anya// richmond park (part ii)

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once anya busted out her white jacket and apple purse, i immediately saw another vision. so much so i edited this set of wheat field photos with a different vibe: muted colours and earthy tones yesssss.

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i originally envisioned clear blue skies for a vibrant contrast, but i guess the clouds added a dramatic look to these photos instead. tell me these almost look like a modern zara campaign.

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after saying goodbye to the wheat fields, anya and i headed towards the gardens for a different look and a new outfit.

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we played amongst the spring leaves and blooms and got some precious detail shots. also check out that bokeh – my insides are screaming.

and to top it off, my fave shot from the gardens:

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-heather sham

anya// richmond park (part i)

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anya (@anyamegan) is a dancer, a giggler, and a special gal i met last year when i went to south korea. as creatives, we instantly clicked and framed a mood board around beautiful earthy tones, dance, and freedom.

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we made richmond park our location, and though the gloomy british weather did not permit blue skies, we championed through it and made the most of it.

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finding this patch of golden wheat field was a trek and a half. we made the most of our time and shot along the way to finding this place, but when we got here i was so excited to make our vision come alive. i remember thinking ‘man, that walk was definitely worth it’.

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and can i just say, anya is literally gifted with the most perfect posture which made her such a joy to photograph.

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-heather sham

the rouge collection// part ii

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the long awaited part 2 of the rouge collection is finally up! this look was definitely my favourite out of the whole shoot. i managed to cop this red leather-look jacket off misguided and styled it with my sister’s shades.

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as our creative juices started flowing, joen and i began building on top of this look. first, we added some polaroids as props…

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…then lemons. (we love primary colours.)

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to add to the vibe of this shoot, two soft boxes were used either side of the model along with the built in flash on my camera to get a real clean look.

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-heather sham

the rouge collection

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having seen endless red-on-red shoots over instagram and pinterest, i finally pulled the plug and scored a red backdrop off ebay for less than a tenner. i knew this shoot was now or never because of valentines day and chinese new year this month. my only concern was looking for a model…but low and behold, enter joen, aka kimchi, aka @jplondonkorea.

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kimchi and i (or springroll as she calls me) met a long way back when she was the ‘new girl’ at our school and i was told by my teacher to show her around for the day. as kimchi still reminds me, i forgot about her after one of the lessons and left her to her own devices, contrary to what i was instructed to do. it’s ok though, cos she still loves me.

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believe it or not, kimchi is not actually a model (i know right, wasted material). but what she did have, was the awkwardness and enthusiasm to help me bring my ideas to life. you’ll realise from these photos that kimchi prefers to model with props. the rose was actually a plastic one i bought from ikea, but the krispy kreme donut was real – don’t worry boys and girls.

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this was my first ever shoot with kimchi so i didn’t know what styles she’d rock in. i got these following pieces from missguided, and to my surprise (or not), kimchi rocked in everything.

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stay tuned for the second part of the rouge collection – they’re my favourite set from this shoot!

-heather sham