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oh yes that is caleb chops underwater!! i love his expression, it's a bit like..mama what the hell of you got me into!

we had been taking swimming classes and enjoying it so much, that when we had a chance to take part in an underwater photoshoot it was a no brainer. caleb had a great time on the day and was actually submerged three times. major respect son, seeing as your mama has to hold her nose when she goes underwater. 

this picture was taken a few months back now and i'm pretty sure his dive reflex has weakened significantly since, this really is a special moment caught in time. my underwater baby :)

today on this little house we are lucky to have the talented duo behind this picture, susan and sam from clear photography

photography is a skill i admire so much and i was curious as to how they found themselves taking such amazing shots of babes underwater, i got a chance to have a little chat with them and here is what they had to say...

can you tell us about your company clear photography.

clear photgraphy is sam and susan heaton, a husband and wife team, based in edinburgh. from weddings and kids through to commercial and editorial images, our aim is to create modern, natural images.

taking pictures of babies underwater is pretty cool! how did you first become involved?

when we had our baby girl, poppy, we were taking her swimming every week from around 4 weeks old and she absolutely loved it! we really wanted to photograph her in the pool and one weekend, while staying at a hotel, we hired an underwater camera and played around with it. the images we got were amazing that we wanted everyone to have one!

any advice to parents participating in the underwater shoot?

the main thing is to enjoy it! however, it is incredibly important that your little one is comfortable in the water and the submersion's. swimming should always be a fun experience and we don't photograph any child that is unhappy or uncomfortable.

any tips to photographing little ones (on dry land that is!)?

use natural light as much as possible and try to catch them 'in the act'...the minute you try to set something up, 9 times out of 10 little people decide it's time to do something else!

always having a camera to hand to snap little moments means you are bound to catch something really special. i also say to get in close (as close as your camera allows, blurry photos are not such a great keepsake!) - little hands holding their favourite toy, toes, long eyelashes behind a curl of hair - these are all precious memories that you will love to look back at when the little people are big people and no longer there in front of you every day to marvel at :)

where can you find clear photography?

we have a studio just off the links in leith but you can also find us online and on facebook where we keep followers up to date with regular blog posts, offers and competition.

14 comments

  1. SO RAD!!! Love this photo & interview! We have an underwater photo of Bea & her daddy from last summer and its for sure one of my favorites. Happy Summer!

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    1. thank you!

      you'll have to dig that photo out! pretty amazing moments hey!

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  2. What an amazing photograph! You will surely treasure this one forever.

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    1. i am so pleased with it, i feel it really caught a moment in time that i know we'll cherish and i hope caleb will enjoy seeing one day!

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  3. oh wow! this is a wonderful photo! what a cute water baby :)

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    1. thank you.
      just when you think babies can't be cute enough...than comes the underwater shot!!

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  4. ooooooohhh myyyyyyy daaaaaayyyyyss!! that is just the best thing i have seen today! AWESOME!

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  5. That photo is so awesome. What a cool concept!

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    1. what a cool day job hey?! must be amazing being apart of these special moments!

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  6. WOW, this is so incredible! Oh man...really! love it! And seriously, what a cool niche they have found themselves. I would totally jump first in line if we had the opportunity as well! :)

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    1. i know i just love how they got into this line of work. pretty special!

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  7. Oh my goodness that photo is amazing!!!

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  8. Cute water baby, wonderful photo.Amazing

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