Flight

Praticia RobinsonmaterniywmsmMaternity sessions are a personal moment in a mother life. I respect the fact that most of my clients do not want there images plastered all over the internet for advertising my photography. However, once in a blue moon I get the okay to use an image like this. Underwater Maternity photos are a tad bit tricky like most captures in the water. Underwater maternity photos take a significant amount of time for preparation of the mother to pose in the optimal positions. Like most underwater modeling, getting and staying in position is a challenge.  By adding a 18 foot long  underwater drape adds to the dimension of the images but usually requires a few extra helping hand for the underwater maternity photograph . These photographs of the pregnant mother are unique and will be cherished for a lifetime.
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Crossing the Liquid Divide ” Europa”

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Finlay getting around to testing the parachute dress out in the water.  It needs a few tweaks for open water but it will flow well at Stuarts Cove next spring.  Sharks, Underwater models, and long flowing gowns will make for a dramatic capture.  I’m guessing it will take a team of 6 divers to pull this off safely in open water and a skilled underwater model.

LeeLoo

HC-3350rtwmsmThis wasn’t not intended to be a Cos Play image just a bizarre idea I had one evening while  watching the Fifth Element on the tube.   The Idea was pretty simple, Just an orange wig and some white Duct Tape.  The problems was finding a model to actually pull this off.  So I gave Hannah Kelsey a ring and asked if she was up for something different.  She hopped in her car and drove from California to Lubbock just to be dunked in the UW studio.  Of course she pulled of this amazing underwater image with little difficulty.  The results are LeeLoo walking on water.

Dance Team

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So when professional dancer/model/singer Carlus Reed came to town for a photo shoot I had to at least try the underwater dance gig. I have had both Tori Rymer and Carlus in the water before but never two at one time. Lets just say I am very pleased at the results form our aquatic encounter..
Model: Carlus Reed , Tori Rymer
Dress Design: MayNette
MUAH: Petra Clary
Pool: Destiny Pools of Lubbock
Top Side: MayNette, Ann Zischkau, Sarah Blakley

Water World

DSC_7909-EditIt only makes sense when the whale sharks show up that the Mer people would also. This was captured Northeast of Isla Mujeres MX last year. One of the more difficult captures I have taken. Not because the image is difficult to take but I was sea sick. Like so sea sick I give the camera to Handler because I thought I was going to pass out. Rule one, Always save the camera.  And to make things worse I had gotten a killer head cold on the trip down to the island.  Luck did turn my way however there just happened to be a Mermaid convention on the island that week.

Water Baby

When I was first asked to do KaiLee’s underwater maternity photos I was a bit concerned about how the water might affect the unborn child.  The big one was the pressure of the water going to induce labor in a 36 week pregnancy? The other was would the mother holding her breath have a negative affect on the baby? So I set up a few meetings with a couple of OB physicians in town to see what they had to say.  They pretty much told me the baby would extract oxygen form the mother no matter what. It might affect the mothers ability to holding her breath but the baby would be fine. If it did induce labor, unlikely, the baby was going to be coming out very soon anyway.  So with that information in hand, I ventured into the realm of underwater maternity photos. A little tricky but defiantly worth the energy and time. Interesting question here, would a pregnant woman underwater be considered a submarine?

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Bottle Neck

TR-7528wmsmOnce a year, the largest fish in the ocean congregate off the cost of Isla Mujeres to feed.  They arrive in early July and remain until late August feeding on the Skip Jack or Oceanic Bonito eggs.  As they feed the become so gorged from the food that they literally stop swimming and go vertical in the water.