My second underwater session of 2013 was with Seraphina Fiero, a belly dancer and burlesque performer who currently works with Stripped Screw Burlesque. She brought a lot of great outfits and props, but the thing you will see in the majority of the images are the golden Thai fingertips, long metal adornments that could be rather dangerous if you’re not careful. I originally thought we’d just use them for a few shots, but they looked so great that they simply stuck around for a good portion of the session.
I had to do a bit of rearranging when Seraphina showed up and I saw that her hair was nearly jet-black. I typically shoot against a black backdrop in the pool and I’ve learned that extra dark hair can totally vanish against it. We ended up doing a bit of work against the black, but the majority of the time I had a white backdrop in place. Even though I have a preference for using black, I have an even stronger preference for keeping things visible.