Luckily my kids are all water babies. They have been swimming since they were a couple of months old and swim every other day. My daughter is pretty amazing at posing underwater and looking natural so I take advantage of that by using her as my guinea pig for testing out costumes, backdrops, video shoots etc. Often we are just having fun in the pool and I feel like taking photos so i’ve ended up with quite a few of them.
We have quite a good fancy dress collection now and I love to use them in my shoots. It just adds another level of interest and the colours really pop.
I love bubbles and splashes and experimenting with the effects they make for a more abstract underwater image.
Underwater photos are also a great opportunity to do themed shoots such as Christmas, Halloween or Mothers/Fathers Day,