Get ready to gush. Miranda Kerr looks completely amazing in these photographs taken by her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, during their family’s stay in Wellington, New Zealand. Orlando is the kind of guy who– in between shooting for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit (The Lord of the Rings prequel)– makes breakfast for his wife and son and takes photos like you wouldn’t believe. It all kind of makes sense, Orlando being cousin to famed photographer and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Copeland. Orlando also took a photography and sculpture course back in the day, and it’s totally paying off. Peep the gallery for more Miranda (and an especially beautiful photo of her with the couple’s son Flynn) and check out the New York Times article (Kerr Goes Kiwi) to learn more about Miranda‘s adventures in New Zealand. I’ve got an excerpt inside!
This isn’t Miranda Kerr‘s first time in the land of the long white cloud and the last time she visited, things were a bit different for the supermodeling mom:
Miranda Kerr was 18, just out of high school, a girl from the Australian countryside curious about what the rest of the world had to offer, when she first visited New Zealand. Along with a close friend from Gunnedah, the pastoral town where she grew up, Kerr set out to experience what for many is the draw of New Zealand: to escape and explore, to get a little lost and, in the process, get a little found. They slept in a tent. Swam in natural hot springs. Hiked terrain so raw and depopulated and expansive it felt as if they were the first humans to discover it. Kerr didn’t know it at the time, but her life would change significantly in the years that followed, thanks largely to her enviable genetic gifts: the long pale legs, the shimmering doe eyes and, most famously, the pert, dimpled cheeks that have made her one of the highest paid, most recognizable models in the world. Modeling, for Kerr, has been its own sort of adventure, one she will be the first to acknowledge as a stroke of good fortune not to be taken for granted. “Still, that backpacking trip, just having that freedom, was one of the best times in my life,” Kerr recently reflected. “Ever since, I’ve wanted to get back to New Zealand.”
Read the rest of the article on Miranda Kerr‘s return to New Zealand here.
Miranda seems to have a really cool story, and for whatever reason, I’m always drawn to new pieces about her. It’s probably the dimples :) Anybody else tempted to book a flight to New Zealand, like, right now? The view (from our photo gallery) looks amazing!