Kathryn & Ted had a very eclectic & relaxed approach to their wedding day experience. Ted spent the morning with friends in their French Quarter apt while Kathryn prepped at the Melrose Mansion. Ted met up Kathryn at Melrose where they hopped a cab for the New Orleans Museum of Art for a twilight ceremony & reception in the sculpture garden. I was proud to document this wedding out of my personal fondness for Ted’s band, The Generationals. If you aren’t familiar with their music, I can’t recommend enough buying one of their vinyls.
Diana & Sean’s New Orleans wedding was one of the most unique weddings I have had the privilege of photographing this year. The day began at Diana’s grandmother’s home where Diana prepared and spent time with her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. The ceremony took place at the Audubon Park’s Labyrinth which Diana’s family had helped build. The Labyrinth was built after Katrina and stands as a symbol of hope for the New Orleans community to heal, to walk together, and to celebrate new life. Diana’s grandmother was the flower girl and her walker lined with flowers! The ceremony was followed by a second line to Swamp Exhibit at the Audubon Zoo for the reception. Sean & Diana were expecting a child (which was born this month!) and decided to have gender reveal during the cake cutting (the cake was blue!). They couldn’t have been happier to find out they were having a boy and celebrated well with their family and friends for the rest of the evening.
Enjoy my favorite images from this beautiful wedding. I look forward to photographing this lovely couple with their baby boy in the near future.
This Saturday I get to photograph Emily & Damion’s wedding in New Orleans. But last month I flew to NOLA for a chance to get to know this cool couple and shoot some engagement pictures. We had a blast exploring the city, pausing for food and drink several times. I’m looking forward to their wedding this weekend!
I love New Orleans for the spontaneity that it nurtures in every wedding I shoot there. Schedules are rarely kept and plans are often altered. The result is usually, well, unusual. As a photographer, I’ve learned get out of the way, embrace the chaos, and just document. Erin and Timothy’s wedding falls in line with everything I’ve grown to love about weddings in New Orleans. A beautifully planned event made better by a little bit of mystery and spontaneity.
Erin & Timothy chose to have the ceremony at the Marigny Opera House, a newly refurbished church that was destroyed in the 1960’s by a hurricane. Erin had the vision for the ceremony to look like the final scene of Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet. The reception was at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, followed by a second line down Bourbon Street.
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