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Headshots and Personal Branding Washington, CT

Meet Pilar of Pilar BLLaC

The Eyebrow Queen of Litchfield

I invited one of my personal branding clients Pilar to introduce herself on the Planet Photo Blog. We have been talking about doing new headshots for over a year but just like so many others she was nervous to do them. But we got a date on the books after she opened her own store front in our neighboring town of Washington, CT. Needless to say, we laughed and talked and had so much fun shooting her headshots and personal branding images and she left saying that it really wasn’t so bad after all….. YAY!

Wait until you see her favorite shots! And I know you are going to ask where she got that black dress, because it is amazing, so check out Doen after you finish here! I am obsessed with all their dresses.

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Let me hand you over to Pilar. In her own words:

Hi Everyone!

What is beauty?

My name is Pilar DeMann and I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a new business owner. I have a beauty studio in Washington Depot and I am developing my own line of makeup for an easy, everyday routine.

Since I am in the beauty industry, I meet, touch and work with women every day. Their question, my question and perhaps yours: What is Beauty?

There is so much emphasis on our physicality. What we present to the world. What we are wearing, what our bodies look like, are we on trend- It can be intimidating, overwhelming and deflating for so many of us, from girls as young as 8 to women in their 90’s. The truth is, we all want to look good. It’s part of humanity, it’s part of nature.

I encourage my friends and clients to be their authentic selves. I think everyone is beautiful. We all have to let our unique features, style and personality shine. Happiness helps! Being positive helps. Don’t hide. Put on something that makes you feel good. For me, it’s a gold belt or animal prints and stripes – bold – bright – happy. Look at people who inspire you. Don’t compare your individuality to anyone else – you are YOU. Right now I love the singer Lizzo and I love the blogger Ricky Thompson. They inspire me to put on some lipgloss, curl my lashes and greet each day with a roar.

I can tell you what I am certain of, a little effort goes a long way. When you look your best, you feel better. Don’t hide! If you are feeling down, put on your lipgloss, find your roar – get outside and smile at people – you will see how good that little bit will make you feel.

Remember: YOU are beautiful!

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Pilar DeMann for Pilar BLLaC
Eyebrow Queen of Litchfield
2 Green Hill Washington Depot, CT
860-619-0488
For Bookings:
Http://wantbrows.as.me

Thanks Pilar! Good luck in your new space.

If you are interested in Headshots, Personal Branding and Social Media content then give me a call. It’s really not so scary to be in front of my camera, just ask Pilar!

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CT Photographer New Haven

Audrey | Teen Portraits

CT Photographer | New Haven, CT

I love hanging out with Audrey and her mom Lisa so I was really excited for her shoot and when we came up with the plan to meet in New Haven I was even more excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love New Milford and I know tons of cool places to shoot and I can suggest something different for every shoot and style, but I like a challenge! I don’t know New Haven nearly as well, but Audrey’s mom Lisa had been scouting locations for me and she knows her way around, so we were golden. Audrey has the kind of blue eyes that you can’t look away from – she is stunning! But more than that, she is smart, she is an incredibly talented actor and she is also an athlete. You can probably guess that she is pretty busy so we were crossing our fingers for good weather for our shoot because I had absolutely no clue when we would reschedule once school and volleyball starts!

The weather gods were on our side and we had the kind of day you hope for. Not too hot but certainly not cold and a blue sky and fluffy clouds. A picture perfect Connecticut day in other words.

CT Photographer New Haven

Audrey’s first outfit was an emerald green romper (or is it a jumpsuit….. not really sure what the technical difference is but it was really cute!) We met over in East Rock section of New Haven and found some spots to shoot right around the corner from the Rebel Salon and Spa

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Next outfit was a stunning cobalt blue dress that looked AMAZING on her!

CT Photographer Teen portraits in Wooster Square New Haven

This beautiful tree lined street looked like it could have been a movie set. Every door was painted a different color and I could imagine there was a little friendly competition to decorate the front stoop.

After a quick lunch and smoothie stop we had time and energy for just one more outfit and location. I love the contrast of her last look to the surroundings we shot in and also to the other portraits from that day. My goal is always to give you something a little different and to show your personality. Audrey, it was great to see you and your mom. Have a really fabulous school year.

