lily (of the valley of death) is blooming dark

When I planned this editorial I initially envisioned it quite dark, inspired by movie The Stoker, so it's about a girl who is a bit twisted (but wears the cutest clothes and her whole life could be screen-caped in nice pictures). In the end I ended up liking the story a lot lighter and with a completely different atmosphere than it was meant to be, but that's how sometimes photo shoots develop. I did however really like the ones that had that haunting feeling to them, so here's another post with outtakes from the main editorial story that shows better how it could have ended up.

Stylist: Nina Blace
Make up: Gailė Juknytė
Model: Ellie Marshall @ Profile models
Big thanks again to Gerda and her housemates who let us shoot in their lovely house and to Miss Patina for the loveliest clothing!


  1. stunning images as always <3 <3

  2. beautiful!! I love the way you edit your photographs!
    blog ♡

  3. I love the dreamy quality of these. Nothing seems quite solid, which leaves it very open to telling a story. Wonderful!

  4. such a fascinating photography series. i cant tell how long i was looking at the second image - simply amazing!

    love your work!

  5. These are beautiful!

    Charlotte x


  6. These are really pretty Ailera, I really like how it turned out ! And the girl you shot is just amazing !


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