These Underwater Wedding Portraits Are Quite Literally "Breathtaking"
Perfect for those who have always dreamed of a Little Mermaid-themed wedding.
Photographers Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano left behind their part-time jobs in Australia and moved to Maui in July to bring their dream of underwater photoshoots to fruition.
They combined their two separate photography businesses into a new one devoted entirely to beach and ocean themed portraits called Love & Water.
They also do "Trash The Dress shoots," sessions in which people don their wedding clothes (or something similar) and potentially ruin them in water.
The stunning results are definitely worth the sacrifice.
The photographers most wanted to take portraits of couples completely submerged in the ocean. "At first it was slow going," Shawn-Marie told BuzzFeed News. "We needed to find people who could handle wearing wedding clothes that deep under water."
Luckily they found an adventurous couple of newly engaged divers on Instagram.
The native Hawaiian couple Maika and Lei use Instagram to document their diving adventures. The photographers asked the couple if they would like to model for the underwater shoot.
Maika and Lei, whose full names are Maikalani Kahanuakealoha Sonoda Dias and Leihaʻaheoʻokalehuaʻomapuana Marisa Kamahele Beeck, felt the ocean played a huge role in their relationship.
They agreed to model for the shoot and the couples soon became friends.