{Fashion} Frankie & Bloom by Margaret Zhang of Shine by Three

Here's a very quick sneak peek from the most colourful fashion shoot to date!

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Photography: Luisa Brimble
Fashion Stylist: Dominique Brammah
Make-up Artist: Megan Vaughan
Hair Stylist: Amy Taylor / Prop Stylist: Rebecca Isgrove Reah
2nd Photographer: Jessica Ruisan
Videographer: Anneliese Christensen
Model: Margaret Zhang of Shine by Three

Designer: Mrs Press
Rings and bracelets by: Coco Liberace
Hair piece by: Summerblossom
Shoes: Margaret Zhang's own Swedish Hasbeens
Flower curtain/bed Dominique Brammah of Aunty & Me Flowers

{Fashion} Sneak Peek of Ell by Erin Louise Formals Collection

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Photography: Luisa Brimble
Make-up Artist: Megan Vaughan
Hair Stylist: Juliana Marcs & Stasos
Models: Bronte Cincotta, Mary Gordon-Thomson, Shannon Lawson, Natasha Shoory
2nd Photographer: Jessica Ruisan
Photographer's Assistant: Alice Boshell
Designer: Ell by Erin Louise
Flowers: Clemetine Posy

{Fashion} Formals Collection by Erin Louise

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Getting ready for the photoshoot tomorrow. In this image: Formals Collection by Erin Louise and Flower halos by Clementine Posy

Photography: Luisa Brimble

{Upfront with...} Jasmine Star - Photographer

When I first started falling in love with photography I gushed at any photographer I met, I grabbed them by the ear and sang about the joys of finding a different way of viewing the world. And while many of my fellow photographers were happy enough to give up a couple of nuggets of golden information, to my dismay I also bumped into a few who metaphorically slammed the door in my face, hung a rude sign in the window and threatened to call the police. Well, not quite that bad, but the fact is, and you may have had this experience yourself, quite a few of the professionals out there have become very afraid of the new wave of competition cresting the horizon.

And rising behind these, like the morning sun, are the benevolent ones, people like, Jasmine Star. If you live and breathe photography chances are you've heard of her (some where lucky enough to have met her when she came here in Sydney to do a workshop). When I first knew about her I was instantly in love in the way she is as a person - full of energy! I obviously haven't met her in person - yet, however you can instantly tell by the way she writes, talks or tweets that she is the type of person that is so incredibly positive about life. And this is the type of people that you should surround yourself with.

As you can imagine, she's probably the most busiest person and yet finds joy in sharing, teaching, motivating and working with the aspiring photographers. If you wanted to learn few tips in photography then make sure to check Jasmine's blog for regular updates.

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Jasmine Star Upfront with...

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Jasmine Star Upfront with...

A little bit about Jasmine Star
I'm Jasmine Star and I'm an international wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. Though I've garnered awards for my work and was voted Top 10 Wedding Photographer by American Photo Magazine, my crowning accomplishment was making meatloaf for the first time last year. I, however, still need to work on making the meatloaf edible.

Beginning just four years ago, I developed a voice and online brand by leveraging social media and developing techniques to empower clients to become the voice of my brand. I live with my husband and fabulous dog, and at times struggle to determine who is my favorite. I love to eat chocolate, run on the beach, and spend too much time writing on this blog. I hope to take the wedding industry by storm. Or learn how to make meatloaf. Whichever comes first.


Thank you so very much Jasmine for this privilege! And your time starts now…

When I was a child, I wanted to...
grow up.

My parents always told me...
to always be myself and never allow anyone to make me feel less than I am.

I wish I had...
more hours in my day.

My happiest moments were...
sitting around the dinner table with my family.

At home I cook...
cereal.

My last meal would be...
a homemade Italian meal made by my husband.

I'm very bad at...
cooking.

At the moment I'm reading...
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

At the moment I'm listening to...
The Xx

I'm always being asked...
to lower my voice.

Friends say I am...
loyal.

My most treasured possession is...
my wedding ring.

If I wasn't me, I'd like to be...
me. I kinda like who I've become! ;)

I often wonder...
where I'll be in ten years.

Go behind the scene on a Jasmine Star photoshoot.

For more information about Jasmine Star visit her:

Website: http://www.jasmine-star.com
Blog: http://www.jasminestarblog.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JasmineStarPage
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jasminestar

Images courtesy of Jasmine Star.

{Be Inspired} The style I'm in love with at the moment...

I'm really inspired by this style of photography at the moment. I love its simplicity and raw honesty of emotions which is really hard to come by these days. Especially when everything else seems to be all looking so the same.



















