New underwater Photoshoot dates now open!
Osterley Saturday 7th of December
Wandsworth Sunday 8th of December
London Baby Swim offer the opportunity to book into a photo shoot to capture your little one's newly acquired skills in the water!
Photoshoot What You Need To Know Before Booking
Before Booking you need answer YES to the following!
Have you attended at least 6 swimming lessons with us or elsewhere?
Is your baby happy with submersions? (There will be 4 submersions on the day)
Is your child happy to be around and be picked up by new people? We cannot guarantee your regular Instructor on the day
Have you asked your Instructor about your child’s suitability for a photoshoot? We highly recommend discussing with your Instructor if your baby/toddler is ready for a Photo Shoot.
How do Underwater Photoshoots work?
Our highly skilled professionals set up the pool like an underwater photography studio with professional lighting and state of the art Underwater Camera Equipment to ensure professional exposure results every time with high quality images.
Each session lasts 30 minutes with a maximum of five babies. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult.
To give your Little One some rest in between submersions, we will organise each child to be photographed in rotation. While you wait for your turn, a London Baby Swim teacher will make sure both your baby and you feel relaxed and enjoy yourselves practising fun activities and songs.
All the submersions will be performed by our resident baby expert, who will guide you through every step. Our Photoshoot Teachers are experts interpreting your child’s behaviour, making sure they are feeling relaxed, comfortable, safe, and understand when your Little One has had enough.
Our London Baby Swim Professional photographer has been an underwater photographer for over 20 years specialising in Children’s underwater photography for 15 years. He always aims to take as many shots as possible during each submersion, making sure he captures that special shot of your Little One.
After The Photoshoot
After the Photo Shoot your images will have at least 2 hours post-production work by a professional editor.
We anticipate 4 top class shots from the total of 24, for you to print and/or enlarge from the images you are sent.
From 4 weeks after the Photoshoot, you will receive a link to Dropbox so you can download all the images. There will be a before and after folder so you can see all the editing. You do not need to have a Dropbox account to open the file.
Whilst we make every effort to ensure perfect results every time, the final results are based on your baby being happy in the water on the day and cannot be guaranteed.
Image Resolution Options
'Jpeg' images are a compressed lossy format, which means they are ideal for working with on your computer as they open and close quickly. They are also good for sharing by email as when closed they are compressed to around 1/6 their full size. Typically, we provide a 30mb image, which is around 6mb when closed. These images are good for prints up to 24" x 20" and will suit most people. Total cost £151.95.
'Tiff' images are the highest quality and resolution possible and not compressed so they contain much more colour and contrast information and allow prints of almost any size up to 3mtr x 2mtr. Typically the images we provide are 70mb which is professional quality size but do take much longer to open and edit on your computer. Please make sure you add this option to the basket before checkout. Total cost £201.95.
Some Legal Stuff
Before you book the photoshoot, please take some time to read all the information on this page and our Photoshoot Cancellation Policy.
Photoshoot image rights: In line with the 1988 Copyright Act, London Baby Swim reserves the right to use any or all photography or video taken by us during our London Baby Swim Photoshoots for our own publicity and promotion purposes. Such images remain the sole property of London Baby Swim and your agreement to these terms releases all image rights in favour of London Baby Swim.
Please ensure that they are for personal use only; are not used in the promotion of any business/service/charity other than London Baby Swim; and cannot be used in the production of any marketing or promotional materials without London Baby Swim’s prior written consent.