It actually makes me a little bit sad to say this but this is the very time I’ve had the chance to do create newborn photography with a mermaid theme!
Of course, any sadness I feel at how long I have been waiting for this moment is totally overwhelmed with my joy when my client arrived with the beautiful crochet mermaid doll to include in her newborn photo shoot! So I practically ran to my prop store to grab my bag of sea shells (they are part of a tub splash accessory set) and created a little miniature themed set in my large wooden bowl to complement things. I sure didn’t need asking twice!
This little mermaid was actually a little older than I’d normally recommend for a newborn photo shoot but she actually settled really well and despite being a bit fidgety by the time that we got to the mermaid part of the session, there was no way I was going to give up and not get the image I was already in love with so we wrapped, shushed and rocked until she was ready to settle for a few minutes. Long enough to make my little heart very happy indeed!