{Upfront with...} Kinfolk Magazine

You know those rare ideas that pop up and make you wonder why nobody ever thought of them before? The sort of idea that seems to fill a space that hadn't been noticed before but once filled rings through the world like a farm bell calling the men in for lunch? That's what Kinfolk Magazine is. In a world full of glitzy, plummy, and over reaching magazines, each one full of glitzy, plummy and over reaching celebration ideas, Kinfolk quietly arrives on the scene settling into place like the most gorgeous bohemian in the galaxy.

The core idea of Kinfolk is to focus on the smaller gatherings, eschewing such grandiose affairs as weddings or major holidays. And such a simple but beautiful idea it is. Ask yourself this: where do you find peace and joy? Is it in the kitchen, furiously trying to feed your entire extended family in the stressful days of Christmas, or is it sitting back with your best friends, or close family circle, around a seductively simple yet beautiful spread with a glass of wine in your hand and laughter in your heart?

The magazine itself is a reflection of this unpretentious celebration of the simple things in life. The photography is unafraid to capture uncomplicated snippets of daily living without feeling the need to cram in every conceivable shiny bauble or manically grinning young family. The writing is thoughtful and revealing, each article more like a short story than a bunch of throw away ideas generated around an editors table. When I delve into this publication I seem to lose a few hours but in return I gain great satisfaction in knowing that there are people out there who truly value the grainy, raw idea of making the small gathering special again.

Kinfolk Magazine

Kinfolk Magazine

Kinfolk Magazine

Kinfolk from VsTheBrain on Vimeo.



ABOUT KINFOLK
The idea for Kinfolk Magazine was originally the brain child of 6 close friends. The original intent was to create a blog that encouraged people to spend more face to face time around the table with their friends and family. Because of Nate Williams' (editor of Kinfolk) love for great design and his desire to get more like minded creatives involved in the project the need to create more than just a blog was realised. A magazine was started with a website and online journal accompanying it. Nate and his friends enlisted the help of talented designers, artists, writers, photographers, chefs, florists, videographers and so many more - to create the first issue of Kinfolk which launched July of this year. The team of collaborators took the Kinfolk message to heart and tried to make something that would truly inspire others to slow down, take in the beauty of their surroundings and share meaningful moments with those around them.

http://www.andrewandcarissa.com/

We asked Kinfolk Magazine to answer our "Upfront with…" interview questions and, in the creative and collaborative spirit of the magazine, the reply came back in the form of person with a soaring imagination:

When I was a child I wanted to
be a chef. The world is a much happier place when people have good food to eat! :)

My parents always told me to
treat others as I would like to be treated.

I wish I had
a million dollars. What? Doesn't everybody? Come on guys, I would share!

My happiest moments are
spent with my best friends, making crafts, writing letters, and eating good food.

At home I cook
pasta.

My last meal would be
my mother's yummy potatoes, and my father's famous chocolate chip cookies!

I'm very bad at
acrobatics. I want to entertain, it is my constant mission. But alas, I am just a magazine with no arms or legs.

At the moment I'm reading
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (for the millionth time)

At the moment I am listening to
the wind as it rushes by

I'm always being asked
Where can I get a copy of you in print??

Friends say I am
well designed and uplifting (thanks friends)

My most treasured possession is
my journal

If I wasn't me I'd like to be
I like being me at the moment

I often wonder
if tomorrow is going to be as great as today.



http://www.andrewandcarissa.com/

by http://www.andrewandcarissa.com/

Thank you so very much Nathan Williams Managing Editor of Kinfolk Magazine for the privilege of this interview and Erin Jane Riley for jumping in and creatively answered the questions on behalf of Kinfolk Magazine.

{photography by Andrew + Carissa Gallo & Amanda Jones}

For more information on Kinfolk Magazine check their website here, Facebook page and Twitter

PS. I had loads of fun pinning inspirational images which I called "So Kinfolk"

PPS. You can now buy Kinfolk Magazine in Australia. Buy your copy at Livedin Coogee, (Sydney)

{Be inspired} Fog Linen Work & a little bit of Kinfolk

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

Fog Linen Work

I'm currently obsessed with anything linen. Inspired by clean palettes and even more inspired by a new magazine called Kinfolk (where I found out about Fog Linen Work) more on this mag later this week I promise. This new magazine that everyone is talking about deserve its own post!

I found Fog Linen Work gorgeous gorgeous collection of linens and I will make sure to save some money and buy some linen table cloths. Learn more about Fog Linen Work here

{via Kinfolk Magazine, images via Fog Linen Work}

{Photography} Jasper & Jay Engagement Shoot

From the weekend's engagement shoot with ever so happy and in love couple.





















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Photography: Luisa Brimble
Make-Up Artist: Megan Vaughan of Make Up by Megan