Where are the fairies? Where can we find them?
We've seen the fairy rings, they leave behind them when they have danced all night,
Where do they go? Lark, in the sky above, Say, do you know?
It is a secret, no one is telling.
Why, in your garden, surely their dwelling!
No need for journeying, Seeking afar:
Where there are flowers, there fairies are!"
--Cicely Mary Barker
I am so excited to share images from this very magical photo session! So much love and imagination went into making this session a reality! My beautiful client and her daughter dreamed of being faeries in the woods, so I set about creating by hand some whimsical fairy wings just for this shoot. Combining three of my passions - photography, theater, and textile design - this was truly the most inspirational project! I cannot wait to do more fantasy photography and collaborate with other artists and clients to create fantastic custom costuming combined with gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery and make more fairytale dreams come true!! A mermaid tail is already in the works and I'd love to do some shoots that involve animals - horses maybe? (Read: unicorn) or possibly collaborate with some wildlife preserves to do some fantasy shoots that feature and promote activism that benefits wild and/or endangered local species???
But back to my faeries...these photos took place just a week before this sweet little fae child starts Kindergarten. A lovely photoshoot to document those sweet, tender moments between mother and daughter and the transition from toddlerhood to childhood. I am so happy I could capture the magic of this day, for this enchanting duo. Enjoy.