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

Milk Bath Photo Shoot Junior Tribe

Milk Bath Photo Shoot

Planet Photo Junior Tribe

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was renowned throughout history for her radiant skin and her stunning beauty. She was said to bathe in milk to keep her skin soft and beautiful. However, Cleopatra didn’t bathe in cow’s milk. The milk for her legendary baths was instead provided by donkeys. Legend has it that she required 700 lactating donkeys in order to supply the milk for her daily bathing regime.

The Planet Photo Junior Tribe were excited to bathe in milk for our photo shoot, Unfortunately, we had a hard time locating 700 lactating donkeys so we had to make do with Trader Joe’s Organic milk, but judging by the images, the TJ’s milk had amazing results! If you would like to find out more about the advantages to bathing in milk, check out Herb and Hedgerow for some milk bath recipes. 

 

Jordana, Grace, Ella and Kate looked stunning in the milk bath photo shoot and they were all so much fun to work with! 

I CANNOT wait for our next Junior Tribe shoot! Next week and every week over the summer we have a different theme for the Junior Tribe. 

 

The Planet Photo Junior Tribe is a summer modeling experience for 7th, 8th and 9th graders. 

Our year round influencer group for 10th, 11th and 12th grade is the Planet Photo Tribe

Through a positive attitude and an inclusive team we lift each other up and support each other. 

Your Vibe attracts your Tribe. 

Do you know someone who should join our Tribe? Contact Janet to find out more

Boho Festival Roxbury CT Shoot

Planet Photo Tribe Location Shoot

Roxbury CT Photo Shoot

When a group shoot starts with a styling meeting at a local boutique then you know it is going to be a good one. That is exactly how our latest group shoot began.

Roxbury CT Photo

The Traveling Chic Boutique opened last year near Four Corners in Brookfield, CT and it has an amazing selection of boho, casual-chic clothing. One by one the girls arrived at the shore, and like kids in a candy store, they tried on clothes and we narrowed down the choices for our Roxbury CT photo shoot. Our theme was originally centered around a light and bright festival look but a rainy weather forecast sent us to Plan B. We were invited to shoot at a local farm and the outcome was better than I ever could have hoped! We still got that boho festival vibe just without light and airy blue skies.

Roxbury CT Photo

Twilight Dreams Farm is located in Roxbury, CT and it is the most incredible property. The blue barns are the best backdrop to shoot against and we were able to dodge the rain and still get the shot. It has become one of my new favorite locations and the current owners are the sweetest airbnb hosts so if you are traveling to the area then you have to check them out.

Bella chose a brown teddy bear fur jacket and a super cute Free People body suit.

Roxbury CT Photo

Kinsley looked AMAZING in these bell bottom jeans and Free People blouse and the pink drop necklace finished off the outfit.

Roxbury CT Photo

Olivia was styled in a flowery dress and paired it with a leather jacket.

Roxbury CT Photo

Taylor wore a pink floral Free People dress that looked so cute on her

Roxbury CT Photo

Sam looked STUNNING in a Free People bias cut dress and a cozy but glam fur jacket.

Roxbury CT Photo

If you happen to be Brookfield, CT then you HAVE to check out the Traveling Chic Boutique. It is so nice to avoid the mall and find some unique clothes and accessories – tell them we sent you and I know they will take extra special care of you!

Make Up Artist: Blush Couture

Styling: The Traveling Chic Boutique, Brookfield

Location: Twilight Dreams Farm

Roxbury CT Photo

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

CT Photographer Teen portraits in Wooster Square New Haven

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.

CT Photographer New Milford

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!