Model Photo Shoot Camping Webb Mountain Monroe CT

Model Photo Shoot

Camping in CT

You are either an outdoors person or not. It was a damp Connecticut fall day but Avery, Olivia, Maggie, Sam and Payton did not hesitate to hang out in the woods for the latest Planet Photo Tribe Group Shoot.

I LOVE the outdoors, love hiking, picnics, hot cocoa in the fresh air and s’mores but I have to admit for me this was the best kind of camping…… NO TENT! We didn’t stay overnight but we had an absolute blast hanging out around the camp fire at Webb Mountain Park. Mobile phones stayed in the car so that meant we had fun with a rock, paper scissors tournament, a game of telephone and races down the trail. We even had an apple cider donut challenge!

“Welcome to our fire pit. The s’more the merrier.”

What happens around the campfire stays around the campfire! Except when we plan a group photo shoot camping theme….. Just kidding girls. Your secrets are safe with me!

Does your family love the outdoors? Would a camping themed family photo shoot be a perfect fit to show the fun you have when you spend time together? Let’s start planning. I’ll bring the s’mores!

Teen Photography CT – Meet Audrey!

Teen Photography CT

Meet Audrey!

I was so excited for Audrey’s individual shoot. She is part of the Planet Photo Tribe so I have photographed her a few times before and I know the camera loves her as much as I do. But it’s different for the individual session. For the individual session it was all about Audrey. Her interests. Her passions. Her style. And we picked the locations just for her.

She is a super talented dancer, which of course means she is at dance classes almost every day of the week and rehearsing for the Nutcracker on weekends, but we threaded the needle and made a plan. We met at the studio so that she could raid the studio wardrobe closet and got to work.

Head shots were first on the list. Check.

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We added a little make up and we moved on to studio dance portraits. Check.

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And onto the location part of the shoot. TRIPLE CHECK with a cherry on top! We stopped at a couple of different places, I joke about the best locations being on the side of the road but I am not kidding, sometimes they really are….

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Fairfield Hills is an absolute favorite and it was the look and style that Audrey wanted to create so we ended there. Sequins and tulle against a backdrop of an old psychiatric hospital which housed 4000 patients until closing in 1995 …. CHECK!

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I hope you love the images as much as we do.

Every teen is unique. I design every individual portrait session to be just as unique. I help to plan where to shoot your session and how to style it. Call to schedule your Teen Photography Session.

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Couldn’t be cuter – Aiden – CT Portrait Photographer

Couldn’t be cuter….


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I met Nichole and Joe at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT. I seem to have been jinxed with bad weather forecasts when I book a session at Weir Farm so we switched our time to early in the morning and we did it again, we beat the rain!!! It was worth the gamble, I love it there.

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I love all kids (well most of them…. šŸ˜‰ but I can honestly say that Aiden was one of the cutest 7 month olds I have ever met. Usually I have to jump up and down, make silly noises and pull out all the stops for a baby to look in my direction, not the case with Aiden. His smile was turned towards the camera from the get go and he was such a charmer. Seriously, look at that little face!


A family session in an outdoor location is perfect for small children, we essentially went for a walk together and we got to hang out and catch up. I never want it to be stressful, I want the smiles to be genuine because we are having fun and the laughs to be real. The love between Nichole, Joe and Aiden was completely authentic.

I really hope to see this wonderful family again soon.





Teen Passion Portraits – Samantha

Teen Passion Portraits in the studio – Meet Samantha!

Sam is fun, bubbly, social and non-stop action kind of girl but she brings AMAZINGĀ focus and dedication to the karate mat. I wanted to show you just a little peek at both sides of her personality….

Sam trains with her Dad at Modern Self Defense and Training CenterĀ 

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Teen sessions can be held at any time of year; either in the studio or on location (or both) and I love to highlight their personalities. Whether they are into dance at 10, karate at 13 and lacrosse at 16 or have had a pair of soccer cleats on since kindergarten, it doesn’t matter, everything is approached with dedication and PASSION! Capture those moments and celebrate them.

