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Scarlett & Poppi

Scarlett & Poppi

"When you create a black and white photograph, you create something that is abstract and strikingly real at the same time. Black and white photography is strange that way. It is perhaps this abstractness that makes black and white images so intriguing and timeless." - Ritsh Saint

Its not often if ever, that I process my photographs in black and white.  This shoot was different, it was planned to be black and white right from the start. I wanted to try something other than my usual style and Im really pleased with how it turned out. It is simple and beautiful. Twins Scarlett & Poppi are simply gorgeous and working with them is a pure pleasure. Hope you all enjoy this shoot as much as I did. 

Models: Scarlett & Poppi Burke
Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard
Hair: Ema Soole
Fashion: Trouble & Fox 

Admire Fashion: April 2017

"Gorgeous autumn wear features in this month's fashion spread" - Admire Magazine

For over a year I have been waiting for the right opportunity to shoot gorgeous models Kristen Burton and Shannon Cassidy together. With their strong and striking features and beautiful eyes they grace this months fashion spread in a shoot that was funky and fun. 

Stylists: Jessica Shirley & Hannah Beard
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup & Nails: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Shine, Trouble & Fox, Kimberley's, Andrea Biani, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Little Boutique & Matthews Eyewear.

With special thanks to: Angela Leonard of Morrison Square for access to 'The Apartment' of wonderful shoot location. Deeanne Hobbs for use of her amazing fabric, including her locally designed prints. 

To read the full online edition of Admire Magazine click HERE.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears  Liann Bellis  suit and Shannon wears  Julian Danger  dress and footwear.  Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Kristen wears Liann Bellis suit and Shannon wears Julian Danger dress and footwear. 
Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Brooch from Jellicoe

Brooch from Jellicoe

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Behind the Scenes

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Kristen in  Wanoa Four  from Shine

Kristen in Wanoa Four from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Catherine - KILT Clothing

The Pear Orchard Lodge is so contemporary and fresh, it was the perfect location for our KILT Clothing shoot featuring Catherine, who just could not stop smiling - she such a gorgeous girl! I would like to thank Timo of the Lodge for his hospitality and letting us shoot inside his european style accomodation in Richmond. It was so lovely, that I spent a night there a few weeks later testing out my vintage film cameras you can see the post here

Model: Catherine Ang
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers
Fashion: KILT Clothing

Canon 5DMiii
Canon 50mm 1.4

Admire Fashion August 2016

This month was a 'Wheels Issue' our focus for fashion was relaxed comfortable Sunday drive/road trip looks. 

We would like to give special thanks to Bill Osborne for his fabulous 1979 Ford Escort RS2000, and to Pat Clay from the Nelson Marlborough Classic Car Club for his help. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen Models: Maddi Davidson and Nikki Anderson Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Prints on Print & Pose

What a fun shoot, mixing colour and pattern with pose. I was fortunate to work with to pro-models! Bree has just got back to Nelson after 3mths modelling in Korea and Lucy was a ballet dancer and gymnast - perfect mix. 

Models: Bree Robertson & Lucy Simpson
MUA: Angela Mcguire of Beauty by Angela
Fashion: Just Costumes
Vintage Print Fabric Backdrops: Nostalgia Antiques

Canon 5DMiii and 50mm 1.4


 

Admire Fashion July 2016

It was a romantic revival this month for July Fashion, with inspiration coming from the "beautiful age" of Belle Epoque which was the name given in France for the period of history which went from roughly 1871 to the start of world war one (1914).

It themed in well with this months up-cycling issue and got creative juices flowing. Hair Stylist Lauren Lewis crafted a high fashion dramatic hair feature in model Michelle's hair, while makeup Artist Indie Welsh applied dark burgundy lips which added to the drama. 

We shot at the stunning Nelson Castle - Warwick House, which completed the theme. Hope you enjoy the spread as much as we did creating it!
With special thanks to the Advertisers and team:

Model: Michelle Taylor
Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Assistant Stylist: Catherine Potton
Hair: Lauren Lewis of Cardells
MUA: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Location: Warwick House

Fashion from: Liann Bellis, Shine, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Morrison Square, Hartey's, Nostalgia, and Tango's.

