Water, water, everywhere…. a CT Teen Photo Shoot

Water, water, everywhere….

a CT Teen Photo Shoot

So all good concept shoots start with an idea, I sit on it for a few days and then it develops into a Pinterest board where I gather all kinds of inspiration images and start to narrow the focus of what I want to shoot. A message goes out to the Planet Photo Tribe and this time Nora, Olivia, Taylor and Avery answered the call and we set the date.

In a week of sun and almost 90 degrees temps, of course we picked the day when the temperature dropped 20 degrees and the rain started.¬†So the debate began… to reschedule or not?

On the plus side; I had four tribe members ready to go, there was a gap in the rain right at our shoot time and the weather would probably mean that we would have the place to ourselves.

On the other hand, the weather was supposed to be hot again all weekend but that would probably mean that the river would be teaming with people…..we decided to go for it.

I am so glad we did!

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Thanks to Avery, Nora, Olivia and Taylor for getting into the river for our water shoot. Judging by the images we got on our concept shoot, I really think that every portrait session should end with a dip in the river – what do you think?

Do YOU dare?


Taylor’s dress and Avery’s outfit came from Forever 21
Olivia’s pants were from American Eagle
Nora’s dress was her own ūüėČ

Taylor helped with make up for the shoot and she rocked it – I think I see a future there….

If you are thinking of booking a teen or senior portrait shoot then we can incorporate multiple locations and concepts into your shoot. I personally plan all the sessions to be as unique and individual as we all are. You let me know if you are more of a wall art person or an album person, that helps to compose shots and make sure you get lots of choices. Don’t worry, I help with that part too. I can design a collection of portraits for your wall or a beautiful press printed album.

Portraits should never be boring!

Janet xo

CT High School Senior Photography – Mike

CT High School Senior Photography

New Milford High School Graduate Mike

When we were talking about locations for Mike’s senior session I asked the usual questions. What have been your biggest interests in high school? How have you spent most of your time? Which locations mean the most to you? What are your overriding memories of your high school career?¬†We put all the answers together and it became quite apparent that we had to plan a trip to New York City.

You see Mike played baseball and golf and he also played and marched with the New Milford High School band. He was section leader for the low brass section, playing the sousaphone and the trombone, all great things to incorporate into his senior session, but what led us to New York city? Well every Sunday for his senior year Mike travelled into Lincoln Center and played jazz with a group there. Every Sunday in the Upper West Side in NYC? Well there we had it; we needed to go to Lincoln Center and we had to walk over into Central Park and capture that aspect of his senior year! An excuse to spend the day in the city? I love location shoots!

We met again a few weeks later because there were some New Milford hang outs that Mike wanted to include. I had a blast spending time with him and I can not wait to hear what the future brings for this bright, articulate and extremely talented young man.

Good luck at University of Hartford studying acoustical engineering and jazz!

Do not let the high school senior pictures represent your senior year! Each Planet Photo high school senior session is unique and designed to show your personality, your interests and your style.

Contact Janet to schedule your free consultation. It is not too late for 2017 high school graduates!

 

 

 

We are the SEEN – Color Master Series

Color Master Series

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One of the benefits of being a member of the Planet Photo Tribe is being a part of the We are the SEEN monthly shoots. The theme changes from month to month but, whether it is a visual challenge or a new technique, designing the shoot is a blast. Last months theme was color so Katelyn and I found an amazing dress that worked with some graffiti I had seen on a recent shoot and the concept was born. We met at the new studio for makeup and a couple of shots there (working around the guy painting the windows and the paint pots that were still in the corner but I was so excited to shoot in the studio, we really wanted to make it work!).janet-taub-color-03

‚ÄúMaster-Series-Color‚ÄĚIt was freezing on the day we met so with thoughts of palm trees and warm sandy beaches we tricked our brains for a few minutes and Katelyn braved the cold. She brought her extensive collection of “Love your melon” hats so they made the shoot too.¬†I love the images we made and apparently We are the SEEN did too – we were chosen as part of the master series – WooHoo CONGRATS KATELYN!

Check out We are the SEEN to see our shoot and some of the other great shoots that made the Master Series.

 

NMHS Senior Evan – Class of 2017

NMHS Senior Evan

Class of 2017

It was so fun planning NMHS Senior Evan’s portrait session. He had a couple of ideas for outfits and he really wanted to incorporate some familiar locations around New Milford, his hometown, into his shoot. He is a great athlete and is looking at schools with lacrosse programs but he knows that the courses matter most; he will need a good college education and he is driven to achieve that. I will let you know when he decides where the next stage will take place.

If you know New Milford then you know Bank St. Here is Evan at the newly renovated United Bank Building – 19 Main.

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Evan has done a couple of shoots with me and you may remember he is also part of the Planet Photo team. Check out his lacrosse passion portrait from earlier this year. He got his headshot for the yearbook but see how many backgrounds he chose for his senior pictures! It is not too late to book your customized senior portrait session.

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Graduation Portrait session with Devin

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– A Graduation Portrait Session with Devin

Have you ever considered how light can affect your perception of a situation, how film makers set the scene by manipulation the light? Dark, moody, dramatic, romantic, harsh, bright, airy, soft, golden, broad, short. The list is far longer than I have listed but a photographer is also able to use this lighting bag of tricks to convey feeling and meaning in an image.graduation portraits
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This portrait series of Devin was part of a lighting challenge to use broad and short light. ¬†She is an intelligent and confident young woman about to embark on a new chapter in her life. College life awaits her in the fall but this summer is a time to celebrate her transition; her past, her present and her very exciting future. I can’t wait to hear what the future has in store for this exceptional woman.

