Diana Waguespack’s love for art can be traced back to when she was a little girl drawing and painting with her dad, nationally recognized watercolor artist A.J. Schexnayder. “I still paint and draw,” says Diana. “But I love photography!”
And just as a painter uses a brush to create art, the camera is Diana’s tool of choice…actually an underwater camera. Diana’s specialty is underwater photography! “When I started Diana’s Photography, I photographed children and families in the studio. I still do that. But one day I played with a GoPro in my swimming pool photographing a friend’s kid underwater. I loved it! It was what I had been searching for!”
Today, Diana uses the best underwater equipment available, including a special Nauticam underwater housing for her camera, underwater strobe lighting and even underwater backdrops. A custom-made floating scrim ensures the sunlight coming into her pool water is filtered evenly. Her clientele include pregnant women, beauty queens, mermaids, families, little girls with fairy wings and tea sets, golfers, tennis and baseball players, dancers and swimmers…anyone that wants a cool underwater photograph or piece of art!
So what should you expect in an underwater session? “First,” says Diana, “you don’t necessarily need to know how to swim. You just need to go under the water, blow your air out, strike a pose and come up. There’s always an assistant in the water, and we can do it all in the shallow if that’s where you (or your kids!) feel most comfortable. Before your session, we talk about what you are wanting, including clothing choices, props, and any detail needed. During your session, I create images expected and unexpected…and many times the unexpected are the best. It’s so fun and creative, and everyone who does an underwater session loves it!”
And for Diana, underwater photography is not just a snapshot…it’s a work of art. A lot goes into the post processing of your images using Lightroom and Photoshop. “It will take me hours to finish just one image, but the result is worth it. I can create beautiful large pieces of art on both metal and canvas.”
Diana and her husband Gene have two adult children, and Diana loves to photograph their two grandchildren! She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education/Art All Level from the University of Houston. Before discovering the magic of underwater photography, Diana taught art and photography in public schools and through private classes and workshops.
In addition to her photography business, Diana creates fine art. Her work can be seen at Perimeter Gallery in Rice Village and Disegno in the Silos. Diana Marie Fine Art can also be viewed at DianaMarieFineArt.com or by appointment at Diana’s studio.
Ready to discover the magic? Visit DianasPhotography.smugmug.com to see the possibilities. Then call or email Diana to schedule your custom portrait session today!