Ciara’s Essence Magazine Photo Shoot
Kudos to Ciara for finally landing the cover of Essence magazine. The Body Party singer was lensed for the cover and inside photo shoot by Dennis Leupold, one half of the photography duo of Gomillion & Leupold. The duo previously worked with Ciara during her Basic Instinct era and have also directed videos for Fantasia (Without Me) and Jennifer Lopez (Same Girl).
Via Instagram, Dennis said his inspiration for shooting Ciara’s May cover came from the singer herself. “Ciara loves fresh flowers,” he wrote. She loves being surrounded by them, so we decided to just drape her in florals. It’s a beautiful spring look and totally in keeping with the magazine’s Mother’s Day theme.”
You can check out the full photo shoot below, which includes a really cute pic of Ciara with baby Future. Given this issue was also billed as the Mother’s Day edition, they totally should’ve went with that pic for one of the covers.