If you are looking to do something completly different and unique underwater sessions are for you! These sessions take place in either the ocean or a spring and can be added on to an engagement shoot, day after session, or lifestyle session. The asthetic the ocean gives is something that I never tire of.
Below is a little F.A.Q. section to cover some of the most common questions about these type of session.
When is the best time to do underwater shots?
To get the best ocean images the best time is a mid tide going high. The water clarity is at its best then. A calm ocean also helps in getting clear, crisp images. Also, early morning and late afternoon are best for lighting, as well as overcast skys.
Do I need to be a good swimmer in order to do these session?
YES! I require clients to be avid swimmers as well as be able to hold their breath for a significant amount of time.
Can you shoot in a pool if the ocean conditions are not ideal the day of the shoot?
The pool is an option but is a last resort. I prefer to reschedule the shoot if we don’t get ideal ocean conditions. (I usually have back up date already set if underwater images are included in the shoot)
Do I have to sign a liability release to do these sessions.
YES! All clients are required to read through and sign a liability waiver in order to proceed with the shoot.