The Session: Luna + Saya Mermaids
From time to time I love collaborating with local businesses and artists. Not only does it get my creative juices flowing, but it helps me meet new people in the community and build relationships with other small business owners. I was thrilled when Marina of Luna + Saya wanted to collaborate for her summer ’19 line. The line featured shells, pastels, and shimmering mermaid styles. Since it was summer in Tucson, and the earrings were mermaid themed, we knew we wanted a water shoot with mermaids.
We eventually found a breathtaking space. The home had a pool as well as a stunning back yard filled with plants and trees, a macrame hammock sitting alongside the shimmering cool, pool, and nearby tree adorned with a chandelier. Although it was hot outside, I wanted to save the water photos for sunset light. So we began by using the unique features of the backyard. Our first model wore a stunning, green sequin gown that was a perfect fit for our mermaid theme. Our second model wore a gorgeous, flowing, blue chiffon gown.
Although I didn’t want to end the photos with the glamorous gowns, the sun was setting quickly. I needed to begin the water portion of our shoot before our light was gone. Sophia let me adorn her breasts and temples with gold foil for a shimmery and sexy mermaid feel. We picked the most stunning, mermaid-style earrings and I got to shooting. Sophia was a trooper, because the water was cold. I know, because I was in the water with her shooting. Although it was cold, and we lost light faster than I had planned, the images turned out gorgeous.
We ended the shoot with some warm, glowy, post-sunset photos featuring earrings with a shimmery coating that caught the sunlight. It was a perfect ending to an incredible shoot with an amazing Tucson creative.