Styled Underwater Model Photography
Each season I leave time in my calendar for one or two truly creative projects. I work with and my tribe here in Charlotte to create amazing Styled Underwater Model Sessions. These are always a little out of my comfort zone. And generally a little, “out of the box”.
These are projects that I have total control over and get to design from start to finish. I often plan them for months, pulling elements together, creating a dream board, shopping for props, working on collaborations.
And y’all. They give me life!
Underwater Skeleton Mermaid
The Underwater Skeleton Mermaid Session was an incredible project. It pushed me to my limits in some crazy ways.
We sunk a large backdrop for the first time. But, of course, in typical Renee Style we couldn’t stop there! We also sunk a chandelier, underwater fairy lights, and a SKELETON!
Oh how we had some fun!!
As we wrapped up the session, I realized, my mind was still spinning.
The light was amazing, Lisa’s makeup was incredible. Neither of us was ready to quit.
And so part two of our Styled Underwater Model Session was born.
I ran in the house and grabbed a dress and some fabric. Lisa pulled off the Mermaid Tail. As my amazing team started cleaning up the giant mess we had made on the pool deck, Lisa and I were able to start playing in the pool. Just the two of us.
Boudoir Underwater Model
You see, Lisa is an amazing Boudoir Photographer. This was a special opportunity for each of us. I loved being able to work with her as an underwater model, and she loved the opportunity to be on the other side of the camera for a change!
Fabric and Color ~ An Underwater Model’s Best Friend
Fabric and color are exhilarating in the water. They provide so much of my inspiration when I am creating underwater portraits.
The flow of the fabric is difficult to control. I really don’t know what I will end up with. And that is truly what I love!
Many people create amazing composites with fabric underwater. And that can be equally captivating. But I think the challenge of working with the fabric IN the water as much as possible provides a great deal of the fun for me!
And of course. Lisa is incredibly beautifully. And as a photographer herself, was very aware of the importance of movement in front of the camera. I love how she was able to loose herself in the water and embrace the flow of the water and fabric as we created these incredible images.
Our season hasn’t even begun, but of course I already have a long list of ideas for this year’s Annual Creative Session! But some of my best plans have come from pulling different ideas together. Working with my team and with underwater models to gather inspiration and plans.
I would love to hear some of your thoughts!
What type of Styled Underwater Model Session would you like to see in my pool this year?
I always tell my clients, what we create is only limited by our own imaginations!
So. Let’s jump in and CREATE!