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Self-Love Photography: A Soul-Filled Empowerment Underwater Photoshoot on the Sunshine Coast

Holding Space for you to Reconnect with Yourself

No matter who you are or where you’re from, take a moment to reflect and appreciate just how far you’ve come.

Unapologetically embracing your truth, dreaming and doing, you’re committed to becoming your best self.

Through the highs and the lows, milestones and heartbreaks, now’s the time to celebrate you.

Capturing your inner strength and natural beauty, your underwater photoshoot will be all about empowering your self-love, a reminder that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be.

Curves and scars, you are perfect just the way you are.

Liz brings so much healing and joy through her art and creativity. Doing a shoot with her really is spectacular, one of the best things I’ve ever done.

―Anita Jamieson

Be you, do you, love you. This is for you.

Swirling in the glow, weightless and carefree, you’ll feel comfortable, relaxed and confident.

Tailored to your vision, we’ll curate a transformational experience that does justice to your one-of-a-kind story.

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, rediscovering yourself or “just ‘cos”, we’ll create some spellbinding magic together.

I cannot rave enough about the luxurious experience Liz offers. Amazing, loved every minute. Everyone needs to gift this to themselves! These images really are pieces of art. Thank you so much Liz xx

―Jaimielle Jacobs

You are a work of art.

 While you immerse in this extraordinary memory-making experience, we’ll create a collection of art and memories to take your breath away.

Far from a typical photoshoot, you’ll walk away from our underwater adventure with art depicting almost other-worldly beauty.

I LOVE my artworks, thank you thank you thank you! That is money I will never regret spending!

―Bridget Davidson

A Creative Journey in Two Chapters

Chapter 1: Your Photoshoot Experience

From an in-depth consult to design your dream photoshoot, to playing mermaid in my private heated pool, your experience will be like no other.

This includes luxurious amenities, a private dressing room, waterproof makeup artistry, and unlimited access to a wardrobe of stunning dresses.

My lovely photoshoot assistant will also be on standby to ensure everything goes picture-perfectly.

Fully guided and stress-free, you’ll feel like a goddess from start to finish.

 

Chapter 2: Your Artwork

You’ll be welcomed back to my studio where we’ll go through your beautiful images and relive the experience together.

Using software to show you how different prints, frames and sizes will look, we’ll start curating your favourite self-love portraits.

Handmade to order, choose from fine art prints, handmade albums, and premium wall art. The quality is second to none, because that’s exactly what you deserve.

Your Questions

Let me show you that you are. I’ll make sure your light shines in front of the camera. I know how to highlight and capture your most flattering angles and features. And I see the beauty in you that you don’t yet see yourself. So don’t worry about looking perfect, let me take care of that.

As a woman, I totally get it. But here’s the thing: underwater photography is perfect for every body. The water provides a supportive and flattering environment, naturally enhancing your best features and gently masking what you might feel are imperfections. Plus, the way light dances through the water gives your skin a smooth, glowing look.

I’ll be there to personally fine-tune poses, offer encouragement, and adjust settings to match your style and comfort. My hands-on approach and personal attention really bring out the best in you, transforming your photoshoot into a truly empowering and beautiful experience.

And don’t forget—the wonderful women in my portfolio? They’re women just like you, everyday heroes. With me guiding the lens, we’re set to showcase the most beautiful you.

While every woman deserves to have stunning portraits of herself, the underwater experience is about more than the photos; it’s also about experiencing a moment of liberation and seeing your inherent beauty through a new lens.

The best part? It’s when my clients see their photos and gasp, “I can’t believe that’s me!” This moment of awe and self-recognition is the true magic of what we’ll create together.

As long as you’re not terrified of the water, you’ll be absolutely fine! I’ve worked with women who can’t swim, and you’d never know it when looking at their beautiful underwater portraits.

Only a few seconds at a time, with plenty of rest in between.

I coach you with breathing techniques, and work with you at your own pace. The aim is to have you as relaxed as possible, and to have fun along the waythis is how your portraits end up looking so effortless.

What often happens, as you become more comfortable during your photoshoot, is that you’ll be able to stay underwater for longer and longer… you’ll probably surprise yourself!

