On fathers day i happened to find this amazing place in the middle of Sydney CBD, how could i not have found or even heard of this before..  It’s only been here for a mere 3 years…I was with brewster and when i spotted it down the lane way i was off, he quickly found me down a side alley listening to all the bird noises coming from these amazing little bird cages..  So began the thought process for my next concept shoot…  I quickly text my city muse, Jody who lives in at paddington with her husband and two beautiful children and of course she knew exactly the place and told me that it looked even better of a night time..  Squeal..  so the planning began.. I have been wanting a chance to practise night time shooting with studio lights..

 

Skip forward 6 weeks and Jody and her lovely friend met both myself and Michael ( who is my 2nd shooter at my weddings and is a whizz with studio lights)..  I had the perfect dress for the shoot , a black stunning full length dress that happens to be a wedding dress of one of the school mums..  and also a birdcage that i had found that i knew would be awesome..  Then just on the weekend i found the most incredible fabric as i really wanted a skirt that could be swooshed up and twirled underneath the birdcages.. Some quick sewing and a whole lot of pinning on the night and then voila… Sigh….  it all came together……

 

We looked crazy I’m sure, two beautiful women getting changed into fabulous dresses down a back lane way, a random guy wanting to photo bomb our photos and give us posing direction….Ok so i let him have one photo then politely shooed him along…  Plenty of flipping of this amazing skirt in the wind and then the birdcage perched on heads..  all in front of the diners at the restaurant that also shares the birdcages..  We were discrete , well as good as we could be but i don’t’ think they minded the show..

 

Another fun adventure and another chance to spread my wings and to learn some new skills with the help of Michael..  plus these two lovely ladies were so obliging to my calls of ” spin, spin, spin, more movement, more skirt twirling, more holding that birdcage”………just amazing….

 

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