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Underwater Photography Experience

There's nothing quite like seeing your little one swimming underwater. And we know time with them is precious, so having a snapshot of a skill that you and your little one have learnt together is something you'll want to keep for a lifetime.  

Our underwater photography captures that special moment where your little one shows off everything they've learnt so far in their lessons. 

Our photographers and equipment are world-class, so you can feel confident that you'll be taking home a beautifully crisp, high-resolution shot of your child, striking their best pose. And we take up to 9 images of your baby on our photo shoots, so you'll have plenty to choose from.  

So take home a unique keepsake. It's a chance to share your little one's progress with your friends and family too.  

Take a peek at some of our awesome shots! 

Take a peek at some of our awesome shots!

"The underwater photography is my favourite picture of my children, and I have a lot! I had a sibling shot done and seeing your own baby’s underwater photo is very special. I would have regretted not capturing this moment forever had we not done it – it’s a beautiful picture that celebrates their achievements in the water. It’s worth every penny and a complete show stopper in the hallway." Natasha, one of our swimmers

How does it work?

We set up a state-of-the-art studio in the pool to create that iconic 'Nirvana' shot of your baby. We’ve worked hard with our venues to provide a covid-safe environment with reduced numbers in the pool so you and your baby can feel completely at ease. And don't worry. We assess every baby individually so you don't need to be anxious about whether they're ready. We're only ready when they are.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Rather than choosing which pictures you like best on the day, you’ll receive all the wonderful images we are able to take of your little one.

  • We will never make your baby do anything they don't want to do. Our motto is: when they're ready, we're ready. We will never force a child to go under water to take photos. If we are not able to get any photos of your child at the shoot, you can then organise with your local office to come to the next shoot as long as you are still swimming with Water Babies. 


  • Of course! Creating timeless moments between you and your little one is what we do best, it's no surprise you might want to be in the photograph too!

    To be do a in a shoot with your little one you'll need to call your local office in advance so that we can explain the process and make the arrangements for the two of you. 

  • Of course you can, please contact your local office for more details on how to set this up.

  • If you would like to be in the picture with your significant other, please must contact your local office to arrange this in advance. This way we can give you all the info and make all of the necessary safety preparations ahead of time.  

  • Our photographers and equipment are world-class, so you can feel confident that you'll be taking home a beautifully crisp, high resolution shot of your baby, striking their best pose. 

  • If you or any of your family members have any of the following COVID symptoms listed by your local Public Health unit, please do not attend your photo shoot. Instead, contact your local office and they will try to get you onto another shoot as soon as possible.


    ·         Sanitise your hands upon entry and as regularly as you can.

    ·          Check with your local office if spectators, or how many, are currently allowed on poolside before attending the photoshoot.  

    ·          Check with your local office about changing arrangements at your shoot.

    ·         Follow all the signage in and around your Water Babies venue to maintain your safety and the safety of others.  

Our professional Dippers

Meet our Dippers
The thought of your little one going on an underwater shoot might seem a bit daunting, but don't worry. We have the specialised role of a 'Dipper', who is an experienced Water Babies teacher and who has been further trained to take your little one beneath the surface for their moment. They'll also be able to determine whether your baby is ready to swim on the day. It's only when they're ready that we're ready.
Meet our Dippers
The thought of your little one going on an underwater shoot might seem a bit daunting, but don't worry. We have the specialised role of a 'Dipper', who is an experienced Water Babies teacher and who has been further trained to take your little one beneath the surface for their moment. They'll also be able to determine whether your baby is ready to swim on the day. It's only when they're ready that we're ready.

Award-winning photographers

Award-winning photographers
It's not as easy to take underwater shots of babies swimming as you might think! It's not just a case of point and click. Our photographers need to be able to hold their breath underwater, lower their heart rate, use heavy equipment and keep their hands steady...and that's just the start. They've also got to deal with tricky lighting conditions, and wriggly babies, with only a split-second to get the perfect snap. That's why many of our photographers started out as scuba divers and then took up under water photography professionally. And they've won loads of awards too. Some of then have even worked for the BBC and National Geographic. Impressive stuff.
Award-winning photographers
It's not as easy to take underwater shots of babies swimming as you might think! It's not just a case of point and click. Our photographers need to be able to hold their breath underwater, lower their heart rate, use heavy equipment and keep their hands steady...and that's just the start. They've also got to deal with tricky lighting conditions, and wriggly babies, with only a split-second to get the perfect snap. That's why many of our photographers started out as scuba divers and then took up under water photography professionally. And they've won loads of awards too. Some of then have even worked for the BBC and National Geographic. Impressive stuff.

Preparing for your photo shoot

Preparing for your photo shoot
It's natural to feel a bit nervous ahead of your photo shoot. To help you feel photo ready, we've captured everything you'll possibly need to know and what to expect on the day.
Preparing for your photo shoot
It's natural to feel a bit nervous ahead of your photo shoot. To help you feel photo ready, we've captured everything you'll possibly need to know and what to expect on the day.

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