You've booked your underwater photography session (YAY!), now what?!
Here's some tips and steps to help you be the most prepared for your photo session:
- First, know that any nervousness is totally normal and every single client has expressed some form of nerves prior to their session. Whether nerves are due to not being a very good swimmer, not thinking they'll look amazing in their pictures, or wondering how their pregnancy will affect their breath holding capability, feel free to reach out to me and I'll help reassure you! I promise your nerves are totally normal, but I also promise you'll be completely safe, look amazing, and only need to hold your breath for a few seconds in order for me to get amazing shots!
- Picking out clothing:
- bright colors, loose fitting, and long flowing clothing looks best underwater.
- Fun textures like lace and organza (kind of like tulle fabric) look great underwater too!
- Accessories like a headband, crown, and statement necklaces/jewelry can be really fun!
- For more ideas about maternity dresses, check out my whole blog post about them here: https://www.lifealivephotography.com/blog/what-to-wear
- If you love the pictures with their heads tilted upwards underwater and want to recreate that, know that water does go up their noses, but there's a solution!
- If you are pretty comfortable underwater, buying a nose plug isn't necessary, but I do recommend it because it can be a little uncomfortable if you're tilting your head back a bunch.
- Covid concerns:
- I am completely happy to do everything in my power to follow all state and local guidelines regarding the Covid pandemic.
- We typically do come inside the home for a period prior to and after the photography session. If desired, we can eliminate this entirely by accessing the pool through the side yard.
- I will disinfect surfaces prior to client entry into the home.
- In the pool (outdoors) I am able to stay 6 feet away while photographing.
- I typically show pictures on the back of the camera during the session, but this can be eliminated also as it involves me coming within 6 feet.
- The safety swimmer should only come in contact for safety purposes only, for example, to assist you to the hand holds or the side if they see that you need assistance.
- Light snacks and beverages are typically provided, but these can also be eliminated if desired.
- Lastly, please contact me with any suggestions or concerns on how I can improve this process in order to help you feel as safe as possible during this time.
- It's the big day! What to bring:
- Any outfits, swimsuits, and accessories you'd like
- A change of clothes if you'd like
- Your payment if you have not paid in full yet
- Hairbrush is optional :)
- Your gorgeous self ready to have an amazing experience! :D
Please reach out if you have any other questions or concerns! Feel free to text me at (619)354-7999
I can't wait for our session together! <3