My good friend Helen and I finalized the Save the Date for her upcoming wedding in October using the underwater photos we took last fall. My first time taking underwater photos was better than I could have hoped but some of our favorite photos came out a little grainy. Rather than dismiss the photos as unusual, I post-processed the photos to have a vintage feel, with washed out colors and light leaks. I selected a embellished script font that exemplified the vintage romantic feeling I was going for. Here are the results:
So my good friend Helen wanted to try some underwater engagement photos and it took little convincing for me to give it a shot. I can say honestly it’s hard work for all parties involved but I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out, especially for my very first shoot! It took some time for everyone to get comfortable with what works and what doesn’t and I definitely will be trying a few things next time that might help: namely a weight belt for me and a few inexpensive underwater lights.
The night shots turned out fantastic though the cloudiness obscured photos any further than 4-5 feet away. Perhaps next time I’ll rent a wide angle lens as well so I can be close to the action without losing the shot.
And a big thank you to Helen and Adam for being such patient models and to Kyle, Emily and my Ranger for the best support crew a girl could ask for!