We all know how miserable and cold winter can be.. Yep, its exactly why every summer for the last few years I've been lucky enough to escape to somewhere with a warmer climate. As much as I LOVE melbourne, I just can NOT handle its winter! I decided I wanted to take off the whole of June this year and head over to Europe (as it seems, many other aussies have also had the same idea). One of my besties has been living in London for the past two years and her visa is almost up, so when she asked "Hey wanna go Portugal?" I booked my ticket that night.
In the lead up to my euro trip, I reached out and got in contact with the lovely couple Jessica Schwarz and Tiago da Silva who are both photographers behind @apricotberlin. I actually had contacted them to see if they wanted to shoot whilst I was visiting Germany, but turns out they'd recently relocated to Portugal and were now based in Lisbon (a few hours drive from Lagos). I was thrilled when they said they'd be more than happy to drive down to Lagos to meet me and do a shoot! Both parties had the same idea in mind for the shoot.. Natural, relaxed and just really capturing the amazing surroundings. We organised to shoot at two different locations, first being their super cute and vibrant villa and secondly down at Praia De Luz beach. Time flew and before I knew it I was being picked from my hotel, sun was shining and we were on like donkey kong! Both Jess and Tiago are such beautiful humans, not only are they so incredibly talented but they were such a pleasure to work with. They shot me both on film and digital and even snapped some super awesome cinematography (I can't seem to load it to this post). It's days like this that make me feel so grateful and lucky to have such a cool job. Creating amazing imagery, in amazing locations with amazing talent from across the world..
Thank you guys!
Anyway here are some of my favourites from the day :) So excited to finally share!