Photography

Chloe Carrington

It has been far too long since my last shoot! I will post a blog about that change of hat soon and what I have been up to while I have been so quite on here… but for now I would like to share with you the beautiful and up-and-coming Chloe Carrington who is branching out into the wonderful world of modelling. She was a natural behind the camera.

Hair, make-up and fashion all styled by Chloe Carrington

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.5, 1/125, ISO 100 Studio  X2 LED barn door lights  Photoshop & Lightroom Savage backdrop: Ultramarine

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.5, 1/125, ISO 100
Studio
X2 LED barn door lights
Photoshop & Lightroom
Savage backdrop: Ultramarine

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.5, 1/160, ISO 100 Studio  X2 LED barn door lights  Photoshop & Lightroom Savage backdrop: Bone  In this image I adjusted colour profiles in Lightroom then I used Photoshop to give a cut out look using the refine edge tool and adding a colour fill to give a solid backdrop.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.5, 1/160, ISO 100
Studio
X2 LED barn door lights
Photoshop & Lightroom
Savage backdrop: Bone

In this image I adjusted colour profiles in Lightroom then I used Photoshop to give a cut out look using the refine edge tool and adding a colour fill to give a solid backdrop.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f2.8, 1/160, ISO 100 Studio  X2 LED barn door lights  Photoshop & Lightroom Savage backdrop: Bone  In this photo I used creative filters in camera, not post! I held a piece of fabric in-front of the lens to shoot through and create gorgeous haze.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f2.8, 1/160, ISO 100
Studio
X2 LED barn door lights
Photoshop & Lightroom
Savage backdrop: Bone

In this photo I used creative filters in camera, not post! I held a piece of fabric in-front of the lens to shoot through and create gorgeous haze.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f2.8, 1/125, ISO 100 Studio  X2 LED barn door lights  Photoshop & Lightroom Savage backdrop: Evergreen

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f2.8, 1/125, ISO 100
Studio
X2 LED barn door lights
Photoshop & Lightroom
Savage backdrop: Evergreen

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f6.3, 1/500, ISO 100  After the studio we moved outdoors into the heat of the Nelson January 2019 heatwave! I played with shadow and interesting shapes within the composition. The image is processed in Photoshop with some noise added and a solid colour fill with fill opacity lowered to create a film aesthetic which I like at the moment.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f6.3, 1/500, ISO 100

After the studio we moved outdoors into the heat of the Nelson January 2019 heatwave!
I played with shadow and interesting shapes within the composition. The image is processed in Photoshop with some noise added and a solid colour fill with fill opacity lowered to create a film aesthetic which I like at the moment.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.2, 1/1000, ISO 100  I just love Chloe, innocent yet moody look!  This image has been processed in Photoshop again to create a film aesthetic, it has noise added and two solid adjustment colour fills, one yellow and one cyan.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.2, 1/1000, ISO 100

I just love Chloe, innocent yet moody look!

This image has been processed in Photoshop again to create a film aesthetic, it has noise added and two solid adjustment colour fills, one yellow and one cyan.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.2, 1/2000, ISO 100  Power pose!   Photoshop - noise added and a very light cream solid colour fill with blend mode set to soft light.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.2, 1/2000, ISO 100

Power pose!

Photoshop - noise added and a very light cream solid colour fill with blend mode set to soft light.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f2.8, 1/800, ISO 100  Keeping it darker for this image the processing only involves some noise and a smart sharpen.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f2.8, 1/800, ISO 100

Keeping it darker for this image the processing only involves some noise and a smart sharpen.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.2, 1/400, ISO 100  Processed in Lightroom - camera calibration changed to Camera Portrait and finished in Photoshop with some noise added.   I always export rather than save as as it retains the colour profiles applied in processing this is important when clients are viewing on different screens and for printing.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.2, 1/400, ISO 100

Processed in Lightroom - camera calibration changed to Camera Portrait and finished in Photoshop with some noise added.

I always export rather than save as as it retains the colour profiles applied in processing this is important when clients are viewing on different screens and for printing.

Canon 5DM4  Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens f3.2, 1/640, ISO 100  Last but by no means least… this gorgeous portrait shot where I played shooting through leaves and incorporated the harsh suns interesting shadows.   Noise and a solid white colour fill added in Photoshop.

