July 4th Teen Group Shoot

july 4th teen group shoot

July 4th Group Shoot

The Tribe turn red, white and blue!

july 4th teen group shoot

Happy birthday America! From the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, to picnics, parades, and fireworks, wear your red, white and blue and reflect upon the meaning of liberty and justice for all. We wanted an excuse to get a big group together to celebrate the end of the school year and what better theme than a July 4th teen group shoot!

When I first move to the US people would ask me if we celebrated July 4th in England? The answer of course was no! but who doesn’t love a mid summer holiday with great food, friends and fireworks. The fact that my birthday is just 2 days earlier makes it even better – fireworks for my birthday! 

I hope you enjoy all these fun smiling faces and have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

Thanks to Rene at Lucia for bringing your wonderful vintage truck (complete with July 4th decorations!) and to the Silo for a stunning backdrop. 

july 4th teen group shoot

The Planet Photo Tribe is a group of high school girls and guys who really love having fun and being creative. We take the time to plan and style group and themed photo shoots. I get to let my creativity go and they get some fun images for social media. If you would like to join us for our next group shoot then let me know, I would love for you to be part of the Planet Photo Tribe

 

Flower Power

Bridgerton inspired Portrait

Flower Power

Bridgerton inspired Portrait Shoot

Did you know that sometimes I rent clothes for the Planet Photo Tribe shoots? I want my team to be able to wear amazing outfits that match our theme without them (or me) having to spend big bucks! I wanted to do a Bridgerton inspired shoot. You might have noticed the crossover of Edwardian styling into the high street. Corsets, flowered dresses and puff sleeves are showing up this year after the success of the blockbuster Netflix series. 

Erinn and Gabby looked elegant in their flowered dresses and we needed a classic backdrop to compliment their outfits. Harrybrooke Park in New Milford is a favorite of mine and their gardens are beautiful at the moment. 

Selecting a location that adds to your styling for the shoot is key. For regular clients the consultation is the time to go over the outfits you plan on wearing and we choose the locations that day. I always say a successful portrait is all about the details and the planning! Have you ever used one of the rental services for a special occasion of just to mix up your wardrobe for work? I started using Nuuly a couple of years ago and I love having access to Anthropologie, Free People and some unique international brands. 

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 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!

If you want to join the Planet Photo Tribe and join us for our next group theme shoot then pick up the phone and give me a call!

Euphoria Aesthetic

euphoria inspired group photo shoot

EUPHORIA!

Euphoria styled photo shoot

euphoria inspired group photo shoot

Euphoria is a gritty HBO drama with an extreme story line that has become a cultural phenomonan. TikTok and instagram are full of makeup, clothing and nail inspiration drawn from the show – The Euphoria aesthetic has gone mainstream. 

Styling this shoot was so much fun! Thanks to Katie, Erinn and Regan, who we imagined as a group of friends who attend the same high school as the characters who star in Euphoria, and Sam for her help behind the scenes. 

Make-up @glamourbymariah

Featured: @katiedevinee_ @erinn_willi24 @reganwilliamsss

euphoria inspired group photo shoot

To say that Davy’s work on the epic teen drama has sparked a makeup movement would be an understatement. Merging teen reality with escapist fantasy, Davy is catapulting Gen Z’s makeup obsession—and unbridled experimentation—into the mainstream with sparkle and nuance. “Teenagers are switching things up constantly,” she explains, “Gen Z uses makeup not only to portray who they are, but who they want to be that day.” Lauren Valenti for Vogue.

Euphoria‘s makeup department head Doniella Davy says she draws inspiration for the show’s unique beauty looks, like dramatic under-eye glitter that resembles tears and neon eyeliner, from real-life teens and social media. She adds that the fast-paced nature of the Internet combined with Gen Z’s willingness to experiment mean that there’s even more opportunity for Gen Z to create. 

euphoria inspired group photo shoot

The highly stylized series has also become a cultural touchpoint for the trademark freedom and fluidity embodied in its depiction of Gen Z—nowhere more apparent than in the characters’ fashion and beauty choices”. Time Magazine

The Planet Photo Tribe is a group of high school girls (and sometimes guys) who really love having fun and being creative. We take the time to plan and style group and themed photo shoots. I get to let my creativity go and they get some fun images for social media. If you would like to join us for our next group shoot then let me know, I would love for you to be part of the Planet Photo Tribe!

