w a t e r
Flowing, changing, and ever-resilient.
Life begins floating in the embryonic fluids of our mother’s womb.
In water, we subconsciously return to feeling completely nurtured and protected, just like we did before birth.
floating weightless in the water, all pressure released from your body that has been carrying around a tiny human for months. Your body, water, and fabrics take shape and the result is an ethereal image that will forever celebrate this remarkable time in your life.
It is no wonder that underwater maternity photography is becoming a popular choice for expecting mothers. It is unlike any other style of maternity photography.
Customized Underwater Portrait Sessions
We will begin with a pre-consultation over the phone or online to plan wardrobe and concepts. I have a large selection of gorgeous fabrics in all colors as well as a selection of maternity gowns in a variety of styles, colors, and fit. There is no additional fee to use these in your session.
The session can take place at my studio pool or at the pool of your choice.
We can schedule a makeup artist ($75-$85) if you'd like to have your makeup professionally done on site the day of the shoot. I highly recommend this option if you know you would like to wear makeup but are unsure of how to do it waterproofed.
On the day of the shoot, I want you to be as comfortable a possible. Refreshments and light snacks will be available if we are shooting at my studio. The pool will be heated to a comfortable temperature. A changing room, shower and extra towels are available for your use.
Once we enter the pool, we will spend time getting acquainted with the water. I will teach you methods for submerging including breath control and controlling your buoyancy. I'll show you what to do with your hands and hair and guide you in opening your eyes underwater. We will slowly progress, at your pace, to posing underwater, starting with the simplest of poses. We will take our time and not rush. I will show you photos as we go and offer feedback. The goal is for you to enjoy the experience and to get amazing photos!
Anyone can pose underwater, including you! You don't even need to be a good swimmer - my pool starts at just 3 feet deep and goes to 6 feet, allowing us plenty of room and options to work in.
Choose your images
After your session, you will receive a gallery of your images from which you can choose your favorites for me to edit. I always remove pool borders, any pool debris as well as typical touchups like color enhancing, removing blemishes and even hairs that might fall in front of your face.
When to book your session?
Maternity sessions are best photographed between 28-34 weeks. Usually, within this time you'll have a gorgeous, defined belly while still being comfortable for a variety of poses.
If ever there is a time to entrust yourself to the hands of a professional photographer, it is now. I understand how mothers-to-be photograph best. I will guide you through poses that produce stunning images that you will look and feel absolutely amazing in.
~ Additional digital images can be purchased for $50 per image.
~ A deposit of 50% of the session price is required at the time of booking.
~ Prices do not include TX State Sales Tax.
~ Payment plan options available
~ Visit FAQ's for additional information on what to expect at an underwater session.