Little Miss Sunshine

It has been a while, since i have blogged. The summer and fall were so busy! Now that things have been winding down (for a very short time haha!) It's time for me to catch up on my Mermaid Blog!

I have been having a lot of fun with my "Winter Mermaids". One such mermaid , I call "Little Miss Sunshine".

Her name is Paisley Mae,  and her smiles are brighter than the sun!! Her wonderful Aunt, brought her to me for her very first Mermaid session. We chose orange for this little pumpkin, to match her gorgeous strawberry blonde hair, and she looked fabulous!

Paisley has Downs Syndrome and has overcome many obstacles early on, her Aunt tells me. At six months old, she had open heart surgery to repair two holes and a leaking valve in her heart. Her Aunt Destinee tells me this is a common issue with down syndrome children.

Paisley's Aunt Destinee tells me, "She infects anyone she meets with her little ray of sunshine". that....was quite obvious from the moment I met Miss Paisley. This child had so many "happy" expressions within the hour I was with her, i could not count them all. She waved and smiled to everyone who passed us on the beach that day, infecting total strangers with her joy.

Destinee says Paisley is a little Diva and loves having her picture taken...yes she does!! She loves all music and starts dancing every time she hears a tune, and I am told, her "Grammy" is her favorite person ever!!

I'll be honest....that morning, was not the best morning for me, and the day got worse as it went along. When I met Paisley, it made my whole day. I came home and was viewing all the images from her shoot, and could not help but smile at each one. She is definitely, Little Miss Sunshine.

My Amazing Helper

My daughter Josephina often accompanies me to my shoots. Kids have a pretty intense fascination with her, and we are not sure why, because before she even opens her mouth or approaches them, they are already staring at her, as if she was a new toy for them haha! She really is a wonderful helper to me, and I am grateful for her help!! She helps in posing, she helps with getting the child's attention and all kinds of things.

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From Local to National News!!

I was so excited when local news channel WITN contacted me and wanted to do a story on my mermaid photo sessions. The reporter even put on a tail!! That next day, she called to tell me that NBC had grabbed the story. All of a sudden I was being contacted by people in Seattle, Boston, Oklahoma city, saying they had seen my story on THEIR local news. Then the big bang....the story went on national news, NBC !!! Definitely a highlight in my mermaid photography career!

Here is the link to the news story!


Valleigh The Mermaid

Every so often I see a potential mermaid. I was just chilling at the beach one day and was so amused watching this little curly head play. I approached her vacationing parents, told them who I was and what I do, and asked if they wanted a mermaid shoot. I got those "looks" of ..."Lady who are you?". Haha! but I gave them my card and they called that night. Valleigh had a blast!!

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Discovered!!

I spotted this lil cutie on a sandbar one day while out boating. Through a twist of fate, I found her mother later, and said "I must put your little cutie in a mermaid tail" haha!! This mermaid photographer is always looking for potential mermaids!!

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I spotted this lil cutie on a sandbar one day while out boating. Through a twist of fate, I found her mother later, and said "I must put your little cutie in a mermaid tail" haha!! This mermaid photographer is always looking for potential mermaids!!

Ashley and Painted Tail

I had met Ashley previously, when I shot her mommy and me mermaid shoot. I was still so intrigued by her unique beauty, I chose her to model my new painted tail.

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Again, we met in the morning. The fog was so thick at sunrise, I was afraid we would not be able to shoot. We started at a local beach, and the fog , well, it was just too much. So we headed up to the top of the island. We still had some fog, but it created such a wonderful artistic backdrop!!

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Truly Blessed

I say it over and over again, I have been blessed with the most wonderful clients, both in my wedding and portrait clientele and my mermaid clientele. Im always humbled and honored when I receive gifts from them. Mermaids, starbucks...and wine , my clients know what I like!! Some of these wonderful gifts are below, and will be cherished forever! Or drank, via starbucks or the wine, lol!! You can click thru the gallery below to see some of these wonderful gifts.

Mermaid Amy, and Friend, Deerfield Beach FL

Amy is everything sea, everything salt, everything mermaid. If you were to meet her in person, in say......NEBRASKA, your 6th sense would be saying to you..."Uh, this chic belongs on the coast". She has this earth, natural beauty and glow about her!

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Even dogs love mermaids!

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When I asked Amy to climb the rocks, I had no idea they were made up of sharp coral...until she came down and was all scratched up. OOPS my bad! But she was a trooper !

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