Collaborating with local bloggers, models and creatives is one of the things I love about fashion photography. This was my first time working with the lovely Jemma Lily who has a stunning smile and no hesitation playing with bubbles and embracing the bohemian style of our shoot! She is a young lady with big dreams of being an actress and the ease with which she works with the camera, I have no doubt we will be seeing more of her on our screens soon.
We were lucky to have a perfect golden hour on this afternoon, where the sun is at just the right angle to softly backlight the models. We had a lot of fun playing in the gardens and marvelling at the beautiful spring flowers that were blooming everywhere.
The gorgeous Ashleigh McCallum from The Blonde Silhouette was both model and stylist on this shoot and she will be posting part 2 of this collaboration soon!
The hair stylist was Faith Williams, who did an amazing job creating a wild, curled mane for each of the ladies. Makeup was done by the lovely Alana Williams who has been a collaborator on many of my shoots and of course my talented sister, Alisha van Bone assisted.
“The kimonos and silks are produced by hand using ancient batik hand painting methods. The traditional process of the clothing is a ‘labor of love’ and a beautiful hand crafted journey that transcends to the wearer.”
Playsuits (above) and soft, summer shorts and top (below) from online clothing store Vigari Fashion.
5 Minutes with Jemma
How would you describe your personal style?
My style changes day to day, I go from a bit of a hippie in floral dresses and sandals to a rock kid in band tees and acid wash denim hahaha but I love white shirts/singlets with a cute pair of shorts, and playsuits!
Where do you love to shop?
I shop at City Beach heaps! (Partly because I work there) I can always find something I like there to suit any style. Other than that I just pick up things from anywhere and everywhere, I also raid op shops and make/ customise a lot of my own clothes.
Who is your style icon / someone that inspires you creatively?
I don’t have one particular style icon, but I adore Selena Gomez, Blake Lively, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson at the moment.
What do you love about fashion and modelling?
I’ve always had an unhealthy obsession with clothes and fashion so falling into modelling was the sickest thing ever! I love that I can change my entire style day to day. I’m pretty laid back most of the time so I usually don’t take shoots too seriously, I like to just have fun with it! I’m up for anything too which makes for some hilarious behind the scenes shots!
What else are you passionate about?
Aside from my style I love performing, acting, cheerleading and dancing! I’d really love to make a career out of screen acting.