New York Portraits

New York Photo Shoot

Denim

"In the right denim a girl can conquer the world"

We took off our masks just long enough to shoot our New York Portraits in denim and if you look closely you’ll see us holding them in a couple of the shots.

We hadn’t been to New York since March so we were excited but nervous for our first day back shooting in the city. Images of New York fighting a pandemic have been on everyone’s mind and we wanted to wait until it was both safe and appropriate to be there. The tourist sights were reopening, the restaurants were welcoming outdoor diners and New Yorkers were getting back to normal life where they could.

It was time.

Sam, Belle, Olivia and I drove into Chelsea and started our day there, wandering the streets and surprised by how quiet everything was. This is one of my favorite areas of the city but it was strange and a little surreal. The area downtown was even quieter, the 911 museum and memorial were closed and the Oculus Transportation Terminal was missing the commuters and tourists that usually gather there. We took advantage of the open views and the girls brought some smiles and laughter to the almost empty streets.

I have been back to New York since this shoot and the streets are already more vibrant and much busier again. New York will be back – just wait and see!

Olivia’s Bardot High-Rise Flare Jeans Stoned Immaculate

Sam’s Two-Toned Denim Mini Skirt: Alice McCall

Olivia’s Majorly Cropped Top: Alice McCall

Teen Portraits Bella Stratford CT

Bella at the Marina

Teen Portrait Shoot

I have known Bella since she was in elementary school and she was on my daughter’s pop warner cheer team. so it was such a treat to shoot her teen portraits. 

Selecting a location and styling the shoot was easy for Bella. Her parents have a boat in Stratford, CT and she knew right away that she wanted to meet there. Choosing a place that holds so many good memories is always preferable, but having it be a stunning location made it even better! I met Bella and her mom and she showed me around and I honestly don’t think her styling could have been any more on point. The hydrangeas, the fence, the boat dock…… OMG it just got better and better. 

Bella is going into her senior year at New Milford High School. It’s going to be a great year and hopefully you will see more of Bella in the 2K21 Planet Photo Tribe group shoots!

Good luck for Senior year Bella – you got this!

Choosing a location and styling the shoot is one of my favorite parts of the preparation. I love to match personalities with locations and styling with the colors of the location. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle that elevates your teen portraits to the next level. It’s my goal to deliver something unique, personal and memorable for all my clients. 

If you would like to talk about teen portraits or plan your high school senior’s portrait session then don’t hesitate! Give me a call. 

 

Tribe Picnic Group Shoot

Picnic Group Shoot

with the 2K20 Planet Photo Tribe

It seems like a lifetime ago that we were planning the last group shoot so we were so happy to be back for this first post COVID group shoot. We went with a picnic theme so that we could get used to being together again! 

Normally the girls are draped over one another, in the way perfected by teenaged girls, but we kept our distance and shot outside. I am sure we will see the restrictions becoming more relaxed as the summer progresses but we were able to pull off a picnic with our own blankets, baskets and individual portions of food and we were comfortable with this gradual introduction to socializing again. 

Isabelle, Samantha, Madi, Olivia and Bella styled themselves and did their own hair and make up but we had a little help from The Hunt to style our picnic. The selection at The Hunt changes all the time so you have to keep checking back, but it’s a cute new store in Brookfield, CT so check it out if you can! 

Did you notice the message on the sign? 

Travel far enough that you find yourself. 

What great advice! I have always been a fan of living in another state or country to give you the experience of living as part of another culture but also that unique perspective of seeing your home environment with new eyes. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you go? 

Project Beauty 2020

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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!

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.

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.

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.

Planet Photo Tribe 2K20 Kinsley

Meet Kinsley

Mark T. Sheehan High School

The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20

Model Tribe 2k20

Every year I invite a limited number of High School seniors and teens to be part of the ultimate teen model experience; The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20. 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.

Planet Photo Tribe 2k20 Bella

Meet Bella

New Milford High School

The Planet Photo Teen Model Tribe 2k20

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.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Styled Photo Shoot

New Milford, CT

How does a styled photo shoot come together?

People ask me all the time, and to be honest the answer is actually a little different every time. The idea for Breakfast at Tiffany’s started when a cute new cafe, River and Rail, opened on Bank Street in New Milford. I loved the vibe and the decorations and my brain started to fill with shoot ideas, somehow it landed on that scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn sitting in a cafe in her iconic black dress, jewels and little tiara and the shoot idea was born.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. In it, a contemporary writer recalls his early days in New York City, when he makes the acquaintance of his remarkable neighbor, Holly Golightly, who is one of Capote’s best-known creations. The movie is set in the 60’s and Holly’s style has inspired women of all ages ever since.

We needed an Audrey so I spoke to Cadence about adding the Breakfast at Tiffany’s to her individual shoot. She loved the idea, we just had to find an open day – never easy with teens these days!

I wanted to include as many of our Bank Street neighbors as possible so I pitched our shoot to Stacey from Blush Couture and Karen from Joe’s Salon – we were definitely going to need help with hair and make up. Alexis from Joe’s Salon literally worked magic with Cadence’s long hair and Stacey gave her the right make up vibe. Luckily, Sue Snow of Dejavudu Vintage was once again able to draw from her amazing vintage collection and she kept me on the straight and narrow so that our styling was on point and pretty accurate to the era of the movie (can you hear me enthusiastically saying “oh this dress is cute, we should use this?” and her cringing because the dress was way too contemporary!)

Robertson’s Jewelers entrusted us with diamond jewels for our first look – they were absolutely stunning and made us all feel nervous but they added just the right amount of real bling to our shoot so it was worth it. I don’t know how the movie stars do it on Oscar night!

Swank on Bank had a long white shirt and we even recruited Simba the cat for some of the apartment images. I hope you love the images as much as we do and maybe we can introduce Breakfast at Tiffany’s to a new generation.