Prepare your session with us
My goal is that you really enjoy the session being comfortable, so we will get souvenirs of a happy and relax moment of your life! Ask any question you may have about the organization of your session. But may be you will already find a response below:
Organizing your photo shoot
We can advise you on the most appropriate clothes to bring according to your session type, based on our wide experience. Here are some things to start considering for a successful shoot:
Clothes type: For maximum agility in the water, bring clothes that adjust to your body’s movements. Full, loose-fitting clothes, such as long, wide skirts, and even slips or half-slips are recommended for creating effects and movement underwater.
Bring various items of clothing that suit the location and your swimming ability. When we take photos of movement in deep waters, the right garments will accentuate the contours of your body. If we take still photos, a loose, flowing outfit will nonetheless produce spectacular effects.
Think about design and color when selecting the different clothing items you bring to the photo shoot.
Color: Light and vibrant colors work very well underwater (orange, red, white, pink). It’s best to stick to one color and avoid patterned fabrics or garments with more than two colors, as they can cause unclear images under the water. We also recommend avoiding nude colors so that the body is easily distinguishable from the clothes.
Underwear: It’s best not to bring underwear for the shoot as it will probably be visible under wet clothes. However, if you wish to wear it, we recommend nude colors and very fine fabrics (without obvious seams).
We have huge, brightly colored sheets (5 m long - 15 ft long) that we can wrap around you, to give the appearance of a mermaid with a long tail fluttering in the water (see the photos below).
We can recommend hair stylists and make-up artists with whom we have worked before, and who use waterproof make-up.
You can also bring your own stylists. Some clients even choose to style their own hair and make-up.
Yes! Of course!
Think about objects that represent something about your past or your life, generally. Let your imagination go wild; there are no limits. Size doesn’t matter - little or large, we can include it in the scene. We can create fun or romantic settings, or set up an interesting scene that contrasts with the aquatic environment. Share your ideas with us and we’ll help you find the right props and accessories.
To achieve the best underwater shots, several takes are necessary. The models and the photographers need to adapt to each other and it takes time and patience to reach a point of synchronicity.
A session can last from one to six/seven hours (with breaks). Each session is different and the duration will depend on the effects we want to achieve.
In any case, aquatic photo shoots do require significant physical and mental effort. Therefore, it’s essential to arrive well rested, and feeling fit and ready to cooperate with the team. For this reason, we don’t schedule couples shoots the day after the wedding. It’s always best to wait one more day to ensure that you are in good shape.
Yes. If the location allows for it and provides attractive enough backgrounds, we also take open-air photos.
What’s a photo session with our team like?
Various packages are available for each session type: couples, maternity, models, pool shoots or nature shoots. Tell us about the project you have in mind and we will send you proposals adapted to your needs.
Depending on the complexity of the shoot, we’ll take between five and ten different photos per hour.
Underwater photos require organization; for every photo, we first need to set the scene and the lighting. There’ll be a few takes, and usually about three or four immersions during which we’ll snap many photos to be sure to capture the best moments. Dozens of photographs are necessary to obtain an image in which the light, the composition and your expression are all perfect.
We are living in the digital era: You will receive your photos as (very) high resolution digital files. (We use Nikon D800 36 megapixel cameras.) These files allow you to make as many enlargements as you wish, up to poster size.
Photos albums: If you wish, we can create a personalized album in which your photographs will be printed directly on the pages.
Our team can only conduct five or six photo sessions per month, as each one implies a lot of preparation and post-production photo editing.
We accept reservations up to 18 months in advance. Contact us to secure yours.
Our job is to create actual photography studios underwater. Anything is possible and there are no limits on numbers. Tell us about your idea and we’ll suggest a suitable place and the ideal conditions to make it a reality.
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Our last underwater sessions