Emma Watson and Sustainable Chic #30 Wears

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What is #30 Wears About?

#30 Wears
Our family are all big Harry Potter fans and we were quick to notice Emma Watson’s participation in EcoAge– a consultancy that uses influencers to address the issues of our day by delivering solutions, through ethical and sustainable values. Emma’s focus is on fashion. Specifically that today we buy 80 billion pieces of clothing globally each year. This is up 400% from only two decades ago.

Next time you buy a new piece of clothing, ask yourself: ‘will I wear it a minimum of 30 times?’ If the answer is yes (the average is seven times), then buy it, but you’d be surprised how many times you say no. Or just ask yourself- what would Emma do? Check out her new Instagram feed to be inspired by the designers aligning with this movement and explore #30 Wears to follow this movement.

Daffodil Mini Sessions March 25 & 26

by & filed under Family Portrait Sessions, Portraits In The Park.

daffodil mini sessionsDaffodil Mini Sessions at the Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit New Jersey- be a part of a new Spring tradition!  We will be offering mini- sessions in the park Saturday and Sunday, March 25th & 26th. Their daffodil hill boasts over 30,000 beautiful plants.

We chose the Reeves Reed Arboretum for it’s lovely grounds and exciting history Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its estate and gardens were influenced by prominent landscape architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the Revolutionary War, the area was adjacent to the Old Sow Revolutionary War Cannon and the Signal Beacon atop Beacon Hill. Durng your visit you and the family can learn more about these early eras, as well as the Wisners family funders of “The Clearing” (as the Arboretum was originally called) and the Reeves and Reed families

We will be offering just 2 days of sessions to take advantage of their peak of daffodil season. Spring offers an opportunity to take advantage of cool but sunny days with absolutely perfect light for outdoor photography. Images from these daffodil mini sessions will surely grace your walls in lavish color for years to come. We have just a few sessions available so give me a call today at 201.610.1199 to schedule.

Will You Be Our Oscar Winner?

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academy awardsThe 89th Academy Awards are airing this Sunday, February 26th.  If you’re a movie-lover then you’re breathlessly awaiting the winner for best picture or maybe best special effects- whatever works for you. If you love fashion, it’s a treat to watch as the presenters glide across the stage in the most amazing gowns & jewels and (for men) the latest interpretation of the tuxedo. We here at the Hartshorn Portraiture studio love the glamour of the Academy Awards- so much that we want to spread that sparkle beyond the night of the awards.

From February 22nd-26th Enter your predictions for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress in the comments section on our Facebook Page and you will be entered to win your very own glamorous beauty photo shoot with Hartshorn Portraiture. You’ll receive a 2-hour studio photo session valued at $950 which includes an 8×10 custom print. EVERYONE who comments will receive an opportunity to win, so you need not be correct to win, you just need to enter your guess. We’ll be watching to see if our FB fans and blog followers accurately predict the winners!

The winner will be announced on our Facebook page by noon Monday February 27th. Entries will be accepted until the end of the Academy Awards show- or midnight 2/26, whichever comes last!

To assist you in choosing the winners- here is a list of the nominees

Best Picture

  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Lion
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Moonlight
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Manchester By the Sea
  • Fences

Best Actor

  • Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Denzel Washington- Fences
  • Casey Affleck- Manchester By The Sea
  • Viggo Mortensen- Captain Fantastic

Best Actress

  • Emma Stone– La La Land
  • Isabelle Huppert- Elle
  • Ruth Negga- Loving
  • Meryl Streep- Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Natalie Portman- Jackie

Enter your predictions in the comments section of our Facebook Page Oscar Post to be entered- best of luck!