Lindsay and Jay’s first engagement portrait was rained out, but we couldn’t have ordered up a better day than this one. My favorite shoots start downtown and end up on the beach, and this one did not disappoint. Also, I often have couples bring props (“save the date” signs and such) – this was my first couple to arrive with a CAR as a prop! Loved it.
(Also, this is the infamous shoot that ended with me sliding down a boat ramp and ending up waist deep in water, holding my camera above my head. Jay rescued me. There’s a photo at the end of this post to prove it.)
I really love family portrait season because I get to meet so many people from different parts of the country. I particularly enjoy shooting “reunion” vacations, where different branches of the family unite for a week to enjoy our beautiful beaches. This shoot was a family vacationing with all the cousins, brothers, sister-in-laws, and grandparents. I love the depth that the cloud cover gives to the landscape, and I love everyone’s smiles.
I met Crystal by chance in a bridal shop last winter. We started chatting and before I knew it, I was booked to shoot her New Orleans wedding! Fast forward to May, and I spent a lovely day with her and Scot in NOLA. Everything was perfect: from a gorgeous day at the country club to a FUN night on Bourbon Street, I couldn’t have ordered up a better wedding.
Also, I think her dress is one of my all time favorites! Love it.
venue | the english turn golf and country club (new orleans, louisiana)
gown | the bridal loft (pensacola, florida)
florals | talia flower artist (belle chase, louisiana)
wedding cake | lesley vinka at the chocolate iguana (canyon lake, texas)
cheesecake bites | haydel’s bakery (new orleans, louisiana)
This is the sweetest little family. Spencer called me about a month ago to schedule a surprise family portrait during vacation as a gift to his wife for her first Mother’s Day (I know – right?!). I met them just around the corner from their condo and we spent a lovely hour together. Their amazing son smiled on command (true story!), and I am so pleased with the results.
Also – I love the way this shoot is split into two locations. The garden and the beach feel so different, even though they were only about ten yards apart!