Portraits New Milford Junior Tribe

Portraits New Milford

Portraits New Milford CT

Bubbles and Balloons with the Junior Tribe

Portraits New Milford

Harrybrooke Park is a popular destination for portraits in New Milford, CT. The gardens are spectacular and I thought we might find a little relief from the sun in the shade of all the beautiful evergreen trees for our bubbles and balloons Junior Tribe shoot. 

Ella, Kate and Caitlin were fantastic and we had so much fun because they are all starting to get to know each other. There is something incredibly joyful about seeing bubbles drifting in the air, maybe memories of childhood? I probably put them in the same category as seeing a rainbow or driving past a herd a field of cows…. I can’t resist the temptation to announce that I see them!

We had lots of laughs and maybe just a tiny little bit of competition to see who could blow the biggest bubble! 

I am so happy to be spending time with this amazing group of girls this summer! We are three shoots into our summer Junior Tribe model experience and I can’t wait for the next one. We’ll be in the studio next week for something a little different but you’ll have to wait to see what our theme is…..

Every time I asked Ella if she could do something she just leaped into action. It’s so fun to photograph dancers and gymnasts!

Portraits New Milford, CT

Planet Photo is booking family, seniors and teens, portraits and personal branding shoots in New Milford and surrounding towns. 

If you know someone who would be interested in joining the Planet Photo Tribe please let them know that enrollment is underway!

Jr Tribe 2020

who are the

PLANET PHOTO JR TRIBE

A model experience for 7th, 8th and 9th graders

Do you know a girl or guy that would love to take part in a unique summer model experience as part of the Planet Photo Junior Tribe?

I started to focus on high school photography in 2015 and I have consistently heard how much the 7, 8 and 9th graders would enjoy the experience. So for the first time EVER we are opening up the Tribe to our younger followers.  Junior Tribe Group shoots will be planned every week over the summer and you can choose FOUR shoots to take part in. Do you want portraits floating in a milk bath of flowers? How about covered in fruit loops? Flower crowns in a field of wild flowers? Each week will have a new group shoot theme and you pick the ones that you like best!

All participants must be in 7th, 8th or 9th grade

 

Be part of the JUNIOR Tribe

A model experience team

Do you want to be a model for the summer? You will get tips on posing and feeling comfortable in front of the camera. 

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part

Themed, styled group shoots

There will be 6-8 group shoots planned over the summer and you choose FOUR! All shoots will be fun and themes will be age appropriate. 

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Shoot

Exclusive influencer campaigns

We style and design unique themed shoots, sometimes collaborating with local businesses, venues or boutiques. 

be a spokesperson

For Planet Photo

You will be featured in Planet Photo digital marketing campaigns. You will become the face of the Planet Photo Junior Tribe. 

Have
FUN!

And make new friends

Join teens from local schools in a group model team experience. 

your vibe attracts your tribe

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who am i looking for?

  • 7th, 8th or 9th graders
  • Girls or guys who like being in front of the camera and want to learn how to be a social media influencer
  • Positive role models only (you will become the face of the Planet Photo brand!)

join the Junior tribe

Interested in joining the Jr Tribe? 

What do I have to do?

  • Give me credit where credit is due (I will guide you in how to tag and credit photos)
  • Show up to have fun (Sign up for FOUR group themed shoots)
  • Join in on the Planet Photo group events
  • Sign up by June 30th

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FAQ

most frequently asked questions

The summer Junior Tribe costs $599 and includes a 8×8 book of your 25 favorite images from your group shoots. The book is designed especially for you!

No! I am actually looking for Junior Tribe influencers from a variety of different high schools. You just have to be available and able to come to some/or most of the Tribe summer group shoots. 

Nope. Some of the best portraits are in every day clothes. Group shoots usually have a theme and I create a pinterest board to guide everyone. You can often borrow from friends to complete your styling. 

I am experienced in lighting, posing and styling to make you look and feel amazing! As long as you like having your photo taken!

Of course! But don’t feel like you have to go in with a friend – you will finish the year with lots of new friends!

