Project Beauty 2020 on location

Project Beauty 2020

on location

Project Beauty is always one of my favorite shoots. It’s a way for me to meet a whole bunch of local teens and show them that they are good enough, beautiful enough and deserving of beautiful images of themselves. Usually we shoot in the studio but this year I visited everyone to shoot them in their natural habitat. I have to say, I kind of liked the new twist!

Our 2020 Donation

Every year I select a different organization to support with Project Beauty and this we were able to donate $550 to Camella’s Cupboard. The COVID crisis has affected us all in many different ways and we are all experiencing our own version of hardship. Some are lonely and suffering anxiety and depression. Some have lost jobs or have been sick for weeks at a time and some families are living, working and studying in small homes without adequate food, internet access or the technology to maintain school grades. Camella’s Cupboard has been supporting local families suffering from food insecurity and not surprisingly their number of families needing support has swelled during this crisis. I hope that our project can help to remove some of that stress. 

Additional Donations can be made directly to Camella’s Cupboard 

Thank you to all the girls who participated in Project Beauty 2020. 

Covid Safety

Policies and Procedures

A Covid-19 update

Let me tell you that I can not wait to get back to work and scheduling portrait sessions again, I have missed my clients and the Planet Photo Tribe so much. I am committed to following the guidelines set out by the state of CT and my own common sense guidelines to do everything I can to protect the safely of my clients, their family and my own. I fully expect I will be updating these policies and procedures a few times over the next few months and I will do my best to accommodate the needs of all my clients. 

What's new?

  • I will be wearing a mask during photo shoots.
  • Shoots will be outdoors for the time being – as guidelines change I will add individual studio sessions. 
  • Long Distance Shooting – I will be photographing clients from a safe distance using a long lens during this pandemic. I have an amazing 70-200mm lens in my kit that was a favorite before this all happened!
  • In-person Consults or Ordering Sessions – For the foreseeable future, I will continue with virtual consults and ordering appointments via zoom 
  • Style Closet Items – Because the virus can be transferred onto fabric, I am temporarily discontinuing my style closet, prop use, accessories, etc for now.  
  • Cleaning supplies on shoots – I will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on every shoot and of course washing hands before meeting new clients. 
  • One Person Only Policy – clients are only allowed to bring ONE person to the shoot.  Someone who can help adjust hair, fix a bra strap or clip clothing would be best so that I can limit ALL personal contact with clients. 
  • Professional makeup – we will follow the state guidelines regarding make up appointments. At the moment I will be offering a zoom consultation with my make up artist as in person appointments are not yet available. 
  • Sick Policy – If you or any family member shows any signs or symptoms of coughing, sneezing, runny  nose, sore throat, fever, etc please notify me as soon as possible and your session will be rescheduled.  Similarly, if any of my family member has symptoms then I hope you understand that I will also reschedule your shoot. Please try to give at least 48 hours notice if possible. 

We will get through this together and find our new normal. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Project Beauty 2020

Celebrating the natural beauty of our teens

It’s that time again!

For the third year in a row I am going to be doing all natural portrait mini shoots to celebrate the natural beauty and confidence of our local teens. Now more than ever we need to recognize our teens and remind them that they are “good enough” just the way they are. They should not be judged by their clothes, hair, make-up or designer labels and you NEVER should judge a book by it’s cover; 

  • Everyone is unique. 
  • Differences should be celebrated. 
  • Appearance does not matter.

We are all worthy and important.  

Project Beauty is a movement among senior photographers all over the U.S. to place emphasis on simple, natural light portraits of young adolescents. No make-up. Simple clothes.  The emphasis is on you. You DESERVE it!

This year has been challenging to say the least, so let’s have some fun and remember who we are behind that snapchat filter and instagram worthy selfie!

Every year we make a donation to a local charity from Project Beauty. This year we will be raising funds for Camella’s Cupboard. Helping to provide food and supplement nutritional needs of local children.

What do I need to know?

Who can sign up?

Anyone and everyone between the ages of 13 and 18!

All are invited to join the movement to celebrate natural beauty. In the past it’s been mostly girls but I am not going to say no to the boys!

What should I wear?

I want the emphasis to be solely on you, so please choose a white or black top and denim on the bottom. 

How much does it cost?

$60

50% of the proceeds will be donated to Camella’s Cupboard. 

Can I include my family?

Unfortunately not for this one. This shoot is about our local teens. If you have a dog who joins in that would be OK. Teen aged siblings can book a time slot next to yours. 

Where will we shoot?

I will come to you. 

By that I mean, I will come to your yard or outside your home. I will not provide props or have a chair with me. You need to meet me outside and we will maintain AT LEAST six feet between us at all times. 

 

What do I get?

You will get an app with FIVE social media sized files. Full resolution and additional images are available for purchase. 

SIGN UP BY LOCATION

I am going to be coming to your yard or door step in May so please sign up for the day I will be in your area. I might contact you to adjust the time ever so slightly to cut down on zig zagging across town! 

I will be in Southern New Milford (south of the bridge) on Tuesday, Sherman on Wednesday and Northern New Milford on Thursday. 

If you are in a different town but would like to participate I would love to hear from you. Fill out the contact form and let me know your town and then invite your friends to join you!

Let's tell your story

can't wait to meet you!