The Maejean Time Machine Takes Us Back to the 1800's

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We’re so excited to share something we’ve been dreaming about for awhile -- a slightly spooky Victorian photoshoot! We had talked about the idea loosely for awhile, but when we came across a late 1800’s Victorian sofa on Craigslist in late summer, we knew we had to get the ball rolling. We teamed up with our longtime friend Julie, of Julie Liz Photography, to make this dream come true.

On an unseasonably warm October day we met at the office to get ready. Another long time friend, Cheyenne, owner of Loose Ends salon (coming in January 2019), transformed us into another era. It’s been two weeks and we’re still talking about by how incredible our hair looked.

After getting decked out in our favorite MJV Victorian Era and Edwardian Era pieces, we headed to a wooded area with our couch and began shooting. Our heavy, black dresses and the unusual heat certainly made us appreciate our ancestors who lived like this daily with no refuge of air conditioning to be found.

The icing on the cake were the flowers by a local florist and friend, Dalanna. She spent time researching bouquet styles and really embraced our vision. She created three stunning bouquets for us with flora she foraged or grew in her yard! We were seriously impressed.

 Flowers by @mrs.haldeman

Flowers by @mrs.haldeman


We’re so thankful to be surrounded by so many talented, and willing, creatives. This is one of our favorite shoots we’ve done and at this point don’t know we’ll top it!

Click through through the photo gallery to see all of the amazing pictures Julie took!

Some featured Maejean Vintage jewels from the shoot:

Photo 1 : Statement onyx ring, Garnet navette ring, Art Deco onyx flip ring

Photo 2 : Black enamel fleur de lis necklace

Photo 3 : Antique gold filled bangles

Photo 4: Antique mourning jewelry