The little mermaid has always been my favourite fairytale. Who doesn’t want to be able to swim under the sea, not having to hold your breath AND have an awesome mermaid tail? There is something so mythical, and mysterious about mermaids, and I think we all secretly want to be one!
We were shooting in one of the most dramatic coastlines of the UK, in a magical place called Durdle Door on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. An epic setting for our striking photo shoot!
It was like being in a dream all day. I absolutely love my job. It takes me to places I thought only existed in my wild imagination.
Our story begins when Ariel is washed up from the sea in search of the love of her life, Eric. They find each other and, no time to waste, are married by the rocks. They have their wedding breakfast on the sea shore, just about close enough to stick their toes in the water. Ariel is then whisked off to Eric castle, where of course they both live happily ever after.
This shoot was definitely one of the most challenging, as not only did we have to walk down a thousand steps to get down to the beach, we also had to deal with the crazy winds, the rough seas, the cold sand… oh and a few hundred tourists too. So I really cannot thank our dream team enough for just being so incredible!
Styling – Ruby Weddings
Photographer – SLR Photography
Venue – Lulworth Estate
Flowers – Helen Ffoulkes-Jones Flowers
Hair & Makeup – Perfectly Posh Hair Design
Cake – Special Moments
Jewellery – Emily Fermor Jewellery
Linen – Magpie Linens
Dress & Mermaid Tail – Susie Grist Couture
Models – Megan & Grant McMinn
Shoot Assistant & Behind the Scenes Photographer – Terry Webb
Photographer Assistant – Tanika Hawkins