Category Archives: Portraits

Model – Nina Jordan Hair, Make Up & Styling – Jaime Leigh McIntosh Photographer –¬†Brett Stanley

Model: Natasha Franklin Stylist: Loren Robles Photographer: Brett Stanley Location: Los Angeles, USA

The Costume Cave in Wellington, New Zealand is a bit of an institution. It’s been the go to place for all my dress ups since I arrived in Wellington in 2003 and I’ve always loved getting lost in the racks there. Through my photobooth business I’ve come to know the owner Kate and I can’t imagine a person more suited to running a costume store! She’s fun and funny, and just the right amount of crazy. Her staff are a bunch of nutters too but in the best way possible, who else would you trust to pick out an over the top getup for the yearly Rugby Sevens?!

I’ve always wanted to shoot in the majestic theatres around Wellington, they are just full of awesome nooks and crannies. So when I met up with Jonathan Crehan to chat about his portrait session and he mentioned the St James Theatre I got rather excited. I may have squealed a little. Jonathan is a rather gifted musician, composer and he’s even got his own music school. Cheeky bugger’s still in his twenties! Along with Jonathan’s partner Jennifer, who was helping style the shoot, we had a lot of fun. One of the reasons I love shooting portraits outside the studio is finding different angles and set ups to use. Just when you think the location has shown it’s best assets, we head backstage and BAAAM! More fun stuff!

Dave and Rehka live in England and hired me to be their wedding photographer through the awesome planner Charlotte Wood. I met them only days before the wedding and they were just so lovely I knew the day was going to be fun to shoot. Wedding Planner: Charlotte Wood Hair & Make-up: Dara Wakley Venue: The Boat Shed