"Radiate in the vibration of already being. When you act, think, and feel from a place of your highest self existing in the present moment your vibration naturally shifts into a state of "I am".
I am love.
I am abundance.
I am health.
I am perfect self expression.
And that is where miracles happen."
Codi, an absolute goddess, embracing her vulnerability down the beach under the full moon in June. xo
OPEN YOUR MIND, OPEN YOUR HEART
Last week I met these two incredible, down to Earth, kind hearted men. Luke & Oliver. This shoot was not planned at all but it has turned out to be my favourites yet. It's raw, it's beautiful and it's one that is pretty close to my heart.
AND just so happens that I did this shoot around the time that we are having the marriage equality postal vote being sent out in Australia.
OPEN YOUR MIND, OPEN YOUR HEART.
It breaks my heart that there is still a debate on same sex marriage. Love has no gender. Love is love. Same-sex marriage is not a privilege, it's EQUAL RIGHTS. Why wouldn't you want someone to be happy? I just don't understand it. And sure, everyone is entitled to their opinions but what I won't stand for is discrimination, bullying or hate. I want my LGBTQ friends to have the same rights I do.
LOVE is my religion. LOVE is the answer.
I'm not great with words, so I'm doing what I do best, expressing my feelings through my photos. #voteyes
Late Saturday afternoon on the 11th February 2017. It was a magical full moon; this full moon was the moon of Leo. Leo represents the opening of a new gateway and starting point into the energies of 2017. Eclipses act like the doorways into different energy paths, and are powerful enough to transform, shift and change the direction and flow of your life.
Inner goddess is a project that I had set myself at the start of the year to capture women every full moon of this year embracing their natural beauty. In this day and age it is very easy to get sucked into societies beauty standards. The idea of this project is to celebrate who we are, our bodies, our femininity and our “Inner Goddess”.
I had fourteen; beautiful, courageous sisters come down to the beach that afternoon. Some, who were comfortable being in front of the camera and some who were feeling quite vulnerable. I can’t thank these girls enough for embracing the situation. I feel so humble and grateful that they trusted me enough to photograph them in this way. It was truly a magical afternoon/night I will not forget. To see everyone come together, loving unconditionally was just incredible. We as sisters need to stick together and lift each other up instead of putting ourselves (and each other) down. Every single one of us is different and unique in our own ways. Self-love is not always easy, hey, I’m still learning. It takes practice, it takes time. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and make you feel good about yourself.
“The purpose of life is to find meaning in it, and to connect with others, and the only way to connect, is to be vulnerable.”~ Brene brown
As well as photographing, I also made a video and it just makes me smile every time I watch it. I hope it gives you a big grin and makes you feel all sorts of warm fuzzies! Also Interviewed some of the girls and asked them some deeper questions throughout the blog, give them a read!
It’s only the start of 2017. I can’t wait to meet more beautiful women throughout the year and witness each full moon rise.
"No one is you and that is your power"~ Dave Grohl
Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom. ~Harriette Hartigan
Matt & Soren
This gorgeous couple agreed to do a styled wedding shoot with me and the day just turned out perfectly. Everyone actually stopped to congratulate them, it certainly felt like a real wedding.
Couple- Matt & Soren
Dress- Daughters Of Simone
HMUA- Valentina Pintus
Bouquet- That Little Flower Shop
Maya + Hannah
This has been one of my favourite shoots and I've been dying to share it!
I'd organised to shoot with Maya, got makeup done by Valentina Pintus and picked her up and her friend Hannah came along. After shooting with Maya for a while Hannah asked to join in and it just worked out so perfectly. Feeling so liberated and free they were just so naturally beautiful together.
The first few were taken on film and the rest digital, enjoy xx
The Internal Road Trip Of A Radiohead
Spent a few hours in the afternoon with this gorgeous free spirited soul Sasha Baldwin. This was one of my favourite shoots, it was so much fun. Spent most the time watching this little fairy dance around and look amazing. The gold outfit was made by a new label called Deadledger and the stunning jewellery by Roadtrip Collective.
