Newlyweds take the plunge in bizarre trend for UNDERWATER wedding photos (but they're not as effortless as they look)
- Photographer Matt Adcock, who is based in Mexico's Riviera Maya, says often the team have to stop to save the bride from drowning in her dress
- The unlikely trend was inspired by the Trash The Dress phenomenon
A new photography trend sees newlyweds plunge into the water and pose in their wedding outfits.
Matt Adcock of Del Sol Photography, who is based in Mexico's Riviera Maya, has worked with hundreds of couples who choose to celebrate the first day of married life in this unique way.
They ask to be photographed fully-submerged at exotic spots along the coast, and often by the end of the shoot they appear undressed as they let their soaked clothing slip off.
Bizarre trend: Newlyweds are choosing to pose underwater in their wedding outfits to celebrate entering married life - here a couple hold a pose in the waters of Mexico's Riviera Maya
Mr Adock, who runs his business with his wife Sol Tamargo, told the Huffington Post that they occasionally run into danger on location and he always has a large team of people on hand to help.
'We mostly work in the safe places where you can stand, but we have a rescue swimmer at every shoot,' he explained.
'A lot of times we're having to throw our cameras down and save the bride because her crinoline's wrapped around her legs.'
He said the craze for underwater wedding photography was born out of the Trash The Dress phenomenon, which sees brides effectively destroying a bridal gown by getting it wet or dirty.
Time and patience: Photographer Matt Adcock said the images take hours of hard work as couples battle currents and cold water temperatures
Carefree: Many of the couples end up undressed by the end of the shoot as they let their clothing slip off
Most couples request to be photographed while navigating underground caves and rivers in Riviera Maya, which is a popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination.
Although Mr Adock's images have an effortless feel, it takes hours of hard work to capture each one, as strong currents and cold water temperatures present a challenge.
Describing some of the difficulties he faces, Mr Adock said: 'None of our brides or grooms are models, and that's the most challenging issue.
'None of them know how to hold their bodies or move their arms or face.