You know sometimes one item is all you need to figure out your whole outfit. It might be a certain pair of shoes. You know when you get that feeling that you HAVE to wear those shoes today so you build your entire look around them. Can you guess the focal point of Taylor’s styling (apart from already knowing that we were continuing with the studio portraits theme we had been creating with black and white bold outfits…..) If you guessed the white boots you were close, it was actually the black and white striped tights! I have had these stripy tights in my mind for a shoot for ages and I was SO excited to put them to good use so we started with those and built Taylor’s outfit around them. Because….
You must have noticed the latest craze for Doc Martens? When I was growing up in the UK they were hugely popular with punks and the scooter riding subcultures, we called them DMs. Now it seems as if every girl in high school has a pair of “Docs” but not everyone has a pair of white leather ones and I was super excited when Madison pulled those out of her bag for our black and white magazine style studio portraits.
IT’S BEEN SIX DECADES AND ONE HELL OF A JOURNEY FROM FACTORIES TO FESTIVALS STREETS TO STAGES WHEN TOWNSHEND DESTROYED HIS GUITAR WE WERE WITH HIM AND WHEN PUNK BLEW UP SO DID WE AND WE’VE STOOD WITH YOU THROUGH IT ALL KICKED THE AIR WITH YOU IN JOY AND KICKED WALLS WITH YOU IN FRUSTRATION WHEN LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN WE’LL BOUNCE BACK WITH YOU NO MATTER WHAT. WE ARE TOUGH AS YOU
Winter in Connecticut is the perfect time to schedule some studio time, we don’t need to worry about the weather and studio portraits give us the opportunity to have a little fun playing and experimenting with some gels and studio lights. I wanted her in black and white on a white background so we could definitely play up her beautiful eyes and make her features pop. With the emphasis to be on Sam we created a slightly more editorial feel with bolder make up and sharper posing angles. It’s fun to play supermodel for the day!
Here is what Sam’s Mom Jennifer said when she saw the latest images:
Over the past few months Samantha’s confidence has grown. Part of that is due to joining the Planet Photo Tribe. She has made new friendships, and strengthen a few old ones. Janet is a wonderful photographer, and gives these girls a place to express themselves in a way they didn’t know was possible before.
If you are interested in joining the Tribe then you better keep checking the blog because I am putting together the materials for the 2K21 Planet Photo Tribe! There will be group shoots, collaborations, studio shoots, a destination shoot to an AMAZING location and also the opportunity for service hours. Do you love fashion, social media and being a positive role model in your community? I can guide you through the process of being a social media influencer.
I really wanted to offer something a little different this year for the holidays and these inside the box mini sessions are definitely a little different from a normal portrait shoot!
Let your family show it’s personality, interests, playfulness and humor with a Planet Photo Inside the Box mini session! The session is for up to four people (children AND adults are welcome and encouraged to climb in the box)
For the 9 cube set up I will guide you through poses, combinations and ideas so that everyone is featured and you will be able to choose the final 9 images from an online gallery.
Don’t worry if you are afraid of heights, you don’t have to climb up to the top row….. one box in the studio becomes many in photoshop 😉
I will have a selection of holiday props or you can bring your own for a special personalized experience.
Wear your holiday best, pajamas, dress up costumes or whatever you prefer and yes, I will send you some hints on coordinating but not matching your outfits. Try to avoid wearing a lot of white!
You will receive the edited nine cube collage image PLUS the individual images used in digital format so that you can order your own 5×5 square holiday cards or if you prefer I can design cards for you for an additional charge.
12×12 or 20×20 canvases of your final collage will also be available – what a fun way to show how your family changes through the years!
Mini sessions will only be offered at the Planet Photo studio at 53 Bank Street, New Milford, CT in November and galleries will be made available within seven days of your shoot. The final collage and digital files will be delivered 10-14 days after images selections have been received by Planet Photo.
REGISTRATION: Follow these three easy steps to book your Holiday Box Mini Session!
1) Pick your date and time for you Holiday Box Mini Session 2) Pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. The balance will be due on the day of the shoot. 3) Complete the booking contract After submitting your deposit, you will receive an email with a link to our booking contract. Please fill this out asap as your session is not considered booked until BOTH the deposit and contract is received. Your spot will not be held without this contract, so please make sure to complete this step!
You will receive a booking confirmation email within 72 hours of submission along with tips on how to style your box session.
Most of you know that I have been in business for a number of years now, creating portraits of families and high school seniors on location and out of my home studio. My NUMBER ONE goal for 2016 was to find a studio and in the nick of time here it is! I am located on Bank Street in the heart of downtown. It’s a great street of small stores and restaurants off the historic green in New Milford. I often shoot in and around the downtown area with seniors and families with older children and it’s only a 1o minute drive from my house!!! The building is from the turn of the century so it has some nice historic features and original wood floors.
I can not wait to explore the shooting possibilities here, the 10 foot window gives amazing natural light and of course I use off camera flash to change the look and style of each portrait session. I think High School seniors and teens will love the studio for a more fashion/editorial style shoot and everyone will love that we don’t have to be dependent upon the New England weather!
So welcome to the Planet Photo Studio, I can’t wait for you to see it so that I can design a portrait for you.
Gift Certificates and free consultation appointments are available.