Swimming with Mermaids at Alexander Springs, Florida
Historical folklore about the Florida springs talks of magical mermaids, and today, Alexander Springs was full of them! It was an early wakeup, but well worth it to make the trip down to Ocala National Forest to meet Brandee & Zeke. Brandee is the famous Vero Beach Mermaid, well known across the underwater community in Florida. We decided to collaborate together on this shoot in lieu of FinFolk releasing their new line of gorgeously realistic fabric tails. In this shoot at Alexander Springs, we photographed the Jewel of Jupiter, Navi Nightfall, and Jellyfish Jungle tails. My safety swimmer was Brian Hylton of Firefly Media who provided excellent backup during the 4+ hours we spent in the water. I’ve followed Brandee on IG for a while now (and you should too) – her positivity shines through. I loved working with such a talented and strong swimmer. In fact, I think I lost count of how many dives we did that day, enjoying the crystal clear spring water. It is always such a privilege to work with mermaids and I can’t wait to work with more!