It’s always really lovely having the opportunity to do photo shoots with my family, especially when Mum the girls are involved. We recently did a shoot with The Australian Women’s Weekly which took place at our family farm in regional NSW. It was still winter during the shoot but we were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather for it and the country backdrop worked perfectly with the beautiful earthy colours which were the theme throughout the story. It’s also great to be based at home when doing something like this as the girls were able to run around and play, however they were still plenty curious about what was going on, with Sophia even helping out the crew! Check out a few behind the scenes snaps from the day below and if you want to check out the finished product the issue is on newsstands now.
When Marie Claire asked me to get involved with their campaign with Georg Jensen and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to raise awareness about ovarian cancer I knew immediately that I wanted to take part. It’s a cause that’s close to my heart as I have had family friends affected by ovarian cancer and I know the devastating effect it has on not only the person with the illness but also their families.
Now that I am a mother of two little girls it’s made me even more aware of this terrible disease and how it affects far too many women in this country and around the world. The shocking statistics surrounding ovarian cancer—such as the fact 1500 Australian women are diagnosed with the disease every year— made me want to do what I could to help build awareness and in turn hopefully raise some much needed funds for OCRF’s crucial research.
As part of the campaign Marie Claire shot myself with Sophia and Grace. I always love when they can join me on set as it makes the experience even more special. Both girls were really excited and a little curious about what was going on on the day and I’m sure they had as much fun as I did shooting together. It’s always nice to be able to work with people in the industry that I’ve worked with in the past and this time around it was with the photographer Hugh Stewart. Hugh shot my first magazine photoshoot with Sophia back in 2014 and it’s amazing to think how much Sophia has grown since then!
It was great to be given the opportunity to get behind this cause in such a major way and also to be part of the incredible line-up of women such as Rachael Finch, Alice McCall and Jessica Rowe who were also shot with their daughters for this campaign. I hope that we’ve all been able to raise the profile of ovarian cancer in this country and to help OCRF reach their target to develop an early detection test and ultimately a cure.
See below for behind the scenes on the shoot…