New Zealand Photographer

Maternity Shoot: Anneke

Last Sunday evening the sun was shining low and the flowers were bright and colourful, all elements alined for a perfect maternity shoot with 35wks pregnant Anneke, who was dressed like a beautiful maiden complete with a beaming smile and healthy glow. 

Special thanks to Mike & Judy for letting us shoot in their beautiful hill top garden. 

Canon 5DMiii
Canon 135mm f2L
Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 600RX Speedlite

Admire Fashion: Feb 2017

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Model: Raina Masters of Clyne Model Management
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Shine, Amazon, Jellicoe, & Beetees.

With special thanks to: Angela Leonard of Morrison Square management for access to "The Apartment", our fantastic shoot location. 

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Jacket, jewellery and shoes from Shine. Dress from Amazon at Morrison Square. 

Jacket, jewellery and shoes from Shine. Dress from Amazon at Morrison Square. 

Top, jewellery and handbag from Shine. Pants from Jellicoe. 

Top, jewellery and handbag from Shine. Pants from Jellicoe. 

Trousers from Beetees, shirt, shoes and jewellery from Shine. 

Trousers from Beetees, shirt, shoes and jewellery from Shine. 

Top from Beetees, cardigan from Amazon at Morrison Square. Trousers, jewellery, handbag and shoes from Shine.

Top from Beetees, cardigan from Amazon at Morrison Square. Trousers, jewellery, handbag and shoes from Shine.

Top and trousers from Beetees. Coat from Jellicoe. Jewellery from Shine. 

Top and trousers from Beetees. Coat from Jellicoe. Jewellery from Shine. 

Sweatshirt and tee-shirt from Beetees. Trousers from Jellicoe. Shoes, bag and jewellery from Shine. 

Sweatshirt and tee-shirt from Beetees. Trousers from Jellicoe. Shoes, bag and jewellery from Shine. 

Beautiful Makeup by Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Beautiful Makeup by Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

"Elk" bag from Shine

"Elk" bag from Shine

This month marks a milestone for me. It is my 23rd and final shoot with mentor, friend and stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen. It has been a privilege to work and learn from Sonya and I wish her well for the future and look forward to seeing what she creates next! 

Behind the scenes of Dec/Jan 2016 Bumper Admire. Working with Sonya was a lot of fun, with plenty of giggling and belly laughs! Here she is modelling, "Sonya Style" 

Behind the scenes of Dec/Jan 2016 Bumper Admire. Working with Sonya was a lot of fun, with plenty of giggling and belly laughs! Here she is modelling, "Sonya Style" 

Admire Fashion - November

This month was a 'county girl' inspired fashion spread featuring the lovely Marina Kere. Special thanks to the owners of our location, a farm style cottage on Hill Street in Richmond. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Model: Marina Kere
Makeup: Lauren Domigan from Prices Pharmacy

Special thanks also to my photography assistant: Karina Kusumadarma

Fashion from: Morrison SquareKimberleys, Just Jeans, Andrea Biani, Dotti, &

Canon 5DM3
Canon 50mm 1.4

Behind the scenes photography by Karina Kusumadarma

Victoria - KILT Clothing

This year as part of the final year of my Bachelor in Arts & Media I worked on a photography fashion campaign for a NZ Designer. At the beginning of the year I contacted labels I would like to work with for my project. KILT Clothing got on board and let me work with their awesome range of clothing. In total this year I completed nineteen shoots, eight of which were for KILT. It was an amazing experience collaborating with so many talented people, hair and makeup stylists along with a team of lovely models. We were lucky to shoot in some wonderful locations too. 

Model: Victoria Gemmell
Hair and makeup: Samantha Gemmell
Fashion from:  KILT Clothing

Canon 5D MIII
Canon 50mm 1.4
 

 

 

Jess

Today I had a really relaxed and enjoyable day collaborating with Jess, Ema & Anja, we had lots of girly fun creating these looks!

I would like to thank Jess for modelling for me and letting us get a bit creative and taking her out of her comfort zone, as well as welcoming us out to her beautiful rural home in Brightwater on such a bright sunny day. 

I did what I used to be so scared of doing.. shot in harsh midday sun. Instead of avoiding it, I embrace it, work with it and don't fight it. When working in harsh sun like this I always tell the models to close their eyes until I say 'open' for a few secs then close again. This stops any headaches.

