This was certainly a unique and fun engagement session for our photographer Michael! Rachel and Drew wanted a natural setting for their engagement session, but they had something different in mind for some of the images. When talking to the couple during their initial consultation, they expressed how much they enjoyed diving, and we began discussing underwater photography. Michael let them know he’d be willing to give it a try with Drew’s underwater camera! We really are thankful for couples who enjoy our creativity and are willing to try something new with us!
We met Rachel and Drew early in the morning at Blue Spring State Park, in an attempt to avoid the crowds! Not only did Michael have to learn a new camera, he also had to learn how to direct and pose a couple within a constantly moving environment (flowing river current); plus learn how to snorkel well enough to hold a camera and not drop it into a 60-foot spring head below us. Not to mention, you can’t speak underwater!! It’s amazing to discover how light behaves in water as well; aka how light travels underwater, letting the dust settle, using a flash, etc!
We made sure to capture some photos on land as well, as Blue Spring State Park is so beautiful, one of our favorite Florida State Parks! We want to give a huge shout-out to Rachel and Drew for being so patient during each photo and pose. Thankfully, they knew how to dive and swim VERY well, which was very helpful. This was such an inspirational shoot for us, that we are considering getting underwater camera housing for our own professional cameras!!
Once this sunburn wears off, it will be time for their wedding at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, with their wedding reception at 520 On The Water! Cannot wait to see them again, and we hope they enjoy this engagement sneak peek!