I have a special guest posting on my blog this week...
A very creative person
who if you are looking for a photographer for that special occasion..
she would be just the ticket..
There was a collaboration on the mountain recently
between a few creative people
and the result can be seen in pictures..
Please say hello to Kate from Curious Rabbit..
One day in January, I had a brainwave! I wanted to do a photo shoot. One that would involve a couple (as in two adults) who may or may not be getting married at a later time in the future…..what is known as an E-Shoot (took me ages to work out that the E stood for Engagement!) in photography circles.
I was rebranding my photography business from k8tography to Curious Rabbit. All of the rebranding had been completed, now I just needed to show the direction that I wanted my business to head towards….Engagements, Weddings, Special Occasions etc.
I love vintage. I love retro. I have a brand new ‘vintage’ bicycle and I thought that I would like to incorporate that into a shoot. Oh! Great idea – a vintage shoot! I had a girl in mind as I had worked with her once before in what we called a Candy Girl session. Her name is Nat Price. She has a great look – retro with a modern edge. Piercings and tattoos yet soft and beautiful.
I asked if she knew of a guy who would like to help out. She suggested the debonair Mitch Beanland who was perfect for what I envisioned!
Venue? First I thought of the beaches near me – Hampton, Brighton, Sandringham but that wasn’t the look I was after. I then had another brainwave (they don’t happen this often normally!) Of course, it had to be at Alicia’s home – indoors or outdoors, yet to be decided. She was keen as mustard to be involved! She has such amazing props and a great eye for styling. Tick!
Finally, I needed a makeup and hair artist – straight away, I called Morgan from www.makeupbymorgan.com and she was in too!
The day came, I was nervous yet excited. I drove up the mountain to Olinda where we all gathered. Alicia had a whole stack of props set out
The sweet dresses were perfect! Mitch had his own clothes and I was thrilled with his taste.
Morgan did Nat’s makeup and hair while Mitch did his own.
and then it was time to shoot and style and style and shoot. Alicia and I chose a small area in her very large and beautiful garden for a picnic set up. The light through the beautiful canopy of trees was delightful and cooling. My bicycle came in handy and I adored the selection of suitcases, the old blanket and, of course, the dress that Nat wore – it fit her perfectly!
After many shots and laughs we had a break. A bit of lunch, a cold drink and a change of clothes. We ventured down the long driveway taking photos along the way and stopping at the gate. Such a beautiful entranceway to a gorgeous home.
Then we wandered next door to the sweet white wooden church. We left the suitcases and bicycle behind but took along a delightful bunch of blue hydrangeas straight out of Alicia’s garden!
Two hours from the first image taken we were finished. All so very happy with what had been captured this day.
I could not wait to get back down off the mountain, get home and start the task of processing the images. There were so very many that I loved. I hope that you all enjoy them too.
I would like to thank Alicia for her wonderful styling, venue and friendship. Thank you so much to Nat and Mitch who did such an outstanding job AND are gorgeous people. To Morgan – the best makeup artist I know! And also to the divine Imogen for being a terrific assistant to all of us on the day!
(oh and thanks to my dog Finn who tried photobombing quite a few frames!)
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