Maternity 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.
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.
This 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.
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
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?
Matzu is the Chinese water Goddess that protected sailors. I think I hit this one dead on. If I have ever had a angel in the water it would be Rebecca Yang. Thanks to Destiny Pools of Lubbock for the use of there facilities.
When I say infant photo shoot in the water most people blow me off. When they realize I’m serious they think I’m CRAZY. When they see the photos they are amazed. Babies do very well in the water after the initial shock of being put in the pool. They hold there breath naturally and even make swimming strokes. Of course they act like little flotation devices because of there body composition. They shoot straight to the top of the water.