CT Photographer Teen portraits in Downtown New Haven

MUA: Rebel Salon and Spa

I can’t wait to see some of Audrey’s images on her wall – here is an idea of how she could share them.

CT Photographer New Haven County, Fairfield County, Litchfield County, Hartford County, Middlesex County. Also available on location or in the studio based in New Milford, CT.

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River Portraits

CT Photographer | New Milford, CT

I knew the minute I announced the river portraits date for the Planet Photo Tribe that there would be a rush to sign up! There really is nothing better than ending a hot summer portrait session in the water and I am always thrilled when a client wants to do that. We wanted a soft, floaty pink and green theme for our group and I was thrilled when one after another the girls arrived with these wonderful floaty river outfits, we added a couple of things from the Planet Photo Style closet and we were all set. Right at the last minute we added the flower crowns to a couple of images to tip us over the edge 😉

I hope that my clients can use these Tribe group shoots as inspiration for styling and location tips to help create their own individual portrait shoot or if you want to create a group shoot with a small group of your best friends then we can do that too. I look forward to planning every session and I strive to make each one just a little different from the last! I love to incorporate your ideas, your favorite places and to highlight YOU! We are lucky to live in such a scenic part of the country so it is a treat to incorporate some of Connecticut’s natural beauty in each shoot.

Thanks to Kinsley, Olivia, Taylor, Bella, Isabelle and Sam for bringing your “A-game” to our river shoot!

CT Photographer New Milford
CT Photographer New Milford
CT Photographer New Milford
CT Photographer New Milford
CT Photographer New Milford
CT Photographer New Milford

Planet Photo is a portrait photography studio based in New Milford, CT. Senior and Teen Portraits, Personal Branding and Fine Art Family or Individual Portraits are available in the studio or on location.

Serving New Milford, Brookfield, Newtown, Danbury, Ridgefield, North Salem, Redding, Wilton, Westport, New Canaan, Greenwich, Orange, Milford, New Haven County, Westchester County, Duchess County and available for location shoots around the world – I love to travel!

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Clueless 2K20 Tribe Styled Shoot

A 2K20 Teen Model Styled Shoot

Clueless in Newtown!

I love themed styled shoots and I especially love them when the members of the Tribe share their inspiration and ideas for group shoots. I challenged Olivia, Madison, Taylor and Sam to come up with a theme and start planning the locations and styling we would need to pull it off. I was super impressed and very proud of their collaborative effort! Have you watched Clueless recently? It is a classic teen movie based on a classic book. Here is what Rotten Tomatoes had to say about the movie:

Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher and Dionne, both named after “great singers of the past that now do infomercials,” are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad and hunky, sensitive stepbrother, also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate — like the two introverted teachers she brings together (“negotiating” herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai, who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

2k20 Tribe Styled Shoot Clueless

A couple of the girls said they would wear their outfits for the first week of school – let’s see if they dare! The girls chose Fairfield Hills in Newtown for a Connecticut High School look – never mind that it is the old mental hospital campus, it is definitely one of our favorite shoot locations. You might recognize it from previous Planet Photo Portrait sessions!

2k20 Tribe Styled Shoot Clueless
2k20 Tribe Styled Shoot Clueless
2k20 Tribe Styled Shoot Clueless
2k20 Tribe Styled Shoot Clueless
Styled Shoot Clueless

There were so many outfits and scenes that we could have used for inspiration but the Clueless take on athletic styling cracks me up every time I watch the movie so we thought we should make a quick stop at the baseball field.

Styled Shoot Clueless

I hope you enjoyed our take on Clueless. Your individual senior or teen shoot doesn’t have to incorporate a theme but it can! Let me help you plan your unique portrait experience.

