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What makes our underwater photography the best?

There's nothing quite like seeing your baby swimming underwater. And we know time with them is precious, so having a snapshot of a skill that you and your little one have learnt together is something you'll want to keep for a lifetime. 

Our underwater photography captures that special moment where your little one shows off everything they've learnt so far in their lessons.

Our photographers and equipment are world-class, so you can feel confident that you'll be taking home a beautifully crisp, high-resolution shot of your baby, striking their best pose. We take up to 9 images of your baby on our shoots depending on their comfort so you’ll have plenty to enjoy and look back on when they’re older.

So take home a unique keepsake. It's a chance to share your little one's progress with your friends and family too. 

Take a peek at some of our awesome shots!

"The underwater photography is my favourite picture of my children, and I have a lot! I had a sibling shot done and seeing your own baby’s underwater photo is very special. I would have regretted not capturing this moment forever had we not done it – it’s a beautiful picture that celebrates their achievements in the water. It’s worth every penny and a complete show stopper in the hallway." Natasha, one of our swimmers

How does it work?

We set up a state-of-the-art studio in the pool to create that iconic 'Nirvana' shot of your baby. We’ve worked hard with our venues to provide a covid-safe environment with reduced numbers in the pool so you and your baby can feel completely at ease. And don't worry. We assess every baby individually so you don't need to be anxious about whether they're ready. We're only ready when they are.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • To provide the safest possible experience for everyone we have decided to remove the viewing room. Now rather than choosing which images you like best, you’ll receive all the images we take of your little one.

  • In previous Water Babies photo shoots, we would set up viewing rooms for our customers to select their favourite images and pay for them separately. Now, due to social distancing measures that we have in place, we are keeping our entire photo shoot environment COVID-safe by providing you with all of the images that we take of you and your little one on the day for one fixed price.

  • We’ve worked very hard to get your Water Babies classes running again and it’s the same for your photo shoots. There are a lot of restrictions in place and we are delivering our top level service as best we can, as the situation changes we may be able to invite you to take up your complimentary space in some format so watch this space. 

  • We will never make your baby do anything they don't want to do. Our motto is: when they're ready, we're ready.

    If they're not feeling up to it on the day, you can organise with your local office to come back and try again on another day.

  • Of course! Creating timeless moments between you and your little one is what we do best, it's no surprise that if you want we will photograph you too. To arrange to be in a shot with your little one, you'll just need to call your local office to arrange in advance so that we can make all of the arrangements for the two of you.

  • Of course you can, please contact your local office for more details on how to set this up.

  • If you would like to be in the picture with your significant other, you must contact your local office to arrange this in advance. This way we can make all of the necessary safety steps ahead of time. 

  • To provide the safest possible experience and adhere to all the latest government guidance we have decided to limit the number of people coming to the venue to just those who are participating in the shoot.

  • Our photographers and equipment are world-class, so you can feel confident that you'll be taking home a beautifully crisp, high resolution shot of your baby, striking their best pose. And there will be an opportunity for you go under with your little one too. 

  • If you or any of your family members have any of the following symptoms, please do not attend your photo shoot. Instead, contact your local office and they will try to get you onto another shoot as soon as possible.


    ·         Do not attend lessons with symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough, a change to your sense of smell or taste).  

    ·         Sanitise your hands upon entry and as regularly as you can. Avoid touching your face where possible.  

    ·         Spectators aren’t currently allowed on poolside, so only the baby and parent/carer swimming should come to the lesson. 

    ·         Always keep a safe distance from others.  

    ·         Arrive at your class “beach ready” to enter and exit the premises as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

    ·         Follow all the signage in and around your Water Babies venue to maintain your safety and the safety of others.  

  • To provide the safest possible lessons we decided it was best to limit the number of people in the pool. While our photographer and specialised dipper will be in the pool with you at your photo shoot, we will always be taking the utmost care about the safety and comfort of your baby. 

Our professional Dippers

Meet our Dippers
The thought of your little one going on an underwater shoot might seem a bit daunting, but don't worry. We have the specialised role of a 'Dipper', who is an experienced Water Babies teacher and has been further trained to take your little one beneath the surface for their moment. They'll also be able to determine whether your baby is okay on the day. It's only when they're ready that we're ready.
Meet our Dippers
The thought of your little one going on an underwater shoot might seem a bit daunting, but don't worry. We have the specialised role of a 'Dipper', who is an experienced Water Babies teacher and has been further trained to take your little one beneath the surface for their moment. They'll also be able to determine whether your baby is okay on the day. It's only when they're ready that we're ready.

Award-winning photographers

Award-winning photographers
It's not as easy to take underwater shots of babies swimming as you might think! It's not just a case of point and click. Our photographers need to be able to hold their breath underwater, lower their heart rate, use heavy equipment and keep their hands steady...and that's just the start. They've also got to deal with tricky lighting conditions, and wriggly babies, with only a split-second to get the perfect snap. That's why many of our photographers started out as scuba divers and then took up under water photography professionally. And they've won loads of awards too. Some of then have even worked for the BBC and National Geographic. Impressive stuff.
Award-winning photographers
It's not as easy to take underwater shots of babies swimming as you might think! It's not just a case of point and click. Our photographers need to be able to hold their breath underwater, lower their heart rate, use heavy equipment and keep their hands steady...and that's just the start. They've also got to deal with tricky lighting conditions, and wriggly babies, with only a split-second to get the perfect snap. That's why many of our photographers started out as scuba divers and then took up under water photography professionally. And they've won loads of awards too. Some of then have even worked for the BBC and National Geographic. Impressive stuff.

Preparing for your photo shoot

Preparing for your photo shoot
It's natural to feel a bit nervous ahead of your photo shoot. To help you feel photo ready, we've captured everything you'll possibly need to know and what to expect on the day.
Preparing for your photo shoot
It's natural to feel a bit nervous ahead of your photo shoot. To help you feel photo ready, we've captured everything you'll possibly need to know and what to expect on the day.

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