Going through some chilly moments I had on shoots throughout winter…Bring on summer shoots!!
BEHIND THE SCENES w:Jason Treloar (by tanikajaneimagery)
Model: April @ scene management
Carlie is a friend of mine, whom I’ve been wanting to shoot for a while now. I finally had the pleasure of having her in front of my lens and I think the results speak for themselves. She is a natural.
I was lucky enough to cover the Matcho Suba Runway, ‘The Last Supper with Petra’. The runway was both elegant and unique, complete with cutlery adorning the headpieces of the models. The show was inspired by the death of the designer’s cousin earlier in the year and showcased a ‘young matcho’ who looked up to Petra as his main influence in the Fashion field.
I had limited time with Matcho, who was in high demand. However, when I did have the chance to photograph him, he was both humble and vibrant.
Earlier this week I drove out to the You Yangs, with 3 of my 6 housemates, after deciding that the day was too beautiful to waste.
Vance brought his mountain bike along for the drive and excitedly took off down the mountain on various bike trails. Not before showing off for my camera of course!
Andrew, Nic and I set off on walking trails instead and after climbing ‘Big Rock’, were more than convinced that its name was befitting. Once atop, we were welcomed with magnificent views of the landscape and the cities nestled in between. Here Nic and Andrew are taking a moment to absorb the view from the top.
Another day too good to waste, resulted in a trip to the Dandenong Ranges, this time with my housemates Wade, Andrew and Becca. Becca and I were happy to stick to the trails that led through the bushland, while the boys concentrated on climbing tree’s and playing samurai with fallen branches.
We met up with the boys as they were foraging through an old airplane crash site, that had become overgrown and forgotten over the years. Aside from a plaque remembering those who were lost in the accident.
Pictured above is Andrew. I’ve never known anyone to be as enthusiastic about climbing tree’s as this guy.
The view from the lookout was beautiful, especially with the sunset encroaching. Here you can see the city poking through the fog, that is slowly but surely smothering the city, ready for another freezing winter night.
On the way home, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the moon. Which happened to be the most impressive day to view the moon in the last 100 years.
After our rare moon sighting, we were all satisfied and ready to make the trip home. Sleepy eyes and sore limbs clambered into my car, as we left the days adventures behind us.
Recently, my housemates and I piled into my beast (1995 Toyota) and drove out to Sorrento. We made it just in time for one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever experienced. As well as a whale sighting that left us all in awe.
Jason and Alicia (more housemates of mine), pose for a picture before we set off on our hike up the cliffside.
We raced the sunset and arrived at the top lookout, just in time to catch this magnificent sight.
Jason and I posing for a rare photo opportunity, (I usually manage to avoid being caught on the opposite side of the lens).
The light soon made its way behind the horizon line, signalling that it was time for us all to head home.
Model | Alana Cosic
Photographer | Tanika jane Imagery
Our final destination was Esperance, Western Australia, which was even more lovely than I had envisioned. The town was lined with the most wonderful beaches, that held the clearest water and the whitest sand.
I was lucky enough to be taken to some local sights and met the most wonderful people! These handsome stallions were cooling off at a local beach that was only available to people with 4WD’s.
We took the 4WD for a drive in order to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding coastline. It was a breathtaking experience that I will never forget and this is the view from the top!
I loved that the beaches in Esperance were pet friendly! It meant that we could drive right up to the water and let the dogs burn off some energy in the shallows.
On the last day of our stay, I went for one last stroll along the beach to catch the sunrise.
I squished the sand in between my toes and soaked in the water, hoping to never have to leave my newly found paradise. However, all daydreams must come to an end and soon enough I had to part with my new friends and the town that I had fallen in love with. My summer romance was soon over and before I knew it I was jetting off home to Melbourne to the warm embraces of missed family and friends…