These are the final images I’ve chosen to share from my first underwater session in California. Thank you for reading my multiple posts on this session. It was so much fun I honestly can’t wait to do it again. Normally, I would have planned out every detail for a shoot like this. But I was so out of my element shooting underwater that I just let things unfold and adapted to each moment. Some of those moments included water up my nose, others colliding head on with my model. There were plenty of laughs, snorts and tears (getting water up your nose hurts!). Finding 3 vintage dresses the morning of the shoot for a whopping $22 was pure, dumb luck or incredibly good shopping karma. Either way, the shoot wouldn’t have been the same without them. They helped create a unique mood and I like to think I freed them from the stuffy racks of the Goodwill and let them do something fabulous in their old age.
I know I’ve said it a zillion times but I’ll say it again, this shoot was SO MUCH FUN.
In a way, I feel like I conquered some fears with this shoot. I got out of my comfort zone and learned to adapt quickly in an uncontrolled situation. I also learned to challenge my creativity. I have been struggling with blogging lately and feeling a bit uninspired in general, but I think this project has reminded me to take myself less seriously and just have fun. I already have some creative and exciting shoots planned for this Spring, starting today with an adventure in Central Park. I also feel like I’ve finally found my voice again when it comes to blogging, so stay tuned for more posts.
A final thanks to my spectacular model Hope (who can hold her breath forever). She was a water goddess and I couldn’t have done this shoot without her.