I did some video during the shoot too which turned out to be my favourite so far! Copy these links into a new webpage-
And a second video to show off more of the jewellery and music covered by Sasha's talented boyfriend - Jamaalstevens
“Forsaken and deserted” We found ourselves in an overgrown yet very dandy little garden in which we felt intrigued by the house next door. Brooke being a curious spirit opened the door in which a key appeared to be left stuck. This house was something else, magic and interesting. It was empty, however we didn’t feel so alone. This house was living in its own way.
FEATURED ON LAST DAZE xx
Muse: Brooke Reeves (@brookereeves_)
Hair & Makeup: Kirra Calleja (@calleja_artistry)
Embracing vulnerability // Nicole
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown
19th Jan 2017,
I photographed Nicole on her beautiful property, with a mixture of polaroid and digital. A quarter way through the shoot, her horse had gotten into the outdoor area and knocked a soft drink all over the outfits. I think we improvised pretty well.
Spent an amazing afternoon down Noosa shooting for Zendala Collection. @zendalacollection
BABES // @codinicholls @brittneylyle
Codi + Jack // STEVIE MAY
Spent a magical afternoon, shooting a styled wedding with a gorgeous couple Jack and Codi. First we went to Sunspace Cafe, a beautiful building in Doonan. It was almost as if I wasn't even there, they were both so natural. Later we went over to Emu mountain to get the last 30 minutes of the sunset to show off her gorgeous dress. Big collaboration, everyone put in amazing effort to pull off a beautiful shoot.
BABES // @codinicholls @jacksipp
DRESS // @steviemay_byronbay
BOUQUET // @thatlittleflowershop
HUMA // @valepintusmakeup
INNER GODDESS // FULL MOON IN SCORPIO
"May’s Full Moon falls on the 10th/11th in the watery sign of Scorpio and holds extremely powerful and potent energy. Scorpio energy is all about transformation and reaching higher levels of consciousness. In fact, Scorpio energy has the potential to reach Divine levels of consciousness, but at the same time, it also has the ability to reach extremely low levels of consciousness as well. No matter where you fall on the “consciousness spectrum” it is likely that this Full Moon is going to leave a lasting impact. It is also likely that this Full Moon is going to help open your consciousness to a new level so you can see things in a different light. May’s Full Moon is going to represent a turning point in the year and an opportunity to really embrace and accept any recent changes."- Tanaaz
I had 24 women all up come down the beach and embrace their beauty and rawness. (AND the cold breeze haha, sorry girls). I admire their courage and love for each other. This is why I do what I do. Encourage, inspire and lift each other up and make sure everyone feels loved and beautiful because you are.
EveryBODY is beautiful. xo
Within Nature // tree of life
“Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.” ―Neale Donald Walsch
Shoot with the absolute natural beauty @billiebillie // For my absolute favourite @treeoflife_love // MUA @calleja_artistryy
Candice // Feels like home
Candice brought me into her childhood home and it was beautiful to see her in her happy place.
MUSE: Candice Linton (@candicelinton)
HMUA: Hannah Berck (@shiquebeauty)
"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the essence of true beauty."~ Steve Maraboli
MUSE // @emily.w.g
Local Files // Tidal Magazine
FEATURED IN TIDAL MAGAZINE
What a great collaboration. Moriah Overall has started featuring local creatives in Tidal and I was lucky to be the first. She filmed my shoot with Molly Phillips.
MUSE // @littlemollydolly
OUTFITS // @alteriormotif
FEATURED // @tidalmagazine
VIDEO // @moriahoverall
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I met Jazzy at a mutual friends birthday dinner and we clicked straight away. Later found out that this talented chicken is a designer and hand makes all of her clothes, I'm so in love with them all. Went over and shot at her beautiful little home and then hit the beach before sunset.
GYPSY // @jazzycj
WEARING HER OWN // @crystalluna_
Ash + Dane
I had seen on Ash's instagram a while ago and saw her new house she had brought with her partner Dane and her styling was amazing, so I couldn't resist going in to shoot it.
COUPLE: @ashelizadavis @dbayliss
"You are allowed to take up space. Own who you are and what you want for yourself. Stop downplaying the things you care about, the hopes you have. Own your passions, your thoughts, your perceptions. Own your fire. Stop putting your worth in the hands of others; stop letting them decide your value. Own saying no, saying yes. Own your mood, your feelings. Own your plans, your path, your success. Never back down from expressing yourself, from saying your name proudly. Never stop elbowing your damn way into this big world, because you belong here. You matter."