Orlando Bloom Snaps Miranda Kerr for Very Personal Fashion Spread

08/17/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Miranda Kerr
Courtesy The New York Times Style Magazine

Of course Miranda Kerr can still look flawless while chowing down on an ice cream sundae. The supermodel lets her hair down for a very personal T: The New York Times Style Magazine photo shoot — a shoot so personal that her husband, Orlando Bloom, was the photographer.

After shooting on location in Wellington, New Zealand — where the couple and their 19-month-old son lived for seven months beginning last December — the famous duo revealed why the naturally beautiful town makes the perfect hideaway.

“Like this, what we’re doing right now, just sitting in a park, out in public, I can’t do this anywhere else,” Kerr tells the magazine. “In Los Angeles, there are people camped out in our driveway every day, waiting to follow us wherever we go.”

Miranda Kerr 2
Courtesy The New York Times Style Magazine

Considered one of the most remote capitals in the world (it’s also where The Lord of The Rings was filmed), Wellington was a perfect backdrop as Bloom spent two days wandering the city photographing his wife. He captured her eating at their favorite local café (top), posing on a farm (bottom) and lounging around other scenic spots — all while Kerr wore designer garb by Derek Lam, Thakoon, The Row and rag & bone (among others).

To see more of the stunning photographs head over to NYTimes.com or pick up the Women’s Fall Fashion 2012 issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, on newsstands this weekend. Tell us: What do you think of Bloom’s photography skills?

–Jennifer Cress


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Laura on

I like them I do…but I am going to say the thing I’m probably not supposed to.
…Like she really ate that ice cream…come on.

jcrewmom on

I’m sure the supermodel pose in front of the sheep was intentionally ridiculous…

ME on

@Laura, I was thinking the same thing. :)

Kat on

It’s not his photography skills; it’s all about how good she looks. Anyone could take a great picture of her.

Lori on

@Laura, she probably did eat that ice cream. I think she is probably the kind of girl who indulges once in awhile. Not too uptight. @jcrewmom, the sheep are a part of the culture in that area. Why not include ALL of why they love the place.

Guest on

The 1st photo looks as though she hasn’t even brushed her hair.

City girl on

The pictures are great! They are such a cute couple. You see them together frequently which is wonderful to stay happily married. Being separated and across the world b/c of your careers is a common reason why famous couples divorce.

Marky on

jcrewmom, you’re acting like an “ignorant American”, and it’s not pretty! New Zealand is a beautiful country, well-known for its sheep, which are a huge part of their economy! Kiwis are very proud of their fantastic landscape and the amazing natural beauty of their land. Their ability to be deal with everything from earthquakes to oil spills is well-known to all who pay attention, and they don’t care who you “are”.

It appears that Orlando and Miranda are very happy doing what they enjoy-acting, etc, and modeling–they are great at it, and they have the opportunity to travel to wonderful places like New Zealand with their little boy. Jealousy isn’t pretty on anyone…………

ava on

God, I love this couple. They are soooo perfect! LOL Even their baby is perfect. Would like more pics of him too, please, Orlando!

Mary Jo Fox on

She’s just so naturally beautiful. It’s pleasant to look at someone famous who hasn’t allowed a surgeon to ruin them. Orlando is a gifted photographer and his subject is obviously very at ease. Congratulations to them for figuring out a way to stay out of the limelight. I wish more of the celebrities would do the same.

ldg on

.. reminds me of John Cheever’s short story “The Worm in the Apple”: enough, already, with (our noses being rubbed into) the Perfect Couple and their Perfect Life ! we get it ! (-:

Trazey on

I really want to hate her, c’mon who doesn’t LOL but I saw her interviewed on Ellen and she seems really sweet and a nice mum. Now I hate her MORE hahahaha j/k

mina on

come to buenos aires, no one will notice you!

Sidney on

They are so perfect it makes you want to vomit a little bit

guest on

shes beautiful. why the question whether she ate the ice cream? some girls are naturally thin and eat. i’m lucky like that and i do not live on air.

Nikita on

What a cute family! I love Orlando…have ever since LOTR

Nikita on

I googled Wellington NZ and now I want to live there! Omg that place is beyond gorgeous!!!!!!!

Sheri on

She should have a cheeseburger with that sundae

lynn on

So to avoid the papparazzis, you move to New Zealand and then have the location published in new york times?

Julesy on

Not liking the ice cream shot. Miranda looks like she just woke up or is drugged up. She is a lovely woman and looks much better than that.

jcrewmom on

Oh man was I misunderstood! My post had nothing to do with the inclusion of sheep in the photo, but with the pose Miranda struck in front of them! The juxtaposition of the supermodel pose with the real life going on behind her. It seemed like a ridiculous photo because of her pose…not a ridiculous subject to take a photo of. Relax please.

Kat on

Great photos and I’m glad to hear they’re still together, I thought I read somewhere they had separated.

junebug on

I used to like her until she made a dumb comment against usng epidurals during delivery.

and Marky, you are acting like the ignorant sterotyper with the ignorant American comment.

Julia on

Great pics, i live in Auckland, New Zealand and I would just say there are so many more beautiful locations than that but then she’s so beautiful she would look good standing in the middle of a rubbish tip picking her nose

trevornz on

It’s nice to see Miranda loves it here……thanks Miranda :)

Flower child on

As a human race, we all need to stop being so judgmental. Miranda Kerr is beautiful inside and out and just because she doesn’t have the bad behavior that most celebrities have, we don’t have to find something to pick at. Really, we have to comment on her hair? And as for eating ice cream, of course she ate some. Miranda is Buddhist and Buddhism is about non-attachment. If she wants ice cream, she’s going to eat it; she just won’t overindulge like most North Americans would.

Stephanie on

While you people laugh at her for standing in front of sheep shes having a good laugh at your bank account. Do people really have nothing better to do than insult others they are clearly jealous of. Grow up.

Brianna on

arghhhhhh I live in Wellington! If only I had seen Miranda! :'(

sagarciax2 on

Kerr looks cute and relaxed in the shots taken by Bloom. You can see the trust and love there.

Enigma on

May God bless Miranda and her family.Love.

Callie on

Nice idea to get away like that, but what was the point in them appreciating the absence of paparazzi if when they go somewhere more private they STILL share their photos with the media???? Ummmmm…….


Miranda looks great in these pics, she trully is Australia’s biggest export, well done Miranda.

Geovanna on

questione di gusti non puoi dire quale tigilopoa di gioco pi bella, pertanto ti dico che ai puristi e cio’ agli amanti della serie r.evil piacciono di pi i primi pubblicati quelli zeppi di enigmi e difficolt alle stelle. A me piacerebbe giocare ad un r.evil bilanciato tra enigmi ma quelli tosti e ben fatti e azione ma senza sottovalutare la spettacolarit ecco io questo mi aspetterei da un buon gioco sopratutto da una serie cos importante come r.evil

Uahn Woymhs on

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