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Cat & Jason : Engaged

Catherine & Jason are getting married this December at (the beautiful) Rip Van Winkle, so of course we shot their engagements there as well! Despite the Louisiana afternoon heat, these two were so easy going and down for anything. Cat’s grandfather works with plants & flowers so we got to shoot some of their photos in the nursery section of Rip Van Winkle. It was SO interesting seeing a different side of RVW and all of the flowers while listening to Cat & Jason spew out the names like it was no big deal, while I couldn’t name a single one hahaha!

I cannot wait until their winter wedding!!

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Lifestyle : Portraits on Film

Every so often I get the itch to go out and shoot for myself. ┬áTake an afternoon and experiment more and more with film, new locations, new lighting, etc. No pressure, no expectations, just pure experimentation. I recently got a Nikon F5 (35mm film camera) and really wanted to test it out, so I called up Courtney (Courtney Nicole Photography) to come play! I originally planned on shooting in a studio set up- but I started running out of time so we decided just to go downtown. I shot with my Nikon D4, Nikon F5, Mamiya 645, and an old Yashica. Needless to say – I had my hands full hahaha BUT I think every artist (no matter what medium they work in) should always go out and experiment with new materials because there is always room for growth!

These shots are a mix between a few different film stocks; Kodak Porta 400, Fuji Pro 400H, and one roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 (black and white). As well as a couple digital shots at the very end! Feel free to comment and let me know your favorites whether it be color film, black and white film, or digital!

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Mr. & Mrs. Bailey

Peyton & Josh were married on May 30th, 2014 in St. John’s Cathedral. I’m so glad I was chosen to document their wedding journey (engagements & bridals) because I have gained two great friends in the process! I really can’t say enough about these two. Peyton is one of the sweetest gals I’ve worked with and I’m kinda sad it’s all over! These two have an amazing relationship with each other, their families, and with God. Peyton got ready in a beautiful friends house with all of her (hilarious) bridesmaids. The weather had been quite wet leading up to their wedding day, but thankfully, there wasn’t a drop of rain to be seen on the day of!

Ceremony : St. Johns Cathedral
Reception : Sunny Meade
Bridal Dress : Maggie Sottero
Violinist : Lauren Baker
DJ : Music Source Media
Hair & Make Up : The Color Bar
Cake : Shawn Hebert
Florist : Leona Sue’s Florist
Photo Booth : Capture Pod DFW
Stationary : Daye to Remember by Elizabeth Fruge

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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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