Monday, 17 November 2014

Polly and Blue

It was a pleasure to photograph my friend Polly and her baby Blue in Wellington last week. His full name is Indigo Blue Besley Le Dorre and he's nine months old today. The idea of this shoot was inspired by a project called 4thtrimesterbodies which is "dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding." 

My goal was to make sure Polly was comfortable the whole time and to capture some beautiful natural moments between her and her baby that she can cherish forever. It was my first time photographing a child and also working with a semi-nude model so this was a good learning experience for me. Polly said to me afterwards that this was a scary thing for her to do but I made it easy. That meant so much to me because that's what I'd hoped for, and that she can see how beautiful she is from these photos.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014


My new friend Teesh and I had a wonderful adventure in Wellington's beautiful Botanical Gardens on tuesday. We accidentally ended up spending three and a half hours there and got sooooooo many amazing shots that are all so different and awesome! This is actually the coolest place ever. We both brought along some clothes to mix and match and they all just looked perfect. The yellow jacket and the space top are mine, the red jacket and the stripy dress are hers and the checkered dress is her friend Anna's. I have 300 photos to choose from so you'll be seeing plenty more of this gorgeous girl in the next few weeks.

I've been up in Wellington for two weeks now and I had so many plans and people to meet up with and photograph. If I was meaning to catch up with you and haven't yet, please forgive me. We might have to postpone until next time. Sadly I was in a terrible headspace for the first week where I didn't want to leave the house or see anybody. I got over it after a while and my amazing friends helped me snap out of it. Thank you so much to everyone who sent me messages or came and visited me. I don't know what I'd do without you. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.

I've had an amazing time up here over all, I've made alot of new friends and had heaps of fun going to gigs and dancing and having picnics and partying and chilling out. I've done two photoshoots now and I'm keen to squeeze a couple more in in the next couple of days if I can. Photographing people makes me so unbelievably happy. Thanks so much Teesh for reminding me of that when I needed it the most.