I love going to places I’ve never photographed before. There’s something about it that sparks my little creative light and gets a new kind of energy flowing. So when Jami told me she wanted to set up her and Michael’s engagement session at Fort Morgan, I was thrilled! The day was overcast, but that didn’t stop us from getting some amazing + moody images at the fort — the clouds stood in our favor, acting like one big light diffuser!
With all of these hurricanes as of lately, the rain has had it's way of rearranging our busy October schedule of engagement sessions, weddings, and everything in between. Of course, when we finally found a day that would work for Macy + Ryan, it was grey and gloomy. I'm a glass half full kind of girl, so the positive spin to this was having the park all to ourselves and the low, white clouds acting as a natural diffuser for beautiful soft light! We had so much fun with these two capturing their love and fluid sweet moments together among the draping Spanish moss at City Park and in then in the French Quarter. Don't they just make the cutest couple?! So excited for their wedding next year!
Simple and madly in love. That's All.
Congratulations to Katelyn and Neil!
Janet is calm and kind hearted, which shows itself easily in her body language. Bryan compliments her well by adding some playfulness to their alliance. While getting stung by a caterpillar hanging out on my camera bag wasn't a great way to start their session, I was in good hands with these two soon-to-be doctors. Congratulations to Janet and Bryan!
This couple. Where do I even start? The only way to describe their energy when they're together is with the word contagious. Jillian and Josh showed up in style, of course, as they casually sipped their drinks sitting together on a lively New Orleans street corner that reminded them of when they first met. Jillian walks with an extra beat to her steps, and Josh compliments her aura perfectly. We shared an incredibly sunny and beautiful spring day, as the azaleas bloomed among us. I feel so lucky to be a part of such an intimate and inspiring time of their lives together. Excited is an understatement for their wedding later this year, which I already know will be nothing short of runway-fabulous.
These two arrived hand in hand on a brisk Louisiana morning. We walked around the Quarter, getting to know each other while capturing the moments in between. Ranell has a very relaxed air about her, while Bach a more inquisitive one. Having been together for a while now, you can tell that both R & B delight in the comfort of being held in one another's arms.
Christina and Miguel arrived with a sense of calmness. I could tell right away that they share a unique bond by the way they communicate so softly with each other. It was a fall day, slightly warmer than the others but still shining a soft, beautiful light. I was first off captivated by Christina's long, luscious locks shimmering and bouncing about as she walked hand in hand with her new fiancè. These two were beaming. We spent the day walking through the large oak trees and the Quarter. After a few ants crawled into her shoe mid shoot, Christina handled it all with grace and a smile still on her face. A big celebration is in store for these two next year as they embark on a journey to share the rest of their lives together. She looks at him, he draws her in to hold her tightly and the world is theirs to take on together.
When I met Catherine and Justin just outside of Preservation Hall, they were both looking swanky in their vintage inspired outfits. Catherine was calm and Justin would always be watching out for her, giving her sips of water when she needed it. It was a blistering hot summer day in New Orleans, but they braved through the heat looking gorgeous the whole day through! Congrats to the happy couple!
When William contacted me about being there to capture his proposing to Meghan in New Orleans, I could tell by the way he talked about her (just through emails) that he was infatuated with this girl. His plan was so well thought out with every effort to surprise her, even I was taken back by how good it was. The plan went like this: First, bring her from out of town to visit New Orleans for a weekend of togetherness. Second, take her out to eat on the last night at the exact spot they went on their first date. Third, surprise her with a brand new camera for their anniversary. Fourth, hire a photographer to be there to capture the big moment on day of May 10th, their anniversary. Fifth, bring her to Jackson Square at sunset after dinner and ask random 'tourist' (a.k.a. me) to take a photo of them with her new camera. Finally, get down on one knee and the tears rolled down her cheeks...
Congratulations again to these lovebirds!
It all started, the two of them, in a little boat in Washinton, DC. This was the beginning of a friendship. This was the beginning of a growing affection. This was the beginning of a love that would bring a lifetime of so much more. These two became soul mates and their laughter and playfulness towards each other reveals a love that is unshakeable. This is Puja and Praveen.
We can't wait for their wedding in New Orleans later this year!
Liz and Alex recently moved to New Orleans to start their new life together in the Big Easy. They were both extremely easy-going and you could tell all they really care about is being together! We had such a lovely time bopping around the city while celebrating their engagement on this particularly beautiful, sunny day. Congratulations to them both!