The end of winter / by Mike Stacey

This was the second shoot with Kelly and I was looking forward to getting down to the beach again to do it. The northern beaches of Sydney have always felt like home to me, so many days spent there with the family when I was younger and then into my twenties - surfing, cycling, partying...

We'd arranged to do some surfer girl shots plus a swimsuit and fitness/lifestyle theme. Kelly's a fitness model and has an amazingly honed physique, it's the portraits I love though; she has an inner strength that shines through on some shots and this is an aspect I always love to concentrate on - the True Colours series shows this side of my work best.

We managed to get a heap of good images, it doesn't take long with Kelly - her posing is very good but not overdone. We shot 3 or 4 different spots with varying light and outfits before it started getting a but cold and the goosebumps started getting a bit too big :) Then came the search for the keys in the sand on a big beach and yes, we found them!

Makeup: Holly Jayne Makeup 
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