Preparing for your photo shoot

Before the big day 

Before the big day, your teacher and local office will provide you with all the information you need to know about the place, date and time of the photo shoot. We’ll also send you some gentle reminders too.  

Ahead of your photo shoot, your teacher will let you know if your baby is ready to attend and have their picture taken. This will be based on their progress with submersions in their lessons. If we believe your little one needs a few more lessons or is starting to get the water wobbles, then your baby may not be able to attend the photo shoot. But don’t worry, your teacher will work with you to make sure your little one can attend a photo shoot a little later. It’s only when they’re ready that we are.  

 

How does it work?  

Your session will begin like any other lesson, but one by one our Dippers will call your baby’s name for their moment. Our dippers are the ones who will take your little one under the water for their picture. They’re highly trained, as well attuned to the needs and mood of your baby. The safety and comfort of your baby is at the heart of everything we do.

If everything is okay, then our dippers will start with their first submersion. Once underwater, the photographer has a quick-as-a-flash time frame to capture three snaps of your baby. We try as best as we can to do a total of three submersions with your little one, so you have plenty of shots to choose from. As in lessons, we're always guided by them and will only ever take as many photos as they're comfortable with. 

Once your session is finished and everyone has been snapped, you’ll then get changed and head to our viewing room, where you can pick out your favourite images on screen. You’ll have the option to buy these on the day - you'll have a hard time choosing as they really are incredible.