Underwater Highlights of 2018: Minnesota Photographer

It’s so much fun to look back on the underwater highlights of the year! I learn more about the water, materials and how to work with people every year. I become more intrigued with how the fabric moves and color changes in the water. Every time I see a cool dress I wonder how it will look underwater!  I mean really it’s a girl’s dream to have a huge collection of wedding and prom dresses. This is the first year that I’ve had men in the pool! More mermaids, two contortionists, a couple of mother’s with their daughters and many more talented creative people!

The wedding dress:

A friend saw an old wedding dress at a sale and saved it for me. It would have been a mess for a bride but a dream underwater! It goes along the whole length of the pool and weighs a ton but so beautiful!


I love the beauty and artistry of mermaid tails! I had two lovely mermaids this summer.

Mother and daughter portraits:

This year I photographed two mothers with their daughters. One was also her underwater maternity session. Adding a second person to the portrait is much more challenging underwater!

I love kids underwater! They make the best faces.

This is the first year that I’ve photogrpahed me underwater. Cade is a fantastic musician and brought an old microphone. Leo is a burlesque perfromer and contortionist. His boyfriend Adam came in the water with him.


My friend Sweetpea brought a few of her burlesque pals along for an underwater session. ZyraLee, Shimmy and Jeez Loueez as well as Sweetpea regularily make the top 50 burlesque performers in the country! It’s such an honor to work with them!

Alyssa is a fantastic videographer and photographer as well as a dancer! I love creativity she brings every time that we work together. Her boyfriend made a pole for us to take underwater.

I met so many other wonderful creative people this summer! I marvel at their grace and beauty underwater!

Grace is also a makeup artist. If you want makeup for your session she is my go to makeup artist.

I met Michelle at a restaurant. She was wearing the most gorgeous dress and I commented how great it would look underwater.

Bright hair:

Vibrant colored hair is so dramatic underwater! I may need to add some wigs (for those that don’t have it naturally) to my wardrobe room.

One of my favorite sessions this summer was with Cheryl. She is a contortionist and the shapes she could move her body into were gorgeous!

Alyxandra has the prettiest tattoos and vintage lingerie.

It was fun  to look back and see the underwater highlights of 2018! I would love to hear about your ideas for an underwater session! Let’s chat!