Model: Katie Mejia
I went into this shoot not knowing what I was going to come out with. Knowing that I don’t know how to swim had me a bit mind boggled but I was still all in visualizing the shots. I had underwater gear, I was stoked. I got to the pool, decided to get myself adjusted to the temperature, which let me say was fucken cold, don’t pools have heaters? Geez.
Katie was getting ready with her boyfriend; rubbing sunscreen on each other, adjusting straps, they came in once they were set and quickly became uncomfortable with how cold the water was. They needed some time to adjust as well. I stayed under the beam of the sun, enjoying the moment eventually I watched Katie and her boyfriend and became inspired by them. By their new first time love and our existence in water before being born. I connected the thoughts and captured these images, ending the shoot with capturing Katie looking beautiful.