 

Studio Shoot Vogue

Studio Shoot Vogue Teen Tribe

Studio Shoot Vogue

Styled Photo Shoot

Studio Shoot Vogue Teen Tribe

Editorial photography is a type of photography that aims to tell a story or portray a concept. Editorial photography is commonly found in magazines, newspapers, editorial features, and journalism. Unlike commercial photography, editorial photography relies much more on story than it does on a brand.

Black and white photography is and has been a powerful visual medium, removing the color from an image tells a story in a different form. Ted Grant said, “When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” I didn’t shoot the images in black and white, but we did make all the details black and white. The styling, the set and the props were all black and white so that in the majority of the images all that remained in color was the beautiful skin tones and I love how they illuminate these images. 

I could have photographed this set over and over again and I was thrilled to have Gabby and Katie in the studio. Don’t they look amazing?

By the way, if you are thinking of using these sticker decals to decorate let me know, and I can give you some removal techniques. Let’s just say that they go on a lot faster than they come off and we’ll leave it at that!

The Planet Photo Tribe is a group of high school girls (and sometimes guys) who really love having fun and being creative. We take the time to plan and style group and themed photo shoots. I get to let my creativity go and they get some fun images for social media. If you would like to join us for our next group shoot then let me know, I would love for you to be part of the Planet Photo Tribe!

 

Vogue Magazine Style Shoot

Vogue Magazine

Styled Studio Shoot

vogue magazine style fashion shoot CT teens

Vogue is fashion’s bible, the world’s leading fashion publication. It was founded in 1892 as a weekly periodical focused on society and fashion, and was subscribed to by the New York elite. Condé Nast (1873-1942) bought the magazine in 1909 and began to transform it into a powerhouse.

One single item of clothing can lead to an entire styled shoot….. in this case I saw the black and white geometric coat at a thrift store and knew we had to have it for a styled shoot. It gave me 60’s Twiggy vibes so the idea of the black and white styling grew and really, who doesn’t love polka dots and stripes? Erinn and Leah helped to bring my idea of a very editorial-style photo shoot to life and when they saw the portraits for the first time they knew they belonged on the cover of a magazine!

 

The Planet Photo Tribe is a group of high school girls (and sometimes guys) who really love having fun and being creative. We take the time to plan and style group and themed photo shoots. I get to let my creativity go and they get some fun images for social media. If you would like to join us for our next group shoot then let me know, I would love for you to be part of the Planet Photo Tribe!

 

vintage fashion styled shoot

Vintage fashion styled shoot

Back to the 90s!

Styled shoots are the most popular perk of being a member of the Planet Photo Tribe. I wanted to submit images for the One Collective Vintage Fashion challenge and Katie was willing to model for the shoot – we just had to pick up an era and create a style board. 

I was organizing my closet and I came across the coach bag I had in the early 90s, and there was the inspiration we needed. We were going back to the Nineties! With the memories of classic 90s movies and music ringing in my ears, I found a pair of vintage Hugo Boss tweed pants and we put together the rest of the outfit around those. Katie’s mom and I went back in time and styled Katie as the cool girl we wish we had hung out with at school!

 

The Pinterest board we used to style our shoot

It was a little chilly at the school bus garage but Katie was a trooper and we had so much fun. I think she killed it – can you hear Nivarna and Oasis playing on your SONY walkman?

We tried to convince Katie to wear her 90s outfit for the first day back at school after winter break but I am not sure she was going to do it. 

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. Do you want to be featured in the Planet Photo Teen Portrait Magazine? Celebrate the class of 22 with Planet Photo!

 

 

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