The idea for this shoot has been a long time in the works. 

I’d fallen in love with a faux fur bonnet I’d found on Instagram by Hide and Cotton, now known as Native Fable, but unfortunately they don’t ship to Australia due to the lack of tracking available. I could however, take advantage of my friend living in Canada and get it shipped to her. Free accommodation in Whistler and a place to get parcels delivered?! I knew I stayed friends with Emily for a reason! So anyway, the release for the bonnets was at 2am Aus time, so I set my alarm (dedication) and was lucky enough to score one of the bonnets in the restock. 

I already had my little model Olivia sorted. I had first photographed her last year at The Little Runway, Kids Fashion Week and she was just gorgeous.

I got in touch with Shan at Little Schnucki who was nice enough to send us an outfit for the shoot. It was absolutely perfect! It matched the bonnet so well, I couldn’t stop smiling on that delivery day, it was just beautiful! 

The location scouting took me a little while. After checking out a few of the larger park areas west of the city, I came across this random little spot across from a walking track which was perfect!

The weather in the leadup to shoot day had been a bit questionable, but the weather held out for us. We had just the right amount of sunshine, which made it look alot warmer than it actually was. Olivia was a little superstar and didn’t let the cold affect her. She continued to work it like the little pro she is while I was dressed in much warmer clothing. 

All in all, I couldn’t have been happier with this shoot! After such a long time thinking about it, it was so great to finally put it all together. Olivia’s photos got picked up by Kid Model Magazine for the 2017 calendar which was very exciting! 

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