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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

Admire Fashion: March 2017

"The change of season seems an apt time to also have a change here at Admire Magazine. As we welcome in autumn and all the glorious colours that come with it, we also mark a change in our fashion team. Sonya Leusink Sladen has stepped down from styling our regular fashion spreads, which are put together here in Nelson - but will continue to offer us style advice in her monthly column. Stepping up to the styling challenge is our fashion photographer Jessica Shirley, who this month has styled her first fashion spread for Admire (along with photographing it), with help from style assistant Hannah Beard." - Vanessa Phillips, Editor. 

 

Autumn Blush

Photographer & Stylist: Jessica Shirley
Assistant Stylist: Hannah Beard
Models: Jesse Stevenson, Lucy Simpson & Tegan Kelling
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup & Nails: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
 

Fashion from: Dotti, Portmans, Amazon, Just JeansBarkersNelson Tailors Menswear, BeeteesCruellas Natural Fibre Boutique.

With special thanks to: Christine Ross of Nostalgia Antiques and Angela Leonard of Morrison Square for access to "The Apartment" our wonderful shoot location. 

Tegan wears dress from Dotti, necklace from Just Jeans and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in Barkers clothing (including footwear). Lucy wears top and skirt from Dotti and shoes from Tango's. Stool from Nostalgia Antiques. 

Tegan wears dress from Dotti, necklace from Just Jeans and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in Barkers clothing (including footwear). Lucy wears top and skirt from Dotti and shoes from Tango's. Stool from Nostalgia Antiques. 

Tegan wears top and bracelet from Portmans and jeans from Dotti. Lucy wears dress and necklace from Portmans. 

Tegan wears top and bracelet from Portmans and jeans from Dotti. Lucy wears dress and necklace from Portmans. 

Lucy wears playsuit, clutch and earrings from Portmans with shoes from Tango's. 

Lucy wears playsuit, clutch and earrings from Portmans with shoes from Tango's. 

Jesse and Tegan are dressed in Amazon clothing (including footwear and accessories) 

Jesse and Tegan are dressed in Amazon clothing (including footwear and accessories) 

Lucy wears knit top and pants from Beetees and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in clothes from Nelson Tailors Menswear (including footwear and bag). Tegan wears Cruellas Natural Fibre Boutique wool jersey and beanie, jeans from Just Jeans and footwear from Tango's. 

Lucy wears knit top and pants from Beetees and shoes from Tango's. Jesse is dressed in clothes from Nelson Tailors Menswear (including footwear and bag). Tegan wears Cruellas Natural Fibre Boutique wool jersey and beanie, jeans from Just Jeans and footwear from Tango's. 

This month we introduce a new accessories feature concluding our fashion spread, it is a chance to showcase the detail of the shoots - accessories. 

Gabee shoes from Tango's, clutch and bracelet from Portmans, playsuit from Dotti.

Gabee shoes from Tango's, clutch and bracelet from Portmans, playsuit from Dotti.

Necklace from Portmans.

Necklace from Portmans.

Portmans playsuit and clutch, Addiction shoes from Tango's. 

Portmans playsuit and clutch, Addiction shoes from Tango's. 

Back Road satchel from Nelson Tailors Menswear. 

Back Road satchel from Nelson Tailors Menswear. 

Galloway chunky boot from Barkers.

Galloway chunky boot from Barkers.

Papucei shoes from Tango's.

Papucei shoes from Tango's.

Hurley bag from Amazon. 

Hurley bag from Amazon. 

Converse shoes, from Amazon. 

Converse shoes, from Amazon. 

Nixon watch, from Amazon. 

Nixon watch, from Amazon. 

Wow this is it, the first ever published fashion shoot that I have coordinated, this month marks the start of a new position at Admire magazine. 
Along with the photography I now coordinate the fashion spread, I am so lucky to have a fantastic assistant stylist: Hannah Beard who brings a wealth of knowledge and of-course fresh style ideas and inspiration to our work. Together we liase with retailers, hair, makeup and location contributors to bring you high quality fashion all put together in Nelson, with real Nelson product and people modelling.

To read our online full version of Nelson's Admire Magazine, full of interesting articles and stories click here.
 

New Fashion Team at Admire

The upcoming March edition of Admire Magazine (out this Saturday!) marks the first fashion spread that I have coordinated. I have taken on previous stylist and friend Sonya Leusink Sladen's role as Fashion Stylist as well as continuing on with the photography of the spread. I have been very lucky to have hired a wonderful assistant to help me style and keep my head together on the day of the shoot, Hannah Beard. 

Hannah Beard is a 25-year-old who has a strong passion and desire for Fashion. She moved to Nelson in March 2016 after living in Wellington for 8 years where she studied fashion design and business studies at Massey University. After her studies Hannah worked for two children’s clothing boutiques where she began her fashion career in retail, online sales and merchandising. This then lead to opportunities in design, management and directing photo shoots.

Hannah and I at the BAM exhibition Dec 2016

Hannah and I at the BAM exhibition Dec 2016

Hannah and I are both very excited to be doing what we love and look forward to bringing a range of beautiful and quality fashion spreads to our Nelson Admire Magazine readers. Look out for our first edition this Saturday with The Nelson Mail. In the mean time here is a sneak peak at Autumn Blush... 

Our Models: Tegan Kelling & Lucy Simpson Fashion from  Portmans   Hair:  Ema Soole  Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of  Prices Pharmacy   With thanks to  Morrison Square

Our Models: Tegan Kelling & Lucy Simpson
Fashion from Portmans
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
With thanks to Morrison Square

Our model: Jesse Stevenson  Jesse wears clothing and shoes all from    Barkers   Menswear  Hair: Ema Soole Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy Stool: Nostalgia Antiques With thanks to Morrison Square

Our model: Jesse Stevenson

Jesse wears clothing and shoes all from Barkers Menswear
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh & Lauren Domigan of Prices Pharmacy
Stool: Nostalgia Antiques
With thanks to Morrison Square