jessica shirley

Sally & Todd are married

Today with the cloud releasing much needed hydration to a draught stricken Nelson, I had the honour of capturing the marriage of Sally & Todd in-front of their family and friends in a super relaxed and beautiful villa in Nelson. The colours were gorgeous, the setting was perfect and there were smiles a plenty.

My days are now filled working with enthusiastic students at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology sharing my experience and passion for Lens-Based media and Critical Studies on the Bachelor of Arts and Design, therefore I haven’t been sharing as much of my own photography work. I would like to thank Sally and Todd for sharing their day with me enabling me to keep my finger on the shutter!

I always shoot with Canon, today I had the 5DM4, 24-70mm 2.8, 600EX-II RT speedlite and a CP-E4 Battery Pack.

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