The sky is the limit!
As creatives, we need moments that can fuel even more excitement into our work. This Malibu Mermaid Shoot was just that! So, once every so often I try to come up with fun concepts for shoots to create original, fun, and inspiring work for my portfolio. Last Halloween, I saw the prettiest Mermaid costume and it sparked the idea in my head. I wanted to create beautiful Fine Art images with that theme. It was very important to choose the elements for this session that wouldn’t make it look cheesy or to “Little Mermaid-esk”. So after much thought I thought what better place to do the shoot than in one of the prettiest beaches in Malibu, the Matador Beach. It is full of gorgeous and majestic rocks which are so fitting to the theme.
Next, I had to figure out where to get the crown, because like I mentioned I didn’t want just any crown from a costume store, I wanted THE crown. Let me tell you, this wasn’t an easy task as what I was looking for was very particular, so thank goodness Etsy came to my rescue! I found the crown that I was dreaming of for this Malibu Mermaid shoot! There I found the most amazing vendor named Real Life Fairytales. They had all types of intricate and stunning mermaid crowns. I was in Mermaid heaven! Finally, I found the one and ordered it immediately. Lastly, who was I going to photograph? I know I wanted a tall blonde girl. Without a shadow of a doubt I knew Jennifer (my dearest friend) would fit the part like a glove, and she did! Oh my gosh, I couldn’t deal with how perfect she was for this Malibu Mermaid shoot. I also bought the Mr. Kate Beauty Marks to complete her look. I am telling you, she looked ready to dive in the ocean and swim glamorously away!