Childrens Underwater Portrait Photography – Gold Coast
Photographing children underwater is one of my favorite ways to shoot. Most children love being in the water and I love capturing those moments. When children are in the water they are at their most relaxed, they usually forget the camera is there and just have fun. I spend time encouraging them to have fun while subtly directing that fun so that we can achieve some amazing images. The biggest problem I ever have when shooting children underwater is that they don’t want it to end.
An underwater shoot can include props or costumes and the more creative we get the more fun the shoot is. Of course safety is the most important thing so I will always make sure your child is comfortable. We don’t need to shoot in deep water, and you, the parent are always on the set. I don’t push children into doing anything in the pool that they would not be doing naturally.
It is a magic time being young and in the water, we all remember those days when swimming gave us a great feeling of freedom. Countless hours spent pretending we were mermaids, dolphins or maybe even aqua man. Those moments are to precious not to capture. I love the smiles of my child clients when they see their images, it’s one of my favorite moments as a photographer.
I like to ask children how they would like to be photographed, and I always get a great answer, sometimes a surprising answer. Underwater photography is never boring and children bring that extra exciting element to an underwater shoot. They are bundles of pure energy and I always consider myself lucky that I get to work with them and create some amazing images that they will cherish for a life time. So will mum, dad, nanna, pop and all the aunties and uncles.
Book your child’s amazing underwater portrait shoot today.