The shop, as of yesterday was starting to look like a real and very beautiful shop, as we started to sort and hang clothes, admire little details and have our eyes glaze over at the beauty of it all. Ben and Leisa have both put in such an amazing effort with so much lightness and joy. These two folk are very impressive humans and Bellingen is very lucky to have them. I have been honoured to watch as they affectionately and easily joke and delight in each others company and watch as potentially stressful situations simply fail to arrive. And guess what, as if all that isn't enough but they are parents to two equally awesome humans and when I say 'parents' these people exude so much love and respect for their children, as parents they dazzle. Yeah, they do make you feel vaguely inferior at times but then you get too caught up in laughing with them that you soon forget about those green tinged feelings.
Here is a little sneak peek but there will be more snaps to come. And for those who don't live in Bellingen and might be feeling a little left out, have no fear they will be selling online as well.
Here are a couple of shots from the second shoot we did at Vintage Nest for The Mid North, unfortunately we only had less than an hour to shoot Scott, Scott and Cath and then the whole band, whilst trying to unsuccessfully manage a three year old who was snotty and not feeling great and wanting lots of attention before the band scooted off for sound check. Yes, need to think more about doing things in the spur of the moment. Needless to say, despite positive feedback from the publicist, I wasn't as happy with this shoot. Hmmm. Third time lucky?