In the five years I’ve been doing underwater work, I think this is the latest in the season that I’ve posted images from the first photography session. Between scheduling issues and the overall late arrival of summer weather, the first session didn’t happen until late July.
This year I set out to work with one or two models who were new to me, so to kick things off I set a date with Kim Jonet, whom I had not met previously. I was very intrigued by the fact that she already had experience with working underwater because I suspected she’d bring a lot of fun ideas to the session, and in fact she did! She also brought one of the largest collections of outfits and props that anyone has ever arrived with, and I think we might have worked through only about 10% of it.
The first session of the season is always tricky for me because I typically have forgotten one or two things that I had learned the previous year. Sure enough, this time I completely forgot about a specific camera setting that would have made my life a bit easier, but now it’s doubtful I’ll ever forget about that again.
Thanks, Kim, for helping me get this season off to a great start!