About Us

Underwater Photography and Video

Professional Equipment, Professional Service:

Starfish Underwater Photography provides specialist Underwater Photography services.

Like a land based photographer, we use a photographic studio, but ours is underwater. We use a photographic backdrop, custom made for use in swimming pools, as well as lights and camera equipment specially designed for use underwater.

We use the latest Canon professional SLR cameras, in custom made underwater housing, and specialist underwater strobes, backlights, and underwater backdrop. We bring three cameras to every photo shoot! 

The Underwater Cameras used in the Starfish Underwater Photography photo shoots..
Some of the Underwater Cameras used in the Starfish Underwater Photography photo shoots.

  As we all know in life, things can go wrong, so we carry two of everything, including two cameras. We record to two memory cards ensuring your pictures are always backed up. 

Your photos are taken in RAW, which give the highest quality digital files, and more control over the final image. Your photos are then processed and edited to give the best results, and saved as high quality JPEG’s (saved at maximum quality for minimum compression). 

This equipment costs over £20,000 so we can provide you with the best quality photographs for your family to treasure. 

We have a fully qualified baby swimming teacher/baby handler at every photo shoot, to put your child in the best position for their photograph underwater. (When Covid restrictions allow)

We also work with swim schools around the country, providing high quality underwater photography at affordable prices.

Starfish Underwater Photography was established a decade ago by photographer Lucy Ray.

Lucy is an award winning professional photographer, specialising in underwater photography and video.

She began taken pictures underwater after qualifying as a BSAC Scuba Diver in 2001. Mixing this with her full-time job as Photo-journalist, allowed her to combine two things that usually don’t go together, water and photography!


She has post-graduate qualifications in Photography and 20 years experience as a working professional photographer.

As well as photographing babies and children for families, Lucy also provides underwater photography for publications, businesses and advertising. 

  Lucy is an STA qualified Baby and Pre-School swimming instructor, holds a current Pool Safety Award and an Enhanced DBS check, Public liability insurance, Professional Indemnity Insurance, and Swim Teacher Insurance.

 She is currently based in Sheffield, Yorkshire, but travels all around the country (and the world!) for photo shoots.