He hasn’t ruined one wedding dress yet.
Photographer Adam Opris from south Florida, got into underwater photography four years ago and his business has become a hit with just married couples taking the plunge—into the ocean or a salt water pool for some amazing wedding photos. (Chlorine ruins gowns.)
“I do a lot of weddings and maternity shoots,” Adam tells Personal Space. “Once I got into the under water stuff, I’d look at surf photos, and I invested in the gear.
I grew up in the water in South Florida, so it was a natural fit.”
Adam says he found what was possible under water was amazing, and that basically anyone can make it look easy.
“A majority are done in salt water swimming pools, I’ve done a few shoots in the ocean that require the couple to be scuba certified because they are getting compressed air,” he says.
One destination wedding in Antigua drew a pool of stingrays to the just married couple standing in four feet of water.
“The most different shoot was the stingrays. You can’t control them and they were swimming under the bride’s dress and through their feet when they were kissing,” he says. But no one was harmed.
He did one shoot 25 feet under the ocean in the Florida Keys for another couple, who were scuba divers.
“I have not had one dress be ruined yet,” Adam says. “I use salt water pools, and good dry cleaning. It’s been fine. There’s a trust factor there.”
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