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!
The photos are lovely! How much fun you two must have had. 🙂
Such wonderful dresses call for an afternoon tea occasion. Very beautiful indeed.
The dresses, the models, the location, the photos – all beautiful!
Great lighting! What a beautiful background for those amazing dresses!
The Memorial really is beautiful at sunset, and you ladies fit so wonderfully into the classic composition. You know, like the composition of the architecture/sculpture makes a fantastic backdrop.
Yot two look wunderful!
Perhaps you could need one more Petticoat to smooth the silouette a little more.
I love the greek inspired dress.
How lovely to have a friend who has such a high priority for the important things in (sewing) life! 😉 I rather think your ambiance better than the “apple juice” variety, myself. Lovely photos.
Wonderful!!! Such fun, such lovely dresses!!!
What a fun photo shoot! The dresses are absolutely gorgeous – beautifully made! 😀 Well done!
Unas imÃ¡genes deliciosas. Muy buen gusto en los dos vestidos. Enhorabuena.
It’s a privilege to dress up in your gowns and model them. SO glad we were able to do such a great shoot.
Hi, found your site from Theresa’s blog. Love the photos – I’m totally Gone with the Wind geeking out all over this…the keyhole dress is sublime. Can’t wait to see more of your photos from other costumes!
These are absolutely lovely photographs with two very lovely subjects.
I love the way the sun and clouds enhance everything. The dresses and workmanship on them is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
You took both look lovely and the dresses are amazing, you did a amazing job on them. I hoped those guys appreciate seeing you two, personally I would love to see a girl dressed like this one day. It’s so classy and elegant looking.