It’s almost a year since this gorgeous, intimate wedding in New Orleans. It is probably one of my favorite weddings to date so I can’t believe it has taken me this long to blog it. I’ve known Michelle for several years and I was thrilled I was asked to accompany her and her fiance Matt and her closest family and friends to a city I had been dying to visit my entire life. And believe me, it didn’t disappoint. New Orleans was everything I hoped it would be: quaint, fun, historic, amazing people, delicious cuisine, and stunning to photograph. My assistant Jaime and I got into town 2 days before the wedding to learn the culture, scout out some shooting locations, and live it up! We got lucky meeting a tour guide named Carla who gives tours in the Garden District and The Lafayette Cemetery. When we did some bridal images, we knew what time to be at the cemetery and Carla allowed us 10 mins to grab some unbelievable images. But without taking her tour and learning about that the day before, we would have missed an important opportunity.
Michelle and Matt’s day was picture perfect. Sunny and in the low 70’s. We toured the Garden District for some shots and then headed back to their venue, Cafe Amelie, where their outdoor ceremony was as gorgeous as you could imagine. The lights draping the courtyard trees, the perfect centerpieces, the fountain in the courtyard, the food: every detail was picture perfect. And to top off the night, we got to walk a Second Line to the after party. That is an experience that is second to none and one I will never forget. The local folks cheering and dancing as we strolled Bourbon Street, the pure joy!I hope these images bring you to a place I have come to love, a place I can’t wait to visit again.