Not even sure where to begin with these two. They not only care immensely for those around them, but for each other. Hands down most shots of a groom just in a daze looking at his bride. From dance floor awesomeness to hints of Disney and even a tearful pastor this wedding couldn't help, but give you a knot in your throat. Oh yeah did I mention these two met working at Disney when Nick slid into her DMs. HA! See sometimes that DM slide works out and changes your whole life.
Congratulations again you two, it was truly an honor to be present .
This was my first time visiting Fairview State Park, a session with the Schwartz family. One of my favorite crews. It was early morning in late June, the only time the Louisiana humidity seems to be tolerable for slightly longer than the rest of the day. I was covered in sweat by the end of it per usual and without fail this beautiful family is picture perfect.
I have known this first time momma since the "young and dumb" years. I was absolutely thrilled when she shared their journey with me and her want to have me capture it. You can imagine the nostalgia. Roots. I love documenting the life path's of those I call friend. This is photography. Noseeums and all. This is how mermaids are made.
I have known Brittny for almost 10 years and when she contacted me about booking a session I was ecstatic. It was the first time she hired a photographer and I wanted the experience to be awesome. Of course day of it is grossly hot and humid leaving everyone agitated. A true Louisiana summer session, totally miserable, but glowing with love. Because isn't love spending over an hour in the heat with a photographer?
In the end the final images answer that question with a YES! Things are never as bad or chaotic as they seem. There is beauty. ALWAYS. Look for it. Appreciate it.
On March 11th Amber contacted me about her upcoming wedding. The catch? Her wedding was in 13 days. Billy her fiancé was facing deployment orders and last minute this couple decided that there is no time better than the present. I happened to have the date open so on March 24th just days before he was shipped out I watched Billy and Amber share smiles that even I could feel in my chest as they stood in front of their closest family and friends on a perfect spring day in New Orleans vowing to always fight for one another. The right timing is not real. We make a choice. It will never be the right time and life will never roll smoothly. There will always be a snag a bump. Something you didn't see coming. Jump. Share this beautiful adventure that is life with all of its ups and downs. Cheers to all of the military couples out there like Billy and Amber who understand the value of a partner in crime, that life is hard and military life has its own set of kinks to add to it, but team work makes the dream work.