About Little Dolphin Images underwater baby photography

Little Dolphin Images is a family business, but with a big difference. Our vision is to help you create lifelong memories: helping you capture the beauty, the spirit, the adventurousness and happiness of your child in a way that few other portraits can. 

Zac your photographer

Zac has been working at the top of underwater photography and filming for over 20 years, shooting wildlife and advertising assignments all over the world for companies like Guinness, Diesel, British Heart Foundation, Sony, Speedo, The RNLI, the Royal Ballet, Sky TV and most recently Take That with Gary Barlow.

Little Dolphin Images was formed alongside Zac's advertising and commercial work to bring much needed quality to the world of baby underwater photography.

Zac Macaulay has been photographing babies underwater for over 15 years all over London and the South of England and is probably one of the only full-time underwater photographer / filmmakers in the UK working today. He shoots major ad's, film clips for movies TV and drama, running alongside his work with Little Dolphin Images. You can see some of his other ad work on the gallery page.  View the gallery
Portrait of Zac

'I live and breathe underwater photography, - I will get the perfect shot of your little dolphin!'

Zac's website: www.zacmacaulay.com


Zac has won three international awards for his underwater work including:
*The prestigious Palme d'Or at the Antibes Underwater Film and Photography Festival
*Winner of the Canon British Underwater Image Festival
*Gold medal at the International Festival of Underwater Film and Photography
*He was a finalist twice recently in the Association of Photographers awards for creative and advertising photography

Other Clients

Zac's work includes shoots for Diesel, Speedo, Guinness, the BBC, Boots, Sony, Oxfam, British Heart Foundation, Merlin and Sealife Centres, London Aquarium and the Sunday Times. Zac also shoots open sea wildlife assignments: everything from Whalesharks in Kenya, Bullsharks in Cuba to Dolphins in Tahiti. You can see Zac's work at www.zacmacaulay.com.

A family partnership

Zac set up Little Dolphin Images with the help and close involvement of his wife Fliss. They're very much a husband and wife team, having worked together on photographic assignments for over 15 years and they have three little dolphins of their own.


Cameras and equipment

Zac uses the latest flagship Nikon professional camera shooting between 2 to 8 frames per submersion in a top of the range Seacam housing for the techies amongst you. He uses exactly the same equipment for photographing both babies, his ads and wildlife assignments.


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Safeguarding Children

Zac Macaulay and Little Dolphin Images representing The British Society of Underwater Photography are very proud to have recently sat on the main BSI ( British Standards Group ) steering group helping to formulate the following:
PAS 520: 2015, Safeguarding 0-4 year old children within the teaching of swimming, including any associated professional photography - Code of practice.
This code of practice has just been published and Zac was honoured to be representing the British Society of Underwater Photography, working on the underwater photography section of the Code of Conduct. It will help to improve safety standards within the industry and had a press launch at the Houses of Parliament in October 2015.

Qualifications and DBS

• Zac has an enhanced DBS check
• HSE Media Scuba qualified for film and photography
• STA (Swimming Teachers Association) level 2 safety and rescue award qualification

Baby's Dream

Lighting cameraman Zac Macaulay, Dir. Nick Sneath, Producer Lauren Heston.

One World

Director, Underwater Camera and DOP – Zac Macaulay, Underwater Camera Assistant – George Laycock, Producer – Fiona Edwards, Editor – Joanna Cavlan, Baby Handling – Sue Gilmore, Babies provided by Little Dippers Ltd, Brighton, Babies – Alfie, Gwen, Estelle, Jenson, Sylvie, Jimmy, Morelee and Rex (thank you guys).

A Huge thank you to Little Dippers for all the help and assistance in setting up this short film
Music – ‘Is This the World We Created?' by Queen
One World – we only have one, so look after it….

Baby Blue

Director, Underwater Camera and DOP – Zac Macaulay, Underwater Camera Assistant – George Laycock, Producer – Fiona Edwards, Editor – Joanna Cavlan,  Music – George Gleeson, Baby Handling – Sue Gilmore, The stars of the show (the babies) – Lola, Cecilia, Sebastian, Loretta, Theordore, Jessie, Leo, Freya.