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10/06/2015
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fashion, photography, portraits

Fille en Fleur

01/10/2014
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Talent

Videography: Valerie Bong
Typography Vanessa Bong
Model & Stylist:Alexia Petsinis
Outfit 1&3:  Hawkeye Vintage
Outfit 2: Hugo Boss

 

Hello Dear Ones,

Have you seen it? Have you pressed play? If you have, I hope you liked it! And if you haven’t please scroll up and make sure you do! We are privileged to present to you, our first BigPictureStuff and AlexiaPetsinis video venture; Fille en Fleur.

Meaning Flower Girl in French, this was a playful video taken on one of those rare sunny days in Melbourne. It was wondrous  to dance along the streets of Melbourne underneath the trees of blossoming flowers and rays of warm sunshine. I think I mentioned in my first video post of Portugal my love for videography and it’s ability to capture an essence of a moment.

As a recording of movement beyond the still image, videos seem to holds the attention of the audience and engulfs oneself into a moment in time or bring them to a different place beyond our imagination.

So as you watch the beautiful Alexia Petsinis, our muse, our collaborator and darling friend. Enjoy the sunshine, taste the macaroons and watch the day go by.

Love Val and Vess

 

Contributors

alexiaALEXIA PETSINISModel/Stylist Fashion Blogger, Illustrator, Stylist and Fashion Writer, there is no stopping this whirlwind of a lady. Alexia Petsinis is taking the fashion world by storm with her sophisticated and stylist aesthetic and building fan base. Instagram/Blog

 

vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  TypographyVess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling.  She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram

 

 

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VALERIE BONG   – VideographerVal is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Melbourne. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography. Website Twitter / Linkedin

 

fashion, Paris, photography, travel

PARIS Louvre

19/08/2014
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Talent
Styling: Alexia Petsinis
Photography: Valerie Bong

Excited to be sharing with you some photos of the beautiful fashion blogger and writer, Alexia P from Pascal Et Al seen in our previous Paris photos. I feel so overwhelming blessed to have captured the iconic beauty of the Louvre in my photography.  Distinctively remembering it being quite overcast when these photos were taken and vaguely remember my feet being extremely wet (I think my canvas shoes had been soaked through the day before while in Disneyland resulting me to be wearing flip flops on the beautiful streets of Paris, and trust me, NOT my ideal situation! ).

 I always love my photography collabs with Alexia, such a stunning beauty and an all round amazing lady, its always so so amazing, may it be in Paris, Melbourne or any where else in the world!

Today I was helping my dear friend, Alex understand the concepts of photography (explaining ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture isn’t always the easiest) and am now inspired to share some photography tips with you guys!

Photography Tip #1: Learn to shoot with natural light.
Natural light is the best lighting to get those dreamy portrait photos (and my favourite type of lighting!) Experiment by shooting the same subject during different times of the day to practice adapting your camera settings to specific lighting situations.

Let me know how you go!

Sending our love to you

val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin 

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