Deciding on your wedding photographer will probably be the most important decision you will make for your wedding day. Your photographs are the only things that remain from that most special day you’ve waited your entire life for. So many brides choose a photographer solely on images posted on the photographer’s website, and after the wedding, they would do just about anything to change that decision….read more
Rebecca is from Texas and moved to LA a while back. She currently resides in the Mandeville area and wanted to take her bridal portraits close by home. She chose the Fontainebleau State Park. The park was heavily damaged during hurricane Katrina and parts are still under renovation. I’ve never been there so I didn’t know what I was faced with until I got there. I found a few very nice locations to work with, the welcome center still under renovation, and the wharf overlooking Lake Pontchartrain to name a few. Below are a few highlights from her session. She was married at the beautiful Southern Oaks Plantation in early June.
Oak Alley Plantation was the setting for Annie and Ross’s engagement photos session. With a threat of rain in the morning, the afternoon turned out beautiful for their session. One of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with a lot of them, I kind of knew both of them since they’ve both stood in several weddings I’ve photographed in the past. We had a great time browsing the grounds at Oak Alley and working with the beautiful scenery. They will be married December 2013 in Thibodaux, LA. Below are a few highlight images I captured of them.
For the past 17 years, I’ve had the honor to be asked to Teach at the Texas School of Professional Photography, regarded as the best photography school in the country. It is growing every year, with the 2013 attendance of over 1000 students. Again, Leslie and I’s week long wedding photography workshop sold out in the first few hours registration opened, as it has the last several years with a huge waiting list of students hoping to be able to get in. We had another very successful week and the workshop was a huge success for all of our students in attendance wanting to further advance their wedding photography techniques. We allowed every student to work with our off camera lighting in the form of strobes and LED lighting assisting them along the way to create some very unique images to bring home to add to their portfolios. Below are a few of the images I captured during the workshop.
We absolutely adored working with Kate and Drew! Kate was a beautiful, sophisticated bride, and that was completely evident in her choice of gown. (She was so very Kate Middleton!)
They had an amazing New Orleans wedding… the ceremony was at St. Louis Cathedral and the reception at Gallier Hall. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that, right? The locations were perfect, the weather was great, the wedding party and families were fantastic, the music was rocking, etc, etc, but the best thing of all was their love… their absolutely overwhelming love for each other! I don’t think either one of them stopped smiling for the entire night!
Kate and Drew, thank you so much for letting us share your amazingly special day with you! Keep smiling, keep dancing, and keep loving each other just like you did on 03.23.13