“Gleaming scales on a fish…”
Underwater photoshoots are just my new thing. Photoshoots are always enjoyable, but it is extremely gratifying to find something new, interesting, and fun. I can assure you, every single underwater photoshoot is challenging. I recently did another shoot with Reuben Reynoso (IG: @ReynosoPhotography) for Black Milk Clothing.
The dress I wore is called the Mermaid Skater Dress and it was so beautifully shiny. The design was definitely inspired by the gleaming scales on a fish. Underwater, the “scales” of the dress would glisten through the ripples of sunlight which gave a beautiful glow. The dress was a perfect fit and surprisingly, extremely comfortable.
You can find the dress here: https://blackmilkclothing.com/products/mermaid-straps-skater-dress
“Danger of lacking too much oxygen…”
I’m not too sure why, but I felt extremely tired and exhausted after this shoot. I was thinking that I probably pushed myself farther than my first underwater shoot because I was excited and knew what to do. My manager was saying I was staying underwater longer than the first time I shot with Reuben. I always had a bad habit of pushing myself with everything I do. Maybe this time around, it was a bad idea since there is a danger of lacking too much oxygen. I just need to remember to be more careful! From pushing too much, I ended up swallowing some water and thus, ingested some chlorine. I felt very sick and nauseated after the shoot and had to call off work at my other job. Also, on the way home, my vision was cloudy (probably from having my eyes open under chlorine water for over 3 hours). But no worries, the next day my vision was completely fine!
“Protect bleached hair from turning green!”
“100% Vegan Protectant”
One more thing I must say. If you are blonde or have color treated hair (especially bleached), it is crucial to use a protectant for your hair. If I jumped in a pool of chlorine water, my blonde hair would turn green (yes, it has happened before!). Before I do underwater photoshoots, I wash my hair in Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo and Conditioner (you can find it at Sally’s Beauty Supply or Amazon.com). I love this line because it protects my bleached hair from sun and chlorine damage, turning green, and as a plus, it is 100% vegan! So after washing my hair and using Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo and Conditioner, I clip it up without drying it, get my make-up done, and jump in the pool with Reuben to create awesome photos. 😀