A pair of sisters got transformed into mermaids for a magical photo shoot.
Sophia and Haidyn Grulkey are 5 and 4 years old, respectively, and are obsessed with mermaids. So when their mom, Bri, came across a picture of women dressed as mermaids, she reached out to a friend, photographerÂ Lyndsey WrightÂ ofÂ Lyndseyâ€™s Photo Co., to arrange a photo shoot for her daughters.
â€œI had never heard of a mermaid photo shoot so my response was â€˜WTF are you talking about?â€™ lol I thought it seemed a little cheesy and not exactly my style,â€Â Wright told HuffPost via email. â€œBut once my creative wheels started spinning, I mentioned the treasure chest, shells, pearls and gold coins to Bri and she made sure to get her hands on everything I even thought might be cute for the setup!â€
Bri also bought mermaid tails for Sophia and Haidyn. â€œOnce I got to the beach and started putting it all together, I knew I had been wrong about the session because I was already in love with it!â€Â Wright recalled.
The photographer went to the Grulkeyâ€™s house to do the girlsâ€™ hair and then brought them to the beach for the shoot.
â€œThe girls are really great kids. Theyâ€™re well-behaved and so sweet,â€ Wright said. â€œHaidyn is a little more reserved, but still not what I would call â€˜shy.â€™ Sheâ€™s a go-with-the-flow kind of kid when Iâ€™m around. Sophia, on the other hand, knows what she wants and isnâ€™t afraid to tell you!â€
â€œHaidynâ€™s reaction was more like, â€˜Awwwww! SO cute! Can I put my mermaid tail on right now?â€™ Bri says she wants to wear it all the time now,â€ she added.
Wright hopes her photo shoot sparks creativity in people. â€œI know Iâ€™m not even close to the first person to do a session like this,â€ she said. â€œBut when shoots like this do get noticed, I feel like it pushes photographers and our clients to think outside the box and come up with the next big trend.â€
Keep scrolling to see more adorable photos from the Grulkey girlsâ€™ mermaid photo shoot.