I don’t remember why or how I came across underwater wedding pictures but I do remember wanting to have similar pictures. When Tom and I first started discussing marriage, I started to look into how to have these pictures done. After at least six months of research the only company that was even a consideration for us to do a trash the dress session with was Del Sol Photography. Del Sol was the only company that addressed the importance of having an experienced diver with their team as well as other safety precautions that they take to assure the safety of their clients. Second and just as important, Del Sol is highly recognized throughout the Internet for their extraordinary photography. I would weekly or even daily go onto their website and admire their work. I assumed having pictures like these would be out of our budget. Tom finally told me to inquire, he always has the attitude of if you don’t ask you won’t know. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a range of prices according to what the customer wants, but mostly that we could afford it. We choose to have Sol do our pictures as her work matched the style we were looking for.
The most exhilarating experience we have had being “eccentric” was our photo shot with Sol. She took us down a dirt road and the van stopped on the side of the road at what initially looked like just woods. When we told friends this, they ask if we were scared, on the side of the road in the woods in Mexico, but we were so comfortable with Sol and the whole team that there never was a point that we even questioned our safety. Once out of the van, Sol pointed to an opening that lead to this amazing cenote, breath taking and very secluded. I knew I wanted sexy pictures but was not sure how comfortable I would be taking my cloths off. I was so comfortable that by the end I was walking around totally naked and totally comfortable, this was a first and I loved it.
If I could give anyone planning a photo shot with Del Sol advice it would be to take time planning it, personalize it and don’t rush. I made my veil hand sewing all the jewels so they would sparkle just right. I made sure there were subtle accents of leopard print in my bouquet to represent my favorite color (I guess print) that represented me. I bought so many different outfits and accessories that I brought with me that day to assure I had every thing possible to get the best pictures we wanted. Of course we only used half of what was brought, once you get there you will just feel what you really want to use. Bring shoes, lots of shoes, I wish I had brought more shoes. I made my Steeler shoes, my silver heels I added accents to and made foot beading for my feet when barefoot. I also made sure Tom’s outfits match with a teal tie that was the other color of the wedding and the accent in the veil. Bring what ever you want to represent who you are as a couple, but most importantly trust Sol. When having the pictures taken you will have no idea how amazing they will turn out. It is impossible to appreciate how great the pictures will be while having them taken. By the end of the day you will be exhausted, all that swimming in a dress is tiring but so much fun. We had fun the entire day, enjoying the entire experience. But remember trust Sol, she has such a flair for life and the work she does.