Every Junior Tribe member gets a FREE Custom mobile app that lives on your phone with YOUR group and themed shoot images

  • Milk Bath
  • The cereal aisle
  • 4th of July
  • Back to School
  • Glitter party
  • Sweet as sugar
  • Flower crowns
  • Bubbles and balloons

Sometimes, but make up is a little tricky right now! I will advise you on what you need to make you camera ready. When you feel beautiful then the camera sees that confidence. It will depend upon the shoot and the theme though so sometimes you will do your own make-up. 

You can add a FREE individual shoot to the Junior Tribe experience. You tell me how YOU want to be photographed. Your individual shoot is all about you, your style, your interests and your locations picks – I help of course, but we design it around you. You can add any product collection for a 20% discount!

The first group shoot will be held the last week of June so you need to sign up right away!

 

your vibe attracts your tribe

can't wait to meet you!

Tribe Picnic Group Shoot

Picnic Group Shoot

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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 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. 

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!

Newborn Model Call – New Milford CT

Newborn Model Call – New Milford CT Photography Studio

I just got a whole selection of new props that I am dying to try out…… so I am looking for a newborn!

Did you just have a baby? Are you about to deliver? Do you know someone who might be interested?

Please send them my way! They should email me or call 203 313 1303 asap!

 

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CT Photographer Danbury CT – It’s Twins!!!!

CT Photographer at Tarrywile Park in Danbury CT Twins!!!!

A client called me and said she wanted to do a family shoot to announce that she is having twins – do you know how excited I was?!?

Ashley and James did their first session a couple of years ago and they were back for a birthday session for Gigi earlier this year, so it felt like we were just hanging out and catching up on everything that has been going on. Ashley and Gigi had the poses down, the accessories and their outfits were spot on and Stacey from Blush Couture had met with Ashley to make her feel extra pretty and ready to make the announcement of their lives! TWINS!

They are going to be great parents and Gigi will be an awesome big sister. I can not wait to meet the babies. We’ll just have to wait and see if they are boys or girls or maybe one of each!

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CT Photographer – Bat Mitzvah

CT Photographer – Bat Mitzvah in Trumbull

This is one of my favorites from a session to celebrate Saige’s Bat Mitzvah in Trumbull this weekend. Saige is a beautiful young woman and she told me that this was her first time having a portrait done. Well, I am sure you agree she knocked it out of the park!!!

I’ll be adding more images but this one was too good not to share right away.

Mazel Tov!

CT Photographer - Bat Mitzvah

You can feel the pride and the love surrounding Saige in these images. The traditions of the ceremony were honored and memories of past occasions were all around them.

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The term “bat mitzvah” refers to two things:

  1. When a girl reaches 12-years-old she becomes a “bat mitzvah” and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same rights as an adult. She is now morally and ethically responsible for her decisions and actions.

  2. “Bat Mitzvah” also refers to a religious ceremony that accompanies a girl becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Often a celebratory party will follow the ceremony and that party is also called a bat mitzvah.

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Brookfield CT Family Photographer – Birthday Mini Session

Brookfield CT Family – Happy 10th Birthday Gigi!

One of my mini session clients last month was a beautiful little girl who visiting on her birthday. I have met Gigi before and she is a sweet girl with a huge smile and an eye for fashion and styling. With a little help from her step-mom Ashley she was photo ready for the first session of the day. Her Dad James? Yeah, let’s just say he was happy chilling in the giant yogibo I have in the studio with a giant cup of Starbucks in his hand! Ashley and Gigi had props with them from her birthday party the day before and I hope you agree that the photos came out great and we put those props to good use. I have a feeling that she will always remember the day she turned “double digits” but she also has a leather photo book or all her favorite images to help jog her memory.

Happy Birthday Gigi! Thanks for including me in your birthday celebration and thanks for being a great sport in the shoot – I look forward to working with you again soon 🙂

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I LOVE these playful ones….. you can see that she has a twinkle in her eye and that we had so much fun!

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See if you can spot Gigi in this post from my Raw Photo days….

Thanks for stopping by 🙂