Well Esteela outdid herself again with Mayah’s 6 year-old birthday party. Since Mayah is SUCH a little fish in the water, it only seemed natural to have her in a mermaid tail and swimming. So Esteela decided to make her birthday ALL mermaid themed! Who knew that not only can you find a mermaid outfit, but you can actually hire professional mermaids from Sheroes Entertainment that run a mermaid school in Los Angeles to teach you how to swim and act like a mermaid! I was obsessed with their costumes and how these mermaids managed to have their hair and make-up STILL look amazing while in a chlorinated pool. Seriously, that is a skill in itself!
So when Esteela asked me to jump in the water with my expensive camera to shoot underwater, I jumped at the chance to test out using an underwater housing and what an experience THAT was. I was so focused on trying to get the shot of moving mermaids underwater in low light that half the time I forgot to breathe! It was so fun trying to keep up with little Mayah and her friends in the water that I lost track of the time. What a fun party!
Stay tuned to watch Mayah and the mermaids swim on KTLA news later this month!