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Mrs. Conrad : Jungle Garden Bridals

I feel like photographers get their own “first look” in a sense. When I show up to a bridal session I’m almost giddy with the anticipation of finally seeing her gown! It’s quite silly actually hahaha but it’s true. Leah’s dress kinda made me swoon. sigh. and then melt a little inside. It was a perfect balance of lace, and bling bling.
And to top it off – cap sleeves. Oh, the cap sleeves. Y’all, I love cap sleeves. Actually, I love sleeves in general. How many times can one person say sleeves?!

Gown: Allure Couture from Deshotel’s

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Mr. & Mrs. Meaux

William and Naomi. Let me tell you something. These two are absolutely nuts for each other. That’s it.

The end.

No but really, these guys are honestly two of the sweetest people I’ve met. When I showed up to meet then girls at City Club Carriage house, there was an expected like 120% chance of rain, but I still had hope. I remember the girls whispering (low enough not to worry Naomi) in the corner about a tornado warning in the next city over. It was bad, y’all. It rained, and rained, and the sun apparently didn’t feel like getting out of bed. But Naomi kept smiling. She was focused on one thing…. William. It’s couples like this that make me smile. Knowing that they’re so focused on the marriage, and not just the wedding. The smiles on their faces during the ceremony was enough to turn the gloomy day into something fantastic!

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Personal Work : A Modern Vintage Styled Shoot

I wanted to do a little something different with this shoot than the typical ‘vintage’ so I added some bolder colors, bright florals, and a fun DIY backdrop to throw a little spice into the mix! To check out the full digital set from the DIY backdrop – click here. The girls had two sets of outfits for this shoot. The first being a more glamorous, fun, flirty look used with the backdrop. And the second was a more romantic, vintage feel that was used in combination with the simplicity of nature. All of the outfits came from Sky Blue Clothing studio (with the exception of Alyssa’s high neck lace gown that was her mothers). Sky Blue has been such a ‘go-to’ spot for me lately when I’m in need of something with a vintage feel, they never let me down!

For me – a styled shoot is a chance to get creative. To get more practice with film, connect with vendors, and just get out there and create beautiful images.

Clothing: Sky Blue Clothing Studio
Stationary: Inkling Design Studio
Floral: Fresh Market
Hair & Makeup: Sara Buteaux
Film Scans: PhotoVision
Bridal Accessories: Joli Petale

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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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Personal Work : Portraits on Film

Every so often I get the itch to go out and shoot for myself.  Take 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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