I’m excited to share photos from a recent portrait shoot with Christina Butcher – one the winners of my portrait session giveaway held earlier this year to celebrate the launch of my new website. Christina writes the highly successful and wonderful blog – Hair Romance and with her husband, Jim writes another blog Mr & Mrs Romance (my fave kind of blog – all about travel, food and wine!).
Meeting Christina to plan our shoot, we chatted on her balcony looking over Sydney Harbour discussing what she was looking for. I found out that not only is she a blogger but she’s also a beauty and lifestyle digital publisher helping brands become influencers on social media and a New York Times best selling author to boot. To say I was impressed was an understatement – such an inspiration.
For our photo shoot Christina selected a personal branding session. Our shoot took place on a very sunny Autumn day in April and took us to various locations around Sydney – Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, my own neighbourhood of Glebe and then around Sydney Theatre Company in Walsh Bay. Here’s a few of my personal favourites.
Christina with her best selling Hair Romance book!
Christina was a joy to shoot as was her hubby Jim – these two are such great friends and so much in love. They are both gorgeous people – full of joie de vivre – one can’t help but start feeling the same!
Towards the end of the day, I had a few photos I wanted to do – throwing caution to the wind, capturing Christina as if she was out on a night at the Theatre. Donning a leopard print coat and a hat box of mine, off we went – such fun!
All photos, copyright Kris Ashpole.
Photographing Christina and Jim was such a joy. Thank you to both of them for a wonderful day and allowing me to share these images. You can follow Christina and Jim through their blogs above. Being a lover of champagne, this blog from Mrs and Mrs Romance is one of my faves.
Given Christina is the mastermind behind Hair Romance, I thought a little hair quote wouldn’t go astray.
'If your hair is done properly, you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything', Iris Apfel
'If your hair is done properly, you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything', Iris Apfel p>