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Water Bear Photography

Water Bear Photography is based in Gainesville, FL.. Specializing in creating unique maternity sessions, underwater photography, boudoir, and adventure elopements. We love creating custom sessions; often involving couture gowns and challenging locations, so that our clients walk away with a one-of-a-kind experience and images!

WBP is a proud minority woman-owned business. Kimber Greenwood started Water Bear after the birth of her own son, because she loved the magic of celebrating new life. Her images have been internationally published and awarded. Recently, some of her underwater work even went viral and was seen on MSN! Water Bear Photography strives to make each person feel heard, accepted, and beautiful every step of the way.

Our process starts with a sit-down design consultation where we design your shoot from start to finish. Clients are always permitted complimentary use of our closet that boasts over 50 couture gowns and skirts- in all colors, styles, and sizes. We try to have something for everyone! At your shoot, we take our time and don’t place time limits on it. We never want people to feel rushed!

Nikki & Dericks Pregnancy session

In college, Derick and I had the same circle of friends, and we were mutual friends for several years (both secretly being attracted to one another, we would later find out) before we began dating. I vowed to myself that I wasn’t going to date in college, so as the universe will do with her divine timing, the weekend I graduated college, we ran into each other in Downtown Gainesville. After spending that evening together, we almost instantly became inseparable. A summer full of fun- long days on the water, camping, and weekend adventures, falling for him was so easy.

The problem? I was leaving to backpack Europe for 2 months at the end of the Summer, there is no way this guy is going to wait around for me while I go galavant the world is there? Before I left, I made little gifts for him, one to open every day I was gone. 73 days and gifts to be exact, just something to make him smile and think of us each day. We were able to talk, and video chat a few times throughout my trip as well, when WiFi allowed. When I came home he picked me up from the airport with a giant hug and eager to hear all of the stories from my travels, I knew then that he was the real deal and we were in this thing for the long haul.

Shortly after I came home, we signed our first lease and moved in together. 8 years have passed since then with a lot of change- we now own a home in the country, have 3 dogs, 8 chickens, and a baby boy on the way! Some things haven’t changed, we still love the water, we still love adventure and loving him is still so easy.

If it’s a water session, you will also have the opportunity to work with one of our two on-staff safety swimmers. We take safety very seriously and want our clients to know that they are in good hands. Between Kimber & Will, they have over 32 years of diving and lifeguarding experience. After the session, Kimber delivers a proofing gallery from which final selections are made. She then hand-edits every image and creates mockups of artwork or albums. Once approved, the artwork is handmade by an artisan and Kimber hand delivers it to your home!

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