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Testing the Waters

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

A few weeks ago, I took a deep dive into a new experience with Rachel Aberle - literally! We made waves at her local YMCA and created the coolest photoshoot I've ever been a part of. Truthfully, as I took my first few steps into the pool, I had the shocking revelation that I hadn't been in water for about three years and started to panic. It took me a couple dips, but after going under a few times, I started to get into the swing of things and we submerged ourselves in some elegant and creative content.

I drove through some pretty treacherous wind and, for the last ten miles, white out snow conditions to get to the Oshkosh YMCA, but it was SO worth it to get to experience this shoot. And hey, it's Wisconsin. If I didn't brave the weather, I'd be a recluse from January through March. This was an odd entrance for me. Picture the Y on a Sunday - families, kids, people swimming laps, Hailey in a gown and full makeup...I was getting some stares, and we got some questions from some of the more curious kids, but I explained to them that we were creating art. After seeing these, I know I was right.

If you want to be a mermaid for a moment, book a session with Rachel and take on this exciting challenge. I think you'd be surprised at what you can create. I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do!

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