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This session with the gorgeous Leticia was an absolute delight! Leticia and I met in London around November last year, after following each other on Instagram for a while. We had a coffee date (where we both drank tea!) at a little cafe on Camden Passage in Angel and chatted for hours like old friends the first time we met up after quickly realising we had so much in common: We’re both from Sydney, both moved to London around May 2015, lived in the same area in London and have a shared interest in personal development!
We managed to catch up a few more times in London town, however I then moved home to Australia in late January! Leticia was coming home with her fiance Llew in April for their engagement party and her sister’s wedding and reached out to ask if she could book a portrait session with me while she was home in Sydney.
We set to work planning, and Leticia was looking to create portraits for her life coaching business that felt fun, feminine and free. Her brand is positive and uplifting, and we really wanted to capture these feelings, as well as an element of softness and a little romance. Her brand is a mix of the Spring and Summer seasons – light, airy and
This was the first session held in my natural light studio space, too, which was exciting! Leticia brought her own props and we styled up the space for her brand. I absolutely loved this part as I love shooting indoors with amply nearby window light. the room gets a lot of light and has two big windows which both have long white linen curtains which helps to diffuse the light and give the room and all-round glow!
We then went to local suburb Dee Why, and our first stop was at an Italian bar/restaurant. As Leticia lives in Europe and travels a lot, we wanted her portraits to include a nod to this aspect of her life. The cafe was a perfect fit because of it’s grogeous chairs and table settings – I really loved it as a place to shoot and the waiters were so kind in letting us use it! We then moved on to the nearby park, where I’d spotted the gorgeou long grass a few weeks before. The location is actually right near a busy carpark, and from some angles you can see lots of houses on the hills in the distance but we managed to capture the calm, serene and nature-based portraits here beautifully, just before and during sunset, and then a few in the ‘blue hour’ that time just after the sun has set where it’s still just the slightest bit light.
I haven’t shared all of the photos Leticia chose for her final gallery in this post, however I wanted to share a few to give you a taste of her session! You can find Leticia at LeticiaRinge.com and also via her fab podcast called the ‘Create a Life That is Beautiful Podcast’ which I love listening to!
Thanks for being a pleasure to work with Leticia – I hope you enjoy your new portraits!