Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Erena Shimoda always had an affinity with the underwater world even though she grew up in the city. One of her favorite childhood memories includes floating in a small inflatable pool, daydreaming about mermaids and singing a children’s song:
“海は広いな 大きいなー The ocean is wide, the ocean is huge…” Erena specializes in underwater portraits and underwater healing for beauty, fashion, aesthetics, confidence, memories or just fun. By capturing people’s best characteristics underwater and bringing them to the surface, her goal is to see her clients smile as they hold their final image in their hands. She works with cancer survivors or anybody who want to heal through underwater transformation. Visit Erena at www.underwaterheaer.com or www.ereneashimoda.com.