In between dive expeditions, I jump at any opportunity to expand my underwater photography skills into genres other than wildlife and science.
Photographing people is a whole lot different than photographing fish and corals. Fish are busy doing their own thing, they don’t give a toss what you’re trying to achieve. Clients, on the other hand, are involved in the process and have a vested interest their final photos; this always makes the photo shoots enjoyably collaborative.
So when the opportunity came up to photograph triathlete “power couple” Jaimie and Pete Jacobs, right here on the Sunshine Coast, we couldn’t gather up the underwater studio fast enough.
We did two morning shoots, one at a lovely private swimming pool in Noosaville and the other at the beautiful RACV resort in Noosa Heads. Our brief was to shoot a combination of lifestyle swimming shots and artistic underwater portraits.
These athletes were such fun to work with, their infectious enthusiasm and unlimited energy made our job easy.
We both had such a blast during the shoot and are so thankful to have these images forever. It is not only the end product that we appreciate, we also made friends in Liz and Josh and hope we can collaborate with them many more times in the future.
—Pete & Jaimie Jacobs