Alanna called me with a different vision in mind for her maternity portraits – something a bit alternative, a bit raw, a bit rock’n’roll. Shooting exclusively in black and white in her retro South Sydney home, I tried to capture the distinct vibrancy, confidence, and cool beauty of Alanna’s quirky style. It was a fun, thoughtful session, and upon leaving I was filled with a sense of happiness and elation, knowing instinctively that we had got some beautiful, representative shots. My favourite shots are the darkest ones, in the intimate setting of the bedroom, in which her seriousness and introspection is reflected in the gorgeous bump of her growing child.
There are so many more from this shoot, I wish I could show you them all.
Becoming a mother is a complex time, filled with a huge multitudes of emotions, and I hope that these portraits, particularly the series with Alanna in her bedroom, help her to remember this amazing time in her life.
Warning: features semi-nudity.