Every time my friend Theresa visits Wellington we dress up and do a photoshoot together. She was in town this weekend, and one of the top things on her to-do wish-list was to take photos with me.
I know that one of her lifelong dreams has been to wear a hoopskirt, and I’ve never actually worn my Greek Key ensemble, so massive crinolines was the theme for the day. I wore my new engageantes and 1860s bonnet, and put Theresa in the 1850s Raspberry swirl dress, which she fit beautifully.
We went first to the park where Madame O & I photographed the pet-en-l’aire ensemble, and then to the Massey Memorial, which is a much better photoshoot location at sunset than it is at high noon!
Here are a few of my favourite images from the shoot:
I particularly love these two because Theresa and I each took almost precisely the same image of each other:
The light was just amazing as the sun set.
Sadly, we didn’t have an artsy fashion student to photograph us together, but we did manage to get a couple of kids out for an afternoon run to take some photos of the two of us at our first photo location:
And then at the Massey Memorial we talked a group of teenage boys who showed up to enjoy the views and sunset with a big bottle of “apple juice” into doing the honours with our cameras. I think they felt we ruined the ambiance they were looking for, as they didn’t hang around for long…
I hope you enjoyed those, and there will (of course) be more!