Underwater Sessions

What to Expect:

  • Consultation: Before you take the plunge we will have a phone consultation to guide you through the preparation process. Whether you’re expecting a new addition to the family or celebrating the bonds that tie you together, we tailor the session to your unique needs. 
  • Pool Setting with Optional Water Heater: Our studio features a controlled underwater environment, ensuring safety and comfort for both expectant mothers and families. The pool’s Clea waters provide the perfect backdrop for your aquatic adventure. Additionally. we offer the option of using a water heater if needed. ensuring that you and your family are comfortable throughout the session.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced photographer will be right by your side, offering expert guidance to help you pose, move, and create stunning underwater moments that showcase the beauty of your family’s connection. 
  • Wardrobe Selection: If desired you can choose from our client wardrobe collection of flowing dresses and fabrics that transform underwater, adding elegance and drama to your photos, whether it’s for maternity shots or family portraits.
  • Ideal Lighting at Noon: For the best lighting, we recommend scheduling your underwater session when the sun is high, around noon. this allows the sunlight to penetrate the water at the perfect angle, creating a mesmerizing play of light and shadows that enhances the ethereal quality of your shots. 
  • Capturing Emotions: Whether you’re celebrating the anticipation of a new family member or capturing the love and bonds within your family, our focus is on capturing genuine emotions and connections, submerged in the beauty of the underwater world.
  • Fun and Creativity: Expect a fun and creative atmosphere where we encourage you and your family to express yourselves freely. Underwater photography allows for artistic exploration, resulting in truly unique visuals that tell your family’s story.
  • Flexibility for Comfort: At Bells & Whistles, we understand that not everyone may feel completely at ease with extended underwater sessions. We prioritize your comfort and safety above all else. If you or your family members find it challenging to stay completely underwater, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our experienced photographer is flexible and adaptable. We can seamlessly transition between shots where the entire body in underwater to shots where the upper half is above water and the lower half is submerged. This flexibility ensures that you still get stunning underwater images while feeling comfortable throughout the session. Our goal is to make sure your underwater photography experience enjoyable and stress-free, ensuring that you leave with cherished memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. 
  • Post-production Magic: After the session, our skilled editing team will enhance and retouch your images, ensuring they look their absolute best and preserving these precious moments for generations to come. 

Remember, our goal is to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for you and your family. Feel free to share any ideas or preferences you have, and we’ll collaborate to make the session uniquely yours. Looking forward to capturing these precious moments for you at Bells & Whistles! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, just let us know.

Final Product

After your underwater session, you can expect to receive a wonderful collection of memories to cherish. Here’s what you’ll receive:​

  • Personalized Edits:  You will recieve 25 edited and retouched digital images. We will carefully retouch each image to enhance its beauty while maintaining a natural look. We’ll make sure you look your best while preserving the authenticity of the moment.
  • Digital Image Gallery: We’ll provide you with a secure online gallery accessible via a private link. 
  • High-Resolution Images: The images in your gallery will be high-resolution and suitable for printing. You’ll have the flexibility to print them in various sizes and formats, from standard prints to canvas wraps. 
  • Digital Download Options: You’ll have the option to download the images directly from the gallery to your computer or mobile device. This makes it easy to share them on social media or with loved ones.
  • Prints: Along with the digital images, you will have the ability to print the images at a location of your choice or straight from the gallery. This gives you the freedom to create physical keepsakes like photo albums, wall art, and more.
  • Professional Products: In addition to digital images, we offer a range of professional products like high-quality prints, canvases, albums, and photo books. These products are designed to beautifully showcase your favorite images.
  • Memories to Last: The images you receive will be a timeless representation of your family’s love. They’ll serve as a cherished memory that you can revisit and share with your growing family.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that you have a wonderful experience during and after your underwater session. If you have any specific preferences or ideas for how you’d like to receive and use the images, feel free to let us know. We’re here to help make this experience special for you and your family. So, if you’re to embark on a watery adventure and create breathtaking underwater memories for your maternity or family session, book your studio underwater photography session with Bells & Whistles in Pembroke Pines, FL, today!


