Topic of the Week (Christmas) – Connecticut photographer Manny Rude of Cantera Image did a couple of photo shoots for the holiday season this year and I’ve been preparing a wave of new stories that will cover all of the photoshoots that took place around this time of year. A recent story shared a photo from Manny’s photoshoot with independent Connecticut model Mandii Jean that was sent to me by Manny Rude himself. This awesome photo comes from another photo shoot he did with Independent Massachusetts model Mariah Cummings. There was only one photo from this photo shoot that I’m aware of but some photos will be shared as a collective in one story on the website in future publications.
What also excites me about this collaboration is the fact that both Manny and Mariah were also at the Internet Hollywood Fashion Show this year. Manny volunteered to be a photographer for the event and Mariah walked for fashion designer Samantha Gottlich of NROR ART. Their work at that event definitely inspired me to make a story out of this photo shoot a lot quicker.
Manny sent me the photo of Mariah Cummings over messenger and gave me the green light to work on the story as part of our hot topic discussion of the month. Check the full photo out below!