 



 

Georgia

I really enjoyed this studio shoot with an awesome team, including some new creatives I had not worked with before, but will certainly be again! Angela of Beauty by Angela worked her magic creating my vision for this series which was muted and pale,  the makeup blew me away! Ema did a great job on Georgias hair - but then I ruined it experimenting with a leaf blower (note: blowing hair for a shoot is not as simple as you would think - about 100 shots attempted not one worked!) I decided to ditch the blowing hair idea, unfortunately the hair was a bit of a mess after that, so Georgia and I had to do our best without a hairdresser or even a brush/comb!

I have experimented with editing out the movable wall and leaving it in the composition, with this being the third mock-up experimentation for my studio project (Fashion Photography for a NZ label)

The amazing wall artworks are actually vintage tourism posters from Nostalgia Antiques 

Model: Georgia MacMillan
Hair: Ema Soole
MUA: Beauty by Angela
Wall art: Nostalgia Antiques
Fashion: Just Costumes




 

Marina

I am excited to share with you the second of my studio experiments for my 3rd year studio project - 'Fashion Photography for a New Zealand Label'
The label I am going to photograph has a strong 'Kiwi' theme, supporting New Zealand in a wide variety of ways. It is important that I promote the NZ aspect of the label, so I have experimented with different ways in which I can approach this. With the first shoot, I played with props - nostalgic kiwiana icons such as souvenir tea towels, apple crates & Nelson Photo News magazines. This time I have taken New Zealand paintings, prints & photography, placing the model beside them. With each composition I have chosen a dress which 'speaks' to the image, creating unity. 

Marina, looks stunning in these dresses, she is a fabulous talent with a beautiful grace to her,

I always welcome feedback, so please comment any thoughts. 

With thanks my amazing team of contributors:

Model: Marina Kere
Hair & Makeup: Anja Katarina Valda Dzaferic
Dresses: Just Costumes
Artwork: Nostalgia Antiques

Kristen - 1960s & 1970s Kiwiana

This year, the final one of my BA in Arts & Media at NMIT I have created my own brief, 

"Create a Fashion Campaign for an New Zealand Designer"

I sent out over 30 emails to different NZ designers and received a great response.  The label I have chosen to work with (under wraps until the end of year reveal) is awesome, I am so exited to be able to photograph their fashion. 

As part of my experimentation process I have mocked up different styles of Fashion Spread. I am excited to reveal the first of many... for my 703 brief. 

A studio shoot with 1960s/70s Kiwiana theme. I'm sure many of you will remember some of these golden oldie props, the old dial phone, Nelson Photo News et :)

With special thanks to:

Model: Kristen Burton
Hair: Anja Katarina Valda Dzaferic
Makeup: Emilie MacRitchie
Props: Nostalgia Antiques
Fashion: Just Costumes 

 

Admire Fashion April 2016

Admire autumn April fashion spread, was a pleasure to shoot with our two gorgeous models:
Lauren Aickin and Sheena Thomas.

Styling: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy, Thank you team!

To see full magazine http://www.admiremagazine.co.nz/#folio=1

Fashion from: Sassy's, Beetees, Shine, and Rugs from Guthrie Bowron Nelson.

Julien Peron

On Anzac Day I had the pleasure to collaborate with Canadian model Julien Peron, a real professional who is dedicated to getting the perfect shot - baring the freezing cold late April sea at sunset.  He and his partner Vienda,  a writer are on a working holiday in New Zealand and have been lucky enough to capture them both here is my shoot with Julien. 

To see more of Julien visit: https://www.facebook.com/jewelscatchew/

Alex

Alex is from Germany, he is a vegetarian who practices yoga and running. He is enjoying a working holiday in Nelson and has been staying in a large quirky old house along with seven other travelers since January. He was the first of three of the flatmates I was lucky to capture with my camera last week. Nothing excites me more than photographing new people and old houses - here two of my favorite things combined and I think you will agree, Alex is quite smoldering!

