When Stella first called me to arrange a session, she asked if I’d go out to their farm. I was giddy with excitment the moment she suggested it. You see, her interstate friend had organised a voucher for Stella’s Christmas present. It was only a few days before Christmas and there was a nation wide postage strike on, so I suggested that I drop the voucher off to them. As I drove down the road looking for the right number property, I was drawing nearer and nearer to one of ‘those’ properties. There are a few around. The ones that you would just love to see further inside. The ones that even though you can’t see much from the road, you know that beyond those gates there’s an amazing space that my creativity has been waiting for. Little flutters of excitement bubbled up inside me as we got closer and closer, and finally those numbers on the letter box confirmed it for me. Whoot! I was in my element. Now if I thought the property was gorgeous… it had nothing on Stella and her amazingly beautiful family. Like most teenagers, they were not too keen on the idea of having their photos taken, but they soon realised it wasn’t going to be one of ‘those’ sessions. We had a ball together, as they led the way, showing me all the places they love. I really enjoyed my time with them all, and I really love the images we captured… so much I’ve had a lot of trouble selecting for their gallery, so it’s huge, but here is a little taste of a few of my favourite shots.
Stella, Dean, Adele, Alex and Ally, thank you for such a great afternoon. You are an amazing warm, friendly, caring and loving family, and it was an absolute joy and pleasure to be around you all.