For Florida residents Ashley Rodriguez ’06 and Kimber Greenwood ’10, it all started with a desire to find the next wild, creative idea for an ethereal experience. With more than 600 stems of fresh flowers, weeks of planning and $20,000 worth of camera equipment, the florist-photographer duo brought this underwater floral photo shoot fantasy to life.
Florida’s freshwater springs have fascinated Greenwood since she learned about them in the maritime program at Texas A&M University at Galveston. After graduating with a degree in marine biology, she moved to Gainesville, Florida, to see and advocate for the springs. She is a member of the Springs Council and promotes freshwater preservation through her luxury photography business, which captures couples and maternity clients underwater in the area’s surrounding springs.
A partnership blossomed after Greenwood met fellow Aggie and female entrepreneur Rodriguez during a photo shoot in 2020. Greenwood mentored Rodriguez as her floral business grew exponentially, and the pair soon began collaborating on underwater floral photo shoots. “We want our photos to convey the magic and beauty of freshwater to everyone,” Rodriguez said.