Meet the Studio Photographer

Hi, I’m Sarah, co-owner of Bells & Whistles Photography and former wedding photographer of 8 years, now dedicating my work to studio photography. I’m thrilled to announce the opening of our in-home studio, based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Rooted in my deep passion for capturing the cherished connections of family, and the wonder of childhood, this studio serves as a sanctuary of creativity, wonderment, and timeless elegance.

With a steadfast dedication to preserving fleeting moments, I find solace in documenting narratives that evoke emotion and contemplation. The beauty of family photography, the unforgettable memories of newborns, and the anticipation of maternity moments hold a special place in my heart. 

Hi, I’m Sarah, a dedicated studio and underwater photographer based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. I’m thrilled to announce the opening of our in-home studio. Rooted in my deep passion for capturing the cherished connections of family, the wonder of childhood and ethereal underwater portraits, this studio serves as a sanctuary of creativity, wonderment, and timeless elegance.

With a steadfast dedication to preserving fleeting moments, I find solace in documenting narratives that evoke emotion and contemplation. The beauty of family photography, the unforgettable memories of newborns, and the anticipation of maternity moments hold a special place in my heart. 

In my quest to capture the essence of each child’s unique talents and personality, I create settings that mirror their individuality. With carefully chosen backdrops and props, I endeavor to craft a visual narrative that resonates with their innate brilliance.

Yet, my studio is a canvas that extends far beyond the earthbound realm. The allure of underwater photography has been a steadfast muse throughout my life. Within the intimate embrace of our very own pool, I’ve discovered the unique ability to capture the serenity of underwater movements.

My journey into the world of photography began over 15 years ago, intertwined with the travels of my now husband, Chris. These shared experiences laid the foundation for my creative exploration, kindling a love for storytelling through imagery, and underwater exploration that continues to burn brightly today.

Whether your heart resonates with the art of photography, the allure of visual storytelling, the precious moments of family connections, or the enchantment of childhood’s wonders, I extend a heartfelt invitation to join me on this captivating journey. Here’s to the unfolding of horizons and the art of encapsulating moments that echo with depth and meaning.

With warm regards,


Client Reviews

“I had very high expectations for photos of my newborn baby girl and Sarah hit it out of the park!! She took such adorable and beautiful photos it was impossible to pick which ones to print because I loved them all! She is also a baby whisperer – my baby didn’t cry once because she handled her in such a delicate way (she’s an experienced mom of 2 herself!). Needless to say, we will 100% be back for her 1 year old smash cake photo shoot!! Thanks, Sarah!!


“Our family’s experience with Bells and Whistles Photography was truly special. The efficiency of their service ensured that our kids didn’t perceive it as lengthy session, allowing them to remain engaged and interested. The comfortable energy created an atmosphere where everyone felt as ease and could be themselves, The memories and photographs we captures with Bells and Whistles Photography will undoubtedly last us a lifetime, making it an invaluable treasure for our family.” 


Maria & Samuel

THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Chris and his team was the best decision we made. They are super talented professionals who pay close attention to detail, are amazing to work with, and have forever left a beautiful mark in our lives. Their work is impressive and carefully crafted. Our highlight video was absolutely perfect – I cried watching it – and I didn’t even cry at my wedding! Their work is so moving! We get to relive the wedding every time we watch it. Needless to say, we were extremely impressed with their videography and photography. Make sure to hire both services!
But let me tell you what also matters: Chris’ creativity & adaptability. This team isn’t just professional, on time, and caring. But they are smart and quickly change a chaotic situation into something that works for everyone. The day of my wedding, it rained, no, it stormed. Most of the locations for photography were wet and could have derailed the sessions otherwise. However, Chris brought umbrellas for us – and the pictures? So so romantic and beautiful with them. In fact, I dare say I was quite happy it rained – they made sure we got awesome and unique shots by working with the rain and given the rushed circumstances – the little amount of light, the puddles, you name it, THEY made sure it didn’t matter. Everything came together amazingly. WE HAD A BLAST! Taking photos and videos. They give you GREAT direction and have a wonderful eye for incredible and unique shots. We couldn’t be happier. Truly, best decision ever. Also – what a pleasure to work with! They were so responsible and full of knowledge and reassurance. Omg, what else can I say? THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I am grateful for that I was able to work with them – all our family members enjoyed them. Do yourself a favor and get them – worth every single dollar.