Back this year to bring the WOW to kids and parents alike, the incredible Tutu Du Monde Experience, hosted by New York’s own celebrity, advertising and fashion photographer, Glynis Carpenter. Delight your children with their very own dream photo shoot and yourself with heirloom quality artwork and albums to enjoy now and for future generations.
This year the shoot will take place in a vibrant, historic mansion 30 minutes north of Manhattan with velvet couches, crown moulding and ombre walls,
During the Tutu Du Monde Experience, our number one job is to make your kids feel as beautiful as they are. We strive to create a dreamy look and cinematic, gallery-quality imagery. We also provide a real “model experience” for each family involved. Styling, hair, makeup, one-on-one photo time with top NY photographer Glynis Carpenter. It will be a day you and your kids will never forget, and one you want to repeat each year. Many of our bookings are families who loved the experience, and want to have it again each year as a special time together.
Our professional hair and makeup artists will make your daughter feel incredible. Experienced wardrobe stylists will help her select her best wardrobe. She can pick looks from the incredible Tutu Du Monde rack of dresses and table full of sparkling accessories.
Wearing Tutu Du Monde is an unforgettable experience for your daughter. Its fringe benefit is priceless: confidence. Glynis and her team prides herself on making each girl’s time during the shoot personal to her needs, helping her move and feel good in her own skin.
When you make your shoot reservation (you can do so here), you select your arrival. Don’t worry if you want to change your time, you can always use the link in your confirmation email to choose any available session time. Shoot appointments will sell out, so try to select a time that works for you as quickly as you are able.
The next business day after you make your appointment time, you will receive a call from Glynis personally to hear a bit more about who we are shooting and give you some important information too.
A few days after your session is confirmed, you will receive a voucher code by email which you will spend on the Tutu Du Monde website. These items will be presented to your daughter at the shoot.
When you arrive at the shoot, you will be greeted by our friendly and experienced staff, who will present your daughter with a beautiful gift bag with her Tutu Du Monde selections and show you briefly around the shoot location. You will then be shown to the wardrobe styling area.
With some expert help, your children will select their favorites pieces from the clothing and accessories available, and anything special you bring that you would like to use. They will then try on their looks. The first outfit to shoot will be kept on, and the next look will be put on a “next look” rack with your child’s name on it.
With their first wardrobe selection on, the model will proceed to the hair and makeup area, for some glamour and fun. You will work with the hair artist to decide on a style that suits your child and your preferences best, and then the magic will happen. Makeup will be beautiful & glowing but will NOT look like adult makeup. If you want bold lipstick and fake lashes, this is not the shoot for you. We will have a selection of glitter and luminous powders that can help create special fun for your daughter, if desired.
Once you are shoot-ready, you will as soon as possible do your first look with Glynis. The location offers a variety of sets and we will try several. Glynis is an expert in working with young and inexperienced models to get the best images possible from their sessions. She talks them through the process of posing and facial expressions, and they leave the session a better model, uplifted. Your child should expect to be asked to jump, run, leap or spin, show a serious, relaxed lip model face and giggle out loud! You can prep your child and get better photos as a result by practicing these actions with them ahead of time.
After you are done shooting your first look, the model will return to the wardrobe station to change into her next look, and then head back to the glam station to get a makeup touch up. Some packages include hair changes. You can see the packages here.
Once you are shoot-ready for the second time, you will again have her time with Glynis. We will try different locations from the first look, several actions, facial expressions. Each look will get headshots, beauty shots, and farther away portraits and action takes. Glynis and your child will create art and magic together in each fun and meaningful session.
30 minutes to 1 hour after your child’s session is complete, you will do an exciting review of the day’s magic via a personal image presentation. Further Up Further In offers a beautiful selection of gallery-quality wall art, gifts perfect for the holidays and lux heirloom albums, from which you can acquire your favorites.
*If for some reason you cannot stay for your image presentation and you live in the upstate NY or NYC metro area, 1 week after the shoot, you will schedule a time to come in to see your images at a studio with Glynis and Further Up Further In Photography team members. If you cannot stay for your image presentation on the day of the shoot and you live out of town, you will schedule a time 1 week after the shoot to do a live review of your session over a Zoom conference call.