under water

a couple weeks ago, i was emailed by K, inquiring about my pricing for an underwater maternity session. i shared with her that my underwater work was a personal project and that i had yet to extend my underwater photography to clients. K shared that she was really disappointed -- this was most likely her last pregnancy and she was confident that she wanted  fine art underwater maternity photographs. our communication continued and the more we talked, the more i felt we were a perfect fit.  within just a couple days, K located a heated pool we could use and her session was scheduled.

underwater shooting is tough and has it's unique challenges but goodness, i love the results so much, i can barely stand it.  i CAN'T WAIT until summer, when i can shoot underwater much more often.

here's a few of my favorite photos from our time together...

last glimpse of light

yesterday was not the best day. at all. but it ended more beautifully than i could have dreamed (despite the ridiculous heat, humidity and amount of mosquitoes). i wish i could have kept shooting, but this was it -- the last few shots before the light was gone.  sigh...my heart is happy.  and i so love my job.  i know i always say it, but truly...i am blessed.

nikon D3, 35mm, f/2.0, 1/100, ISO 3200

ETA:  the last shot makes my heart ache.  ache for photos of me with my own children.  i can barely hold ryder anymore; he's so big.  he still wants to snuggle (most of the time) but i know the days are numbered.  sigh...to look back on the photographs. on the memories that the camera captured.  memories that my mind has trouble holding onto.  longing...