Lindsey and Mike know how to throw one amazing wedding party. After meeting them during their engagement session, I knew the wedding was going to be spectacular. And then to find out they would be having Brooke Casey (my personal favorite) as their wedding coordinator, I knew it would be a dream come true kind of day. What I didn't know, was how much love and excitement their family and friends would bring to top off the icing on the cake. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were equally one of a kind friends. I could tell by the moment I walked into the bride's suite as each bridesmaid was so attentive to helping Lindsey in whatever she needed. And not to mention, her glass of champagne was never close to empty! From their first look all the way to the second line parade, there wasn't a moment that went by lacking a heartfelt expression. Congratulations again to these two newlyweds!
These two light up when they are near each other, which is why I expected nothing short of pure elation on their two-day wedding extravaganza in Baton Rouge. What I didn't realize, was how welcoming and happy their families would be and how much that joy would rub off on everyone who was in their presence. I have been drawn to the unique, rich cultural traditions that each Indian wedding includes since I photographed my first one. Without going into huge detail about every single thing I love about this wedding, I will just mention the dancing. Oh, the dancing! The women, the men, the children! Everyone dances together, spinning their brightly colored dresses, singing, laughing, twirling and I can't get enough. You become a part of it behind the camera too, intertwined between circles of dancing capturing these fleetingly compelling moments. It was truly a celebration of something beautiful. We wish you a wonderful life together, Ami & Darshan!
When I first met Olivia, Dillan, and their sweet pup they were as calm and loving as ever. We got to know each other for their engagement, wedding shower, and then really celebrated on their gorgeous wedding day at Race & Religious. The day lacked nothing, but instead involved everything to do with full-hearted emotions and moments of pure joy. One of my favorite recollections of their evening was Olivia's grandfather joining her for an unplanned shake down on the dance floor. Dillan held her all day long with a seemingly 'never letting go' touch. They celebrated among strung lights and glittering palm trees. She glanced into his eyes with a gaze of newness, of a loving admiration for her now husband and he looked back delightedly at his brand-new wife. Congrats to the newlywed lovebirds!
When Liz and Alex reached out to me about being there to capture their wedding day, I knew there was no way I could miss it...even if it was a couple of states away. They were, after all, one of the first couples to book me for their engagement session after moving to New Orleans last year. When I showed up on the day of their wedding, Liz was refreshed and nervous yet so incredibly excited to marry the love of her life that she was beaming with light. It was like you could almost hear her heart pitter-patter. Alex showed nothing but composure knowing he would soon be a husband to his dream girl. As the families gathered and mingled, it was beautiful to watch the two become one. Many emotions were conveyed, the most significant being that of pure tenderness. We couldn't be happier for these two and to nothing thrills me more than becoming friends with my clients! Congratulations again to these two extraordinary souls!
Tina and Damian have been longtime friends of ours, so when she asked me to come to Atlanta to photograph their wedding I was of course, ecstatic! She told me that they would be getting married on the two year anniversary of their engagement and it would be a very intimate ceremony in a park near their home. The whole thing was very fitting for the two of them. I showed up to the house and Tina was as calm as ever, helping Gabriella put on her darling little shoes. When we arrived at the park, Damian was all smiles, as per usual. His energy is always vivacious, but on that day it was on another level. He would soon be marrying a most elegant and bright lady. After a few tears and cheers, these two became one on a golden summer's day in the park.
Congratulations again to these two beautiful souls!
Florals // Candler Park Flowers
Day 2 was just as lively and beautiful as the first for Puja & Praveen's big wedding weekend. The details were stunning and fit their personalities to a T. Cheers and congratulations again to the sweet 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!
A venue filled with artist installations is always bound to make for a beautiful wedding, and this one was nothing short of exactly that. Christy and Jesse share a both stunning and classic look. They were both so easy going and calm on their special day, which made for extra special photographs! Cheers to the newlyweds!
Shot alongside // viviansachs Photography
Venue // montalvoarts center
MUA + Hair // jolidejackie