As a photographer, I knew that I wanted my engagement photos to be a little different than the norm. We wanted to stand out but even more, we wanted photos that fit our personality and love story. For me and my husband, we’re old souls. I have an obsession with Audrey Hepburn and we both believe we were born in the wrong era. That, of course, meant creating photos with a classic feel based off of classic Audrey Hepburn photos.
We considered doing the adventure photos that I love to take but every time we started thinking up ideas of who we were and what we wanted, it came back to “Leave it to Beaver” styled old fashioned photos. We felt like people would expect us to have amazing photos on cliffs and in the mountains because that sounds so much like us! I kept looking through Pinterest for inspiration but when I found an old photo of Audrey Hepburn and her first husband I knew the kind of engagement photos I wanted.
I’ve always had an old soul. Equal parts in love with the outdoors and in love with art and fashion. Audrey Hepburn has been my “spirit animal” for as long as I can remember seeing as both those worlds were her world too. She had an undying love for the orphans of Africa, while I still dream of the days I’ll return to Africa. She told stories through film and I tell them through photos and drawings. It was easy to see why I’ve been obsessed with her and having engagement photos modeled after her and the love stories she was a part of (both non-fiction and fiction) only seemed right.
Lucky for me, I have a fiance who is always willing to help out with my creative ideas and took time out of his cooking schedule on Thanksgiving day to run around and re-enact photos. This time, and probably only this time, there wouldn’t be an amazing mountain backdrop for our photos.
On a side note, you might be finding some Audrey inspired details at our wedding too!