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!
Elopements come with a special tone. They are so very intimate and warm. Just the two of them and the love they share between. This is one of the many reasons I adore being able to be a part of such an endearing day. Anna and Pierre's destination elopement in New Orleans was so uniquely them. They tied a special knotted rope to seal their bond, they kissed under the big sweeping lover's oak tree, and they danced in the street. Congratulations to two kind souls!
Samantha and Brett were yet another one of those couples who I could just sit down to enjoy cider with and chat on a lazy sunshine day. The sun was shining, in fact, when I showed up to meet these two at the Carousel Bar. Incredibly calm and happy together, we pranced around the city getting to know each other with camera 'round neck. Samantha stated at one point how neither of them tend to wear much color. The more I got to know them, the more I realized their colors were within. You could tell by the way they looked at one another, they have a love that has matured over purely content moments. Samantha was all smiles that day. Brett brings out the laughter in her. It seems to work best that way.
A simple kind of love is the greatest kind of all.
We can't wait to be there for Ami & Darshan's big day next year!
Olivia and Dillan arrived with a symbol of their love, in hand. Their pup, Colbie, was Dillan's muse for welcoming Olivia home one day with a little bling tied around her collar. Since then, it's been nothing but love for each other as they started planning the wedding and the rest of their lives together. They way she looks at him says everything. He held her hand as she walked over the rocky pathways, which was a simple gesture implying how he kindly watches and takes care of her. Like the sun gracefully shines down upon the flowers, a love like this can help the other to grow.
Congratulations again to Olivia & Dillan! We can't wait to be there for their wedding next year!
When I first saw Amber and Shelby, Amber was off in the distance petting one of the French Quarter mules. Little did I know, this couple adores animals and Amber has two horses along with an array of other furry friends on their land back home! It was a beautiful morning as the sun dusted the faces of this lovely couple, who's hearts are full for each other. Amber and Shelby radiate pure joy as they walk hand in hand and talk about their lives together. Congratulations on yet another successful anniversary and we look forward to seeing these two in New Orleans again next year!
When I met up with Brynn and Parker, there was a beautiful light in the early morning and fresh smells were in the air. Brynn had a twinkle in her eye as she talked about how handsome Parker looked. Married for one year, the sweetest continued on as they reminisced in telling me about how they met, and how they got engaged and so forth. In celebration of their one year anniversary, these two were about to embark on an adventure together later that day. The energy was high and the love was real. Happy anniversary again, B + P!
This little guy is already a heart breaker, and he has only been here just a few short weeks! Megan and Davis have been long time friends so we especially couldn't wait to meet the newest tiny addition to the family! If one thing turns out to be true, we know Eden will have some cool parents and a great taste in music. We had a big day, full of photos with all the furry and non-furry family members. By the end, Eden was ready for dinner and a nice long nap. We love him already and can't wait to watch him grow! Congratulations again to the happy & proud Mama and Dad!!
She had an air about her that seemed calm, and confident. Maybe it was in the way she batted her eyelashes or moved about the room. Samantha was a pleasure to meet and work with in many ways. She was able to let loose and be herself. As an upcoming actress who is used to smiling for all her shoots, we had fun throwing in some more serious tones here and there. You can see Samantha in action on one of Lyft's commercials - here!
New York City is full of talent and happenings, all of the time. We had the chance to make it up there to photograph a special, upcoming actress with a big heart. Kelly was beaming with a bubbly spirit which made it a lot of fun to prance around the city, while getting some stunning headshots for all of her upcoming auditions.
Sometimes, life throws you for a loop. In this particular loop, I ended up in Paris, France with my most favorite photographer, Vivian. When we arrived at Natalie and John's to stroll around the city, capturing their little moments, I knew instantly that this couple had a strong bond. Little did I know how awesome they would be. As two entrepreneurs, co-founding their company La Saison, it was easy to see the passion they both possessed. It poured out from their souls. The positive attitude of Natalie was contagious. John's amicable demeanor complimented her ever so politely, and with humor at that. We all couldn't get enough words in, ending up in a little restaurant - trying out escargot for the first time. I feel so lucky, so thankful, for experiences like these when I have the chance to meet people like this. Connecting is everything. I am moved just writing about it.
My other sister, Aimee, also came for a first-time visit to San Francisco. Nicknaming her Poison Ivy, we loved this shoot in front of a gorgeous ivy covered wall in Pacific Heights. Aimee is a talented textile designer and artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She hand dyed and printed the headband featured below! You can check out more of her lovely work here: