Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stalking in Paris, sunning strangers & flea markets.












































Late last year I returned to Paris. 

The day was the perfect day for some stranger stalking. I hit the street and spent the day with a gorgeous German and handsome Australian. We chilled in the Jardin du Luxembourg and explored the flea markets of Porte de Clignancourt.

It was hot & stinky. On my last trip to Paris I spent a week during December, it snowed, it was Christmas time & was magical. The streets were empty and walking down them along was like a dream. This time around was a total contrast.  

I much prefer the city in the winter time. 

I was rather excited to show my dreamboat fiancĂ© the streets of Paris, we walked until our feet stung.  We met up with my German friend Mara and accidentally got really drunk the day before on Belgium beers.

Characters filled the park. Locals and tourists sunning themselves was such a sight. I felt like a real pervert taking pictures of these strangers while they napped in the sun. But they didn't mind, their eyelids remained shut in warm sunny pleasure!

The Porte de Clignancourt flea markets were a fun little adventure, a total treat for the eyes.

Mara, if you're reading this my next post is dedicated to you. You're going to hate it.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A different kind of engagement shoot. The highlight of 2013.



























So this happened.

We went up into the beautiful hills of Mapelton in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and came down differently.

The highlight of 2013 was my time spent on my return trip in Vietnam, then a close second was feeling my brain click when I finally learnt Michael Jackson's Beat It on the Drums, and then this happened.

Dreamboat and I are getting hitched!

He surprised me with the most amazing ring I have ever seen and I swore like a sailor.

I'm so terrible at blogging, but I just couldn't see in 2014 without somehow sharing some of the pics. I started the weekend with this statement out loud 'I'm going to go photo documenting crazy' without knowing what was in store.

I'm glad I went photo nuts. These are my favourite pictures from the weekend.

A big shout out to the amazing Jody Timms for creating such a flippin' out of this word beautiful one of a kind design and full props to dreamboat for helping her design it!

Happy new year to you! I've got a good feeling about 2014.

All pictures taken with Canon 30d, black & white images edited via Lightroom using Ilford HP5 filter.