Michelle Van Biljon – Calliope Historical Village

Michelle came to me with a bohemian styled theme as a fashion shoot concept. I suggested we try out the Historical Village, located on the Bruce Hwy near Calliope, just passed Gladstone, Queensland.

We commenced the shoot in the middle of the day, and although we were at the start of winter…it was HOT! With harsh midday lighting, we managed to get a few edgy images with the historical village as a backdrop.

Historical village fashion shoot.

When michelle was positioned within the historical viallages, a beautiful quality of light was filtering through the door, giving Michelle an amazing sof lighting effect.


By placing Michelle in a number of different cottages within the village, we also managed to get a few soft looks with a boho flare.


One of my favourites was an old train carriage, which made a great backdrop. Here are a few images from the session.



Finnaly, we fiinished the shoot in the grasslands near the historical Village at Calliope, and we got this stunning portratit of Michelle with the long grass.