Actress Portfolio Photography – Isabella

actress portfolio photography

by Heidi Denney

Isabella Needed an Actress Portfolio Update

Isabella is a 13-year-old girl with a lot of spunk! And she needed an actress portfolio update. We loved catching her attitude in Blue Back Square in West Hartford, CT after Elise of Top Level Salon glam’d her up while still keeping her young. So many favorite images. So many different expressions! With our handy dandy portable changing room, it’s so easy to get several outfit changes into a photo shoot even when we’re outdoors and on location. We started in the parking garage, one of our favorite places to photograph for its grit and perfect directional light. Then we headed down into the street, literally! And by the time we got to the alphabet stairs, Isabella was fully loosened up and showing her quirky, spunky self.

Funky Family Portraits and Fun With Sibling Rivalry

 

funky family portraits

by Heidi Denney

Funky Family Portraits with a Twist

We know these girls… and we know they have a love/hate relationship. When they asked for funky family portraits, we decided to have a little fun with it. The image above was amazingly captured in one shot thanks to Sarah’s amazing jump and Rachel’s perfect timing! We can’t wait to work with them again in the Autumn for beach family portraits with Dad this time. [wink]

On the day of the scheduled shoot, it rained and rained… and rained. No problem! We knew just where to go for some cover with style – downtown Hartford! We started inside the building at Top Level Salon where Sarah had professional hair and makeup done by the fabulous Elise O’Mara! Then we headed downtown to the Riverfront, battled the chill and rain and came up with these amazing images!

Fashion High School Senior Portraits – Taina

Fashion High School Senior Portraits

It’s time for high school senior portraits – one of our favorite times of year! You won’t have more fun on a photo shoot with anyone else. Contact us now to schedule your planning session. We’ll talk about your ideas on how you’ve always wanted to be photographed, discuss locations, clothing and professional hair & makeup options. Add a friend at no additional charge.

Are you looking for fashion high school senior portraits? Check out our Shoot Locations tab for locations like the beach, downtown Hartford, Hotel Duncan and Harkness Park.

fashion high school senior portraits

by Johnathon & Heidi Denney

Cheerleader High School Senior Portraits – Ashley

Cheerleader High School Senior Portraits

It’s time for high school senior portraits – one of our favorite times of year! You won’t have more fun on a photo shoot with anyone else. Contact us now to schedule your planning session. We’ll talk about your ideas on how you’ve always wanted to be photographed, discuss locations, clothing and professional hair & makeup options. Add a friend at no additional charge.

Are you a cheerleader looking for high school senior portraits? Check out our Shoot Locations tab for locations like Blue Back Square, Bushnell Park and Wesleyan University.

cheerleader high school senior portraits

by Heidi Denney

Urban High School Senior Portraits – Samantha

Urban High School Senior Portraits

It’s time for high school senior portraits – one of our favorite times of year! You won’t have more fun on a photo shoot with anyone else. Contact us now to schedule your planning session. We’ll talk about your ideas on how you’ve always wanted to be photographed, discuss locations, clothing and professional hair & makeup options. Add a friend at no additional charge.

Are you looking for urban high school senior portraits? Check out our Shoot Locations tab for urban ideas like Blue Back Square, downtown Hartford, the Riverfront, Hotel Duncan and West Hartford Center.

urban high school senior portraits

by Heidi Denney

Couple Portraits at The Wadsworth Mansion

Before and After Professional Hair and Makeup

BEFORE and AFTER Couple Portraits by Exclusive Image at The Wadsworth Mansion

By Heidi Denney

 Couple Portraits at Wadsworth

Greg and Terry gave us a call, looking for portraits of themselves. We met with them and immediately could see their young love for each other. Wanting something formal for their wall portrait, we decided on Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT. Despite the soggy ground,  we captured lovely couple portraits of them! These avid bowlers were amazed with the outcome.

Hair & makeup by Elise O’Mara of Top Level Salon.

Backyard Family Portraits

backyard family portraits

by Jon DeNicholas

We were thrilled to hear from Lori again when she called to update her family portraits! So we planned a new family portrait session for them right in their own yard. The girls will fondly remember the yard they played in as children as they look back at these images years from now. Such a simple setting worked beautifully to capture this family at this time in their lives. Backyard family portraits are the way to go when you want the kids to feel comfortable!

Their Backyard Family Portraits

 

Striking Family Portraits

Striking Family Portraits

By Heidi Denney

Striking Family Portraits of This Amazing Family

We met the Levsky family after their son, Jonathan, modeled for us. We fell in love with all of them instantly! Yes, love at first sight. They are the most lovely, hospitable, generous and caring people we’ve had the opportunity to work with. We really wanted to show off how amazing they are as individuals and as a family. So we scheduled the photo shoot at their home to get the most personalized, striking family portraits. Lots of laughs, food, wine and new friends.

We had, on hand, the lovely artists from Top Level Salon to create several looks for these ladies. Check out the Audrey Hepburn look we did on Rai! She looks amazing!

 

Fantasy Ballet Photo Shoot With Tess

There’s a little bug that runs through a dancer’s soul, crying out for artistic expression. Little Tess was no different. Tess is a beautiful, disciplined dancer who smiles from barr to center floor to performance. Her sweet personality and amazing grace combine to create a the most adorable little thing ever. We created this fantasy ballet photo shoot with Tess in mind – whimsical yet stunning. We hope you like the result as much as we do!

We asked Tess’s parents what they would tell others about their fantasy ballet photo shoot experience…

“Heidi & Johnathon were a delight to work with and created beautiful, artistic and elegant photos. They captured the true essence of our daughter. Thank you for taking gorgeous photos!”

~Michelle & Matt R.

Tess studies dance at Connecticut Concert Ballet.

Backyard Engagement Portraits – Adrian & Brittney

We joined Adrian and his family at their beautiful home to create family portraits and were so happy to work Brittney in! These two sexy lovebirds were naturals in front of the camera. Many of our clients are apprehensive about doing their photo shoot at their home. But as you can see, the simplest of backgrounds can have a whole lot of impact when you couple it with strong posing and great lighting. These backyard engagement portraits are not only special because of Adrian and Brittney but because the surroundings have sentimental value.

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Hair and makeup by Top Level Salon. Top Level Salon worked on location for these backyard engagement portraits.