Find out more about Planet Photo Teen Sessions!




Teen Photographer CT – Passion Portrait

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Teen Photographer CT – Passion Portrait Lindsey

Lindsey is one of the sweetest girls I know and has been friends with my daughter since kindergarten. She has always been a dancer. She had a very brief career on the soccer field but the shoes that empower Lindsey are not soccer cleats but dance shoes. Lots of them!

Me: So pretend I know nothing about you….. What is your nickname?

Lindsey: Loops

Me: What is your favorite candy?

Lindsey: Swedish fish

Me: What would be your dream job?

Lindsey: A professional dancer šŸ™‚

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Me: What is your biggest accomplishment so far?

Lindsey: Dancing at Carnegie Hall twice!

Me: Do you have any unusual talents?

Lindsey: I can crack my toes

Me: Ugh…. I hate that noise! Who would you most like to meet?

Lindsey: The Friends cast

Me: What three things can’t you live without?

Lindsey: My phone, my itty bittys, my cat Simba

Me: What was the last good book that you read?

Lindsey: The Fault in our starsĀ 

Me: Such a sad movie but I haven’t read the book yet. What is a random little known fact about you?

Lindsey: I can raise one eyebrow

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Me: Nice! How would yourĀ friends describe you?

Lindsey: Crazy!

I checked with Olivia…. she agreed!

Thanks for sharing your passion with us Lindsey.

Love, Janet xo


Senior Photographer CT – Passion Portrait


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Senior Photographer CT – Meet Evan

Evan is an amazing lacrosse player. He will be graduating from New Milford High School in 2017 and lacrosse will certainly be a part of his college life. His sister Emily graduated last year and she came along for his photo shoot debut!

Me: So, do you have any nicknames?

Evan: “Fetty-wap”, “Fedz”, “Federous” (they play on his last name so not as random as they sound…..)

Me: What is your favorite candy?

Evan: Tropical Skittles (definitely not one of my favorites….)

Me: What would be your dream job?

Evan: A Big Time movie actor

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Me: Who was your first crush?

Evan: Elisha Cuthbert (I had to google her too but OMG I remember her from 24)

Me: What is your biggest accomplishment so far in HS?

Evan: Making High HonorsĀ 

Me: Something to be really proud of – nice job! Do you have an unusual talent?

Evan: I can chugg a naked berry banana smoothie in 5 seconds

Me: Nice! What is your favorite brand?

Evan: Vans

Me: Three things you can’t live without

Evan: Lacrosse, friends, great movies

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Evan: Happy, successful and famous!

Thanks for answering my questions Evan and I can’t wait to see you on the big screen in a scene with Elisha Cuthbert!!!

Janet xo
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CT Teens – Passion Portrait

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CT Teens – Passion Portrait | Charlotte

Charlotte came straight from the hockey rink with the game MVP award in her bag so she loved putting those sweaty pads back on again for portraits!!! So let me introduce you toĀ Charlotte….

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Me: Do you have a nickname?

Charlotte: Slider or Charbar

Me: What is your favorite Candy:

Charlotte: Twix (one of my favorites too!)

Me: What is your dream job?

Charlotte: Food Critic (I had no idea!)

Me: If you could meet anyone who would you most want to meet?

Charlotte: Nicklas Backstrom, Taylor Swift (I had to google Nicklas BackstomĀ …..)Ā 

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Me: Favorite thing in your closet?

Charlotte: All of my shoes (a girl after my own heart!)

Me: Favorite place on earth?

Charlotte: The Adirondacks

Me: Three things you can’t live without?

Charlotte: My hockey gear, lacrosse stick and candy!

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Charlotte: A surgeon or something with sports medicine

Me: How would your friends describe you?

Charlotte: crazy, weird, funny

I think I would choose determined, beautiful and smart.

Thanks for sharing your passion with us Charlotte!

Janet xo


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