Not at all. Keeping your eyes closed is perfectly fine and can even add to the dreamy, ethereal quality of your portraits.

All ages! For the self-love session, I’ve had the privilege of working with remarkable women up into their 70s. So, whether you’re just starting life’s adventures or well into your journey, you’re never too old or too young to dive into the magic of creating captivating underwater portraits.

The pool has three flat levels: 0.4m, 1.2m, 2.4m. This offers endless creative freedom. It also means you always have the option to safely stand on the bottom.

Hell yeah! I’m a shameless sissy when it comes to cold water… and I suspect you might be, too. I keep my pool water at a cosy 34C throughout the year, which helps keep you relaxed and comfortable for hours… and because goosebumps are simply not photogenic 😉

Side note: It’s more important than ever to support our environment, so you’ll be happy to know that the pool runs entirely on renewable energy.

I sure do! You’ll have unlimited access to my studio’s vast wardrobe of ladies dresses, skirts, wraps… in endless colours to mix and match. All the fabrics were chosen for the dreamy way they move underwater.

Yes, I photograph nudes, implied nudes, and boudoir/lingerie. The studio team is all female.

It’s a friendly all-female team: photographer, makeup artist and pool assistant. We understand women because we are women. You’ll feel safe and comfortable.

It’s completely private and shielded from any outside view. My luxurious pool is surrounded by fences and tall native trees for a peaceful, secluded photoshoot experience.

Let me take care of that for you. My in-studio professional makeup artist will get you camera-ready with natural-looking makeup that will stay put in the water. This service is included with your session fee 🙂

I’m not the cheapest photographer. My pricing reflects a commitment to delivering a premium experience and unparalleled quality, giving you a transformational journey that surpasses what’s offered by lower-priced options.

Pricing is in two parts:

A) Your Photoshoot Experience. The process starts with an unforgettable underwater photoshoot day, a memory-making extraordinary adventure. The day is custom designed for you, and the team take care of every last detail. Your photoshoot experience is priced at $790.

B) Your Images and Artwork. A true beginning-to-end journey, your experience doesn’t stop on photoshoot day. The next step is choosing which images you’d like to purchase. As a guideline, clients typically start their investment at around $2600. See my Products & Price Guide to get an overview of image pricing.

My purpose-built private underwater studio is near the Noosa River in Queensland (Australia). My clients come here from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and even from interstate. Noosa is a world famous seaside/beach resort, and well-worth the journey.

The photoshoots are on weekdays.

As long as needed, but generally you’ll be with me from first thing in the morning until mid-afternoon, or so. I limit my schedule to one photoshoot per day, and I don’t set any fixed session duration. Why? So you get the attention you deserve, and you never feel rushed. We all have nerves in front of the camera, that’s natural. And none of my new clients have ever done an underwater shoot before. Feeling comfortable and confident while becoming familiar with the underwater process might come quickly to you… or it might take a bit of time. I give you that time, and the results are worth it.

If this photoshoot is to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or pregnancy, please get in touch well in advance so that there’s a better chance I book you in for your preferred date. In any case, you should schedule your shoot no later than 10 weeks prior to needing your final artwork in hand. Note that my calendar fills quickly, and I’m usually booked out 2 months in advance.

It starts with a phone chat so I can get to know you a little bit and learn what outcomes you have in mind. I’ll also answer any questions you may have for me, and I can talk you through my process. Ultimately, the chat is to find out whether we are the perfect fit for each other. If you’re happy with everything, then we’ll choose a shoot date and start planning your tailor-made underwater experience.

I thought photoshoots were for people having babies, getting married or family photos; I didn’t think that being single was a reason to do it. Now seeing these portraits in my home every day makes me feel strong, confident, sexy and free.

―Kate Crosbie

Spending the day with Liz and creating these everlasting memories was truly priceless and I recommend it to anyone who is considering taking the plunge.

―Mel White

Ready to be my muse for the day?

Escaping the chaos, step into your self-love paradise where nothing matters but YOU.

Bringing time to a standstill, I’d be honoured to capture you because you’re beautiful just the way you are.

Liz Harlin
AIPP Master Photographer

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