Victoria + Kourtney // Married

The only thing better than a beautiful, glowing bride on her wedding day, is two beautiful glowing brides! Victoria and Kourtney were radiant as they prepared for their wedding then took us on a walk-about in the historic New Orleans French Quarter. We had a blast with them and their wedding party as we made our way to Jackson Square to take photos in front of the iconic St. Louis Cathedral. We headed back just in time for their intimate courtyard wedding at the Dauphine Orleans. You could just feel the energy and excitement from their fun-loving, tight knit krewe of adoring friends and family. Small, intimate destination weddings are some of our favorites … small in numbers but big in love! Congratulations again to Victoria and Kourtney, and may you continue to keep that just wed glow for many years to come!

Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansWedding Details at Dauphine OrleansWedding Details at Dauphine OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding in New OrleansDestination Wedding in New OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansWedding Party fun in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansWedding Details at Dauphine OrleansWedding Details at Dauphine OrleansDestination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansLGBT Destination Wedding in New OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansSame Sex Destination Wedding at Dauphine OrleansWedding Details at Dauphine Orleans

Vendor Love:

 

Wedding Venue: Dauphine Orleans
Hair and Makeup: Ringletts Salon
Victoria’s Dress Purchased from I Do Bridal, Seattle, WA
Victoria’s Bride Dress Designer:
Kourtney’s Dress Purchased from I Do Bridal, Seattle, WA
Kourtney’s Bride Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Cake provided by Dauphine Orleans
Catering by Food Art

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Lisa Marie + Elwin // Married

Love knows no season, love knows no age … the only thing that matters is that love is present, and it was present in a big way when Lisa Marie and Elwin made it official in New Orleans last month! They were surrounded by family and dear friends as they gathered around the Gumbel Fountain in Audubon Park on a near perfect Saturday afternoon and pledged to love one another for the rest of their lives. We documented the wedding, and then captured the playful banter, wonderful hugs and congratulatory musings of this jovial crowd. We may have even been treated to the state song of Alaska which was truly a wedding first for us!! We all hopped on the streetcar and headed down St. Charles Avenue to Superior Seafood, where the wedding party continued celebrating. It was on the streetcar that the new bride and groom shared with me that even though they had been together for many years, they only had 2 photos of themselves together. I’m happy to say that we fixed that! They now have a large gallery of photos of themselves together, documenting one of the most special days of their lives! We are so happy they chose New Orleans to tie the knot and document their legacy. Congratulations again guys!

Destination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkDestination Elopement in Audubon ParkElopement Party on St. Charles StreetcarElopement Party on St. Charles StreetcarElopement Party on St. Charles StreetcarSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding ReceptionSuperior Seafood Wedding Reception

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Sonya + Garrett // Married

It is always an honor and a privilege to be asked to photograph any bride’s wedding. When you get a phone call from one of your former photography instructors asking you to capture his only daughter’s wedding, the feeling of honor and privilege gets clicked up a whole nother level! And so it was that we were introduced to Sonya by her dad, Owen Murphy, who taught studio lighting to Steve and me at New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, several years ago when we were first starting out. We were delighted to meet Sonya, who though small in stature, probably has the biggest heart of anyone we’ve ever met! It’s easy to see why Garrett was swept off his feet when the two met while hanging with friends at Barcadia! Garrett, who plays tight end for the New Orleans Saints, is anything but small in stature, but the two couldn’t be more perfectly matched. It should come as no surprise that the wedding took place in early November, on the Saints’ bye week!

Melrose MansionBridal Details at Melrose MansionBridal Details at Melrose MansionBridal Details at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionGet Ready at Melrose MansionBride at Melrose MansionBridal party at Melrose MansionLimo ride

After getting ready at the beautiful Melrose Mansion, the bride and groom met for their first look in the Botanical Garden at City Park. The gardens were gorgeous on what turned out to be the first cold snap of the season, but the cold didn’t matter. There was enough love going around to keep everyone warm. The ceremony began and the wedding party came down the aisle to the lush sounds of John Rankin on guitar. The officiant was also another New Orleans photography mainstay, and great friend of the bride’s father, George Long. The ceremony was brief, yet heartfelt. In other words, it was perfect!

First Look in City ParkFirst Look in City ParkWedding party in City Park Botanical GardenWedding party in City Park Botanical GardenBFFsWedding party in City Park Botanical GardenWedding party in City Park Botanical GardenWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkJohn Rankin plays guitar for City Park WeddingWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkWedding in Botanical Garden at City ParkSigning bride and groom entrancebride and groom first danceSonya and Garrett Griffin first danceBride and Groom first danceGrooms CakeCity Park WeddingCity Park WeddingCity Park WeddingCity Park WeddingCity Park Wedding Details

After all of the official formalities, first dances and the like, this party kicked into gear when The Salmon of Capistrano, great friends of the bride and groom, began to play. The normally quiet Conservatory of the Two Sisters came to life when everyone began dancing and singing their hearts out!

City Park Wedding ReceptionCity Park Wedding ReceptionCity Park Wedding ReceptionCity Park Wedding ReceptionCity Park Wedding Reception

After a rousing send-off, the couple took off and the party continued at Barcadia … the place where it all began! Huge congratulations to Sonya + Garrett and wishing you both so many years of happiness.

City Park Wedding ExitCity Park Wedding ExitCity Park Wedding Exit

Vendor Love:

Get Ready Location:  Melrose Mansion
Wedding Venue: New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
Florals:  Self arranged using Fifty Flowers and Trader Joe’s
Officiant:  George Long
Hair/Makeup: Glow Salon
Bride’s Dress Purchased from Wedding Belles
Dress Design: Kate McDonald
Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Ceremony Music:  John Rankin
Reception Music:  The Salmon of Capistrano
Wedding Cake: Haydel’s

Groom’s Cake: La Louisiane Bakery

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *