Enchanted Garden


OH, what a garden it was, living gold, living green,
Full of enchantments like spices embalming the air,
There, where you fled and I followed--you ever unseen,
Yet each glad pulse of me cried to my heart, "She is there!"

Roses and lilies and lilies and roses again,
Tangle of leaves and white magic of blossoming trees,
Sunlight that lay where, last moment, your footstep had lain--
Was not the garden enchanted that proffered me these?

Ah, what a garden it is since I caught you at last--
Scattered the magic and shattered the spell with a kiss:
Wintry and dreary and cold with the wind of the past,
Ah that a garden enchanted should wither to this!

Edith Nesbit  1958 - 1924

This shoot was featured in the first edition of 'On Trend Bridal' and on the lovely Chic Vintage Brides

Flowers and styling – Emma Blak

Make – up and Hair – Nicola Gangemi

Dress Styling – Marianna Tigani

Dresses – Ella Moda and Karen Willis Holmes

Menu Board – John Bell Type

Cakes and Treats – Lara Crompton Cupcakes – Mama Bear’s Kitchen

Hair Accessories - Ella Moda

Event Hire – Styled Events

Russian Replica Crown – The Antique Guild

Models – Emma Dorwood and Anie Anderson

Processed and scanned by RDFL

Belinda #2

So, moving on from our last shoot below, a few months later Belinda made the decision to go short. Given that her flaming red hair was so much a part of her identity, it was a big move and she waited sometime before she decided to let images of her new do appear in public.

For this shoot we wanted to reference the Twiggy look with cropped hair and big eyes. This time we decided to take more of a fashion angle and just have a bit of fun. So one Saturday afternoon in beautiful April we got together at the Brisbane State Library and Kurilpa Bridge, two of my favourite locations to photograph as I love working within the architecture. We also had the help of the wonderful Bea Blackmore who looked after the makeup and styling.

We had a lot of fun and I have to say, I love Belinda's hair.

These images were taken on Tri X 120mm using  a Mamiya 645, along with Ilford Delta 400 and Portra 800 on the Nikon F6. Processing and scanning was done by Richard Photo Lab who make film look divine.