A tour into the jungle, we wanted to look for a mermaid in one of our local cenotes of the Riviera Maya Mexico #Aworldofitsown
The day began in a hidden cave, with the traditional copal smoke filling the space, it looked like a magical wonder! Ping was like a porcelain doll, incredible skin and features and with a frothy skirt on her gown that was perfect for underwater shots. Mai was strong and manly, the contrast against her delicacy was amazing and the tenderness between the couple was a joy to watch. Mai loves his cigars and Sol found an “eco-friendly” way to incorporate this love into the shoot (trade secrets, shhh!) Ping brought along a mermaid’s tail and after changing out of her bridal gown and into the tail, she was transformed!
Sol was there to capture the magic and she shared her thoughts with us:
Making dreams come true! Ping couldn’t swim and she was afraid of being underwater but she dreamed of being a mermaid. Magical things happen in the underworld and she became the mermaid bride she wished for! Mai loves cigars so we did an “eco-friendly” smoke fantasy underwater. Gracias for everything amigos!
We love seeing people overcome their fears to create art, watching non-swimmer Ping embrace her inner mermaid with the support of Ping by her side was absolutely priceless.
Principal photographer: Sol