Make A Wish Mermaid
When I received the call from Joel of Firetower Media asking if I would be willing to do some underwater photography for an upcoming Make A Wish Mermaid Experience I was absolutely overjoyed at the opportunity. I had no idea about any of the details, but I said YES immediately! Joel did the video for the event while I shot the underwater portraits. It felt like such a blessing to be able to use the skills I have worked so hard to develop to give back in some small way.
And oh what an Experience our Mermaid had!
There were Balloons everywhere from Confetti Castle, a gorgeous Custom pink and purple Tail from Mertailor Kids, Mermaid themed cake and food and decorations everywhere you looked provided by our gracious host and W.I.S.H Society member Robin Salzman.
But of course, the main event, was getting to swim in her new tail with a real life Mermaid! And there is no one better for the role than Mermaid Shannon.
She was so kind and gentle with our Mermaid. Helping her learn to swim in her new tail, teaching her to make heart bubbles under the water, offering Mermaidy tips on all kinds of fun things.
I loved watching them just hang out on the edge of the beautiful Infinity Pool, kicking their gorgeous Mertailor Tails in the sun, chatting quietly while they looked out at Lake Norman…
I look forward to working with you again soon Mermaid Shannon!
Thank you Make A Wish
It was truly an honor to capture this day for our Mermaid, her family, and for Make A Wish Central and Western North Carolina.
It was a joy to see you so happy with your day Mermaid E. I wish you many happy, joy filled, healthy days ahead!
A Few Cell Phone Photos from ABOVE the Water!
I captured a few Behind the Scenes Photos with my phone camera before and after jumping in. The quality isn’t perfect on these, but I wanted to share what an amazing job the ENTIRE team did pulling together this incredible event!!