This article appeared in the January Issue of Up and Away Magazine It is reprinted here with permission. Click here to see the original version: Up and Away.
The first thing you notice about Eve Greendale is her warm, soft brown eyes that draw you in and instantly make you feel comfortable. This ease and relaxed aura is reflected in her photographic portraits. The soft lighting and muted colors she uses allow the person or family to take center stage in the photographs Eve creates.
Eve Greendale - A Palm Beach County Native
A true Florida native, Eve has lived in Palm Beach County her entire life, including the years she studied graphic design and photography in Boca Raton. Her work is a reflection of the tropical environment she calls home and her skills putting her subjects at ease. At 15, she acquired her first camera, a digital point and shoot. She started taking portraits during college to make extra money and it quickly blossomed into a full time career.
After college, she started as a wedding photographer with some portrait work. Once she married her childhood sweetheart and started a family, she transitioned to full time portrait and lifestyle work. Her calm demeanor and the relaxed environments where she shoots have become her signature style.
Natural Lighting - Eve Greendale's Signature Style
Eve prefers to photograph in natural lighting, which can be very challenging. She takes a thoughtful approach to her work. Doing her best thinking while exercising, she considers potential venues for shooting, the times of day that are best for those venues and what type of photo processing will allow her clients to shine. She perfected her use of natural light through “trial and error” over her nearly 20 years of capturing family’s memories.
As a portrait photographer, having a relaxed subject is the first step towards an outstanding outcome. Eve’s soft and contemplative approach puts her subjects at ease. When booking a portrait session, she asks numerous questions, so that she can carefully select a site that reflects the person’s personality.
She uses that same questioning technique to get natural facial expressions and postures. She has learned that giving more direction on where and how to pose gives her subjects confidence and the portraits better capture their essence.
Childern are Eve Greendales's Favorite Subject
Eve’s favorite subject is children. She loves to shoot their spontaneity. She finds youngsters more relaxed, with multitudes of facial expressions. She has recently started shooting lifestyle and interior photographs for designers. The challenge of creating an image that invites you into a space and reflects the talents of the designer appeals to her.
Whether shooting people or interiors, bad lighting is the biggest challenge for Eve as a photographer. Every job is a different situation. Capturing the moment in soft natural light, even if that light does not exist, is ever present. The dynamics of shooting a family group can also be a challenge. She finds that best way to overcome this is to continually ask questions and give constructive direction. You can see that Eve enjoys this challenge by the way her eyes light up as she talks about it.
When asked what was the one thing she wished she knew when starting out, Eve said, “I wish I had more confidence and knew the value of my work.” What you see in the photographer Eve is today, is a confident, easygoing, and thoughtful creator. Her work reflects the personalities and joys of her subjects captured with beautiful lighting, in an environment that reflects their personality.
Book A Session with Eve Greendale
When visiting Palm Beach County, you can book a portrait session with Eve through her website at www.evegreendale.com.
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