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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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Mrs. Bailey : Jungle Garden Bridals

What do I even say about these? Peyton made an absolutely stunning bride. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous but she has been SUCH a pleasure to work with since day one. I’ve had so much fun photographing Peyton. Not only because she’s obviously photogenic but because we’ve became friends through the process and she’s honestly just such a joy to be around.

Peyton was married last night to her best friend, Josh, who is just as fun as she is! I cannot wait to see where life will take these two and I hope to be able to photograph them both again!

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Tammy Jordan - Peyton you are beautiful.

Hollister - Such beautiful photos! Peyton is my niece and you really captured her beauty and spirit!

Dina Guillot - Beautiful youn woman and that photograher did a wonderful job I think I know that young lady

Nikki & Jesse : Jungle Garden Engagements

Nikki & Jesse opted to have their engagement session at Avery Island, which is always a gorgeous location no matter what time of year. They also brought their chocolate lab, Abby,(pets=extra brownie points in my book) who didn’t leave their side the whole time!

I loved the personal touch Nikki included by bringing wooden cut outs of their hometown states as well as a heart for Abby!

Here’s a quick tale on the proposal:)
It was the day before my birthday and we were meeting at my parents house in Alexandria to go to dinner with both our parents. Well, they had each bought me gifts for my birthday. After opening presents from my parents and his, Jessie brought in a large box. It was super heavy! So I went to open it, and it was a wine cooler! I was soooo excited, everyone knows how much I love my wine :). Inside the refrigerator was a big bow. I opened the door to look at the bow and it was attached to a box. Jesse then got down on one knee and asked in front of both of our parents, it was perfect!

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