Photo shoots

The Baby Swimming School in partnership with Little Dolphin Images is delighted to offer very high quality photo shoots giving you the chance to capture your childs swimming adventure forever!

The photographs are taken by Zac Macaulay, a very highly regarded professional photographer who has vast experience of photographing babies and children underwater.

We hope you will appreciate the uniqueness of the imagery taken at a special point in your child’s life.

How does the shoot work?

It’s designed to be as similar as possible to your usual lesson – a trained baby/ toddler handler will act as teacher, and you will have a maximum of four children in the water during your 30 minute session. This gives your child a break between dips and allows your child to feel relaxed.

A very experienced baby/ toddler swim teacher who has been additionally trained in dipping for photo shoots will welcome you into the water, and your shoot will start with a light warm up including a short dip underwater, making sure your child is as relaxed and happy as possible.


Initial requirements

Your child should have attended about two terms of six weeks each at The Baby Swimming Company swim school to build up the skills, strength and stamina needed for the photo shoot. Aqua nappies are required for babies either on their own or under a bathing costume as well please.

During the shoot

Zac shoots all the sessions personally and normally expects to shoot each child at least 3-5 times underwater in your session, and during each dip take between 1-3 shots.

This gives you approximately six to fifteen shots during your 30 minute session. We provide some lovely costumes and flowing materials should you wish to dress up your child during the latter part of your session or you can opt for simple child ‘on own’ shots if you wish. We also offer a shot where mum and or dad can join the child underwater, swimming through a hoop, recreating a Nirvana album cover plus a range of push and glide shots. We talk through all these options on the day.

Zac uses the very latest and best state of the art cameras, housings and lighting to ensure the best quality image is captured each time.


After the shoot

Three working days after the photo shoot you simply log in to our secure website with your email address and password where you can view all proofs from your photo shoot session. You then have the opportunity to purchase a personal image gallery collection with as many or as few images as you want, delivered by WeTransfer or on DVD.

How does payment work?

You pay just £45 per baby or child as a booking fee to attend the shoot. Then if you like your images after the shoot you pay ONLY for the digital images you actually want. The image prices are listed on the Little Dolphin Images website on the ‘Book your shoot’ page when you choose your date and time.

Photo Shoot Dates 2022

Wimbledon Centre; Saturday 29th of October

Wandsworth Centre; Sunday 3rd of September

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