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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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Kristie’s Pin-up / Boudoir Inspired Shoot

Kristie is one of my all-time favorite people to work with.  Not only is she a wonderful MUA, she is also a gorgeous model.  This shoot was done prior to re-locating to California.  Kristie and I had planned to do a pin-up inspired shoot for quite sometime.  Fortunately, we were able to fit in a two hour shoot shortly before it was time for me to move.  I’m so happy we made time for this shoot, it is one of my all time favorite photo shoots.  We had one hiccup during our shoot, I got a flat tire and my husband came to the rescue 🙂

 

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Beautiful Photos for the Goode Family

Good Family

Goode Family

I met with the Goode’s and their three beautiful kids at 8am in the morning.  It was a beautiful morning!  We shot outside the studio on the lawn and in the jumbo tractor tire swing.  The kids were hungry so we took a break and ate at the Shelby Forest General Store.  We finished our shoot Poplar Tree Lake in beautiful Meeman Shelby Forest, a Tennessee State Park.  See the rest of the session here.

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Ashley – High School Senior Shoot

Ashley is graduating this year and was happy to have her first professional photo shoot.  She looked like a deer in headlights when the first flash went off, but quickly realized how much fun it can be!

We did a two hour shoot with four outfit changes.  Part of the shoot was done in the studio and the rest out in beautiful Meeman Shelby Forest.

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Bridal Album

I’m always ecstatic when I get my work printed.  Alicia’s bridal book was just delivered today and came all the way from Italy.  It is 30 pages and the cover is white leather.

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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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Alicia’s Bridal Session

Alicia is going to make a gorgeous bride!  She is such a timeless beauty.  Her bridal session was photographed at the beautiful Heartwood Hall, a wedding venue in Piperton, TN.  The southern elegance of Heartwood Hall’s interior made it the perfect location for this well planned shoot.

Special thanks go out to Heartwood Hall for use of their facility and Kristie Parham – Hartunian Gowan.  Kristie is a very experienced MUA in Memphis, TN.  She has worked with some of the most exceptional photographers in the Memphis area and she really has an eye for detail.

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