I met Jess, Justin, and their little one Alex in the Bywater for a family and engagement shoot. It was such a pleasure cruising the streets with them and watching little Alex explore the neighborhood. I'm so excited for this upcoming wedding and to see how little Alex has grown since this shoot. Documenting all the love a family has for one another is amazing in itself- and to be able to capture them all on their wedding day just makes my heart explode!
Kimberly and Jonathan decided to keep things intimate. A wedding size of about 16 guests witnessed these two love birds exchange vows under the Tree of Life. This wedding was another reminder that size doesn't matter when it comes to expressing how great your love for each other is. Congrats to these two.
I had the pleasure of meeting little Ronan and shooting him when he was 8 weeks old. I was amazed to see him again a year later so big and full of personality! Time does fly by and so much growth happens everyday. I learn something from every shoot, and Ronan reminded me again how to sit back and observe and tap in, the shots will come out naturally if you just let them. Also, this is the coolest buggy I've ever seen!
I love shooting in the rain. When I spoke with Leah about her and Jeff eloping in Algiers Point it was like she could read my mind. I've always wanted to capture this part of New Orleans. The ferry ride, the courthouse, and the levee are all places I visit often and feel so familiar with. This shoot brought new light into my lens. I saw other details and angles that seemed to jump out in front of me. I left this shoot feeling so excited for these images. After the ceremony they invited me to a beer with them which I sadly had to decline. We said our goodbyes and I walked back to my house in the rain and took the long way home. ☂
Stephanie & Scott asked me to document their ceremony during sunset. I loved the idea from the start. Stephanie works as a Doula and Nanny and Scott co-owns a coffee shop. They exchanged vows on their one year anniversary with a sister by each side and Stephanie's best friend. The evening was simple but filled with stories and memories of their loved ones. The ring that once belonged to Stephanie's grandmother, Mimi, was placed on her finger that night. It's amazing how the spirit of someone can live on. Congrats to these two and their journey will forever be surrounded with love. ☽
This is my dear friend Kristin. Being with her on her special day hours before her ceremony was very special to me. She was so relaxed and at peace. The whole process of getting ready and decorative is so ritualistic and I felt very honored to be near her and her beautiful smiles. I crept quietly around her, being careful to shoot with ease and gentleness. These are the precious moments that I love capturing so much and for that I feel so incredibly grateful.
Natasha and Lance are hard working people. They both work long hours in the kitchen and behind the bar, creating and serving and providing an experience for others to enjoy. We had to reschedule this shoot for months due to our busy schedules. When we finally got together it was magical. It was a slightly overcast morning and there was a soft breeze in the air. We dodged mosquitos and chased dapples of light together. Sometimes in photography magic happens and everything just seems right. After the shoot we sat down for a bowl of pho. The broth was the best i've ever had. Truly this moment was worth the wait. ♥︎♥︎
I had the pleasure of meeting Chelsea and Tyler on their first visit to New Orleans. It was delightful to shoot such an easygoing and relaxed couple. We talked about our love for hiking, architecture, seafood, and wine. These two enjoy the simple pleasures in life and their adoration for each other is truly a dream. ♥︎♥︎
We took a trip to Tulum, Mexico. The Caribbean Sea is magical. Within a few days we witnessed all the beautiful transformations of her. I still am so mesmerized by all the calming shades of blue and green and the sedative sounds of the waves. ▲
Julie and Michael are amazing. They are both creative people and so full of love and energy. We cruised the colorful streets of the French Quarter and it was the perfect backdrop. I had a blast capturing their excitement before their big day.♥♥