The next to go online in the series of portraits for my book project. This is Maddie and she’s one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet in your life. Absolute heart of gold and such humility. At the time these photos were taken, the shoot came off the back of a long stint of organisation and Maddie talking herself into shooting with me, purely as a way to push herself out of her comfort zone. By the time I picked up the camera I already felt honoured. And then to be introduced to the family home, her ancestor’s trinkets, to her in a very personal way – it was a very humbling experience for me. I’m very glad to say we’ve gone on to become good friends – we’ve shot again since (don’t ask me how long it will be til those photos get posted) and I’ve even had the honour of having dinner with the family (her dog is delightfully insane and lovable!)

Maddie wormed her way under my skin for no other reason than being a beautiful soul you can’t help but like and admire. If the world were full of Maddies it would be a peaceful and wonderful place.

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