Mackenzie Fordham, Part One | Model Portfolio

Fortitude Valley | Brisbane Fashion Photography

Deciding on the perfect location for your model portfolio shoot can be tough. Especially when you're just starting out and you want to build a portfolio that showcases a nice variety of backdrops and styles: edgy, feminine, casual, swimwear etc. I've found the biggest nail biter to be choosing between a beach and an urban location.

Mackenzie had this exact dilemma and decided to book two separate photoshoots: one within Brisbane and one at the beach in Noosa (where she lives). Not only did this allow us to photograph in two completely different settings, it gave us two opportunities to work in the beautiful, soft afternoon light. With the two shoots booked several weeks apart, it also meant Mackenzie could review her proof images from the first shoot... fantastic insight for planning outfits and improving her skills in the second shoot.

Here is part one of our adventure which features an adorable retro ice cream parlour, a stylish black brick wall with a pink neon sign, a white brick wall overgrown with vines and a beautiful pastel green and orange house.

Enjoy! x

Frock Paper Scissors | Fashion Editorial

Street Roamers | Brisbane Fashion Photography


I was recently approached by Frock Paper Scissors magazine to photograph an editorial for their latest issue. Frock Paper Scissors is a Brisbane fashion magazine produced annually by QUT students and 2016 is it's 11th year.

Involved in the shoot was a full creative team of amazingly talented people:
Concept/Stylist: Naomi Cao
Model: Amber Bartlett, Vivien's Model Management
Hair Stylist: Scott Dearlove
Makeup Artist: Kat McAndrew

Street Roamers redefines the meaning of street-wear in a modern era, where fashion is manipulated and photographs are constructed to fit the “look” of the moment. Contrasting Bill Cunningham’s work of real people in a real world, this photo shoot showcases the evolution of fashion photography and the new definition of the “it-girl”.