Alex and I shot at Minnehaha Beach in Takapuna, there were heaps of opportunities for photos. It was quite a sunny day, which we were stoked about because it’d been pouring down in the days before. It’s quite a secluded area, it doesn’t have a proper beach access. You can get there by either walking across the rocks from Takapuna Beach or from a little walkway at the end of Minnehaha Ave – which Alex and I did.
I felt completely relaxed and comfortable doing this shoot, like Alex describes the Haven series, it was just him capturing images of me being myself. It was a whole lot of fun, it was quite a different experiences shooting at a location I was so familiar with, I’ve lived in the area my whole life so it made the shoot feel really casual and laid back.
For the shoot, I was wearing a plain shirt and denim shorts. I just felt like me. I’m quite a relaxed/casual person and I would say that’s reflected in what I was wearing.
I guess I would describe myself as generally quite a bubbly and outgoing person. I’m constantly seeking adventure, I love being outdoors with friends but I also love lounging around just as much, that’s why the beach is the perfect place for me – it’s a balance between being full of energy and equally relaxing.
The situation I feel most comfortable in would be anytime I’m with friends or family. I’m the type of person that loves being surrounded by other people. I love catching up with old friends and socialising with new people. I feel most comfortable when everyone’s having a good time, chilling out and getting along. I try my best to be kind and friendly to everyone, so everyone can have a cool time!