On Assignment: PPS Winter Bash 2016 – Steampunk Soiree

Select photos from the Providence Preservation Society 2016 Winter Bash, Steampunk Soiree. Happy 60th Anniversary!

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More images from the evening can be seen here.

Fashion: Backstage at Samuel Vartan (StyleWeek NorthEast Season 11)

Backstage at the Samuel Vartan show during StyleWeek NorthEast on September 14, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassidy Rose Smith and Samuel Vartan Cassidy Rose Smith and Samuel Vartan

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Fashion: Backstage at Debrichhio (StyleWeek NorthEast Season 11)

Backstage at the Debrichhio show during StyleWeek NorthEast on September 14, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kris-Ann Watson

Kris-Ann Watson

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Fashion: Backstage at Chaz Aracil (StyleWeek NorthEast Season 11)

Backstage at the Chaz Aracil show during StyleWeek NorthEast on September 14, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Monique Reyes-Navarro

Monique Reyes-Navarro

Lucy Donovan

Lucy Donovan

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Behind the Scenes: Pinup Fun at Suite Tart

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Behind the scenes in the pinup room at Suite Tart/Providence Pinup.

Photo by Lulu Locks / @lululocks

I always seem to have overstuffed pockets. Sigh. Photo by Lulu Locks / @lululocks

Model: Becky Medina (The Beauty Within)
Makeup: Brandon Ward
Hair: Kim Moore
Wardrobe: Lulu Locks

On Assignment: Maternity Shoot with Saron and Evert

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Sometimes clients agonize about wardrobe. Will they have enough pieces the fill out an entire shoot? And sometimes a client will bring just one signature piece. When that piece is a perfectly form fitting little black dress, one can be all you need. [Read more…]

On Assignment: Mother Daughter Shoot with Barbara and Natalie

Barbara and Natalie. © Cat Laine

I find mother daughter shoots to have the most intriguing possibilities. The relationship can be so deep and complex, the emotions intense and ranging from pride to happiness even to longing. Or in the case of Natalie and her mother Barbara, it can be magic. [Read more…]

Introducing the Hollywood Sessions: Get Ready For Your Closeup

Lulu Locks. Photo by Cat Laine.

Get ready for your closeup.

I have to admit that I tend to be a solitary shooter. I like to work alone. I enjoy the quiet that makes it easy to slip into the zone and give my client(s) my full attention. But as such things often go, the moment you’ve resigned yourself to being a lone wolf, you find collaborators who elevate your work without derailing your process.

This past January, I started a fruitful collaboration with Lulu Locks and her team at Suite Tart to bring old style Hollywood glamour to her vintage photography brand, Providence Pinup. They bring their top-notch hair, makeup and wardrobe styling expertise and I bring the technical chops in lighting, posing, and retouching. It’s a marriage made in Hollywood heaven.

Lulu Locks. Photo by Cat Laine.

Lulu Locks as Hollywood Starlet.

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On Assignment: The Providence Preservation Society’s 2015 Festival of Historic Houses Kickoff

The Providence Preservation Society held its annual Festival of Historic Houses tour this past weekend. On Friday, Ann F Clark and Samuel C Dudley, Jr opened up their home, the Ward-Perry House (built ca. 1814), for the festival’s kickoff event.

Providence Preservation Society's 2015 Festival of Historic Houses

Providence Preservation Society's 2015 Festival of Historic Houses

Providence Preservation Society's 2015 Festival of Historic Houses

Providence Preservation Society's 2015 Festival of Historic Houses

More images from the evening can be seen here.

Highlights from the Providence International Arts Festival

Squonk Opera's Lady Pneumatica.

Squonk Opera’s Lady Pneumatica.

First Works and the City of Providence teamed up to put on the first annual Providence International Arts Festival this past weekend. The 3-day event boasted 15 stages, 500 artists and over 40 art installations in and around downtown Providence. Among my favorite sites and sounds of the celebration were the public skate park set up in the Dean Hotel parking lot and Angélique Kidjo’s get out your seat and move your feet performance.

Skater © Cat Laine

Skater at the public skate park designed by The Avenue Concept.

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