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Valorie : Rip Van Winkle Bridals

Valorie chose to shoot her bridals at the beautiful Rip Van Winkle. When I showed up that morning I had no idea what her dress looked like, but when I saw her walk out in it, my jaw dropped. This blush dress is fit for a princess(probably why it looked so good on Valorie)! On the day of her bridals it must have hit 95 degrees outside. I cooouuuuld be exaggerating, but my goodness it was hot. And humid. But Valorie was such a trooper!

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Lalanne! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful!

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Kat & Marty : Jungle Gardens Engagement

Kat & Marty may be the two most easy going people I’ve ever come across. They are down for whatever and so laid back! I’ve run into Kat a few times at The Madison in Broussard where she bar-tends for other peoples weddings. Now it’s her turn to say “I do” and I cannot wait until their September wedding!

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Personal Work : DIY Backdrop

A couple weeks ago I really got the urge to do something different than what I’ve been shooting. I quickly started trying to plan another ‘styled shoot’ when I came across a great DIY backdrop on Instagram. It didn’t quite fit in with my theme for the shoot I was already planning but I figured I’d throw it in anyways since I’d already have three stunning girls there to model! I’m glad I did because it gave me a kick of excitement for my seniors this year!

I can’t wait to get my film back from the full styled shoot – but for now – I’m loving the outcome of this fun, youthful backdrop!

Clothing: Sky Blue Clothing Studio
Hair & Makeup: Sara Buteaux

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Mr. & Mrs. Piro

I was SO excited to shoot my first wedding at Rip Van Winkle Gardens for Kelsey & Josh. Thheeennn I saw the forecast for that day and begun to worry. I met them at RVW and was automatically smitten by Kelseys amazing gown! I still cannot get enough of the detailed beading on top combined with a simple bottom! Despite the forecast the weather ended up being absolutely perfect (typical Louisiana). However, there was one hiccup to the day. Kelsey’s sister, and maid of honor, had gone into labor and unfortunately had to miss the wedding. At least she got her hair and make up done first, right?! But really – Kelsey and her family handled it all so graciously. During the reception they got word that the baby was born and it was such a beautiful moment! ( I admit, I shed a tear… or two).

I feel so blessed to have worked with Kelsey & Josh. They are honestly such genuine people and I’m so so happy for them!

P.S. I’ve NEVER shot (or even attended) a reception with this much dancing! I could barely get on the dance floor!

Hair & Make up : Sara Buteaux
Floral : MeMe’s Floral Vineyard
Venue : Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Catering : Brent’s Catering and Specialty Cakes
Brides Dress : A-Net’s Bridal Boutique  - Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy
Live Band : Stormy Band 
Wedding Coordinator : Anne Bergeron

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Courtney - The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I could have been there, but at least I had a good excuse… Love you Kelsey and Brother-in-law! xoxo

Leah & George : Lafayette Engagements

Leah & George are old friends of mine from college and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when they asked me to photograph them. These two have been together since we met and they truly are two of the nicest people around. We started off the day downtown Lafayette just walking around finding new places, made a pit stop in Carpe Diem! Gelato (and had a few sample tastes – delicious), and ended the evening at The Horse Farm, with their adorable puppy (yes, he’s still pretty much a puppy)!

P.S. I’ve been shooting more and more film lately and using only those images for my blog posts. This post only has 5 digital images in it, because I loved them so much I just had to throw those in too :). I’ve fallen in love with the process of shooting film, and even more with the finished results!

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