In 2014, photographer Mary Liz Lancaster was inspired by her love of taking pictures of fairy houses to create Fairy House Photo. Mary Liz is a New England-based photographer, specializing in capturing the natural beauty, history, and magic of the Seacoast area. One such charming aspect of the region is the Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour, the largest in the world, which takes place in historic Portsmouth, NH. Local designers and artisans build these whimsical fairy houses and cottages, which attract thousands of visitors to the city every year. Since 2006, Mary Liz has enjoyed wandering around the tour, taking pictures of these imaginative creations. She decided to share these photos with the rest of the world, and started Fairy House Photo.
With the designers’ permissions, Mary Liz has created many images of these creative structures. These images are available for purchase on the Fairy House Photo website as a range of products including prints, canvases, greeting cards, and one-of-a-kind shadow boxes with decorative ornamentation.
In October 2016, Mary Liz added a new dimension to Fairy House Photo; combining her fairy house images with child portraiture. With a mission to Create Enchanting Images, she digitally transforms children into fairies, and then adds them into the fairy house habitats. Presently, she has six available images from the Portsmouth Tour to choose as a background. After picking a background, you can either hire Mary Liz for a fairy portrait session at a studio or home location, or send her a digital image of the subject. Mary Liz will perform her magic, and create an enchanting image. Purchased images are available in a variety of sizes and formats: matted, signed prints, greeting cards with envelopes, and digital downloads.