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PhOTOS that Are

underwater couple photography
FOR THE ONES WHO SEEK ADVENTURE, and live with a pulse. 

WHAT'S AN (UNDER)WATER SESSION LIKE?

 It's tailor-made and designed just for you.

 It's FOCUSED ON YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY

 It COMES WITH 100% GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE FOR A STRESS-FREE +fun EXPERIENCE

Are you a beach lover, a surfer, a snorkeling enthusiast, a scuba or free diver, a kayak or paddle board lover? Do you enjoy an early morning swim, a sunset or even a moonlit dip... Whatever your relationship to the ocean and favorite times and ways to enjoy it are, however fit a swimmer you are, this is what we will plan your session around for a maxed out fun experience and truly special, authentic memories.

When you book an underwater session with us, all the planning phase is undertaken bearing in mind safety considerations, starting with decisions on where we go, how we get there, and at what time and tide. For any session out to sea there will always be at least two of us (plus the boat crew), and at least one of us with first aid training and first aid kits available -without a need to use either so far.  

From the moment that you book with us to the moment you receive your photos, we will be there to guide you and make this experience seamless and memorable. Whether you aren't sure about the kind of backdrop you want, or what you should wear, or how to wear your hair, or what to bring with you on the shoot, or what to do in the water, we will be there to offer you all our first hand knowledge and expertise. And if you have a vision to share with us, we will help however we can to make it happen too! 

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WHAT'S SO AWESOME ABOUT AN (UNDER)WATER SESSION?

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 IF YOU ARE CAMERA SHY, IT WILL HELP GET YOUR MIND OFF THE CAMERA

 IF YOU ARE SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT YOUR BODY IMAGE, IT CAN TRANSFORM HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF

 IF communication is important to you as a couple, you will connect in entirely new, wonderful ways.

Stepping in front of a camera with your loved one, showing your true colors and letting a stranger into your bubble is not an easy thing to do. The great thing about having a couple photo shoot in the water, or underwater, is that being able to just swim, float and splash around will give you something fun and familiar to focus on, give you back control over your experience, and let your natural body language take over any nerves or stiffness.  You will be creating magic without even realizing it, and you can trust me to capture it all.

As someone who has definitely struggled with poor self-awareness at times, I am strongly determined to use my photography skills to encourage positive body image and boost a healthy self esteem; and I have found that photo shoots in the water and underwater have an amazingly soothing effect on both. The way the water gently wraps around your body, gives it grace and frees it from gravity is a truly liberating experience, and it shows in the resulting images.

In most circumstances of the daily life, we rely on verbal communication and body language to communicate. When diving underwater as a couple, communication, harmony and synchronicity are key, but they can't be achieved through your most common senses: hearing and sight. Instead, you will have to trust, to feel, to touch, to become one intuitively, to connect in a deeply intimate way. This experience, which lasts a couple of heartbeats, can make you feel closer than ever, forever.  

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO ON AN UNDERWATER PHOTOSHOOT?

LELEPA MARIEN RESERVE: A DAY OUT TO SEA

TOP ROCK: Adventuring around the island

The day starts as I pick you up from your accommodation, and hit the road towards Lelepa landing uo North Efate. From there, an experienced captain will take us cruising towards one of many islets, where we will stop at deserted beaches, swim and snorkel as you wish, explore marine reserves, maybe even have a dolphin encounter -if we're lucky, have a nice picnic set up, or relax in the shade for a bit, all the while having fun, making wonderfully relaxed memories and capturing endless summer style photos on the beach, in the water and underwater. 


The day starts as I pick you up from your accommodation, and off we go adventuring up the North side of Efate, all the way to Top Rock, one of the best snorkeling reef around the island.  Once we reach there there is endless fun to be had in the water, with cave like formations, beaches you can only access from the sea, underwater caves to explore for the most daring, fishes all around and just about every possible shade of blue you can imagine, and then some. At any point we can take a rest or take a few minutes walk up the cliffs to enjoy a picnic while taking in a formidable ocean view. 

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Erakor, PANGO, Honeymoon beach or the LIGHTHOUSE: 3h Beach & DIP

We'll decide on a rendez-vous point in town where I can pick you up and take you on a little adventure. Depending on your preferences, the weather, tides and general conditions, we will make our way to one of 4 possible locations. Once we get there, it's all fun, relax and unwind, enjoying this quality time together while I capture beautiful moments from your holidays on the beach, in the water and underwater.  


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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Planning advice and guidance before the day,
- 5h out (including transfer from and back to town),
- Transportation around Efate,
- Picnic and water bottles and soft drinks,
- Multiple photo stops along the way if desired,
- 100+ photos from throughout the day
- A beautiful online gallery with downloading and sharing options
- Only 10 working days to wait before enjoying your photos and telling everyone at home about your awesome holiday. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Planning advice and guidance before the day,
- 7h out (including transfer from and back to town),
- Transportation from Port Vila to Lelepa Landing,
- Picnic and water bottles and soft drinks,
- Multiple photo stops,
- 120+ photos from throughout the day
- A beautiful online gallery with downloading and sharing options
- Only 15 working days to wait before enjoying your photos and telling everyone at home about your awesome holiday. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Planning advice and guidance before the day,
- 3 hours out shooting (including transfers)
- Transportation to our photoshoot location,
- snacks, water bottles and soft drinks,
- Photos on the beach and in the water,
- 35+ photos
- A beautiful online gallery with downloading and sharing options
- Only 10 working days to wait before enjoying your photos and telling everyone at home about your awesome holiday. 

I'm Val, and I'm so glad you're here!

I grew up on an island and spent all of my free time in the water as a kid, building coral homes for colorful little fishes, scuba diving on ship wrecks, searching the reef for treasures, taking a dip under the moonlight, and all along was inspired and humbled by the oceans' beauty and vulnerability.

I married a man of the ocean and our kids were swimming before they were standing. 







Going on an adventure with fun splashing couples and snapping whimsical, otherworldly photos of their love makes my little heart warm and fuzzy!

So, grab your boo, your love and sense of adventure and let's do this!


   

Let me take you on an adventure...

Whether you are dreaming of committing your life to each other by a roaring waterfall, or you've got your heart set on saying your vow's with your toes in the sand, I got you! Download my FREE Essential Guide for adventure elopements in Vanuatu and start planning your special day!

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR
LOVE ADVENTURES AND ELOPEMENTS
IN VANUATU

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Find someone who is a home and an adventure all at once.

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