Are you looking to capture some unforgettable summer memories with your family? My name is Rachel and I'm the Mermaid Photographer! I specialize in fun underwater family photos. We can do these in your own pool or mine. Let's make a splash!
My underwater family sessions are not your typical photoshoots. We have a blast playing and splashing around, capturing moments that would typically go unnoticed as kids play below the surface. Kids love to do tricks for the camera! I have just as much fun as the kids do, but the fun doesn't stop there. Once the session is over, I transform these playful images into breathtaking pieces of art!
My love for both photography and the water started at a young age. During the summer, I spent most of my time in the water, pretending to be Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” I also competed on swim team throughout elementary school and even lettered as a swimmer at Milton High School. That’s also when I discovered my passion for photography and documenting the world around me.
Two years ago, I took the plunge and became an underwater photographer. It was like starting from scratch, but I learned new photography and editing techniques, purchased specialized equipment, and developed new methods to capture these magical moments. This rare specialty allows me to capture incredible underwater images for your family!
As a mom, I understand that the summers you get with your kids are fleeting. Helping you capture those magical memories in your pool is my biggest inspiration. Seeing the joy on your face when you receive your photos filled with summer memories is so rewarding.
I offer flexible options to choose from when scheduling your underwater session. You can choose the amount of time you want to spend playing in the water together. Athletic sessions are available for competitive swimmers and seniors too. Not ready for a full session? That’s okay too! If you want a shorter option or just some fun images with friends, you can create your own mini sessions with four or more families at your pool. Whichever option you choose, you'll get to keep treasured summer memories.
When I'm not behind the camera capturing underwater memories, you can find me enjoying life in Milton with my wonderful family - my husband, our three boys (ages 20, 10, and 7), and our playful Boston Terrier. My daughter, who is 24, lives in Cumming but loves coming to visit us here. We love being active in our community, whether it's working out at Pure Barre Alpharetta, playing tennis at Brookshade, or spending summers at the Milton Pool for swim practice and for fun. This is our third year as Milton Mustangs, and my 10- and 7-year-old boys look forward to swim team every year!
As an active community member, I love giving back and supporting local causes. I volunteer my time and resources at Birmingham Falls Elementary, Summit Hill Elementary, and the Milton Mustangs Swim Team. Additionally, I enjoy supporting other small business owners by shopping at the Alpharetta and Milton Farmers Markets, attending seasonal events, and dining at independent restaurants.
As an underwater photographer, I consider it a privilege to capture unforgettable moments for families and provide them with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. I would be honored to help you capture all the joy and magic of summer.
Contact me today to schedule your own underwater family session and let's create some magical memories together!