She told her boyfriend if they were ever going to get engaged she will have their underwater "Save The Date Cards" done by me.
The time has come and when Regan's boyfriend Dan proposed, she contacted me immediately and we set up a date to make Regan's dream come true.
To create these images we had a make up and hair stylist on set and also a safety person who helped out through the whole day with lots preparation and changing backgrounds while the light changed throughout the day.
Regan had a couple of pretty, light fabric dresses that she found on amazon and the fun began.
This time I used tule fabric to create a dreamy underwater background to hide the pool in some way.
Everything is different under the water. Light needs to be stronger and clients need to adapt to shooting in a zero-gravity environment while wearing clothes. All props and wardrobes will act differently. A gorgeous, flowing dress on land could be a tangled, transparent mess underwater, and some colors just don't work under the water either. Props that you thought would be a great idea might be downright dangerous after it gets wet or they would look way too small and silly.
Lots of thought and email exchange goes into preparation. The most important thing for a client is to learn how to sink. Instead of holding your breath you actually have to let the air out. The less air in the lungs, the less buoyant you are, and easier it is to maneuver under water.
When the photo shoot is done lots of work goes into post processing the images. Water is a medium, and anytime you shoot through a medium, you're going to run into some issues and lots of in between shots. All of those brilliant underwater photos you see on the internet, are not entirely straight out of the camera.
Shooting through water takes away image clarity and sharpness, adds lot of background stuff to clean up.
I'm very humbled by the fact that I have my clients from all over the world and they travel to our little pretty island for such a unique experience.
I look forward for Regan's and Dan's wedding in November!!! Thank you for letting me create these images for you!!!