What happens if a bunch of photographers capture the same dress independently from one another? How different or similar will the images be?
A few years ago I stumbled across a project called The Traveling Dress Collective that asked these exact questions. I loved the idea, but I must admit that at the time I didn’t have a lot of photographer friends yet and didn’t even know where to begin with getting a group together, so I eventually forgot about it. However, when a friend of mine mentioned she would love to do a Travelling Dress Project last summer, I jumped on the occasion.
Ever since I knew what the dress would be like, I was obsessed with the idea of including it in a breastfeeding photoshoot. As it’s a loose fit, it’s just too perfect for the occasion! Luckily my friend and client Lin feels strongly about breastfeeding her gorgeous baby girl Bloom. I had already done her maternity images and baby photos, so she knew what she was in for.
I live for photographing connections and emotions. I was honoured and humbled to be able to be able to capture such intimate and tender moments between mother and daughter.
If you’ve seen the dress in the self-portraits with my horse, you will notice the colours look very different in this shoot. I deliberately edited this series differently as I felt these tones are more suitable for the tender moments between mother and baby in their home than the bright and bold colours of my self-portraits. I normally edit everything in the same style as I want to ensure that my clients know exactly what they receive when they book a photoshoot with me. However, I love playing a little with my editing and the tones in images for personal projects like this.