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2k20 Tribe Teen Portraits Madison

Meet Madison

Danbury High School

The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20

Teen Portraits Madison
Teen Portraits Madison
Teen Portraits Madison

What is the 2K20 Teen Model Tribe? Every year I invite a limited number of High School seniors and teens to be part of the ultimate teen model experience. We collaborate with local boutiques and businesses so if you have an idea for a social media collaboration then reach out to us and send me some details – my email is janet@planet-photography.com. In addition to some fun group shoots and activities, every Tribe member shoots their own individual senior or teen portrait session that is designed around them. I help them choose locations, styling and of course they get professional make up, they can even borrow from the Planet Photo Style closet. You can draw inspiration from their shoots to plan your own! Preserve the memories of the high school years with a portrait session. Planet Photo will make you look and feel like a super model.

Meet the rest of the 2K20 Tribe here. Follow Planet Photo on Facebook and Instagram to get a glimpse of behind the scenes fun and the latest locations and styling tips to help you plan YOUR photo shoot.

Serving Litchfield County, Fairfield County, Westchester County, Putnam County, New Haven County and also available for studio and on location destination portrait sessions. Why not combine portraits with a trip to a dream location? Spend time and create memories and portraits with your senior before they head off to college. Look out for details of destination portrait sessions with Planet Photo in 2020. Past locations have included Palm Springs, California and Austin, Texas.

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Tribe 2k20 Teen Model Isabelle

Meet Isabelle

Joel Barlow High School

The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20

Planet Photo Teen Model Isabelle
Planet Photo Teen Model Isabelle
Planet Photo Teen Model Isabelle

What is the 2K20 Teen Model Tribe? Every year I invite a limited number of High School seniors and teens to be part of the ultimate teen model experience. We collaborate with local boutiques and businesses so if you have an idea for a social media collaboration then reach out to us and send me some details – my email is janet@planet-photography.com. In addition to some fun group shoots and activities, every Tribe member shoots their own individual senior or teen portrait session that is designed around them. I help them choose locations, styling and of course they get professional make up, they can even borrow from the Planet Photo Style closet. You can draw inspiration from their shoots to plan your own! Preserve the memories of the high school years with a portrait session. Planet Photo will make you look and feel like a super model.

Meet the rest of the 2K20 Tribe here. Follow Planet Photo on Facebook and Instagram to get a glimpse of behind the scenes fun and the latest locations and styling tips to help you plan YOUR photo shoot.

Serving Litchfield County, Fairfield County, Westchester County, Putnam County, New Haven County and also available for studio and on location destination portrait sessions. Why not combine portraits with a trip to a dream location? Spend time and create memories and portraits with your senior before they head off to college. Look out for details of destination portrait sessions with Planet Photo in 2020. Past locations have included Palm Springs, California and Austin, Texas.

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2K20 Tribe Teen Portraits Olivia

Meet Olivia

New Milford High School

The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20

Teen Portraits Olivia
Teen Portraits Olivia
Teen Portraits Olivia

Every year I invite a limited number of High School seniors and teens to be part of the ultimate teen model experience – The 2K20 Teen Model Tribe. We collaborate with local boutiques and businesses so if you have an idea for a social media collaboration then reach out to us and send me some details – my email is janet@planet-photography.com. In addition to some fun group shoots and activities, every Tribe member shoots their own individual senior or teen portrait session that is designed around them. I help them choose locations, styling and of course they get professional make up, they can even borrow from the Planet Photo Style closet. You can draw inspiration from their shoots to plan your own! Preserve the memories of the high school years with a portrait session. Planet Photo will make you look and feel like a super model and I make sure that you get the heirloom portraits you and your parents will treasure forever.

Meet the rest of the 2K20 Tribe here. Follow Planet Photo on Facebook and Instagram to get a glimpse of behind the scenes fun and the latest locations and styling tips to help you plan YOUR photo shoot.

Serving Litchfield County, Fairfield County, Westchester County, Putnam County, New Haven County and also available for studio and on location destination portrait sessions. Why not combine portraits with a trip to a dream location? Spend time and create memories and portraits with your senior before they head off to college. Look out for details of destination portrait sessions with Planet Photo in 2020. Past locations have included Palm Springs, California and Austin, Texas.

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Studio: 53 Bank ST, New Milford CT 06776Phone: (203) 313 - 1303Email: janet@planet-photography.com

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