gran Skin Care, , Danielle Kartes | Rustic. Joyful. Food, Amber Kelley | Cooking With Amber, Genoveva Mercado | Slalom

Did you see Starlyn from Issaquah High School featured in 425 Magazine?

Where do we even start with this sweet soul? We have worked with Starlyn’s family for eight years now, and each photoshoot reminds us why we adore her and each member of her family. Starlyn is part of our new Class of 2020 Studio B Seniors Model Team representing Issaquah High and we were thrilled for the opportunity to feature her in the new April issue of 425 Magazine.

Issaquah High School | Class of 2020 - Starlyn photographed by Studio B Portraits. Hair + Make-up by in house make-up artist Elizabeth White.  Fabulous sparkle dress courtesy of  ModCloth

Issaquah High School | Class of 2020 - Starlyn photographed by Studio B Portraits. Hair + Make-up by in house make-up artist Elizabeth White. Fabulous sparkle dress courtesy of ModCloth


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Guy Style | Senior Picture Inspiration for the fellas for any season

Today we’re talking guy style and senior pictures inspiration for any season. A timeless classic does not getting any better than this layered burgundy knit over a grey button down shirt paired with a neutral khaki trouser.

Zac from  Mount Si High school  is undeniable proof that it’s sweater weather any time of year. The magic is always in the details and that’s why we are also swooning over his shoe selection. His leather lace up kicks with a cuffed pant is just everything!

Zac from Mount Si High school is undeniable proof that it’s sweater weather any time of year. The magic is always in the details and that’s why we are also swooning over his shoe selection. His leather lace up kicks with a cuffed pant is just everything!

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