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the magic of autumn

Here are some images from one occasion in November when Gerard and I ventured into the woods to explore the mysterious magic of autumn.

For me autumn has a power like that of spring – a painful magic that awakens memories of previous cycles in a way that only reality (as opposed to imagination) can. Unlike summer and winter which invite me to forget, autumn and spring invite me to remember. These images convey many different feelings, as I try to hold onto life before the plunge into winter…

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fairy queen

The sun is just setting…

I’m modelling two fairy crowns assembled spontaneously by me and my sister Dezzy B last week from materials I collected in preparation for that time I didn’t get married in 2019. Check out Dezzy’s other creations on Etsy

This grumpy fairy of the glade is working on her most unimpressed look for when she eventually becomes crowned king of the woods. The day she finds out that’s never actually going to happen, ‘unimpressed’ will seem like a picnic in the park…

She’s the sun’s captive. She captures the sun’s light in her robes by day, and so he keeps her warm by night. She is in his orbit and he is glowing under her skin.

Fairy queen’s bridesmaid…

How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?

One step closer…

Time stands still
I will be brave

Time has brought your heart to me, and time will take it away…


let’s bring summer with us

A simple, spontaneous street shoot…

woman in summer clothing glances over shoulder under dappled sunlight of a leafy canopy
(c) Gerard | September 2020

I said let’s go out and shoot some summer street fashion, so we did! I knew I needed to absorb some of September’s last rays to tide me over into the autumn. The dappled sunlight beneath the trees was dazzling and delightful.

woman in casual summer clothes laughing and carefree on leafy suburban street
(c) Gerard | September 2020

Images by Gerard, and more to come!

stern looking dark haired woman waiting at the bottom of the stairs
(c) Gerard | September 2020

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merprincess on land

I didn’t have a specific concept for this shoot, but I’ve been having mermaid fantasies swimming around in my head lately, and here felt delicately dressed up like the mermaid-turned-human who’s been brought to the palace to be a human princess. On the other hand I can see that I’m giving off maturer, witchier vibes than the ingĂ©nue and suspect I might really be the sea witch decoy…

From a recent photoshoot by Gerard, styled and edited by me.

I’m very happy with this green/aquamarine/cerulean/teal dress I bought just a few days before. The day after this garden shoot, I whisked us off to the seaside to see how the dress would fare with the billowing British winds of Broadstairs.

September 2020.

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