The Lily la Mer Underwater Photoshoot Series
Next Underwater Photoshoot is on:
Sunday 4th October 2015
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Underwater Photoshoot - November 2015
Underwater Photoshoot - February 2016
All images on this page were taken on previous shoots in the series.
Sunday 4th October 2015
SPECIAL EDITION: Dark & Dramatic, Halloween Underwater Photoshoot!
Lily la Mer invites you to photograph mermaids and dancers underwater...
without getting wet!
Ever wanted to try underwater photography but been put off by the expensive equipment and complex setup?
Now you can have the best of both worlds - land and sea!
Come and join Lily la Mer Ltd. for an underwater adventure - with no need for you to even get wet. Photograph professional mermaids and dancers through the side of a clear tank, allowing you to use your own favourite camera to capture beautiful underwater images.
Curious? We thought you might be!
So what's the deal?
On popular request for a 'Dark & Edgy' version of our usual Underwater shoots, we've prepared something extra special this October - a chance for you to shoot dark, dramatic underwater photos ready for Halloween!
We only have a limited number of hour-long slots available per shoot- only a few lucky photographers will get to come and play!
What should you expect to get from the shoot?
What will I photograph?
Each hour-long session will feature three models, including at least one as a mermaid and one as a human. This is to give variety for the images that you'll get for your portfolio - you'll get three distinct image sets per hour.
Every session will have different outfits, costumes and tails, so we often have photographers book onto multiple sessions to get an even wider range of images - and because it's just so much fun that they don't want to leave! ;)
Each group has a max size of 5 photographers.
If you prefer, you can book out a whole session for yourself or in a smaller group, please contact for details. Bring along your friends or members of your camera club for extra fun!
If you're booking a private session and have a particular idea, prop or costume in mind, just get in touch ASAP and we'll do our best to accommodate you!
How much does it cost?
The cost for the underwater shoot in Bourne is £89 per photographer per session. Each session includes three models in different costumes, so you get three different underwater image sets for your portfolio for the price of one!
It's a much cheaper way of adding underwater photos to your portfolio than by organising your own shoot (the venue alone costs over £1000 to hire!). Cost includes the specialist venue, background, lighting and three experienced professional underwater models with costumes & props provided.
Each session lasts for one hour. An hour is longer than you'd think, as the shooting is very intensive. With underwater photography, you need to shoot at a 100mph to get loads of different images of each pose, because there are so many factors involved like bubbles and floating fabric that move from one second to the next. We very often have photographers fill up a memory card within their hour, so we recommend that you come with a spare!
We would absolutely love for you to join us! :)
The next shoot will be taking place in on Sunday 12th July 2015 in Bourne, Peterborough, UK at the world's largest portable filming tank.
At just £89 per session, this is a much cheaper way of adding underwater photos to your portfolio than by organising your own shoot!
Cost includes specialist venue, background, lighting, and one full hour of shooting including three experienced professional underwater models.
To book your place, please email Alex now.
I want to book my space now!
That's great! It's really simple to book - just email Alex, our Bookings Manager. These shoots sell out quickly so please book today so you don't miss out!
Session timings for the Sunday 4th October 2015 shoot are as follows:
Group 1: 09:30 - 10:30 - SOLD OUT
Group 2: 10:50 - 11:50 - Specialist session (Duo modelling + £10)
Group 3: 12:10 - 13:10
Group 4: 13:30 - 14:30 - Specialist session (Duo modelling + £10)
Group 5: 14:50 - 15:50
Group 6: 16:10 - 17:10 - Specialist session (Duo modelling + £10)
Please let us know if your travel means you need a specific session time.
Specialist Sessions: Duo Modelling
Due to popular demand we have introduced Specialist Sessions for returning photographers so that they can add variation to their underwater portfolios!
For the October shoot, these will be Duo Modelling sessions.
Each duo modelling session contains two solo models as normal (one human and one mermaid), plus a duo modelling slot. These are more challenging for both models and photographers, but create some truly incredible images!
To cover the costs of the extra model (four in each session), we charge just £10 extra to each photographer in the session.
For more information or to book your space, email Alex now!
Dark & Dramatic Underwater Photos taken by attendees at previous Lily la Mer Ltd. Underwater Photoshoots:
I just wanted to thank you for the shoot yesterday, I really enjoyed it! I really thought it was really well organised, good information, good communication etc. I’m really pleased I got a slot in two of the sessions! It was a really great learning experience and definitely something I would be interested to do it again!
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About the Location:
The Aquatheatre where we shoot is the world's largest portable filming tank, at its home base in Bourne, Peterborough, UK.
It is a film-quality acrylic tank that is featured often on TV, including 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'A League of Their Own', as well as being used for commercial modelling and advertising photoshoots.
About the Models:
All models used on the Lily la Mer Ltd Underwater Photoshoot series are professional models with extensive experience of working in water.
The team is headed by Lily la Mer, one of the top professional underwater models in the UK and a full time professional mermaid entertainer.
About Lily la Mer Ltd.:
Lily la Mer Ltd. specialise in mermaid performances & themed costumed characters for events and photoshoots.Based in London UK, the company sends mermaids, performers and models all around the world.
The Underwater Photoshoot series is one of a selection of specialist photoshoot days including aerial hoop & trapeze, fire dance and other beautifully themed photoshoots.
Top photograph (reflection) of Mermaid Ondine underwater is copyright Johannes Hjorth.