Credits Photography: Nara O’Neil / / Facebook / Instagram @naraoneil Hair and Makeup Artist: Jael Barrios / / Facebook / Instagram @blissfulbeauty2015 Dress by Captivating: Cheryn Turner / Facebook / Instagram @captivatingbridal Model: Ellie Herring / Instagram @ellieeherring Venue: Solar Springs Retreat /


This same sex bridal shoot is something I’ve been looking forward to shooting for a very long time. I was thrilled to be working with the very talented Steph Quarmby for makeup, and the gorgeous Victoria and Kate for this empowering feminine shoot. Shot at the National Arboretum in Canberra, this afternoon bridal shoot was incredible fun. It baffles me that in Australia, a first world country, we even still have the question of same sex marriage on the plate. Get this: according to the 2011 Australian Census, around 33,700 same-sex couples in Australia were registered, with 17,600 male same-sex… Continue Reading

Designer Profile – Naomi from The Perfect Gown by Naomi Peris

  If you are looking for custom bridal wear that isn’t going to burn a hole in your wallet so large your wallet no longer exists, we have found the label for you. The Perfect Gown is a Canberra-based design studio founded by formally trained designer Naomi Hogie, who specialises in exquisite custom gowns that won’t have you living off two minute noodles for months on end to afford them. In October 2016 Naomi showcased her label Naomi Peris Bridal as part of FASHFEST 2016 (see our runway report here). Her collection ranged from classical inspired pieces including draped, Grecian… Continue Reading