the days have worn away

January 24, 2019  •  1 Comment

Instead of just giving away sessions or products at Christmas I decided I was going to do something with a twist.

Yes I would give away sessions, but they would be sessions I have been dying to do that I could not get people to commit to!

Our 12 Days Giveaway was born and I have had a blast doing it for 2 years now.

Enter Miss Havashim.

For those of you that do not know her she is a character from Charles Dickens Great Expectations.

Also a spunky detective in the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next novels.

She is jilted at the alter and wears her wedding dress everyday for the rest of her life. 

I love Dickens and have been dreaming of doing a Miss Havisham shoot.

I have seen many shoots of her later in her life.

What if it is not so long after the tragedy?

What if she has no more tears and is going slightly mad?

Wandering the dark, moody manor you see winter and holiday cheer but you notice something slightly off.

The dress she is wearing is meant for spring and happiness.

Hair askew, pale and wandering.

I love how everything turned out!

You may recognize our model from our past charity events! The lovely and charming Syrah Andrews definitely had to "not be herself" for this shoot.

Model Perfect Airbrush, LLC - brought my mood board to life with HMU.

The incredible silk parachute dress was provided by Alice Andrews Designs.

Link to images: Miss Havisham Shoot

My only regret? When we arrived at the manor to shoot the docent informed me I should of been there one week earlier. The great-great-great grandson of Charles Dickens had been there giving a presentation and could of been in the shoot! My heart is forever a little broken!

"Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy. -Miss Havisham" ~ Charles Dickens



Tree, you continue to amaze us. I can’t believe that syrah had this in her. You have a gift, and she is always willing to be your model.
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