Mermaid Mini Sessions | Austin, Texas

By popular demand, I am launching MERMAID MINI SESSIONS.

BYOM – Bring Your Own Mermaid (more details below!)

Monday, September 7th | Labor Day | 3-5pm

  • 20 minute session
  • 5 final images (option to download all for an additional $50)
  • $300 investment 

My Little Mermaid – My oldest daughter Emily and I were in need of some one-on-one. I knew there was nothing she’d love more than her very own mermaid photo sesh at one of our fave spots. When the day came, I said, “grab her mermaid tail and let’s go!” We had an amazing time. She was mesmerized by all of the fish and the fact that they would swim towards her. She was hoping a little girl would come up to her and ask if she was a real mermaid. She was totally in her element. It was incredible. Afterward, she told me it was the best day of her life – better than any birthday or even Christmas. She sure knows how to melt a mama’s heart. It wasn’t until I pulled the photographs into my computer and began to edit them that I realized what incredible works of art we had created together. They will grace the walls of our home for years to come.

When I shared the photographs on social media, my friends and family went wild. The email inquiries for mermaid mini sessions have flooded my inbox ever since. It’s perfectly serendipitous.

The location will be Red Bud Isle (3401 Redbud Trail, near the intersection of Lake Austin Blvd). If you have been there before, you know that parking can be extremely difficult and sunset is the busiest time of day. I will be arriving extremely early to make sure I am available to start on time. I highly recommend having 2 adults in the car so that one can drop off and circle if a parking spot is unavailable. If you do not have a second adult to help out, please arrive at least 45 minutes early to wait for a parking spot if need be. You will need to walk your child to the specific location and keep an eye on them to make sure they stay safe while we are shooting.

BYOM: Bring your own mermaid. Your mermaid must arrive ready to go in her own costume. I recommend bringing a stroller or wagon so you can push or pull her around since she will have fins instead of feet!

Our mermaid outfit was ordered from Fin Fun Mermaid. Orders are processed within 24 hours and ship to arrive within 2-5 business days. This brand is very high quality. I love that there is an insert for their fit straight into the fit so it really gives that authentic mermaid vibe, versus a tail that their feet simply slip into. Order your tail NOW! 

Of course, I am a pro at physical distancing by now. We will keep your little mermaid safe!

Payment in full is required to confirm your reservation. Mini sessions are non-refundable.

Email hello@melanieapplegate.com to book. 

Follow my journey on Instagram. @melanieapplegatephotography

Austin Fine Art Lifestyle Photographer: Family, Newborn, Motherhood, Maternity, Couples, Wedding, Milestone, Cake Smash, Business Professional, Events, Influencers and more! Serving the following areas: Westlake, West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Kyle, Buda, Manor, South Austin, North Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Central Texas, South Texas, North Texas and beyond.

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