Colorado Underwater Photography | Ballerina Mermaid

November 16, 2015

I think most people look like dancers when photographed underwater. The movements and weightlessness can make everyone look graceful, but for this session we had an actual real life dancer in the pool! My amazing friend Delilah agreed to model underwater, and when she suggested bringing along her ballet pointe shoes I knew we were in for some fun.

Marisa Lux Makeup created this stunning 20’s inspired vintage makeup look for her and we kept saying how in her ballerina outfit she reminded us of one of those antique music boxes with the ballerina spinning inside when it’s opened. I know that Delilah is a very talented dancer and have seen her in action, but I was still impressed with her being able to pose on pointe underwater. I can assure you it’s much harder than it looks!

We then decided to mix things up and go for more of a pinup type of style with this adorable sailor outfit and red umbrella. Posing like a pinup underwater is hard people. I thought it was a little tricky on dry land, but this is next level. I love that I caught a little bit of Delilah’s fun loving personality (and her rad purple hair) in some of these shots! I can’t wait to try it again. We finished up the session with some underwater boudoir with a unique red and white lace lingerie piece I found at a vintage store awhile back. I had been waiting for the perfect time to use it, and I love how it looks in the pool!

Thank you so much to Delilah and Marisa for an amazingly fun day!


If you follow me on instagram you can catch some behind the scene video clips from our shoot as well.
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  1. Sarah

    November 17th, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love the umbrella photographs!

  2. Deziree Dufresne

    November 17th, 2015 at 10:38 am

    You guys managed to achieve such a variety in posing, so awesome!

  3. Jamie Kraus

    November 17th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Wow, her makeup is stunning! I love the shots of her sitting on the ledge!

  4. Cara

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:48 am

    These are so amazing! Love the pin up inspiration to this. I want to pick your brain about these shoots! such beautiful work 🙂

  5. Sharee Davenport

    November 19th, 2015 at 9:04 am

    the one of her floating underwater on her back is the most magical thing I’ve ever seen, that is so cool! I can’t believe how wide she’s able to open her eyes under the water too. everything about this is perfect, you totally nailed it!

  6. Julie

    November 19th, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Your work is so unique and refreshing! Love the vintage vibe.

  7. Mackenzie

    November 19th, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Incredible as always! I cant even imagine the hard work that goes into each of your sessions!

  8. Whitney

    November 19th, 2015 at 11:07 am

    wow. These are so special and unique. Love them! Especially the ones with the red umbrella!

  9. Marla Keown

    November 19th, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful pieces of art here! Serene and dreamlike.

  10. Jennie

    November 19th, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, those ballerina shots are at a whole new level! Totally fine art and fan-freakin-tastic!

  11. Stephanie Sugaski

    November 19th, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    These are so stunning. I’d have a favorite, until I kept scrolling… they’re all my favorite.

  12. Chris

    November 19th, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    This is hands down your best underwater yet, these are gorgeous!

  13. Amanda Tipton

    November 20th, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I love, love, love these. The umbrella- magic. I worry for her shoes though, lol- those red numbers are too cute to trash!

  14. Rayna

    November 20th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    This are absolutely amazing. I love her fun outfits too!

  15. catherine

    November 21st, 2015 at 9:25 am

    How anazing!!!!

  16. Meredith

    November 21st, 2015 at 10:00 am

    These are so epically cool. Love the artistry, the colors, the umbrella!

  17. Kerinsa

    November 21st, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous! So many of these photos have such a timeless quality.

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