Canon EOS 5D Mark II underwater wedding portraits!

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You won't see this very often, but we found this very intriguing and had to share with everyone. This bride was photographed underwater in her wedding dress with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and I have to say, the photographers turned this into a unique and beautiful portrait session. And yes, we do still remember that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II shoots stills! (LOL)

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We contacted Anne McCarthy from One Fine Day Photographers and she sent us this interesting information about how the whole thing came about…

“Having a bride that is willing to go underwater with her original wedding dress and veil made for a great day of shooting for One Fine Day Photographers Anne McCarthy and Jim Baker.

First the team built an underwater set using PVC pipe and a yards and yards of fabric draped into a pool and held down with rented sand bags from a local camera store. The cameras were Canon 5D Mark IIs with lenses such as the 50mm 1.8mm and 17-40mm. The underwater camera enclosure is by

The trickiest part of the shooting was the photographers own challenges with staying underwater. Forgetting how buoyant humans can be, Anne had to sometimes hold the sand bag in her own lap to stay down long enough to get the shot. After the images came out of the camera, a couple of color adjustments, a little dodging and burning and one or two filters by Nik, and voila!”

Here are a couple of images from the setup:

(Photo credits: One Fine Day Photography)


  1. These are awesome! I have a pool and have thought of trying this with some of my dance shots this summer. Can you tell me what type housing was used to take the camera underwater?

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