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Austinmer Wedding

I’m a little bit biased about this one… but I super love this wedding. It just so happens to be the wedding of my good friend, Talina. She married her love, James, in a beautiful park ceremony in at Glastonbury Gardens in Austinmer, just south of Sydney,  close to where they live.

This was an extra special wedding for me – I got to be both bridesmaid and makeup artist! Talina and I chose a gorgeous Forever New navy bridesmaid dress. We only looked at one, bought it online, and we were set. The other bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and I wore our own silver flats, and carried beautiful white blooms.

The bride tied in her navy theme by adding a belt and bling brooch to her stunning strapless mermaid-style wedding dress from Cheboom Bridal, Port Kembla.

Talina is originally from the Sunshine Coast, but moved south to be with her man. He’s a real stand up bloke, and she’s a top chick, so they make a great pair. This is evident in the photos by Emma Nayler Photographer, who flew down with me to shoot the wedding.

Animal lovers at heart, Talina and James made sure to include all their fur babies in their wedding day. There is a touch of both the beach and the country in Talina and James’ wedding days – their puppies Rascal and Rex joined their mum and dad on the beach, then the happy couple headed out to the paddock where Talina’s horse, Ruby, lives. Wedding day beauty ensued.

Both bride and the bride’s mother wanted very natural makeup. I actually had to convince Talina’s mother that I wouldn’t make her feel overdone. She was a makeup convert by the time I finished with her, and said she felt lovely and just like herself! 

One very proud Father of the Bride! 

The bouquets were so beautiful! The team at Bunches at Bulli did an amazing job.

That’s a happy groom, if I ever saw one! 

Our hair got did by the awesome ladies at Moore Street Hair in Austinmer 

We had a lot of fun!

Rascal and Rex were happy little vegemites with their trip to the beach to see Mum and Dad on their wedding day!

Ruby, the horse, loved a visit from her gussied up Mum! She even got a little prettied up for the occasion herself.

 

Sneak peek: Woods and Bloom shoot

This little sneaky peek is from a shoot I recently worked on, for which originally I was only supposed to be a model. A MODEL you guys! Let’s be clear, this is not something I am known for. I am not exactly your typical model type. In fact when I was first asked, I honestly thought Hayley from Wholehearted Studio, who styled and coordinated the shoot, had accidentally asked the wrong ‘Sally’! I was very flattered to be thought of, however, and decided what fun it would be!

As it turned out, they ended up requiring my makeup artistry skills, so I had the pleasure of also prettying everybody up for the shoot as well!

Above is the very sexy Roxy, who wears a pair of fresh flower earrings! I’ve never seen anything so cool in all my time. Catherine from Woods & Bloom created these, along with all of the other floral arrangements on the shoot.

Each of us three models were given a very different look. Roxy here above was our vintage lass. Her rad red hair was swept into a relaxed vintage-inspired style with curls pinned at the back by Mia from Evalyn Parsons Hair. For her makeup, I went with a dramatic smokey eye in deep warm browns to complement her red tresses. I gave her a very vintage matte pink cheek colour, and finished off her look by once again tying in the warmth with a hot copper lipstick.

The lipstick I used on all of us girls comes from a palette I ordered from overseas, which is super high in pigment and I did not need to top up anybody’s lipstick the entire time. It stays nice and moisturised and holds its colour perfectly. Magic!

I adore these photos by Carla from Willow + Sage Photography. I can’t wait to share more with you, but these few little morsels will have to do for now.

This was a very different experience for me being in front of the camera as a MODEL.

Since I have lots o’ hair, I was appointed the “bohemian” look. As such, my look was all about the lashes, with only a little soft pink definition, flushed cheeks and a pastel pink lip. My brows are naturally very dark, so it’s a dramatic look against my blonde locks, which were given the tousled look by Mia at Evalyn Parsons Hair, with some braids and Catherine and Hayley gave me a sprinkling of daisies. I loved my daisies!

How freakin’ AHMAYZING is this floral headpiece! I was blown away by the creativity by Catherine from Woods & Bloom. This seriously impressive creation rests atop the crown of the lovely Lisa.

Lisa wore her own wedding gown from her recent wedding, and for her makeup I went for a simple and lovely bridal look using natural browns and soft pinks as she was our “classic” bride. I used natural-looking lashes to enhance those pretty peepers, too.

The location for the shoot was the absolutely gorgeous Bridle Guest House Maleny, which I am now desperately in love with. You can take your own horse there to stay, how cool is that! Makes me wish I had a horse…

Straight to the Heart

This little babe has shot an arrow straight through the heart of oh so many people. None more than his beautiful Mum, Hayley, of Wholehearted Studio fame, who aptly named her little heart-stealer, Archer.

Emma Nayler and I got to welcome Archer to the world in a beautiful way – with me hussying up the new mum, and Emma taking some location shots here on the Sunshine Coast.

For the knowing mothers, and those of you about to embark on motherhood, I am sure you are wondering how a mum of a newborn managed to look so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and I can let you in on a wee secret. Hayley had a little catnap while I was doing her makeup right before the shoot, that’s how!

Pretty with pinks and a focus on the eyes was the makeup brief for this pretty lady, and her perfectly cut bob was easy to style

Archer's lovely and talented Grandma handmade his outfit for the shoot. Isn't it just darling!

It's clear to see these two are made for one another

As a stylist, Hayley effortlessly concepted the look for the shoot. Loving the fresh flower hair piece like you wouldn't believe

There is nothing quite like the love shared between a mother and son. I'm so very excited for you to start on this amazing journey of motherhood, my beautiful friend