I am a huge Disney fanatic so when the opportunity to photograph Ashley as Ariel presented itself, I jumped at the chance. It had been raining the entire week and when we got to the Twin Knobbs beach at Cave Run, it was closed and we were forced to figure out a Plan B. Stoney Cove was PERFECT for the session and despite a slightly creepy guy that kept asking if she was the Little Mermaid and having to be very careful on the rocks, the session came out stunning. I went into the session knowing that the images would need manipulation to have the fantasy look to them, so we just had fun with the session.
One of the best things about cosplay sessions is that it doesn't HAVE to look real. The fantasy aspect of these style sessions is what makes you feel like you are in a real life fairy tale. Here's a quick example of how we can enhance what already is a great image to make is over the top!
As you can see, just a little editing and this looks like a picture straight out of a real life Little Mermaid that just got her legs for the first time! Here are some more images from this stunning session!