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Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard
Model: Zarrie Wood
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Life Prices Pharmacy 
Fashion from: Trouble & Fox
Florist: Rosie Seek of Expressions

With Special thanks to Liberty Fox

Canon 5DMiii, Canon 600 EX RT Speedlite, Canon 50mm 1.4

Mary

What an amazing team of creatives I have been able to have the privilege to bring together for creative photographic productions. Here is our latest work, from todays amazing butterfly shoot. 

Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard
Model: Mary Howley
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Life Prices Pharmacy
Hair: Ema Soole
Fashion from: Trouble & Fox
Butterflies: Geoff Procter of Real Wings & Things
Antique Chair: Christine Ross of Nostalgia Antiques 

With special thanks to Geoff for his hospitality and use of his precious butterflies and Christine Ross for always being so generous lending her Antiques for our collaborations. 

Robyn Reynolds Clothing Look Book

Robyn Reynolds - Look Book

Model: Anneke Giblin
Produced & Photographed by: Jessica Shirley 
Assistant Stylist: Hannah Beard
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Robyn Reynolds
Jewellery: Stella Chrysostomou
Footwear: Taylors We Love Shoes
Location: Volume
With Special thanks to Stella Chrysostomou and Thomas Koed

Visit Stores:
Robyn Reynolds store online HERE  
Taylors We Love Shoes online HERE
Volume HERE

Jocelyn Dress

Jocelyn Dress

Jocelyn Top & Mellie Rose Jeans

Jocelyn Top & Mellie Rose Jeans

Jocelyn Top with sleeves & Lounger 3/4 Denim 

Jocelyn Top with sleeves & Lounger 3/4 Denim 

Mika Wrap Top in Denim & Loungers 3/4 in Denim

Mika Wrap Top in Denim & Loungers 3/4 in Denim

Alison Cow Neck Top & Eva Skirt 

Alison Cow Neck Top & Eva Skirt 

Jilly Tunic 

Jilly Tunic 

Alison Merino Dress

Alison Merino Dress

Forrest Top & May Trousers 

Forrest Top & May Trousers 

Alice Top & Cecil Skirt in Denim

Alice Top & Cecil Skirt in Denim

Mika 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress in Denim 

Mika 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress in Denim 

Alice Dress 

Alice Dress 

Bella 3/4 Sleeve Dress

Bella 3/4 Sleeve Dress

Jocelyn Top & Rebecca Tunic in Denim

Jocelyn Top & Rebecca Tunic in Denim

Alison Top in Merino & Cecil Skirt in Linen

Alison Top in Merino & Cecil Skirt in Linen

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

Sarah, Georgie, Arjun & Tom

Wherever I go I'm always looking at the world through photographers eyes, everyone and everything is a potential photograph, its a wonderful feeling. A few weeks back I was in the Rockshop with my son and couldn't stop staring at a beautiful group of teenage friends playing the guitars.  I was thinking how wonderful they would be to photograph and hoping they wouldn't think I was a weirdo for staring! I went up to them as I do, introduced myself and asked if they would let me take their photographs one evening over summer. 
Come Tuesday 13th Dec it happened, they all met at my place, four teens, my two kids and I loaded in to my van and went for a cruise up Wakapuaka Cemetery and the Boulder Bank. The teens were so natural their misfit style and carefree nature was a joy to capture - I was in my element on a windy summers evening. 

Admire Fashion Dec/Jan 2017 "The Art of Elegance"

Our second fashion spread for the bumper summer edition features newly revamped Suter Art Gallery with fashion from Shine, Tango's, Eclectic, Dotti on Morrison Square and Sassy's.

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Model: Phoebe Legge
Make-up: Lauren Domigan from Prices Pharmacy
Hair: Connie Flemming from Cardells 

With special thanks to the team at The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, our inspiring shoot location. 

Dress and jewellery from Shine. Jacket from Sassy's. Vintage fascinator from Eclectic. Shoes from Tangos. 
Artworks from the collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu

Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Coat from Sassy's.
Artwork by Max Gimblett (New Zealand 1935-), Spine, 1984, acrylic and metallic pigments on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Jewellery and clutch from Shine. Dress from Sassy's. Vintage cape from Eclectic. Hosiery and hair piece, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Israel Birch (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungunu, 1976-), Ruku Po (3), 2007, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Dress, clutch and earrings from Shine. Vintage beads and plumes from Eclectic. Shoes from Tango's. 
Artwork by Brain Strong (New Zealand, 1945-), Lake Series 10, Rotoiti, 1974, oil on canvas. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. 

Coat from Sassy's. Dress from Dotti. Jewellery and clutch from Shine. 
Artwork by L. Budd (New Zealand), There - here, 1999, mixed media. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu.

Dress, clutch and jewellery from Shine. Feathered cape from Dotti. Hosiery and hair netting, stylist's own. 
Artwork by Lisa Chandler, We often lose today, because there has been a yesterday and tomorrow is coming, 2016, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist. 

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

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

Anneke - KILT Clothing

Beautiful Anneke is gorgeous inside and out. She is also so humble and down to earth it was such a pleasure to photograph her. Here is her shoot at Seifrieds winery - wow what a location! Special thanks must go to Anna Seifried for allowing us to shoot inside the enormous winery and her hospitality.

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

Canon 5DMiii
Canon 50mm 1.4

Elia - KILT Clothing

I would like to share with you the second shoot that I did for KILT Clothing as part of my final year of the Bachelor of Arts & Media. The location was one of my favourites, I have always wanted to shoot at a car wreckers! Special thanks must go to Graham Boland and Ian Sexton of Nelson Auto Parts. Our model Elia was amazing, she came to the rescue at the final hour after the original model was unable to attend on the day... Elia was made for this role! her hair and makeup was also amazing thanks to the girls at ABOKI Hairdressers. 

Model: Elia Levy
Hair: Libby Ferguson
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe
With thanks to ABOKI Hairdressers 
Fashion: KILT Clothing  

Canon 5DMiii
Canon 50mm 1.4
 



 

 

 

 

Shannon - KILT Clothing

I would like to share with you another one of the shoots for KILT Clothing that I worked on this year as part of my final year of my Bachelor of Arts & Media.  I would like to thank Justine Robertson of Petite Fleur for letting us shoot at her beautiful bright restaurant. I would also like to thank everyone involved, you were all awesome!

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

Canon 5DMiii
Canon 50mm 1.4

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,
 

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
 

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




 

Admire Fashion June 2016

'By The Boathouse'

This month we are looking swell by the sea!

I was so excited to work with a fresh new model called Charm Williams, I loved shooting her - it was impossible to take a bad photograph. Her humble warm kiwi attitude was just awesome!

Model: Charm Williams
Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Location: The Boathouse Nelson

I would like to give special thanks to The Boathouse for the use of their warm rooms at 6:30am and beautiful location.

Fashion from: Trouble & Fox, Shine, Cruellas, Jellicoe, Sidecar, Jackie E

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.

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!