Earlier this year I was involved in a shoot for a small boutique shop called Ella Anne. My friend Marina and I put everything together, scouted out the location, and I took the pictures (my first time ever doing fashion photography!).
Jess & Tiff were our amazing models. Maria De Vos did the hair and makeup and Marina did the styling and art directing. A huge thanks also goes to Tim who helped out with lighting.
I've put off sharing these pictures for a while as they were only ready in the winter months and it seemed weird blogging about short shorts and dresses, but now that we're pretty much into full blown summer it seems more appropriate.
I have to say I have newfound respect for fashion photographers, it's really not as easy as it looks! The light faded so quickly and the whole thing was pretty stressful but I learnt so much in the process and will do everything a lot different next time.
Dylan and I aren't like normal people. We don't (usually) go home at 5pm and do nothing, we don't live for the weekend so we can relax and braai, we're generally busy with something and we like it that way. : ) We started Hello Harbour Creative co-op just over a year ago. It's kind of an umbrella brand under which we'd like to launch all our projects. Since then we've been doing a lot of photography as well as dreaming up a few other projects, some that are on the shelf and some that are taking shape.
I LOVE working with him, we come up with wild ideas all the time. He brings the business side and kick ass web/tech skills and I bring the creativity and ability to make it pretty. We really make a great team, and hopefully in the near future we'll be able to do it full time.
We're rebranding our photography business at the moment, and i've loved the process and designing cool elements for it. It's made me realize how much I miss designing and how I gotta get back into it (despite the serious lack of time).
We're hopefully going to roll out the new brand this week : )