Red For Days

I'm so happy I can finally share these photos with you!
We got up one very cold morning a few weeks ago, hoping to catch the morning fog before it disappeared, however we didn't have much luck. Thankfully, we were graced with a beautiful sunny morning instead so I wasn't complaining too much.

Cheers to Ben and Daniel for helping out with this shoot.

Cait is wearing the La La Love! Frock by Alannah Hill from the AW 2012 collection aka: the dress I wore to my year 12 graduation. 

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who won a copy of Alphabet Family Journal

Congratulations to Grace for winning a copy of AFJ!

"Family are people around who you feel completely safe being yourself. They are people who you know that no matter how badly you screw up they will still be there for you. To me, family is something that is earned, not genetically determined. And in the words of Lilo; "'Ohana' means family, and family means nobody gets left behind", which is also very true."

Please send me an email to with your address so that I can send you your prize!

Thank you to everyone who entered! Everyone's entries were so interesting to read. If you weren't lucky enough to nab yourself a free copy, you can purchase AFJ here. It's only $25 and I can assure you, it's well worth it!

Virtual Concept

One of the best things about being a photographer is the opportunity to collaborate with other young people doing amazing things. I always feel incredibly empowered after working with local students and working with Carla is no exception to that.

I collaborated with Carla back in November last year, on my birthday no less. We photographed a series of images adhering to the brief, 'Street Savvy' as part of a competition associated with Cotton On. A couple of weeks ago, Carla asked me to photograph her garments as part of her semester assessment and naturally I couldn't say no.

Talent: Alex King
MUA: Niki Lyons
Designer/Stylist: Carla Versace

Thank you so much to our amazing team on the day for such a swift and successful shoot, and a big thank you to The Gordon for letting us use their studio space.

Also, don't forget to enter into my competition to win a copy of Alphabet Family Journal! Entries close on Tuesday at 5pm EST! 

Alphabet Family Journal

I've been trying to write this post for a week now but I just keep getting stuck on the whole idea of family. It starts off with a simple question that the magazine above, Alphabet Family Journal, attempts to answer, 'What is family?' After pondering what initially seems like a pretty straightforward answer, my thoughts become intensely philosophical which then results in an unwelcome existential crisis followed by a feeling of detachment from everything and everyone around me.

Cheery, right?

Remember when you were in grade one and you were asked to draw or paint a picture of your family? Who/what did you actually draw? Chances are it was probably you mum and dad, siblings and a pet if you were lucky enough to have one. My family was lucky enough to get ridiculously long legs and afros in my depiction.

Fast forward two years and I was hanging on the monkey bars with a girl I just met. I was blabbing on about something to do with my mother and all of a sudden she said, 'I don't have a mother,' and I laughed and said, 'Everyone has a mother!' She did have a mother, (she was just really sick) and that made me realise that not everyone has parents in the traditional sense of the word. Deep stuff for an eight year old.

What I realised from reading Alphabet Family Journal is that a family is not only the people you are biologically related to, they are also the people who mould and shape who you are as a person. When I think about this, I realise just how many families I belong to. My own, biological family, my boyfriend's family whom I live with and my friends from primary school and high school.

And now I feel all warm and fuzzy thinking about how many people in this world care for me.

If you would also like to feel all warm and fuzzy whilst flipping through the pages of this beautiful magazine, the lovely Luisa Brimble (founder and art director of AFJ) has given me a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader of my blog here! 

All you have to do is comment below with what the word 'family' means to you!

I can't wait to read your responses :)