As seen on Wedding Sparrow
When I was a little girl I was fascinated with mermaids. I loved how they were always portrayed with a little bit of shimmer and long flowing hair, but they were still mysterious and unique. They always seemed to embrace the fact that they didn’t fit the normal mold. In stories, their mesmerizing beauty transfixed even the strongest of sailors, yet no one could capture them. To me, mermaids seemed to symbolize and embody much more than the stereotypical fairy tale princess who needed rescuing.
Here I am now, no longer that ten-year-old girl reading mermaid fantasies. I’m living by the ocean and fulfilling my own creative destiny. I figure that’s as close to a real-life mermaid as I’ll get! I enjoy all kinds of photography. Even though I am primarily a wedding photographer, I have a deep appreciation for various styles and themes. I love shooting around the world for that very reason.
So, acting on a creative hunch, I decided to do a whimsical, beachy-styled bridal shoot. As inspiration led me, I realized that the bride, dressed in a sheer gown with an ocean-blue lace design, seemed somewhat reminiscent of a gorgeous, elusive mermaid. She donned a simple yet elegant gold tiara and held a bouquet of untamed flowers and greenery. As she wandered barefoot along the beach, she looked radiant, lovely, and absolutely carefree. I’m sure that anyone who witnessed this gorgeous young lady resting on the rocks as the waves crashed in must have done a double take, captivated by her beauty just like the sailors at sea in an old-timey tale.
Photography and Design: Alice Ahn Photography https://aliceahnphotography.
Flower: Designs by Hemingway https://designsbyhemingway.com
Blue Dress: Claire Pettibone https://www.clairepettibone.
Hair: Reveal hair and make up http://revealhm.com @dremalczewska
Makeup: Reveal hair and makeup http://revealhm.com @makeup_by_lucky_duck
Headpiece: Erica Elizabeth Designs https://ericaelizabeth.com
Ribbon: Adorn Company https://www.adorncompany.com
Model: Lauren Mckell