The Mermaid Experience


At the Mermaid Experience is to bring creatives together for an unparalleled artistic adventure.

Whether you are just starting to build your portfolio or have been an avid photographer for years, we want to be the vehicle to help you create art that inspires.

We customize each event so photographers of every experience and technical level are coached and supported.

Together, we focus on editorial, portraiture, and fine art photography.

Your Paradise

The Turks and Caicos Islands set our scene. Martin, our on-island host, will show you the best locations and what gorgeous settings serve his already existing Turks and Caicos-based photography career, Mermaid Pictures and Printing.

Our excursions are carefully curated. Our session times are structured around the beautiful light of sunrise and sunset. The enchanting turquoise hues of the waters surrounding Turks and Caicos come alive when the sun is shining above the horizon.

Some of our locations are only accessible by boat; others are steps away from your accommodations.

From desolate white sand beaches, immaculate sandbars, reflection pools, rock formations falling into the sea, and vibrant tropical gardens, these islands have it, and we will shoot it.
The Package

The Mermaid Experience package covers all charges. Your arrangements have
been made in advance to set you up for an easy, carefree vacation.

The inclusions are; all snacks, meals, and non-alcoholic beverages, your private
accommodation, model expenses, 24-hour concierge assistance, airport transfers,
and daily transportation.

The Turks and Caicos are known to be a high-end, highly sought-after vacation
spot. All of our partner resorts are in the desirable Grace Bay district.

You can come for the intensive three days of photoshoots or purchase
additional night(s) at your hotel to enjoy the beauty of TCI on your own.

Package pricing varies from trip to trip. Click HERE to choose the trip for you.

Getting There

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is where our trip begins. Airport Code: PLS

American Airlines, United, Delta, Southwest, British Airways, Air Canada, West Jet, and JetBlue service the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Direct flights occur daily from many US and Canadian Cities.

All visitors require a valid passport and a return/onward ticket to clear immigration.

Many nationalities, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom,
do not need a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos.

Our lead assistant, chef, mermaids, hotel partners, and hosts, Martin and Makayla,
will be your ultimate guides for the trip.



The Hosts
Makayla has been a top traveling model for the last ten years. Her internationally recognized work has been featured in numerous worldwide publications, earning her place among this industry’s best. Her charm and grace are evident in each of her images. Born and raised in Central Florida, she left home and chased her passion from New York to Sydney.
Martin has been a professional photographer his entire adult life. After receiving his education in Los Angeles, he worked extensively in the music and entertainment industries. His work took him from LA to New York until he found his love for the islands in 2012. Moving his company, he is now one of the top wedding and portrait photographers in the Caribbean. His passion for emotional portraits and the spirit of the Turks and Caicos are evident in his work.
Martin and Makayla met and instantly created a love that was deeply rooted in the art of photography. They created The Mermaid Experience to share their love of art and the islands. They will treat you like family; building a community that respects one another is their passion.