June 16, 2018 / Concept

Dark Water Conceptual Portrait Session Dallas, TX | Immersion Series


I absolutely love concept photos involving water. Photographing portraits in dark, murky water may not seem ideal for some, but for me, I was over the moon. I have always loved the Shakespeare play Hamlet. There is a lot of art of Ophelia out there, but I thought I’d had to the number. Her tragic story greatly influenced my vision for this shoot. There is something otherworldly and dream-like about tulle swirling in water, and in many ways, reminded me of Ophelia. With a slow shutter speed, I believe I was able to capture the feeling of tulle swirling in the water, if there is such a feeling. After my first round of editing this dark water conceptual portrait session Dallas TX, I decided to add the stars. I have not included them here, but I hope you visit my online print store, where these creations are posted.  Click HERE to view one of my favorites! Also, if you missed the first half of this moody portrait session, Click HERE.


“When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook.
Her clothes spread wide,
And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up,
Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds,
As one incapable of her own distress
Or like a creature native and endued
Unto that element. But long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.”


Dark portrait with veil in water

Black and white dark high concept portrait

Warm portrait at sunset with veil

Sleeping on a log portrait

Moody portrait with tulle

Water photo shoot with tulle

Water portrait session

Dark Water Conceptual Portrait Session Dallas, TX

Long exposure water portrait with tulle

Long exposure portrait

Girl floating in dark water


Dark Water Conceptual Portrait Session Dallas, TX

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