Canon 5DMiii, 50mm 1.4 and 17-40mm L 

Model: Jess Prendergast
Hair: Ema Soole
MUA: Anja Katarina Valda Dzaferic
 

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

Maddi

On Sunday I had the opportunity to photograph Maddi, a beautiful confident women who is full of inspiration and happy in her own skin. She is a women not afraid to bare some skin and create art with me, I was in my element (a bit of a chilly one - although I had my feather jacket on - massive props to Maddi who froze but took it like a champ - we decided to skip the water for fear of lost limbs!) 

A big thank you to my newest collaborator, the up and coming talent with hair and makeup: Anja Katarina Valda Dzaferic 

Location: Cable Bay
Canon 5DMiii, 50mm 1.4, 17-40 L

Admire Fashion May 2016

Model Mothers!
To celebrate Mothers Day we photographed a beautiful group of Nelson mums. We had one mother in her 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The mothers were styled by Nelson retailers Trouble and Fox, Cheryl Mackie, Sassy's, Shine and Beetees. Hair by the team at Cardells, Frankies hair by Fay at Aboki, make-up by the team at Prices Pharmacy. 

Coordinated by Sonya Leusink-Sladen.

Marvelous Mothers - Mothers Day Fashion 

To see the full magazine visit here

Aimee Parkyn, 20s

 "I discovered joy and happiness that surpassed everything I've ever known before" 

Aimee is a full time mother to children aged 4,3 and 1.

Dressed by Trouble & Fox, Nelson. 

Sharron Wetere, 30s

"It is a love that you just can't explain or put into words"

Sharron is a sales associate and mother to children aged 20 years and 5 months. 

Dressed by Cheryl Mackie, shoes and jewellery are her own.

Cheryl Gillooly, 40s

"No one prepared me for the absolute unconditional love" 

Cheryl is a chef and mother to children aged 20 and 17, and a stepchild aged 18.

Dressed by Beetees with shoes and accessories from Shine

Helen Gilchrist, 50s

"It really is a lifetime commitment to always be there for them, but you cannot lose yourself"

Helen is a clinical pyschologist and mother to chldren aged 30 and 31, and stepchildren aged 27, 24, 21 and 16.

Dressed by Marshalls with shoes and jewellery from Shine, glasses frames from Kuske.

Chrissy Randall, 60s

I have discovered a special love for my mokos (grandchildren) that is most pure and truly joyful."

Chrissy Randall is Te Korowai Trust Manager, matriarch and mother to children aged 41, 34, 29 and grandchildren aged 9, 8 and 6.

Dressed by Sassy's with shoes from Tango's.

Frankie Morgan-Stock, 70s

"There is now a strong reciprocal love with my children, as they bestow constant love and care for me in my older years."

Frankie is a retired occupational therapist and mother to children aged 52, 47 and grandchildren aged 18, 16, 15 and 14.

We also had a special visit from Sharron's baby daughter,  don't they look beautiful together. 

Happy Mothers Day from Aimee, Sharron, Cheryl, Helen, Chrissy and Frankie! our beautiful models for May Admire Fashion Spread. 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Cable Bay

This afternoon while his sister was having a play date with her best friend, Archie asked me if we could go exploring. I hadn't been to Cable Bay for a few years so we set of with the camera in the late afternoon sun. Archie is a real photographer, at 7 yrs old he is enjoying using the tripod and taking some shots with my help.

We really are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world standing onto of the hill over looking Cable Bay truly brings life to your soul!

I took along my Canon 5DMiii, 17-40mm L and 50mm 1.4 prime.  

 

 

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 Fashion February 2016 - Corporate Classics

Welcome back and into 2016,  this months Admire fashion focus on a return to work with sophisticated, yet comfortable styles. 

The fashion team - Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen, Connie Flemming of Cardells Hair, Indie Welsh, makeup artist of Prices Pharmacy

Model - Georgia McMillan

Retailers- Cheryl Mackie, Marshalls Fashions, Shine, Matthews Eyewear, Taylors We Love Shoes, Edito, Sassys, and Portmans.

If you would like to read the whole magazine check out the link here