Modeling Portfolio Starter – Sara

modeling portfolio starter

by Johnathon Denney

Sara Needed A Modeling Portfolio Starter…

Which is funny because Sara is already a model. And an actress. So why would she need a modeling portfolio starter? Because her wonderful agent (her mom) is ready to pass off the duties of agent. So we set Sara up at Hotel Duncan (in our favorite room, 505) in New Haven, CT for a diverse photo shoot. We had Elise O’Mara of Top Level Salon on hand to create three different looks for Sara. Beginning with natural beauty, we worked through a glam, smokey eye look and on to an avant garde tough chick look. Looks included everything from evening gowns to boudoir! Stopping only for a pizza break, we worked straight through most of the day, easily moving from one look to the next. The results are fabulous!


The Wedding Dress – Commercial Fashion Photography

Commercial Fashion Photography

By Heidi Denney

The Wedding Dress

We love the gowns from The Wedding Dress in Portland, CT. Modern, glamorous and oh so soft! We met up with Shelley, the owner of The Wedding Dress, at Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, CT to photograph some of her newest dresses. The setting was dreamy, the models were stunning and the dresses topped it all off. We had the models lounging on the bench one minute and sitting in a beautiful claw-foot tub the next. No one’s job is more fun than ours. [wink] If you’re a local designer or shop owner, we’d love to work with you on your next commercial fashion photography project.

Hair & makeup by Elise O’Mara of Top Level Salon. Models Elise O’Mara and Kylie Frink.

Fashion Runway Photographs

We were happy to be invited to Boston Fashion Week to photograph Eternite’s International Fashion Show. The atmosphere of runway shows is so high energy and glam! And these designers went all out to show off what they were capable of. It made it easier for us to capture these fashion runway photographs.

Style Wars, Avant Garde Fashion Salon Style Competition

Hair & makeup artists, we’re hosting a new salon style competition!

Style Wars

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7PM


Why are we hosting this competition?

We want to connect with all the leading hair & makeup artists in our area. And pulling together a crowd of people who love to look and feel amazing for a fun night out with a little healthy competition is a great way to do that!

Why enter?

When fashion designers want the buyer’s attention, they design avant garde & couture looks for the runway that can’t be ignored! Do they think the average person will wear those designs? Heck no! They just want to get some attention for their brand. That’s the theory here.

This is a tailored event aimed towards people who are interested in looking and feeling amazing scheduled at just the right time when people are bored with Winter and ready to get out and do something fun! Not only will it be a great networking opportunity for those in the industry, but all the guests to the party (your clients and ours) will get to see just how amazing you are!

Requirements to Enter

  • $250 entry fee per team ($100 goes directly to the winning pot)
  • Your team (whether it’s just you or you plus others) must create an avant garde look on a model (yours or ours) for a mini fashion shoot with us on the spot. The rules are simple. Make it outrageous!
  • Market the event to your clients, friends & family to make the night of the party and competition a hit!

Prize – More than $500 to the winning team!

  • The base prize pool will vary depending on how many entrants there are. We need a minimum of 5 entrants and are hoping for 15. So the winning pot could potentially be over $1500! (11.2.13 – Psst! We’re looking at about 12 entrants currently.)
  • In addition, guests, who must be present on the night of the reveal party, pay $1 per vote and half of all voting fees will go to the winning pot. There will be a limit of 20 votes per person to help keep the competition fair.
  • You’ll receive 10 digital files of your final look from the fashion shoot to use in promoting your brand.

What You Get Just For Entering

  • A before and after digital image for use in promoting your brand.
  • A 20×30 high fashion print of your final look to hang in your studio.


  • Entrance fees must be paid by November 15, 2013.
  • Styling and fashion shoot must be scheduled by January 10, 2014 since the night of the final reveal and party is January 29, 2014.

Contact us now! Message us or call 860.295.8444

Bookmark this page to stay current with updates. We have so much in store that we just can’t put every detail here. We’re so excited to start working with you!

UPDATE! Pick a model from our list! Click here to view images of models and clients we’ve worked with in the past. Models will be exclusive to one team so first come, first served.


$300.00 LATE Entry Fee Per Team (not per person)

Absolute deadline December 15, 2013.

If you have any trouble with Paypal, please feel free to call us at 860-295-8444.

Once you’ve paid, please fill out the entry form.

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Editorial Fashion Shoot With Garrett and Amanda

editorial fashion shoot

Before & After

We designed this editorial fashion shoot in Blue Back Square in West Hartford for Garrett and Amanda because of it’s urban awesomeness. From the parking garage to the Barnes and Noble large plate glass window, we created a variety of looks, incorporating their love for long boards. Everything was going great until we got to the center and it was apparently “Free hug” day, sponsored by the hippies in town. Lots of commotion. Relocation required. No problem. We moved up the stairs and captured some amazingly moody, dark sky images. Garrett and Amanda rocked this shoot!

Hair & makeup by Elise O’Mara at  Top Level Salon, West Hartford CT

Tattoo Fashion Shoot

By Johnathon Denney

By Johnathon Denney

An amazing shoot with Kelsey sporting all her great tattoos for a fashion shoot with Carlos Roman with Lush by Carlos. We had tons of fun, even though we found out the hard way that outdoor malls are apparently private property. <eyeroll>

Model Portfolio Shoot for Kylie

We’ve enjoyed photographing Kylie several times now so when she came to us in need of a model portfolio update, we were super excited! This was one of our favorite models in one of our favorite locations. The constant drizzling rain didn’t stop us. In fact, overcast days are the best possible lighting for photo shoots. We even got permission to shoot on a private boat that happened to be docked nearby.

Salon Style-Off!

For Top Level Salon’s Open House, we did an open-ended style off between their hair and makeup artists. Elise and Natasha worked on Sarah Clauson, while Katie and Michelle used Sarah Patulak. While Elise and Natasha went with a dramatic smokey eye and bright red lip to go with sexy waves, Katie and Michelle chose colorful purple and pink and a stylish bun for a modern girlie look. We unveiled the looks during the open house and took votes to see which was more popular, with Katie and Michelle’s team, with the purple eyes, pink lip and cool bun, leading with just four votes. Super close!