Lifestyle Shoot: Gabriella from Portfolio Models

We had a super last minute, well last minute for me, shoot with Gabriella on Saturday. 

It was mostly overcast, with a small bit of sun every now and then - perfect conditions in my opinion!

Gabriella was so much fun to work with and didn't even complain when a wave of seawater ended up in her gumboots! 

Family Shoot - with a difference.

This family is quirky and interesting. They pride themselves on being different and it's amazing! 

When I suggested trying something a bit different, for me, they were more than happy to be a part of it. 

There were three core ideas that revolved around things the family did normally. 

1. Being outside (this idea was a bit more vague but I wanted an outside photo)

2. Watching Movies.

3. Baking - Sarah makes the most beautiful cakes!

And this is what we got: 

There's nothing quite like animals and children to improvise and have a generally great time! 

(I couldn't decide between these two!) 

This was the last shoot of the day and man was it messy! Everyone really got into it, and there was no way I could have just picked one! 

After this the shoot dissolved into a food fight...

This is the aftermath! And I did help clean up! ;)

PORTRAIT SHOOT: Jordan from Portfolio Models.

This shoot initially had a whole different feel to it - sunset in the background, lots of golden light... But true to form, when you want the weather to be sunny, it's really not. 

We had a great model, Jordan, who is from Portfolio Models here in Christchurch. He never complained about the rain, or the fact that we made him stand in wet grass!  

Portrait Shoot: Charlotte Rose.

On Wednesday we had an amazing shoot with Charlotte! 

(You may recognise her from our Facebook Image on Monday!)

We were lucky enough to be using a location that was filled with beautiful natural light. 

Charlotte was incredible! 

She was curious with an infectious smile :)

I had a lot of fun and am really happy with the images we got! 

Let me know what you think! 

Thanks Allister and Kellie for letting me photograph your wee girl! 



Portrait Shoot - Hattie & Harrison

This is an idea I have had for a while. I have seen this style make-up before and our flatmate, Hattie, happens to be a make-up artist and a wonderful model! 

We had a test day, where she tried the makeup on me and then got right into it. She had to talk me through most of her make-up but all in all not bad! 

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Finding the location I had in mind was hard - I wanted a smaller alley way, but because Christchurch has a shortage of taller buildings it was quote hard. New Regent Street was the next best thing with it's beautiful old buildings. 

Portrait Shoot - Natalie

I have wanted to use paint powder in a shoot for so long. The idea of plumes of colourful clouds was always a happy one! And as usual my brain didn't think of the mess it was going to make until after... 

If you like our Facebook page you would have seen our awesome home studio - it's not perfect, but it really worked for this shoot! Anddd it's mostly portable! 

Taken on my iPhone. 

Taken on my iPhone. 

Natalie was our model for the day and she is a dancer! She was so much fun to work with and so enthusiastic! It was a real team effort with Nick and I working together with the photos and lighting, Hattie, our make-up artist, also helped with the throwing of the paint powder! 

I had an idea of six images going into the shoot, and to come out with images that kind of resembled what was in my head was pretty amazing! 

I like working really hard on a few images rather than trying to go through millions of photos! 


Here they are - please let us know what you think! 



And here are a few we took after... (Nick thought it was a good idea for us to know what it felt like to have paint powder thrown at us...)

Hattie, Natalie and Nick.

Hattie, Natalie and Nick.

This is me...

This is me...

This is the ground after - Taken with my iPhone. 

This is the ground after - Taken with my iPhone. 

Portrait Shoot - Abi & Cousteau

Abi was a teacher at my high school. She was never my teacher. We met through a photo blog site ( and became friends from then on. 

Abi and Cousteau are moving to Australia to live so I thought that getting some photos of the places they walk together was a good idea! 

Abi suggested their local beach for the shoot, and this is what we got!