Admire Fashion March 2016 - Undercover Style

'Autumn fashion is under the spotlight in our gorgeous James Bond-inspired fashion spread featuring models Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones' Admire

This has got to be one of my favourite shoots yet, I'm so proud of how it all turned out. The team was amazing and it all worked together like magic.

Fashion Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Models: Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones of RPD Models, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Special thanks to the team at Nelson's Rutherford Hotel for our inspiring shoot location. 


Admire Bumper Edition Dec/Jan - Fashion

This edition of Admire has double the awesomeness! I was excited to spend extra time doing what I love this month. We shot two fashion spreads and two product still life pages. 

I would love to share the fashion shoots with you now, 

First up was a beautiful soft jewellery themed shoot at the charming Grand Mercure Monaco. 

'All That Glitters'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Emily-Rae Madsen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Fashion from: Glen James Jewellers, Rocs Richmond, The Little Boutique, Kimberley's at Morrison SquareTrouble & FoxShine

Second fashion shoot 'Hats & Hounds'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Anthea Shearer, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

With special thanks to Jen Trow and 'Shy' her beautiful greyhound, a former greyhound racing champion rehomed through Greyhounds As Pets (GAP)

Fashion from: Jellicoe Design, Sassy's, Trouble & FoxShineTaylors We Love ShoesEditoBeeteesProfile

Backdrops from Guthrie Bowron Nelson and Flowers by All About Flowers.

Admire Fashion out takes - Bumper Issue 2015/16

What a fun filled time we had shooting for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire this month. Double the photography! We had two themes the first, Jewellery out at the beautiful Grand Mercure Monaco  and the second a race's theme shot in studio at The Nelson Mail. 

We had a lot of fun with the race theme, contacting Grey Hounds as Pets NZ we were able to find a lovely Grey hound and to join us for the shoot. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Emily-Rae Madsen ,  Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Our second shoot was a a race's theme for which we had amazing flowers a grey hound and beautiful fashion. 

Special thanks to the team:

Model:  Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Anthea Shearer, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Look for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire Magazine which comes out tomorrow!

Admire Fashion October 2015 - 'Seventies Sophistication'

Admire Fashion October 2015 - Seventies inspired shoot, fashion goes retro.

Special thanks to model: Holly Parkes, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Pam and Brain Meadows for allowing us to use their fabulous Richmond home for our 1970's inspired shoot. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Trouble & Fox, Shine, Edito, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Portmans, Fock & Soul, and Taylors We Love Shoes. 


Admire Fashion June 2015 - Warwick at Eight, fashion goes glam!

Admire Fashion June 2015 - Warwick at Eight, fashion goes glam with a spread styled at the historic Warwick house. 

Special thanks to: Models: Bree Robertson & Reggie Elliot, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko. The team at Warwick House for the inspiring shoot location and hospitality on the day. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Shine, Eclectic, Taylors We Love Shoes, All About Flowers, Nelson Tailors Menswear, Rocs Jewellers, Trouble & Fox, Profile, Sassy's, The Little Boutique, and The Nelson Hospice Shop. 


Admire Fashion September 2015 - 'Spring Love Unfolds'

New love, romance always in fashion... Admire September issue.

Special thanks to: Models: Isabella Garwood from Monarch Model Management and Daniel Classen, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko.  Kerry Ford and her team at Fords Restaurant & Bar and Panama Kitchen & Bar Nelson for accommodating us during the shoot.  Along with Page & Blackmore books for the classic romance novels. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Beetees, Taylors We Love Shoes, Shine, Sidecar, Trouble & Fox, Craig Potton Gallery & Store, Profile, Living Light Candles, and Harringtons Eyecare.

 

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

A princess finds her prints, in Admire Magazines August 2015 fashion spread. - Photography by Jessica Shirley and Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen. 
Model: Phoebe Fulton of Clyne Model Management 

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