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Baby Rainbow Mermaid Tail Tutorial

I’ve had so many request from people asking where to purchase my baby mermaid tails.  The tails I use in my photos are tails I made.  So, I decided to put a tutorial together.  It is available for free on YouTube.  I will be creating more “diy” craft tutorials and photography “how to” tutorials.  Below is the list of supplies you will need to make a mermaid tail.  Approximate cost for your first tail is around $28, each additional tail should only cost about $13.

SUPPLIES NEEDED
9 – 12″x18″ Multi-Colored Foam Sheets
For A Solid Colored Tail: Craft and Party – Foam Sheet 12″X18″ 2mm, 10 SHEET (Turquoise)
1 – 2.5″ 6.35cm Round Craft Punch
Ribbon
Aleene’s 29682 All Purpose Turbo Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce
Singer Color Ball Head Pins in Flower Box, 360-Count
Ruler
Thread & Sewing Machine
Approx Cost: $28

STEPS
Step 1 – Measure Your Baby & Cut Your Tail To Fit
Step 2 – Sew Your Tail Together
Step 3 Cut Your Tail To Taper It From Wide At The Top
To Thinner A The Bottom
Step 4 – Cut And Sew On Your Ribbon Ties
Step 5 – Cut Out Your Fin
Step 6 – Sew Your Fin On
Step 7 – Cut Out Your Scales
Step 8 – Measure And Mark Where Your Scales
Go For Accuracy
Step 9 – Glue Your Scales On
Step 10 – Let It Dry For At Least A Day, Maybe Two
Step 11 – Measure, Mark And Cut The Top Of The Tail To Your Preferences

 

OUR YOUTUBE CAMERA SETUP
Most of our videos are filmed with this setup, our impromptu videos are filmed with an iPhone 7+.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens, 82mm Filter Set, Cleaning Kit, Ritz Gear Neoprene Protective Pouch and Accessory Bundle
Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardioid

FOR EDITING
Photoshop CC 2017
Premiere Pro CC 2017

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Kimberly & Jeremy’s Engagement Session

I had a wonderful engagement session with Kimberly and Jeremy in Woodward Park and then the Japanese Gardens in Fresno. It was the first time I’ve done an engagement session there. It was absolutely gorgeous! They brought their babies (pups) along for the photo shoot and we got a little creative with signage (Kimberly’s idea). I love the extra thought she put into the engagement session before hand. It is always wonderful to work with an enthusiastic and creative bride. I am an etsy addict so I really appreciate home made touches and little details. Jeremy is a great guy it was wonderful meet a guy who is as happy to get engagement photos as their future bride is.

I’m wishing them all the best on their big day. I’m sure the wedding is going to be beautiful, creative and full of Kimberly’s personality.

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Freeman Family Photo Session

We planned a lovely outdoor photo session in a park only to discover it was closed for the season. Fortunately, the neighbor’s orchard made for a beautiful dramatic setting.

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Bad Girls on Beale

I had the opportunity to photograph the promotional photos for Blair Simpson and Tori Tollison’s upcoming show March 10th at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street.

Their upcoming show is called “Bad Girls on Beale”, so it was only fitting that the shoot be held on Beale Street.  The weather wasn’t completely cooperating with us, It started the rain so we headed inside the Hard Rock.  Despite minor setbacks we achieved some brag worthy shots nonetheless.

They are both as talented as they are wonderful to work with.  Blair is an up and coming country music artists.  Tori Tollison is a grungy soulful rocker.  Both girls are blessed with incredible pipes and style all their own.  I really believe these two are going places and together they’ll put on one hell of a show!

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