May 29, 2015

Session Share: Underwater Maternity Session, from Vairdy Photography

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Before this session, underwater photography was relatively new to me. I stumbled upon stunningly beautiful fashion images online and instantly, I had this insatiable desire to try it with a pregnant belly. I immediately found a friend who was expecting and asked if she’d let me practice on her. I must say, I had a blast! Well, I posted a couple of the images on my blog and it prompted another client into thinking she wanted to try it too!

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Inspiration: For this client’s session, I knew I wanted to style it differently. I had seen underwater fashion images with beautiful flowing dresses and thought it would be fun to take the shoot in a similar artistic direction. I envisioned the couple wearing real clothes in the water, not bathing suits.

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Favorite Element: I can vividly remember my own pregnancy, and with all that extra weight, I just felt heavy on my feet. In the months leading up to my due date, I loved getting into the pool and just floating; I loved that weightless feeling of being in the water and knew I wanted to express that feeling through these images.

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Biggest Challenge: Operating my camera through an underwater bag was difficult! I managed to set my exposure ahead of time, and wore snorkel gear so I could see and breathe underwater.

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Final Thoughts: I’d love to get in the water with my clients more often. Because water is calming and gives us a sense of lightness, it creates an interesting photography experience that both I and my moms-to-be just love. And, I feel pleased to have created beautiful and unique artwork that my clients will love and cherish forever.

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Vairdy, thank you for sharing this ethereal maternity session with us! We can only imagine how this mother-to-be felt upon seeing these stunning images for the first time.

For more from Vairdy, and for booking inquiries, please visit her website, and Like her Facebook page!

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About the Contributor: I love photographing love. This is my dream job and I still get really excited before every session. I am committed to working closely with each of my clients on clearly understanding their creative vision and producing original imagery.

 

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