When you think of Emory University, many things come to mind. Its rich history dating back to 1836 in Oxford, Georgia. Its prestigious School of Law named by the Princeton Review as one of the best law schools in the United States. Or perhaps their stellar research work in health sciences. Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in Georgia and one of the largest in the world; making great strides in the fight against cancer and other devastating diseases. All the things you would want from an institution. However the campus itself, nestled in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills, is the perfect location for an afternoon photo session with a couple very much in love. Many beautiful buildings including the Candler Library, the Old Theology building and the Carlos Hall, with its adjacent museum surround a large, open green space called the Quad.
This is where we get the opportunity to introduce and feature Jibran + Leia. A modern, up-and-coming couple with the sweetest disposition. Both are proud to have called Emory their school and as former Eagles, they couldn’t think of a better place to photograph their engagement. You see, this is where they first met. On the steps of Carlos Hall is where their story began several years ago. All throughout college they shared so many special moments on those grounds. Therefore, circling back to connect their present to their past made all the sense in the world. Today Jibran + Leia are working professionals practicing their love for the field of law. With successful careers already blooming, their personal relationship continues to be the highlight of everything they are. It seems as if they are smiling at each other constantly; loving and caring to each other in the simplest of things. So what does that mean to us? Everything! It’s so great to have a job where we get to see sincere happiness like this. Plus it makes photographing a couple like this so effortless. Talk about people made for being in front of a camera. We enjoyed this session so much. Running out of time was really the only thing that we didn’t like about it.
On this chilly afternoon we started the shoot indoors with the beautiful circular staircase inside Carlos Hall. From there we jumped outside and went directly to the stairs where they first met outside. Even as it got colder and darker; it was almost unnoticeable. All in all we feel we have a great representation of who Jibran + Leia are as a couple. Warm, loving and sophisticated with fantastic individual personalities. This September we get the privilege of spending 3 days with them as we photograph their wedding and we can’t wait for that weekend to come. Once again, congratulations Jibran + Leia on your engagement!
What an amazing building this library is! The architecture and marble facade are so impressive.
A group touring the grounds of the university arrived when we took this shot below.
Seriously, there were so many amazing shots from this session it was so hard to narrow down. But if you’re curious to see more, check out the video slideshow.