Madisyn Ninness – 4/05/16

Leesa Barr of Leesa Barr Cosmetics came to me with a concept about photographing a vintage/retro inspired session.

I suggested a little café nearby, MJ’s, which is a quirky, vintage/retro prop collectables café on the Bruce Hwy in Benaraby, on the way to Gladstone in Queensland, which by the way; make amazing food, so I would check them out if you ever pass through.


The model was Madisyn, a stunning young model that fit the right vintage look. Her mum Lynda, who is a milliner and makes amazing head pieces and hats (Mystifying Creation Millinery), styled Madisyn with a number of different outfits and props.

We started the shoot at my studio, getting real close up macro images so that we can use them for Leesa Barr’s cosmetic line, as well as different hats to use for other millinery marketing pieces. After spending some time in the studio, we decide to venture to the MJ’s retro café. The café had a ton of material and backdrops we could use. Madisyn had a ball playing with the different props, and it very well showed in the final images, with a pinup fashion style feel. Here are a few images from the shoot.