Samantha | Mermaid Portraits

Getting to finally work with Sam again on another awesome underwater shoot was loads of fun! Sammy is a brilliant underwater model, such a natural and super relaxed under the water’s surface, making my job as a photographer pretty easy! 🙂 It was also super surreal and exciting to see one of my very own designed tails being worn – the Ember tail boasts bright oranges and reds turning to mahogany and black, with some light ember-like glow throughout the design. It was one of my favourites to design, and one of my favourites to photograph as it keeps its colour so well under the water! Emma from Empress Makeup and Special Effects did the gorgeous sunset-inspired makeup, taking colours from the tail and Sam’s hair and creating a masterpiece!

Check out our behind the scenes video here!

Thank you ladies for being so fantastic to work with, this was one fantastic shoot indeed!

Photographer: Dana Cato – FireFlight Photography
Mermaid Tail: Two Oceans Mermaid Tails
Model & Top: Samantha Els – Tempress Phoenix
Makeup: Emma – Empress Makeup and Special Effects
Assistant & BTS Video: Meghan – Meghan McCabe Photography
Hair: Eugene Vin Gena Venter at Paul James Hairdressing Lemon Tree
Ink: Skinn Tattoos and Body piercing