Matthew Duchesne loves taking portrait photos and his style is very much about getting his clients out of the office and in an environment that makes them feel relaxed. We met up at Rosebud Cafe in Rozelle and had a chat about what I wanted to use the images for, and the kind of feel I was looking for. I wanted something relaxed, informal, warm and fun and definitely not corporate at all. I ordered a hot chai tea and a white chocolate and raspberry muffin and we got to work. How amazing are these shots in the cafe with the blackboard behind.
Then we moved to the tables outside. I loved the Tolix-style stools and the huge gorgeous cafe windows (and thank you natural wind machine!).
Then we took some shots along the street and walked to a quiet alleyway that Matthew suggested with a beautiful weathered powder blue wall.
I learned all about how to stand to look longer and more relaxed (I'll definitely be using that again) and spent a lot of time laughing and Smizing - all those hours watching Top Model finally put to good use.
I love the shots. And I loved the experience too. Matthew was so easy to work with and didn't rush the process. I felt a bit like a rockstar for an hour!
P.S. huge thanks to my friend Renay who minded my little one for the morning. x
Images: Milk & Honey Photography