November 2nd 2018 at Oreti beach (Invercargill - Southland. NZ)
The day I meet Jesse she was hobbling up my driveway with crutches! I was thinking ohhh no so we ended up post-poning her fine art portrait session. Kids are pretty re-silent and you would never have know from these photos that she had hurt her legs a week or 2 previous. Immediately after meeting Jesse I knew straight away that I wanted to style her in blue to match and pop her gorgeous pony like mane of blonde her and those big wonderous eyes.
The dress we styled her in is one I've had in my collection for over 10 years now - from when I first started going into second hand shops and looking for stuff to use for my photos. In fact this is only the 2nd time I have ever used it. It was perfect on her!!!!I hope you enjoy this series at much as I do. I have really loved photographing all these young farts its ignited a whole lot of new creative sparks for me capturing the essence of childhood and this precious time that goes all to fast before your baby grows up.
So beautiful and wild and free!!!!
Awhina Russell Fine Art Photographer