I was flicking through Geoff Lung's fabo new f8 photo library the other day and came across an image that brought an instant smile to my face. It was this one you see above, and it was one of my first ever prop styling jobs. It was a few years ago now, but I still remember how anxious I was, hoping I had found satisfactory props - had I collected too much, too little, had I understood the brief correctly, were my colour choices right... going into the most exquisite stores in Sydney and introducing myself as a 'stylist' for the first time, hoping the staff would oblige and lend me their beautiful pieces. I barely slept the night before this shoot, for not only was I anxious about getting the right props, I was so excited to be meeting and working with one of my all-time favourite photographers: Petrina Tinslay. This photograph brings it all back to me. It was such an exciting shoot, I was absolutely wrapped with the results and everyone seemed thrilled with my finds. It was alot of fun working with the Vogue Entertaining + Travel team, and having worked a number of times since with Petrina she still remains to be one of my all-time favourites.
I'm sure I still have this spread somewhere back in Sydney so next time I am there I will try to find it for you, it was quite a beautiful story.