- These adventurous couples have gone under the waves to create unique, water-based wedding shots.
- The breathtaking pictures are captured by photographer Kimber Greenwood.
- Kimber, a former marine biologist and nurse, has been creating underwater shoots for around four years.
While most brides wouldn't dream of getting their hair or gown wet on their big day -- these adventurous couples have gone under the waves to create unique, water-based wedding shots.
Underwater photographer Kimber Greenwood from Gainesville, Florida, US, creates a series of enchanting and magical wedding shoots for couples looking for something a little different.
The 34-year-old who owns Water Bear Photography has snapped swimming shots of newlyweds and families at her custom-designed pool and also in the Florida springs.
Describing her love for this type of shoot, Kimber said: "The water helps me capture people's truest selves. I think many people find modelling underwater to be a freeing - and fun - experience. There's a sort of ethereal feel about the way hair and fabric drape underwater."
She continued: "Additionally, the weightlessness allows models to do posing that wouldn't be possible above water and clients are always looking for a unique photographic experience, and underwater images really help them get something special."
Kimber jokes that her underwater sessions are equal to couples therapy.
"The couple has to work as a team, sync their breathing, and soundlessly communicate to make these images a success. I believe their intimate connection and trust shines through the images, which is why people tend to be drawn to them," she says.
"It's sort of like getting a window into their relationship and love story."
See some of the breathtaking images here:
Kimber, a former marine biologist and nurse, has been creating underwater shoots for around four years, and while her photographs may look effortless, there is a lot of planning on dry land first.
She explained: "Underwater photography lets me utilise skills from my previous careers but also helps me keep learning and growing. I feel that no two days are the same, and I still get excited before each and every project.
"I've been a scuba diver for over 20 years and even met my husband through cave diving."
Kimber added it's not something that should be tried without the relevant safety tests.
"Everyone on my team is a certified freediver, and we regularly practise safety skills, site assessments, and always have a safety swimmer in the water within arms reach of clients.
"It helps to always have a safety swimmer on hand so that I can be free to think about the art and can trust my clients are in great hands."
Kimber is best known for her "half in/ half out" style images.
"This is where half of the client's bodies are above water and half are underneath.
"I'm grateful every single day for my strange job. It lets me lift up women especially and give them images that highlight their strength and beauty.
"I love being able to combine my love for art and water on a daily basis."
Source: Water Bear Photography/CATERS NEWS AGENCY/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA
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