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
Kinsley has great style. Whenever or wherever we meet or walk down the street people literally stop and tell her that they love her outfit or that they really appreciate her style. I wanted to shoot images of Kinsley for her application to this year’s model competition in San Diego. SPOILER ALERT – you probably already saw that she WON!!!! You’ll have to check out those images in the next blog post!
We used some of these fabulous studio images to show Kinsley’s great range as a model for the Society12 model competition. She is a natural in front of the camera and I can only imagine what the future will bring for her but I will have the great pride in saying that it all started with The Planet Photo Tribe!
People will stare. Make it worth their while
Can you guess what we used to get the dreamy cloud effect on the last one?
Project Beauty 2019 celebrated teens in their natural beauty. No make up. No labels or designer clothes. Just the girls in their natural confident skin. Project Beauty showed them that their beauty shines brightest when they are positive, confident, purposeful, comfortable, kind, fabulous.
They are ENOUGH. Just the way they are!
Thank you to all the girls who participated in Project Beauty 2019 and for sharing their thoughts on natural beauty.
“I think ones personality and the way they treat people makes them beautiful in their own way” – Avery
“Girls can learn that when they are totally and utterly themselves they are the most amazing & beautiful versions of themselves” – Maddie.
“Girls can learn to love their bodies the way they are and see that they don’t need to change themselves for other people” – Claire.
“I think that beauty comes from inside ourselves. Kindness, love, compassion, honesty, determination, and respect are truly the most beautiful things about a person” – Madi
“Everyone is unique” – Grace
“I got to see my true self and not a shy little girl hiding behind makeup or clothes” – Katie.
“My personality and other people’s overall attitude is what makes a person beautiful” – Samantha
“These girls can learn that they can be who they are and they are gorgeous” – Mila
“Girls can learn not only what they love about themselves on the outside but also on the inside” – Gigi.
“I believe that any girl, short or tall is beautiful in their own, unique way” – Abby.
“Girls can learn that they are enough and that they are good just the way they are” – Ayden.
“The way that someone interacts with the people around them allows them to reflect the light and joy of others, and that’s beautiful” – Nora.
“I think that I am beautiful when I have a positive attitude and have confidence in myself because I look happier and am smiling a lot more” – Olivia
“The girls said they felt beautiful, pretty and accepted just the way they are. They felt visible” – Robyn
“What makes others beautiful is their personality and what is on the inside. Someone can be beautiful on the outside and not be so nice on the inside” – Morgan.
“The way someone carries themselves and the confidence they show makes them beautiful” – Jordana.
“Project Beauty boosts girls’ confidence, and shows them that they are beautiful especially when they are all natural and embracing who they are” – Taylor
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.
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