Ushantha | Mermaid Portraits

When you meet someone who loves mermaids, fantasy and has a penchant for awesome mermaid puns, you know you’ve got a winner! Ushantha inspired me to do an on land / beach mermaid portrait session, and boy did it work out incredibly well! We had such a laugh trying to get to the best places for shots – and then realising the tide was coming in pretty quickly! We waddled over the beach (Ushantha in her tail and me in sopping wet pants!) to the nicest little pool of water trapped between some rocks that was so nice and warm and made for some brilliant shots with Table Mountain in the background! We got some lovely soft light from the overcast sunset and managed to deal with the incoming tide to get really fintastic photos! It was the best ending to my trip to Cape Town, and I cannot wait to go back for some more mermazing experiences! Thank you to Lené for your fabulous makeup and beautiful flower crown that pulled this whole mermaid look together amazingly! Thank you to Meghan again for your assisting skills and braving the crazy cold water too!
Photographer: Dana Cato
Model: Ushantha
Makeup & Flower Crown: Opgedollie
Assistant: Meghan McCabe Photography
Tail: Two Oceans Mermaid Tails