Annika is a lovely young woman from Germany who stayed with us recently as a "Wwoofer". Wwoof.co.nz is about living and working on organic farms - we're not an organic farm but they extended the brief to allow cultural exchanges, so now we regularly have people from all over the world come and stay with us. They do a few hours in the garden each day in return for food and board. It's been great, and the kids have loved meeting people from so many different countries. So not only is Annika a great weeder, she's also awesome in front of the camera! I had this idea for a portrait that was kind of a study in colour; I lit the background with gels on my studio lights, and my friend Katie let me raid her wardrobe. My other friend Miranda Millen kindly came over and did Annika's hair and makeup for me. I was so pleased how it all came together. Thanks everyone! Annika, I'll send you a Dropbox link soon! xx

Bhupendra's 60th birthday celebrations

Bhupendra's 60th birthday celebrations

Sarah and Matt's garden wedding in Stokes Valley