We are very happy to announce that Megan Alter Photography has been published in an international magazine at one of Poland’s biggest airports in Warsaw: anywhere.pl

The article features images of the “Girl in the Window” series, but also from another shoot of our Portugal trip called “Summer Fashion Shoot in Sintra“.

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Last year we flew to Portugal with theModeCode fashion journal to do some summer fashion shoots. One of those shoots was the series called “The Girl in the Window”, which was shot in a beautiful small bed and breakfast in a historic town called Sintra. Together with our agency theOrlowska we found the perfect way to publish this vacation-like photoshoot: in a travel magazine. The airport magazine anywhere.pl showed interest in featuring our images and the story behind the photoshoot in their latest issue.

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The entire article can be viewed in polish online or on page 60 of anywhere.pl.



Read the english version here:

Fashion Photography in Sintra, Portugal

Cliff Richards once said: “Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.“ Anyone who ever needed a break from daily life knows how this feels. A small historical town in the Portuguese mountains near the sea is just the right place to let go of all your daily problems and just relax for a few days. This feeling of relaxation and a summer vacation is captured in Megan Alters fashion photography series „The Girl in the Window“.

The Amsterdam based fashion photographer from Upstate New York spent an adventurous week in Portugal last year to shoot for a fashion and lifestyle journal. „The Girl in the Window“ was the first one of several shoots in Portugal. Model Vitoria from Just Models did her best to show the layed-back lifestyle of the Portuguese small town Sintra.

Vitoria’s natural and mediterranean look not only matched the earth tone based clothes, it also represented the simplicity and natural beauty you can find in the Portuguese countryside.

A fairytale vacation

The historical small town is about 25 km away from the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Sintra is known for its ancient architecture, which attracts tourists from all over the world. The ancient town near the sea is like a fairytale place where time stands still. Back in the day the rich and royal built houses and palaces here to escape the hot Portuguese summer. No wonder it is World Heritage Site since 1995.

Fashion Photography

Photographer Megan Alter chose a gorgeous Bed&Breakfast for her fashion photo shoot. She stumbled upon it while looking for inspiration and creative shooting locations. Stylist Rebeka Kadlicsek chose neutral colors for model Vitoria to wear to fit into the calm neutral interior at the B&B. To make the first outfit more daring she chose a blue head scarf and a colorful lip. Blue is the defining color in most of the pictures and helps bringing out the peace and quiet of the lazy, little house on the hill above the sea. This way even after changing a location the photos kept a common theme. To stay with the simplicity of the outfit and conveying a careless summer holiday feeling Megan Alter kept her shots simple and focused her creativity only on the model. By narrowing things down to a minimum she gave her photos a classical and pure touch. Simplicity and the use of negative space are two common ways of fashion photography.

The old fashioned furniture and the vintage house helped to show the enchanting feeling Sintra has to it. The ancient town of the rich and glamorous is always worth a visit.


Styling: Rebeka Kadlicsek // Photography: Megan Alter Photography  from the Orlowska Agency // Model: Vitoria from Just Models // Location: Chalet Saudade – Sintra, Portugal

written by Katharina Vorndran