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Oh by the way……Devin and I were chosen as part of the We are the SEEN¬†master series¬†#bestofthebest, so head over to see us and other examples of broad and short light from some of the leading senior photographers nation wide. I am constantly challenging myself to grow my photography skills and to offer a unique and modern portrait experience for my clients.

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Danbury Fair Mall – CT Seniors

Danbury Fall Mall Carnival – CT Seniors

Bailey is one of my 2KSEVENTEEN tribe and she brought along a couple of friends – Lucy and Maddy, to hang out at the carnival at the Danbury Fair Mall. The mall takes it’s name from the historical Danbury Fair, it started as an agricultural fair in the 1800’s and the mall was built on the fairgrounds in the early 80’s.

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Bailey was celebrating one year of being cancer free that night (actually the real anniversary was the day before but she was helping at a car wash fund raiser all day). She does not want her cancer battle to define her story; there is so much more to this young woman than that, she is smart, funny, a talented dancer and a good friend, but we joked about celebrating with a photoshoot and cotton candy none the less!

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It was fun to incorporate the lights and craziness of the carnival into the shots with the girls and they did a great job. Part of a senior session is choosing a location that represents a part of your personality. If you want to invite friends along for support then we can talk about that too!

Congratulations to Bailey.

I am proud to have such a strong young woman on my team.

Janet xo

 

 

 

 

Beautiful girls! Newtown CT Photography

Look at the beautiful girls in

the Planet Photo Model tribe!

Newtown CT Photography

Newtown CT Photography

When I first met some of the girls in our team we talked about our group shoots and tossed around some themes and ideas. The flower crown super girlie theme was a winner with this group! I mean really, who doesn’t want to have really pretty make up, amazing boho hair and wear a dress and a flower crown. I know, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but the goal here is to show you possibilities for your own teen or senior session and we had a blast with this one.

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I wanted to keep the look in the pastel family and I had some help from Lindsey’s mom making crowns. If I am being completely honest, she was much better than me and I begged her to stay longer and make just one more crown before she had to leave…. but we made it and I have to say I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. We found a great Nature Place in Newtown and that was our backdrop. We could see a huge progression in the girls feeling comfortable in front of the camera since that first model shoot and they totally blew me away with their group posing, I can’t wait to see what these girls achieve over the year!

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So, thanks to Caty, Katelyn, Olivia T, Olivia R, Sam and Audrey for being our models and of course, Stacey of Blush Couture for make up and Meagan of Meagan Jones Hair for amazingly creative hair styling.

Enjoy!

Janet

CT Senior Photography – Meet Tony!

Planet Photo CT Senior Photography Session – Tony 2KSEVENTEEN

Tony came into the studio a couple of weeks ago with his dance bag in hand. I have known him since elementary school days and he has grown into such a handsome and well rounded young man. He is whip smart and has a great sense of humor but this is just a short introduction to his passion for dance and theater arts.

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Me:  So I think I might know the answer to this one but what is your dream job?

Tony: I want to be an actor on Broadway

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Me: What is your favorite place on earth?

Tony: New York City

Me: Three things you can’t leave home without?

Tony: My phone, headphones and a good book

Me: So what was the last good book that you read?

Tony: The Magicians series by Lou Grossman

Me: It looks like Harry Potter for grown ups! What is your favorite brand?

Tony: Converse

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Me: So your favorite thing in your closet?

Tony: I love cardigans

Me: They totally fit the NYC actor image. Who is your favorite fictional character?

Tony: Remus Lupin¬†(I had to google that one….)

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Me: Can you share a random fact about yourself?

Tony: I love 80’s music and movies (Who doesn’t??? Breakfast Club? OMG, About Last Night? My list of favorites is endless!)

Me: How might your friends describe you?

Tony: Intelligent or funny

I am pretty sure his friends are right, but I would add a couple though….. Talented. Mature. Dedicated.

I can’t wait for the day when we are sitting in the theater and watching Tony perform on stage. He better get us good seats!!!

Janet
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Senior Photographer – NMHS Graduate Cameron

Senior Photographer – Congratulations to this New Milford High School Graduate!

I had so much fun with this senior session.

Cameron was awesome to work with and incredibly patient and mature for his age. Cameron and his mom Lisa wanted some traditional graduation shots (Grandma had requested the cap and gown) but they also wanted something fun and cool.

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They had recently moved from the area, so we definitely wanted to hold the session in and around New Milford. The high school was an obvious choice and our first stop, but I think some of the alley ways of New Milford were new to them both!

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senior photographerA senior or graduate session is about communication. I learned a lot about Cameron and his interests; I wanted to capture his personality, his drive and his ambitions for the future. I have no doubt that he will live up to the “Future leader of America” pose outside of New Milford High School – he was a natural at it.¬†New Milford High School requires standard photos with the school photographer for the yearbook but this special time in your child’s life needs so much more than those!

Good luck in college Cameron and let us know when you and your family are back in town for a visit.

Enjoy!

Janet xo