I’ve been feeling terribly under the weather the past week (boo for winter cold/flu season!), but I figured that spending some time blogging and working on some pretty weddings would brighten my spirits a bit and distract me from how icky I’ve been feeling!! Abby and Kane’s amazing French Quarter New Orleans wedding will be sure to brighten any ones day. Abby got ready at one of my favorite hotels in the French Quarter, Chateau LeMoyne. It’s SUCH a beautiful space. Not only is it an amazing backdrop for getting ready photographs, but they have an amazing courtyard that is perfect for intimate ceremonies and weddings!
Their ceremony and reception were held at the ever so beautiful Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum, also in the French Quarter. It’s such a beautiful space for a candle lit ceremony, especially when you have Luminous Events and Merideth of Belle Soiree Weddings and Events to make everything pretty for you! Every detail was so elegant, right down to the gorgeous bouquet by Leaf and Petal. As a side note, these have to be some of my favorite second line photographs ever! Anyway, here are some favorites!
Bridal photography sessions are seriously one of my favorite things to photograph. The only bad part is waiting until after the wedding to share them! These were taken at the ever so amazing Longue Vue House and Gardens. It’s one of the prettiest spots in New Orleans for a photo session. Whenever I go there I feel as though I’m photographing a European manor home or something. Here are some favorites!
Aimee and Lliam are getting married in New Orleans in April, but wanted to do their engagement photographs at Topsmead State Forest, which is close to where they live in Connecticut. Here are some of my favorites! Happy Monday!
Being right smack dab in the middle of a crazy fall wedding season here in New Orleans, it’s hard to find the time to share some of the amazing weddings I’ve been lucky enough to document recently. However, the second I got the film scans back from Cherie and Sam’s Rosy’s Jazz Hall Wedding, I just knew that I had to share them with you guys! Cherie and Sam are not only amazing musicians (you guys may remember their super cute Bywater engagement session at Crescent Park!), but two of the sweetest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. I just knew that their wedding was going to be one heck of a party from the second I photographed their engagement session. Also, seriously, everything about Cherie’s rad, retro wedding style made my heart explode with joy every time I clicked the shutter on my film camera. Destiny (of the fab Poppy and Mint in New Orleans) worked her magic and created some pretty epic floral designs that perfectly matched the vibe of their wedding. All in all, it was one heck of a party and I was so glad that I got to be a part of it!
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite photographs. All of them were shot on Kodak film and scanned with the Fuji Frontier scanner by The Find Lab in Utah for those who are interested! Normally I’m a sucker for the Noritsu/Kodak combination, but I felt that the Frontier scanner would be better match for all of the pretty bold colors!
I’m beyond excited to share this wedding with you guys! I met Jodi through my dear friend (and amazing wedding photographer) Gabby. They’ve been best friends forever and ever so when Jodi got engaged, she asked me to photograph her wedding since Gabby would be doing Maid of Honor things. Jodi and TJ got married at this gorgeous venue outside of Oklahoma City, in Edmond, called Barn At The Woods. I love how flat and empty Oklahoma is! I have a huge ongoing love affair with negative space, so photographer me was all into it. Gabby’s amazing and sweet mother, Mary-Ruth, came all the way from Baltimore to do the flowers flowers and Jodi spent countless hours making so many sweet details by hand. Here are some favorites <3 All of these were shot on film, except the night time shots!
Jo is my oldest friend. I met him by total accident when I lived in Buenos Aires, and we’ve had this amazing bond of friendship ever since. He lives in Oslo, Norway, and although I don’t get to see him that often, when it’s always the highlight of my life when we finally get to hang out. Jo met Dagfinn shortly after Skylar and I went to visit him in Norway last summer. I had FINALLY convinced Jo to come down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and all of a sudden I get a text message telling me about this boy he had met and how he was going to Tel Aviv with him. I demanded photographs, and my phone was suddenly graced with this handsome, cheeky man with these kind, twinkly eyes. My phone literally became a happier electronic that day. I loved him instantly and demanded that he come to Mardi Gras as well.
Flash forward this past summer in Paris, and their wedding day that makes me tear up with joy every time I look at their photographs. It took me a while to get Jo, who’s shy by nature, to agree to let me take photographs for them. I finally put my foot down and told him that I’m going to be taking drunk photographs on my iPhone anyway, so I might as well just take them on my film camera so they look cooler. So, after a ceremony at the Norwegian embassy, a picnic and campaign in the park, wine, dinner and silly conversation, I went back home knowing that the world was a little bit brighter now that these two had found each other.
Jo and Dagfinn, I love you more than I can ever express in writing, words, or too tight hugs. I hope that these photographs give you a fraction of the happiness that you have given me <3
I’ve had a crazy fun summer, between photographing weddings, planing an amazing editorial (that is going to be published in print in January!), Traveling to Paris, and working on my Dragon Con costume, I’ve hardly had a second to stop and update my blog! I have a ton of beautiful weddings and portrait sessions to share with you guys, so, I figured I’d start now with one of my favorites from the past few months. Meghan and Austin had the most elegant New Orleans wedding I’ve been to in ages. Meghan has this timeless style and their wedding really reflected that. Everything from the letterpress invitations to their reception at the Omni Royal Orleans was perfectly designed and planned. Here are a few of my favorites. Most all of them were shot on film, except a couple of the night time photographs :)