Underwater Shoot in LA

The day before I left the States I had one last exciting experience – shooting underwater with another amazing LA female photographer, Eryn Brydon & Hair & MUA Suzy Balderas.

The theme was “Dark Mermaids” & with Suzy’s creative talent we created some amazing looks incorporating opaque skull lines & iridescent splashes of colour.

Stepping into the water I knew the task ahead of me would be challenging, however I had no idea just how so!  Shooting underwater is quite difficult & I have a new found respect for the models & photographers now.  Focusing on body form, air bubbles, timing,  wardrobe (some of it was quite heavy & swimming in a mermaid tail is also not easy!), light markers, etc all whilst trying to hold my breath for as long as possible was truly hard work, but I loved every minute of it & didn’t want to get out of the pool.  After about 5 hours, my sultana fingers told me it was well & truly time.

Here are some of the BTS & first edits, look out for more in the gallery soon!

J x

Jessica Stafford