Goddesses of the Harvest Moon

The Story

It’s been five years since the last time I did a photoshoot with my sister Mary. Every year I travel to Montreal to visit her during October to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather and turning of the leaves. This year I was determined to create these fall inspired goddess gowns so that we could collaborate on a photoshoot together! Mary organized the models and makeup artist while our gracious host and model, Cherizar invited us to her beautiful cottage in the woods. We had this magical window of time when the weather cleared up and allowed us to shoot!

Mary was inspired by 18th-century paintings of fairy tales and stills from obscure fantasy movies. She wanted it to feel as if they were from a movie that was never made.  The gloomy autumnal lighting plus the use of a fog machine created an other-worldly effect that fit beautifully with my jewel-toned gowns.  We both hope that you can feel the mysterious allure of these three earthly goddesses, and let them inspire you to dream as well.


Gown Details


Ruby Rose Gown

A ruby red corset is embellished with embordered lace blossoms. Clusters of pearls and crystals glitter throughout the lace. English net sweeps over the arms exposing the shoulders from the matching lace bolero. A golden moon crown waxes and wanes between clusters of flowers.

Wig – Arda Wigs (Arwen Classic – in Ash Blonde)

Golden Sage Gown

Gathered plush green velvet falls from an elaborate metallic embordered collar. A matching belt cinches the waist. Wizard-style sleeves gracefully fall to the sides with an open shoulder. A sheer, open arm cape can be worn over the gown.

Wig – Arda Wigs “Ruby”

Amethyst Orchid Gown

Embroidered golden swirls on plum velvet wrap across the chest and down the skirt. A belt featuring a crescent moon adorns the center. Lavender gems hover around the golden swirls like fireflies in the twilight. The harvest moon headdress compliments the deep plum velvet of the gown.

This gown was heavily inspired by Elie Saab fall 2017 collection with an Ancient Chinese Empress vibe.🌙

Wig – Arda Wigs “Erika”

The Team


Hanna Joest –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hannah.joest.1
Instagram – @hannahjost

Cherizar Georgescu –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AestheticallyTeasing/

Instagram –  @aesthetically.teasing

Naila –

Instagram –  @captain_scarlett


Mary Elam –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/maryelamphoto
Instagram – @elam.design

Makeup Artist

Helene Menard –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/helene.m.menard
Instagram – @helene_mua


JoEllen Elam Conway –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FireflyPath/
Instagram – @fireflypath

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