“So, actually I wanted to run some visual ideas with you, if that was okay? However, what I don’t want to do is push an idea on you and it not fit your style that you’re comfortable with. Let me know your thoughts!”
I opened the images that Amber had attached to her email in our conversation about her engagement session, and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to see them. They were of Beyonce’s cover for the September 2018 issue of Vogue.
“We were super inspired by Beyoncé in Vogue last year and wanted to do something like it. If not, Eve we trust you and we’re happy to go in your creative direction!”
I was so excited. This idea for an engagement session was beautiful, unique, and so very creative. As an artist, an opportunity to be a little more creative and free to think outside of the box is such a breath of fresh air, and I wanted to find a way to combine Amber’s Beyonce-inspired vision and my style to create images that captured her and Jourdan’s love beautifully. While we did end up taking a few classic engagement photos around Piedmont Park, I traded my usual backlit shooting and Fuji 400h combo for some Portra 400 and harsh front-facing lighting during the second half of our session. I absolutely love how these images turned out, and I’m so incredibly lucky to get to work with such beautiful and creative people and to be trusted to bring their vision to life.
Absolutely can’t wait to photograph Amber and Jourdan’s big day in Alabama – something tells me it’s going to be a perfect one.