fashion, vess


purple rain

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Hello darling friends.

For our local friends in Melbourne I hope you survived the 40 degree day we endured today, on one of the rare hot summer days of the Christmas season. And for friends in other parts of the world, I hope you are staying calm and cool, especially in the few days leading up to Christmas day! These photos were shot yesterday underneath a lovely grove of purple flowers which I had spied out while walking our dog.

The outfit Vess is wearing is extremely low budget. The two piece skirt and top were actually gifted to us from a family friend (how gorgeous does Vess look in this!), the sunglasses were gifted to Vess as well from the extremely lovely Kelly, who Vess has been interning for, for the pass few months. The strappy shoes were $15 from Kmart, bought while we were in Queensland. So, lesson, here is that, style doesn’t have to come at a cost. You can be stylish with what you have around you, which can reduce waste and consumption! (But don’t get me wrong, I love shopping for new clothes! Best feeling in the world!)

I’ve been spending alot of time behind the camera lately. With graduation photos and 21st photos, I never thought that I could be asked by such wonderful people to be apart of such special days. Nor did I imagine that others would like my work, be willing to approach me and wish to be apart of it. My photography, which started as an experiment to see how I could improve behind the camera, has now become an avenue for me to bless others with the gifts God has given me. For example the other day I took some photos for a friend’s graduation. I offered my services to other graduates who were also graduating with my friend. And together, much like a mini photoshoot we proceeded to take photos all together around Melbourne Uni. The gratitude which they conveyed in their voices after seeing some of my photos really touched my heart. For many of these graduates who had come to Melbourne from different countries, the day of their graduation not only signified an end to an academic year, but a beginning of new adventures and opportunities.

Thankyou to some lovely friends who have recently conveyed their love for BPS, Tiffany who spoke to me at a 21st and Anna who took the time to encourage both Vess and I and to let us know how much they enjoyed the photos and fashion here!

Happy Holidays !


p.s I really want to make a lovely signature much like Livia’s


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  • Susan 25/12/2013 at 3:28 am

    Lovely photography!! I especially love the purple flowered background, it’s so beautiful, you are both so talented:) Merry Christmas xx

    • Val & Vess 27/12/2013 at 4:18 am

      Thanks heaps Susan! Hope you had an incredible Christmas as well! And that you’ll have an amazing new year!
      Love you lots!