Today, I had the pleasure of diving into one of my favourite spots, Cabbage Tree Bay, just a stone's throw from the bustling Manly Beach, for a special underwater maternity photoshoot. Despite the warm water and calm conditions, the shoreline was a bit murky where we were capturing memories. My client, a six-month-pregnant mama-to-be, and I had a blast.
As a photographer, I relish in the opportunity to work with my clients and capture moments that will last a lifetime. Although it can be a bit daunting for some to snap photos amidst the open ocean, I firmly believe that the natural environment provides the perfect backdrop for maternity photography. And there's nothing quite like the magic hour when the sunbeams paint a picturesque scene.
Of course, with great reward comes great challenge. A week early Mother Nature was unpredictable, with some rough surf, debris, and poor weather throwing a wrench in our plans. But fear not, I always offer free reshoots if we don't get the ideal conditions the first time around. And when all else fails, the trusty pool makes for a fantastic backup option.
While my passion may lie in photographing wildlife, I never expected to get some much satisfaction shooting maternity photography. It just goes to show that life is full of surprises, and I'm grateful to be a part of this beautiful journey with my clients.