Let's be Mermaids
It seems mermaid culture has reached its peak right now. You can walk in to almost any store and buy any number of cute mermaid inspired thing-a-ma-bobs. There are mermaid gadgets and gizmos aplenty. They've got whozits and whatzits galore. (See what I did there?)
But it's certainly nothing new. Mermaid folklore has been around since the dawn of civilization and it's not going anywhere. Not while there are little girls around to play pretend.
We've watched as our girls pushed their heels together and fanned out their feet while playing in the sand. You know that game because you probably played it too! Or maybe you pretended to comb your hair with a fork?
Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?
-The Little Mermaid
Every summer in the pool we play mermaids at least once. (Sidney and Jamie have their own mermaid names, Citrine and Sapphire. Haha.) Malina, Finley and Emberly already sound like mermaid names!
When our girls saw our "grown up mermaid" shoot, they practically begged for a turn playing dress up. Of course we already knew we wanted to do a mini version for them.
We ordered some fins from Amazon, the kind you can actually swim with, and grabbed some of our fabric from the previous shoot. We wanted the girls to have a souvenir of their photo shoot so we helped them make their very own mermaid crowns. (We had to take over with the hot glue guns though.)
Mermaid Hair Don’t Care
We wanted the shoot to be whimsical and show kids at play, but still feel ethereal and not too manufactured. The location was perfect and made it feel like a mermaid lagoon. We jokingly refer to it as the “Michigan Ocean”. The girls had a blast and we could tell they really felt extra special.
We had such a great time going on our road trip to the ‘Ocean’ that day. Our car was piled full and Carmen’s niece Emberly spontaneously came along to be our little assistant. We improvised and she turned out to be a gorgeous Mermaid as well.
As always we caused quite the scene with so many Mermaids making waves. Our night ended with going to Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor - how perfect is that?
We wanted to post this as a farewell to summer but we’ve been so busy with shoots and weddings that we somehow missed it. With Halloween tomorrow we thought it was good timing to finally post this blog as you might see some mermaids trick-or-treating.