The same trade winds that Eric and Eva use for their windsurfing sessions on The Red Sea greeted us something fierce on the afternoon of their photo shoot. I was already nervous going into this one for several reasons. First, Eric is a damn good photographer himself and so that always adds a little pressure to a shoot. Second, Erik and Eva were, technically speaking, my first couples session. I’ve done shoots with families, babies, camels, buildings, city skylines - but this was my first couples session. And thirdly, that wind. That wind. That wind. When we met at the location we all shared the same thought, should we postpone? Instead, we jumped right into it.
Eric and Eva came well prepared with ideas for what they wanted and some visions for the final shots. We worked through several different looks across a few locations and their energy was perfect. Our session finished with sunset at the beach, and more wind! Eva was a trooper through the whole thing - adjusting and readjusting her hair and battling back the locks that were endlessly swarming her cheeks. And while we went for some specific looks for the first part of the session, the time at the beach was just a relaxed vibe with Eric and Eva enjoying each other and their time together. The final result is a great mix of style and candid shots that tell the story of our afternoon in the sun.
Every shoot has its own feel, its own vibe, its own quirks and challenges. This one presented some technical challenges with the wind and, as always in Saudi Arabia, the intense natural light. What I will take away from this afternoon is the unique energy that a couples session brings to a photo shoot and how to channel that energy in a way that creates some personal and unique final images. Do you have someone special in your life? Want to create some memories? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get the creative process started.