Wait, what? A photoshoot…but underwater?
Yes, you read that right. This is not your average portrait session. This goes far beyond what any normal photoshoot could offer because this isn’t just a photoshoot, it’s an experience. This is an opportunity to capture the beauty that radiates from those special moments of action, growth, and empowerment.
No great experience is complete without a great guide. This is the secret ingredient that separates this underwater photoshoot in a cenote from the rest. Through my vast experience working as a SCUBA instructor and Yoga teacher for the past 15 years, I have come to understand the level of care, guidance, and compassion that people need to successfully navigate the underwater environment.
My goal is to capture these special moments of empowerment during your underwater photo session in Tulum to show you how beautiful you truly are.
Where are you based?
Mexico is home!
I live in Playa del Carmen, but I cover the entire Riviera Maya, which is the tourist area from Cancun to Tulum.
Do I need to know how to swim?
No, you don’t.
Although a good comfort level in the water will be helpful, there is no actual swimming involved in the underwater photoshoot.
My assistants will tow you around the cenote with a floating ring. We shoot either in shallow water or somewhere close to a rock that you can hold onto.
I will always just be a few feet away from you and my assistants will be right beside us ready to intervene at the first sign of discomfort.
How long do I need to hold my breath?
Not very long, we only need a few seconds to capture a good photo.
We’ll make sure you stay within your breath-hold comfort zone, so it will be easy to relax and look your best :)
Do I have to open my eyes underwater?
It’s entirely up to you.
Keeping the eyes closed gives a calm and dreamy look to the image. Keeping the eyes open, as long as the gaze is soft, will look great too.
If you are unsure and would like to try to open your eyes for the first time underwater, the cenote is the perfect place to try. It is filled with fresh rainwater, which is very gentle on your eyes.
What about contact lenses?
I recommend you remove them for the duration of the shoot.
If you open your eyes underwater with the contacts on, they might move around and you could lose them. But If you decide to wear them anyway, you can either keep your eyes closed or bring spare contacts in case they fall out.
What about the outfit I am going to wear?
I recommend long and flowy dresses and skirts, preferably solid and bright colors.
I do provide some props that you can use, mainly colorful scarves and fabrics, but if you have something specific in mind we can definitely chat about it further.
Just make sure you also bring a swimsuit or a bikini you’d be comfortable wearing..