Hah! I don’t think sixteen year olds have been ‘sweet’ since bout 1940 (and even then I have my doubts), but I was stuck for a title and it seemed appropriate.
The one with the cheesy grin is my cousin’s eldest girl. She turned 16 on the weekend and was given her first DSLR. She’s the same age now that I was when I started out with my photography. Although she has a long way to go before she has my dress sense.
My cousins don’t live in Perth and haven’t since they were in primary school so they haven’t had a chance to see some of the places that I usually take for granted. I decided we should go to Leederville – full of funky little boutiques and fancy cafes.
We went into the Luna cinema to take these portraits. I’ve wanted to take pictures there for about a decade, ever since an old boyfriend of mine dragged me in there to show me the awesome fireplace in the back bar. I don’t know why I haven’t taken any formal pictures there. I guess I just always assumed I wouldn’t be allowed.
The girls loved the retro decor, and thought the sit down game tables were awesome. I still remember them in the Guildford deli when I was a kid and hopefully one day I’ll get one for myself. 🙂
Enough chattering, here are the pictures I took of our trip to the Luna. Click them for a slideshow. Sorry, I couldn’t work out how to exclude the pic of me.
Highlight of the day was individual artisan cakes from Francois Patisserie. It was a birthday celebration, after all!
After we had cake, we went up to Kings Park, again a place I spend so much time that I sometimes forget just how amazing it appears to people that don’t go there regularly. Lots of oohing and ahhing…and trying to drag me across the glass bridge without having me faint….
It was loads of fun having two enthusiastic beginner photographers to
boss around teach. I can’t wait to see their own pictures from the day and help them learn some of what I’ve absorbed over the last 15 years. 🙂
Speaking of birthdays, Blackcurrant Photography turns 2 on Thursday. As a thankyou, for following, you can use the code BIRTHDAY in my Etsy shop until July 20th in order to receive 10% off your purchase. Happy shopping!