Model Terra in wardrobe made of live flowers and leavesThe legend of the Lake Ahquabi faerie goddesses, Terra and Justine, has persisted in this area for many years. This summer, numerous sightings were reported. But no one had ever photographed the mythical beauties. So early one recent morning, my assistant Sarah and I jumped into the car to investigate.

Not only did we find the fair-skinned wood nymphs of lore, adorned only in iris leaves, fresh-cut flowers, and flowing skirts, they let us photograph them (for hours – even after three hours of make-up). Then suddenly, they vanished into the woods…will they be seen again?

All photographs © Mark Peterson Photography.  Sarah Johnson lighting assistance. Costumes and make-up by Justine and Terra, make-up assistance by Sarah.


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