All You Need to Know for the Photo Shoot
(SAT NAV: Specify Kettering not Burton Latimer).
Swimming Pool Entrance (back entrance)
On the day of the Photo Shoot
Aim to arrive for the Photo Shoot at least 10 minutes before your appointment.
Park your car in the School Car Park and enter the school through the back door pictured above.
You may want to bring along a changing mat.
Your baby will need to wear a snug fitting disposable swimming nappy that forms a tight seal around the legs and waist with a non disposable cloth swimming nappy over the top. You should make sure that you bring some spare disposable nappies, as a soiled one will have to be removed immediately.
There are four changing rooms (two male and two female).
Please remove your shoes and socks before entering the changing rooms.
Please no eating or drinking in the Changing Rooms.
Please place ALL your used nappies in the bin bag attached to the side of the white nappy bin (not in the general rubbish bins).
Please keep the changing room benches clear of your belongings so that other people can use them while you are in the pool. There are pegs to hang clothes on. Please don’t leave valuables unattended.
Please do not enter the water until the teacher is present and your session is scheduled to start.
Never bring your baby swimming if they have any form of ear, eye, nose, throat or chest infection, diarrhoea, chicken pox or measles. Wait until symptoms have completely cleared for at least 48 hours, or the doctor has given the all clear, before returning.
Guests are welcome to observe from poolside (if Covid restrictions allow) but should also remove their shoes.
Please no eating or drinking on poolside.
No photos or film to be taken during the Photo Shoot.
All about the Photo Shoot
The sessions are held in the warm waters of Kingsley School Pool with a professional and experienced underwater photographer using highly specialized equipment (see www.underwater-art.co.uk).
In a 30-minute time slot, a small group of parents and babies will experience being photographed above and below the water. You will have a specially trained Bubble Babies instructor submerging the babies with the latest top spec photographic equipment ensuring that 4 to 6 images are captured per second. This means that a substantial gallery of photos builds up with even one submersion and babies can relax and enjoy rests before choosing to be photographed again.
You may also opt to have family photos all together: Baby, Siblings, Mum and Dad as well!
We endeavour to make our photo shoots happy and relaxed occasions in which the well-being of the babies is of the uppermost importance. Try to keep everything as normal and calm as possible with the adult who normally swims with baby coming into the pool for the photo shoot (don’t forget your costume!).
Can my friend bring her baby for a photo?
The underwater photo shoots are open to everybody but we do insist that all babies must have experienced a swimming course involving a gradual and progressive programme of underwater work so that they are physically and mentally ready for the event.
There is a fixed cost of £30 for attending the shoot with £10 extra for siblings. This is unfortunately strictly non-refundable as our costs for pool hire, the photographer etc remain the same regardless of whether or not you are able to attend on the day or how good the resulting photos turn out to be. We can, however, offer a free re-shoot at the next underwater photo session. The booking fee does not cover the cost of photographs.
Photograph prices and sizes
You can order professional prints of your photos or digital high resolution jpeg images on a USB. You can use the digital images to print multiple photographs, canvas prints, mugs, jigsaws & more by uploading to an online photo lab or by taking the USB to any photo outlet, the watermark is removed.
*Prices discounted for 2 weeks after the shoot to: 1 jpeg £59, 2 jpegs £90, 3 jpegs £115, 10 jpegs £140, All shots (over 30) on USB £159 (1 child), All shots (over 40) on USB £179 (2/3 children)
Prints 7x5 £27, 8x6 £32
*prices might vary slightly
Underwater Art pride themselves on adding a little more of the WOW factor to your photos and after the shoot, the images are edited in an intense process taking 5 to 7 days. Your photos will then be displayed in a secure password protected online gallery so that you can look at them in the comfort of your home. You may discuss further editing with the photographer and after ordering your images, they will be sent to you within 7 working days.
A unique record of your swimming career!
Your above and underwater photos are fantastic souvenirs of your earliest swims together! As baby grows, you are very welcome to come along to subsequent photo shoots and to keep a fabulous running record of baby’s swimming progress.