Gainesville Photographers – Wedding Photography, Underwater Maternity & Lifestyle Family Sessions

Weddings/Elopements

Life together is the greatest adventure! We’re ready to travel the world to photograph your wedding or elopement; however, we’re also Gainesville, FL photographers and can document your wedding locally too!

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Underwater Photography

Maternity, family, & modeling sessions welcome for a unique experience in our beautiful Florida springs! Our studio has received worldwide recognition for our underwater maternity photographs.

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Family Sessions

Looking for a fun way to capture family memories? We’ll create unique family portraits for you, and even your pets! Sessions can be photographed on location in Gainesville, in our Newberry-based studio, or in your home.

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How We Make Magic

Our images are always hand-edited so that each and every image is given the attention it deserves.

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Client Reviews

I am absolutely impressed with the beautiful images that were captured on my daughter’s 1st birthday. Kimber went above and beyond what was expected in setting up the photo set for a few personality pictures and then a cake-smash. She created a beautiful backdrop, paid very close attention to detail, and just exceeded my expectations in executing my ideas and capturing the images that I envisioned. She is great with kids, and makes the studio very baby/kid-friendly. I am so happy to have chosen Waterbear Photography, and I will definitely be choosing them again!

Johana D.

By far one of the best photo sessions my family and I have had. Kimber and her husband were so nice and fun to work with, the had lots of great ideas for poses. Cant wait to work with her again! The pictures are gorgeous!

Samantha D.

I was so impressed with Kimber’s professionalism and attention to detail. She recommended a phenomenal location for my maternity photo shoot, treated me with courtesy and respect, and took incredibly beautiful pictures! I look forward to working with Kimber and her husband again in the future.

H.M.

I can’t express how happy I am with Kimber’s photography. She has done an amazing job capturing my family and I on numerous occasions. She did my son’s newborn photos, my breastfeeding photos, and most recently my babywearing photos. She’s always been great with my son, Tristan, she works with my schedule and she always asks if there are any particular poses that I was hoping to do. She knows of some of the best places in town to take pictures and her prices are very affordable and fair. And as if all that wasn’t enough, she sweetens the deal even more by bringing along her bouncing, smiley, baby bear 🙂 I will continue to use Kimber to capture my family whenever the occasion calls for some awesome photography!

Victoria S.

I had a session with my mom and her dad (papa). I wanted something for my son to be able to see how much his papa loves him. Kimber captured that in the first photo preview, that she showed me. I have loved the photos that I have seen her post of other moms and babies. Breathtaking. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking to capture memories.

Candice H.

Kimber did an amazing job at capturing the joy and beauty of my first pregnancy! I had two visions (1 – sweet, but not cliche, genuine pictures with my husband & 2 – unique, creative water pictures of my bump). Kimber was spot on with both! She surpassed all my expectations! I never would have thought you could make a 8month pregnant women look so surreal in a bikini underwater! Her fun, energetic personality was an added bonus as well…My husband actually didn’t complain once! It was such a great experience, I already have my newborn shoot booked 🙂 Thank you for everything Kimber!

Justine B.

Kimber is amazing!!! Even though it was our first session with her she nailed it! We just clicked. She had researched ideas for what I had explained to her and she captured what I had envisioned. To top it off… She was working with some of the most challenging subjects… Kids, horses and a dog! I cannot even put into words how much I LOVE her photography and how much we will treasure the photographs she’s done for us! She’s now our go-to for family photos! I can’t wait for the next session!!

Lisa R.

Kimber and Will make the best duo. They are both so creative and willing to do anything for the photo! We recently did a family/maternity shoot with them and just received our first sneak preview and cannot express how happy and excited we are with the results. Make your memories last- Book with Water Bear Photography TODAY. You won’t be disappointed.

Kendra H.

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Gainesville Photographers

What makes Water Bear Photography different?

Our studio creates a truly custom experience for each person, couple, family or pet that we photograph. We learn as much as possible about you and the goals for your session before we even get started.

Maternity Sessions

Additionally, Water Bear’s lead photographer, Kimber Greendwood, is one of the only photographers in Gainesville to offer beautiful underwater maternity photography. Kimber has clients visit her Gainesville-studio from thousands of miles away just to capture their underwater maternity photographs. In these sessions, Gainesville photographer Kimber Greendwood will dive and climb just about anywhere to capture stunning photographs of expectant mothers. While many of these sessions take place in the natural springs of Florida, our studio also specializes in photographing on-location maternity sessions throughout Gainesville.

Weddings

Kimber and her team of photographers also photograph weddings in Gainesville and beyond. While here at WBP we love photographing locally in the Gainesville, FL community, brides commission us to travel worldwide to photograph their weddings. But since we’re on the subject of local weddings, you may be wondering where our favorite spots are to photograph weddings. Therefore, we have compiled this helpful list; however, if you do not see your location on this list, do not fear! We can create stunning wedding images at any venue. Our favorite Gainesville wedding locations are: Any church (especially historic ones with gorgeous light!), the Baughman Center on UF campus, the Thomas Center and Gardens, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Sweetwater Branch Inn, and more. Whew! Thanks for hanging in there for that list.

Family Sessions

Our team also happily photographs families. Our studio also has couture dresses for women, moms, moms-to-be, and girls. You’re welcome to use any of these gowns for your session. In Gainesville, there’s no shortage of beautiful places to have your session. Just ask us for recommendations if you don’t have one in mind. And if you’re more of an indoor person, we have a brand new, modern, air-conditioned (hello, Florida!), natural light studio in Newberry, FL, which is just west of Gainesville. Finally, if our on-location and studio options don’t strike your fancy, we can visit your home for a lifestyle family session.

Contact Us

Is there a session that we didn’t mention for which you’d like to book us? Just contact us and let’s chat about how we can photograph your ideal session!