Amongst the ghost-white gums that sweep across the Southern Highlands, we stumbled upon a place that was begging to be photographed. Native wattle blanketed the ground, circles had been naturally cleared and the breeze through the trees was inviting us to stay a while.
It was clear as day that this was to be the setting for our bohemian dream; the photos and film that would launch the She Designs bohemian range.
We pulled up our 1968 Combi van and out spilled our models, props, make-up artists, florists, stylists, retailers (and this one too!), photographers (B1 & B2), filmographers, oh my. We had thousands of candles, smoke machines, a white horse and a truck-load of ideas.
After gathering all the aesthetically minded individuals we had a little too much fun rummaging through a stockpile of beautifully ornate vintage dresses. Then we spent a good hour “oohing” and “ahhing” over the incredible headpieces handcrafted by our eclectic florist.
The models were left to the capable hands of our makeup and hair artist so we could venture into the forest to begin our styling.
The first shoot starred Flicka, the magnificent white horse, adorned with a custom floral headpiece (or, I should say mane-piece) and vintage textiles. After five minutes of shooting we all knew that today was going to be a good day.
While we floated off to piece together our tepee plantation, the models awed the cameras just behind the trees. We convened in the biggest tepee a little while later and had a sneaky glass of red, a few laughs and admired our work.
The sun started throwing buckets of amber light between the trees so it was time to set up for our final shots. A hauntingly beautiful scene in the dark forest brought our favourite photo-shoot yet to a close.
We packed up in a dream-like state, beaming with pride at the incredible feat we pulled off.
Below is a teaser to the phenomenal shoots that came out of our day in the forest. It’s just a taste of what to come with the inspired She Designs bohemian range…