When Hollie Miers approached me with the idea of getting some photos taken with her gorgeous daughter Lilah, she had something special up her sleeve.
"Lilah and I have been flying solo for the 'best' part of four years since my marriage to her Dad broke down. Ever since I've been wanting to get some photos taken to hang on our walls, to remind us every day what kind of strong and kick-arse women we are!"
Cue Hollie's wedding dress:
"When I wore that dress, I truly felt like the most beautiful woman in the world - it was such an amazing gown and seemed crazy it's just been sitting in my wardrobe ever since, taking up space!"
In an amazing transformation involving feathers, dye, flowers and a skilled dressmaker, Hollie created beautiful new memories out of an old one.
"Lilah and I are going to dress up in my re-purposed wedding dress, and jump around like fairies in a forest while remembering what actually matters in life!"
We headed into Agnes Water's magical Paperbark Forest, and finished off our afternoon bathed in a glorious sunset at the beach - and in a perfect case of serendipity, the date of our shoot fell one day before Mother's Day!
Thank you Hollie and Lilah. That was a really special afternoon to be a part of.