Paul Mitchell The School

From time to time, one photo assignment leads to a second assignment from the same client. That was the case recently after producing a Google Virtual Tour of Paul Mitchell, the School in North Haven, Connecticut last June. .
The school in North Haven has been teaching cosmetology, esthetics, and make-up for over 20 years. In 1980 John Paul Dejoria and Paul Mitchell started the brand with $700 and three products. Now John Paul Mitchell SystemsBadge Registered outline has over 150 brands sold worldwide. The school is in a former bank building with classrooms and areas for hands-on training. There are even workstations called “the quiet room” in what was formerly the bank vault.


There is also a products store at the school.

You can take the Google virtual tour here:

I left a business card behind; which led to a call late last year to do headshots of students set to graduate from the esthetics program. It was a joy to photograph the students who had interesting outfits and perfect make-up. No image retouching was needed. I set my glamour lighting up in a small classroom and did a series of poses with each student as their classmates watched and encouraged each other. 

Photographing the school interior for the Google virtual tour was interesting, but photographing enthusiastic students was really fun. I never really know what photo assignment is coming my way next . That is why I love being a commercial photographer!
Tim Becker
Creative Images Photography
901 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040


Leave a Comment