Portrait sessions, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Vanessa & The Wildflowers

With only two weeks to go until  The Wildflower Sessions begin, I couldn’t wait to create a goddess-inspired shoot with Vanessa and the wildflowers!

I’ve been visiting The Sydney Royal Botanic Garden regularly to witness the growth of The Wildflower Meadow – where we’ll be shooting our portrait mini-sessions – making sure it’s ready for our special day.  To see what, months ago, were masses of green clumps now elevating themselves into riots of colour, textures and shapes was amazing – not to mention the hordes of butterflies and bees drawn to this incredible realm.

As the garden has been growing, so too has my curated wardrobe of props for shoot day!  The beautiful goddess-inspired headpieces have arrived, along with a selection of parasols and carved wooden fans.  I couldn’t wait to try these out, and so I decided to visit The Wildflower Meadow for a test shoot.


Our Wildflower Shoot

I collaborated with actor Vanessa Madrid (you can find some previous work with Vanessa here), to explore creative possibilities, shapes and moods.  I wanted to see what the changing sunlight in the Meadow would offer during the day, and how we could embrace the energy of Mother Nature in our photos.  We had the perfect (parasol!) weather, and as the Jacarandas were in bloom, we took the opportunity to create some ethereal portraits using their blossoms. It was truly magical.

I just had to share some of my favourite moments with you here!

Bookings are now open for The Wildflower Sessions.  To reserve your place or to learn more, click below:

See you in The Meadow,

Interested in having your own Wildflower photo shoot?

Your Wildflower Session Includes:

Each 20-minute mini-session invites you to enter into a creative, playful space where you might embody a nature Goddess, frolic among the florals, or simply wander the rambling pathways.  You’ll have access to The Wildflower headpieces and props during your session, sparking your imagination and setting the scene for a truly magical collection of images.

Every session includes:

    • pre-shoot consultation
    • a 20-minute, natural light photo session for 1-2 people
    • gentle posing guidance to look & feel your best
    • access to the wildflower wardrobe for the duration of your shoot
    • private online viewing gallery
    • 5 edited images

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