🎶 Look at this, isn’t it neat, wouldn’t it make your photo collection complete…. 🎶

Calling all merbabes! We’re making waves with our Limited Edition mermaid photo shoots. If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like under the sea the now is your chance to embrace your inner Ariel.

We are always looking to do something different here at The Branch so when the opportunity arose to work with our Disney-mad model, Zara, we couldn’t think of anything more fitting than a theme based on The Little Mermaid.

This shoot stretched our imaginations and allowed us to go a little wild with the styling, which is always fun. As you’ll see in the video makeup was provided by our very own Mrs Twig, from Branch Out Makeup, and featured lots of glitter and jewels. What self-respecting mermaid doesn’t shimmer right down to the tips of her fins?! The main items used to achieve this look were mermaid jewels from Tarte Cosmetics (we had to trim these slightly to fit our model) and the Take Me Back To Brazil Palette from BH Cosmetics. And, of course, no mermaid look would be complete without a tail which we sourced from UraMermaid.com.

Shooting in the water wasn’t a particular challenge as we’ve done milk baths before, but getting our mermaid in and out of the tub was a hoot! The other key element was keeping on top of the styling as our mermaid obviously got a bit soggy, but Mrs Twig was on hand for any necessary touch ups.

For the tech buffs out there, Mr Twig used the Canon 5D mk2, Sigma Art 24-105mm f4 and the Lensbaby Sweet 35mm.

All in all, it was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon, chillin’ with a mermaid. As you do.

The images we have previewed so far have got you all flipping your fins with excitement so we are pleased to announce we are giving a very limited few of you a mermazing opportunity to have your very own shoot.

Our Under the Sea package includes;

  • 3-hour shoot experience (to include hair, makeup & styling)
  • 45 mins milk bath session 
  • Professional hair & makeup including mermaid styling with face jewels and glitter
  • Use of our own mermaid tail for your shoot (you will need to provide your own bikini/bra top)
  • Exclusive use of a luxury Shropshire hotel room
  • Glass of bubbly & chocolates on arrival
  • Goody bag 
  • Full posing and styling assistance from our specialist photographer 
  • All images edited in The Branch style
  • Private online gallery
  • Your favourite 5 images from your shoot printed in 8x6” size, presented in a boutique gift box

The shoots will take place on Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November, 2018 and are priced at £295pp. This includes your mermaid tail and makeup styling with gems and glitter.

Availability is extremely limited (single figures) so sessions will be booked on a first come, first served basis. We regret we will not be able to hold slots and a £95 deposit* is required to confirm your place. Your remaining balance may then be split into two payments (£100 due by 1st Oct & £100 by 1st Nov, 2018) or pay upfront and secure your shoot for a discounted rate of £275

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as we will not be running any more of these sessions.

Still unsure? (we doubt it, who needs convincing to be a mermaid for the day?!) Take a look at our awesome behind the scenes video which was filmed by the talented Ellipsis Visuals.

Our Under the Sea sessions are on sale NOW - contact us for details.

Until next time Branchettes!

The Twigs

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*Our preferred payment method is via bank transfer. However we also accept debit and credit card payments, as well as Apple & Android pay.