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April 28, 2020

SUNRISE UNDERWATER COUPLE SESSION I VANUATU HONEYMOON I ADVENTURE SESSION

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It’s just after 5am when Oli comes to wake me up with a gentle kiss. He has slightly lifted up shutters from our room, and I can see the first morning light coming in, a gentle greet, an invitation to go out and play. “It’s time” he says with a smile. It’s time indeed. I’m not a morning person, by far, but some things get me out of bed in no time: heading to the airport for an early flight, hiking to a waterfall, taking the paddle out for a morning surf with baby Moira, or heading to a sunrise couple underwater session at a local surf spot, like this morning. These underwater sessions are so special. They bring Oli and I, and our respective passions for surf and photography, together. So I get out of bed, hop in my swimsuit and board shorts, grab my gear bag –which today includes snorkel as well as photography- and a towel, thank Oli for the coffee he’s prepared for me in my take away mug and off we go. As we arrive by the beach, Simon and Marie are already there, enjoying the sunrise with a coffee in their hands too. We’re all smiling. Let’s do this.

As we get in, Simon and Marie ask about my process with underwater couple sessions and underwater couple photography in general. As I explain to them, more than ever, it is important to me to communicate with my couple, to understand who they are, and also what their relationship is to the ocean: is this just something fun they thought they would do while on a holiday here in Vanuatu, while their daily life doesn’t necessarily include regular visits to the ocean, or are they aquatic humans, incurably drown to the sand, salt and sea. Knowing this allows me to identify where to go, if we shall stay near shores where the waters are shallow and crystal clear, or can we head out to the surf break and create magic in the waves. Either way, there are tips and tricks I can give to a couple, to help them ease into this special date and photo session. To start with, just hold hands, close your eyes, and breathe in, breathe out, feel the gentle breeze and ocean scent… then, follow my lead…

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