The Mermaid Photoshoot and How It Came About

“I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
― Anais Nin

Mermaid Photo Shoot Saratoga NY

Finished image–just what I envisioned.

So I try really hard during the year to make time for creative photos that challenge me and make me do things I would not ordinarily get to do in my everyday work life.  My Stylist friend Joanna (Lipstick N Lashes) and I had been mulling around the idea of a Mermaid Photoshoot for a very long time.

We finally both had time this week.  But first a couple things had to happen.  I needed to make the costume.  So in true Project Runway fashion, I got down to business.  And used ALOT of glue.  ALOT.  Did I mention that I used  ALOT of glue?  There were sequins and shells and pearls all over my kitchen.  But pretty happy how it came out.  I thought it might be fun to show the process and what goes into a styled shoot like this because a lot goes on behind the scenes.

Behind the Scenes

We recruited Joanna’s daughter Bella for the shoot. You have seen this girl before!

Mermaid Fantasy Beach Photo

Fashion Beauty Photo

Joanna did a fabulous job on the hair and makeup. But I felt like it still needed something.

Mermaid Beauty Shot

A crown of pearls! The Photoshop version. It needs a little refinement and I think I still want to make this a painting, but this was the basic process.

So how do you dream of being photographed?

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