So this post is a few years in the making, I know, it sounds funny. I have always loved the magical world TV creates and the underwater world of mermaids. I had the pleasure of working with my sister to create that magical world. We wanted to do a shoot at our “local” beach a few years ago, like all summer. I had a full time job and did shoots on the weekends, so it made it hard for us to find time. We had scouted rocky beach locations while we were visiting family at the shore, but could not find a place that we liked. Summer was ending and it seemed like we were not going to be able to do our dreamy mermaid shoot.
Our story didn’t end there though, to celebrate my parents 25th anniversary we did a family vacation to Hawaii. My parents had gone there on their honeymoon, and wanted to take my sisters and I for our “last” five person family vacation. We had an amazing time, our family vacations are always fun. Of course the whole trip Renae and I talked about doing our mermaid session, and what better place to do one than in Hawaii! On our last day, just hours before we needed to pack up and be at the airport, Renae and I were able to capture a little mermaid magic.
It may have been a summer long dream to do this session, but it was completely worth it. While it was our summer long dream, it just took me a little extra time to create these beautiful mermaid portraits. Maybe we will see Renae swimming along the New Jersey shores this summer.