Canon 5DM4
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
f3.2, 1/640, ISO 100

Last but by no means least… this gorgeous portrait shot where I played shooting through leaves and incorporated the harsh suns interesting shadows.

Noise and a solid white colour fill added in Photoshop.

Admire Fashion October 2016

Floral spring style features in this month's fashion spread. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Model: Michelle Taylor
Hair: Lauren Lewis from Cardells
Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy

Fashion from: Jellicoe, Sassy's, Shine, Dames and Marshalls,
 

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.

 



 

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 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.

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!

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.  

 

 

Emma & Anton's Wedding

On Saturday the 28th November 2015 I was privileged to shoot the wedding of Emma and Anton. In the months leading up to the big day the bride and I met up and talked about pose ideas, the plans and how the day would flow. We watched the weather reports like crazy and although the wind was blowing a gale the weather was beautiful. 

The day started for me at the mother of the brides home where I captured the brides maids and then the beautiful bride get hair and makeup done. Even the wee flower girls got a splash of lip gloss and blusher. 

I headed out to the wedding venue to see a relaxed Groom and his party eagerly awaiting the bride who turned up in style, I just loved the blue car! Family and friends watched while the happy couple said their vows and became Mr and Mrs.. while the wind blew. 

The bridal party and I went to Isel Park to take some portraits which the wind kindly paused for followed by reception back at the venue.

What touched me about this wedding was the amount of love for friends, family and absent loved ones, all of whom were remembered. What a relaxed and beautiful wedding, where everyone was included and everything was planned for such smooth running. 

Designing my own Business Cards

During my studies I have learnt some graphic design which comes in handy when creating my own marketing templates. I was able to build this website myself using Square Space templates and have now spent the day updating my business cards to match my marketing set. 

I am pleased with the final design, which I will take to the printers.  It is double sided and will be printed on either gloss or matte cards I have yet to decide that. 

Side one

Side two 

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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Admire Fashion May 2015 - Weekend in Wool

Fashion spread for Nelson's Admire Magazine May 2015 issue 'Weekend in Wool'

Special thanks to Model: Alesha Pyers, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Location: The Grand Mecure Monaco. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Cruellas, Shine, Glen James Jeweller, Beetees, and The Little Boutique.


Hampden Street School's 2015 Twilight Gala

Renovations didn't stop Hampden Street School from putted on a huge evening at their annual Twilight Gala. Rachel Reese the Mayor of Nelson was there to officially open the festivities, all in aim of fundraising for the wonderful school. 

There was face paint, nail art, Lazer tag, bouncy castles, lil train rides, and old fashion 'smash a plate' games. Kids enjoyed buying Jolly bags, and venturing into the famous Haunted House (for over 8yr olds) 

So many people helped out to support the school with parents and teachers, grandparents and friends all getting involved. Z service station was along serving hot Nachos, and Butter Chicken rice. 

I enjoyed a plate of Nachos, some yummy carrot cake and cream and old fashion lemonade. Here is a glimpse at the atmosphere on Friday night.


1940's Inspired Photo Shoot at Warwick House

I am very excited to share with you a photo shoot I did this Tuesday at Warwick House . It is an amazing venue to shoot in, originally called  "Sunnyvale" it was built in 1854 and is one of a few beautifully restored historic homes in nelson. I have always been interested in history from a young age, researching historic homes and places around the Nelson area. You can see some of my photographs of the places I have been privileged to visit and talk to historians and home owners about here at my History in Toe website.

The model Sheena Thomas a fresh new face, this was her first time modeling and I think she nailed it!  Tina of Just Costumes  supplied all the clothing and helped me to come up with a style - 1940s inspired to suit the venue. 

I had the expert talent of Michelle Longman on hair and Emillie MacRitchie doing Make-up. This is our fifth time working together we work so well together they are brilliant at what they do and enable me to create magical photographs. 

I would like to thank EVERYONE involved with this shoot, I am so happy with the results which include some of my favourite works to date!


School Holiday walk up the Brook Dam - Nelson.

During the school holidays I had a chance to take a break from study and relax with the kids. I spent the time taking lots of photographs. Here is a visual snap shot of one of our many adventures together. 

You can get some really interesting images shooting up through the tree canopy.